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Today's News

  • ECTC hosts RSVP

    For many LaRue County residents, it can be a struggle to determine whether the return on an investment of time and resources for college is worth it. Others may question whether they can succeed.

     However, it has been proven that those with a college degree earn considerably more than those who have a high school diploma or GED. 

  • COLUMN: Jeremy Williams shares his survivor story

     At age 21 what were you doing?

    I had started my career, enjoyed playing basketball, racing cars, and riding 4-wheelers. One day all those things came to a halt when cancer became part of my life.

    My name is Jeremy Williams. I grew up in Buffalo, in a good home with great parents, Mike and Marcia Williams. They took me to church every time the doors were open; that helped lay my foundation for a faith that was going to be tested in a major way.

  • Baseball roundup

     The LaRue County Hawks got off to a slow start, but once they warmed up, the Caverna Colonels couldn’t stop them.

    The Hawks collected 19 hits, including six for extra bases, on their way to a 20-1 pounding of the visiting Colonels on March 25 in an 18th District game.

    Caverna took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first before LaRue County tied it in the bottom half of the inning. The Hawks erupted for eight runs in the second and 11 more in the third.

  • SOFTBALL PREVIEW: 'Win the Region ... go to State'

     LaRue’s Lady Hawks softball team finished pre-spring-break play with two wins, improving their early season record to 5-2.

    Coach Aaron Howell’s LaRue County squad is experienced with every player among the starters having at least one year of varsity play.

    “We have a strong veteran group of players led by my three seniors – Peyton Gardner, Courtney Johnson, and Brigitte Skaggs,” said Howell, a math teacher at the high school. “Leadership is strength.”

  • Mather to appear in 'Charlotte's Web,' directing second project

    Ian Mather, a 2010 graduate of LaRue County High School and current senior at Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia, has accepted a position with the McLeod Summer Playhouse at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill.  Mather will play the starring role of Wilbur in the playhouse’s production of Charlotte’s Web, and will also have roles in Oklahoma and Spamalot. 

  • COLUMN: Leave your burdens to the Lord

    Burdens! All have them because burdens are a part of life. They may refer to sickness, accident, financial reverses, or anything that is beyond our control. If we are going to live victoriously, we must learn how to handle our burdens.

    The Psalmist admonishes us in Psalm 55:22 to “Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee.” Whatever comes to us, we are told to lay it upon the Lord. If we do this, God will sustain (keep, nourish, strengthen) us in whatever life hands us.

  • Lincoln Days, Paula's are "Best of"

    Several LaRue County businesses and organizations were highlighted in the “Best in Kentucky” section of the April issue of Kentucky Living magazine.

    The Lincoln Days Celebration was the winner of the annual festival (nonmusic category), besting the Casey County Apple Festival in second place, and the Kentucky Bourbon Festival in third place.

    Paula’s Hot Biscuit in Hodgenville was the nonfranchise restaurant winner.

    Lincolns Loft in Hodgenville took third place in the local bookstore category.

  • PHOTO: Relay for Life Survivor dinner
  • CROSS COUNTRY: New season begins

    With most athletes returning from last year’s boys’ track team, LaRue County coach Orion Tucker is looking for a strong showing from his squad this season.

    Leading the charge is senior Adam Sandidge, clocking a personal best 4:32 mile to win at Grayson County March 28. It was the third win in the mile this season for the runner who placed fourth in cross country competition at state last fall.   

    He also finished first in the two-mile race in 10:07. He holds the school two-mile record (9:52) which he sat last year. 

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Data helps parents understand kindergarten readiness

    The Early Childhood Profile provides data on how prepared our children are to enter kindergarten. Now that the data is available, how can people use it to best prepare the children?

    “I think the greatest value of the report at this point is the conversations it will generate at the school, community and family level,” said Sarah Hornback, LaRue County Schools’ director of family services, adding, “It truly takes a village to raise a child.”