Today's News

  • Cost, accountability issues for laptop initiative

    The LaRue County School District is considering beginning a laptop initiative in which notebook computers will be distributed on loan to every LaRue County High School student and teacher.

    Last week’s column discussed the opportunities the program will provide. This week’s column focuses on the costs and accountability for the initiative.

  • Speak Out Little league program holds second speech tournament

    The little league speech program started earlier this year by the LaRue County High School Speech Team hosted its second tournament of the year Nov. 19 at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School. Like the last tournament, there were three teams competing with students representing the two elementary schools. The Jabber Jawz and the Speakin’ Lincolns were teams representing Abraham Lincoln Elementary, and Hodgenville Elementary was represented by the Awesome Os. 

  • Speech mom's efforts lend authentic air to 'Arsenic and Old Lace'

    A community effort is providing an authentic look and feel to the set of “Arsenic and Old Lace.” The play is a joint venture between the LaRue County High School speech and drama team and community actors and will be performed at the high school auditorium.

    Local contractors designed and built the set, but as an old proverb states, “the devil’s in the details.”

    The prop manager for the play, Edie Gibson, has gone to a lot of trouble to track down period decorations and furniture for the set.

  • Mat Hawks dominate Nelson County Duals

    This past weekend, the LaRue County Mat Hawks competed at the Nelson County Duals, racking up five easy wins with few individual losses.

    The Mat Hawks defeated Nelson County 71-10; Ohio County 69-9; North Oldham 57-18; Harrison County 71-4 and an all-star team 81-0.

    “Some of our guys had some good matches,” said head coach Gary Canter. “This was the kind of weekend we needed before we enter into our regional duals this upcoming weekend and then next week the Smoky Mountain Duals tournament.”

  • Carson and Ernst attend conference

    Western Kentucky University held its annual Undergraduate Conference on Literature, Language and Culture at Cherry Hall Nov. 20. The event is sponsored by the Western Kentucky University English Department.

    The conference features original analytical essays written by undergraduate students during the year in a WKU English class. Graduate students in the M.A. program evaluate submitted essays and select up to 15 participants to read their essays at the conference.

  • Middle school team places third at Anderson tourney

    The LaRue County Middle School wrestling team took third place at an Anderson County tournament last weekend. The Mat Hawks had four tournament champions and seven other wrestlers to place top four at their weight classes.

    “We had several wrestlers out for various reasons,” said head coach Dan Heady.  “Still, I was pleased with the way the team responded. We could have hung our heads, but instead those that filled in fought hard and we had a wrestler or two step it up a bit to help the team.”

  • Outstanding scholar honored

    Thelma Ford, secretary of the Lincoln Museum, presented Skyler Hornback with a Bicentennial Membership to the Lincoln Museum in recognition of his outstanding scholarship and presentations about Abraham Lincoln. The presentation was made Nov. 19 in honor of the 146th anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.

  • Ambulance service missing $3,000 worth of stabilizer boards

    The Grinch is apparently alive and active among some Kentucky Emergency Medical Services this season.

    Pat Helm, director of LaRue’s EMS, brought a yellow stabilizer board to LaRue County Fiscal Court’s meeting Dec. 8 that had another county’s name painted in large black letters on it, but which Helm said actually belonged to LaRue County’s EMS.

  • Eighth graders break Hart 47-44

    The LaRue County Middle School basketball teams showed their aggressive side Dec. 7 as they faced Hart County at Munfordville Elementary School.

    Both teams played better then they had all year and showed glimpses of what “could be” for their programs, according to eighth-grade coach Josh Henderson.

    Seventh grade

    Coach Roy Walker and the seventh-grade Hawks lost to Hart County 41-35 in overtime. The score showed immediate progress from a team that two weeks ago was blitzed by Taylor, Caverna and Russell County. 

  • Lady Hawks fall in overtime

    The Lady Hawks dropped three games last week, falling 50-45 to Nelson County; 56-43 Somerset; and 65-55 to district foe Hart County.

    Hart breaker

    Friday’s Hart County game was a heartbreaker as the ladies fell in overtime, with Hart scoring 13 to LaRue’s three in the final minutes.

    As the game began, the Lady Raiders won the tip and LaRue’s Nancy Howell, a sophomore, was called for a foul. Already, you could tell the competition was going to be rough.