Today's News

  • Speech team travels to Chicago

    Five members of the LaRue County Speech team traveled to Chicago on Nov. 21-23 to compete in the prestigious Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament hosted by several area high schools in North Chicago.

    The students included seniors Brian Anderson and sophomores Jacob Thomas, Trevor Mather, Zoie Webb and Symone Whalin.

    Anderson advanced to semi-finals in extemporaneous speech and prose/poetry and several of the others just missed advancing to quarterfinals in their events by a small margin.

  • PHOTO: Chugging along
  • Outdoors Woman program celebrates 20th anniversary

    Next year marks the 20th anniversary of the acclaimed Becoming an Outdoors Woman program in Kentucky.

    A series of special events in 2015 will commemorate this milestone, beginning with a Beyond BOW workshop scheduled for Jan. 16-18 at Kenlake State Resort Park. The workshop is open to women ages 18 and over.

    “I hope women interested in wildlife-related activities in Kentucky will join us for this special event, and come celebrate the BOW Program’s 20th year at the workshops planned for 2015,” said Beth Spivey-Minch, BOW volunteer coordinator.

  • Requiem for a Ford Ranger

    Since early 1993 my transportation as I visited farms around LaRue County has been a Ford Ranger pickup. It was brand new when I drove it off the dealer’s lot in February 1993.

    The truck was bright (UK like) blue, my favorite color. Zero miles, stick shift, AM/FM radio with cassette player and air conditioning.

    Now almost 22 years later, it has 239,144 (mostly LaRue County) miles. It has experienced a lot over that period of time, as I have.

  • FFA goes to nationals

    LaRue County FFA continues to grow, as the program has now seen three students take home victories at the National Convention.

    Lane Meredith, a prospective engineer who won a trip to Costa Rica for his work in the proficiency contest, is one of the students, along with Lindsey Shelton and Christine Shive. Shelton and Shive took home 11th in the nation for their agriscience project, making them the first LaRue County students to ever place nationally in this category.

  • Basketball Schedules and Rosters


    Dec. 6 Henry HOME 7 p.m.

    Dec. 9 Nelson HOME 7:30 p.m. (JV 6:30 p.m.)

    Dec. 12 Hart AWAY 7 p.m.

    Dec. 15 Elizabethtown HOME 7:30 p.m. (JV 6 p.m.)

    Dec. 16 Edmonson HOME 8 p.m. (JV 6:30 p.m.)

    Dec. 19 Caverna HOME 8 p.m. (JV 6:30 p.m.)

    Beltline Electric Christmas Tournament

    Dec. 22 MCCRACKEN

    Dec. 23 MCCRACKEN

    National Guard Holiday Classic

    Dec. 29 Cumberland HOME

    Dec. 29 Crittenden HOME

    Dec. 30 TBA HOME

    Dec. 31 TBA HOME

  • Sports Shorts


    n Saturday, Dec. 6 – Corky Cox Classic (Lady Hawks vs. Central Hardin 3 p.m.; Hawks vs. Henry County 7 p.m.

    n Wednesday, Dec. 10 – Wrestling Tri-Meet with Fort Knox and Central) 6 p.m.

    n Saturday, Dec. 13 – KHSAA State Competitive Cheer Competition at All Tech Arena

    n Dec. 19-20 – Lady Hawks at Taylor County High School, Christmas tournament

    n Dec. 22-23 – Mat Hawks at Tsunami Duals, Meade County

    n Dec. 22-23 – Hawks basketball at McCracken County Christmas tournament

  • Corky Cox Classic to serve as tip-off

    The Corky Cox Basketball Classic will be held Saturday, Dec. 6 at the LaRue County High School gym.

    This is the third year of the boys’ and girls’ basketball tournament honoring one of LaRue County’s coaching legends.

    Coach Corky Cox accumulated many accolades and accomplishments as a player at Valley High School where he graduated in 1950. He continued his playing days at the University of Louisville where he was voted the team MVP and the most popular player by fans in 1954.

  • Lady Hawks look to soar

    The LaRue County Lady Hawks will undergo some obvious changes this season. The most obvious change will be the absence of two of the most prolific Lady Hawk basketball players in school history. Miss Basketball Ivy Brown has taken her talents to Western Kentucky Universtiy, while Alexis Brewer has transferred to Bardstown High School.

  • Hoop Hawks ready for season

    Ask any veteran basketball coach what is needed for a successful basketball season and one would include talent, size, quickness and a solid basketball IQ. This year’s Hawk basketball team looks to have some of all the ingredients. Time will tell if that develops.