Today's News

  • Hawks advance in 18th District playoffs

    Bryan Bault hit four free throws with under 30 seconds to go in LaRue’s first-round 18th District game Monday night at Hart County, helping salvage a 53-47 win for the No. 1 seeded Hawks over the host Raiders.

    “He was huge,” said LaRue head coach Paul Childress, speaking of his 6-3 senior. “He’d been struggling from the line all year, but he came through tonight in the clutch.”

  • Mat Hawks take seventh at state tournament

    The LaRue County High School Mat Hawks qualified 11 wrestlers to the KHSAA State Wrestling tournament in Frankfort Feb. 19-21. First rounds started Thursday morning.

    Overall, the team took seventh. Trinity won the tourney.

    Senior Des Jakes, the 152-pounder for the Mat Hawks went undefeated until the championship round Saturday night, falling to Issac Ervin of Union County, 7-3.

  • Youth baseball signup is Saturday

    Youth baseball signups are 10 a.m-1 p.m Saturday, Feb. 28, in the cafeteria of Abraham Lincoln Elementary School. Enrollment is for ages 4-15.

    For more information, call Ronnie Chelf at 270-268-1115.

  • Lady Hawks softball team conducts clinic

    The LaRue County High School Lady Hawks softball team will conduct a softball clinic for girls 12 and younger Saturday, Feb. 28, at the high school field house.

    Registration is at 8:30 a.m. The clinic starts at 9 a.m. Cost is $20 per individual or $30 for multiple family members. All proceeds go to the softball program.

    For more information, call Jeff Shelton at 358-3384.

  • How To Contact Local Officials

    U.S. Congress

    Sen. Jim Bunning – (202) 224-4343

    Sen. Mitch McConnell – (202) 224-2541

    Rep. Brett Guthrie – (270) 842-9896, fax 202-226-2019, http://guthrie.house.gov

    General Assembly

    Sen. Carroll Gibson, 5th district – (270) 259-6289; carroll.gibson@lrc.ky.gov

    Rep. Dottie Sims, 19th district  – (270) 786-3948; 502-564-8100, ext. 719; dottiesims@lrc.ky.gov

    LaRue Fiscal Court

    Judge/Executive Tommy Turner – 358-4400


  • Deadline for annual 4-H poetry contest is approaching

    The 4-H poetry contest is being held again this year. The contest is open to all LaRue County youth, ages 9 to 18. Each youth may enter one poem for the competition.

    All poems must be submitted to the LaRue County Extension Service by Feb. 20. Most students have probably already written poems for school. Why not turn your best poem in to be judged? Teachers, you may even wish to require your students to participate in the poetry contest, or give extra credit for those students who participate.

  • Farm calendar

    NAP application closing dates

    The deadlines to file an application for natural disaster protection under the Noninsured Assistance Program are March 2 and March 16.

  • ECTC hosts lecture series

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is hosting the third annual Lecture Series, this year entitled “Embracing Diversity.” All events are free and open to the public and held in Room 112 in the College Administration Building on the main campus. For more information on all events, contact Allison Palumbo at 270-706-8446 or e-mail apalumbo0004@kctcs.edu.

    Upcoming events include:

  • Financial workshop for women offered

    LaRue County Extension is teaming up with Meade and Hardin counties to offer a six-week Farm Women Financial Workshop called Annie’s project. This workshop is geared towards farm women wanting to take a more active role in the business side of the farming operation. The program is offered in 14 states. This is the third year for the program in Kentucky, and the first time it has been offered locally.

  • Lady Hawks win homecoming

    LaRue’s Lady Hawks defeated the Washington County Commanderettes 55-45 in their homecoming game Feb. 17.

    Washington County hit 39 percent of their field goal attempts and 33 percent of 3-pointers. LaRue hit 27.8 percent of field goal attempts and 17 percent of 3-pointers.

    LaRue’s free throws made the difference, hitting 64 percent of shots. LaRue hit 22 of 34 free throw attempts; Washington hit 7 of 23.