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Today's News

  • LaRue breaks Hart for district win

    MUNFORDVILLE – The LaRue County Hawks earned their first win of the season Friday with a 60-46 defeat of 18th District foe Hart County.

    Senior guard Micah Wiseman 14 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and went 10-for-10 from the foul line.

    Wiseman scored the fourth quarter’s first five points. He converted a three-point play after grabbing a missed 3-pointer on one of his game-high 10 rebounds. He then sank two free throws to give LaRue County (1-2, 1-0 district) a 44-34 lead with 7:10 to go.

  • Lady Hawks beat Hart, fall to Caverna

    MUNFORDVILLE — Freshman guard Mallory Williams hit a 3-pointer off an assist from senior forward Alyson Yingling, giving visiting LaRue County a 23-point lead over 18th District rival Hart County in the third quarter Friday night.

    But as the Lady Hawks soon found out, it’s not over until it’s over.

    The Lady Raiders whittled away at the lead, pulling to within eight points in the fourth period, but LaRue County did just enough down the stretch to hold on, 53-44.

  • Mat Hawks take second at Bruin Classic

    The LaRue County Mat Hawks won both matches of a tri-meet Wednesday, taking on Louisville Central and Fort Knox at home.

    The Hawks defeated Louisville Central, 66-12; and dropped one match to Fort Knox, winning 66-6.

    “We saw a lot of good things out of the team,” said Head Coach Eric Burrell, in his second season. “Team camaraderie was there, intensity was there, we worked some new things and we were successful doing those things. Our team is really coming together as of now and it is exciting to see.”

  • COLUMN: Do 'all lives matter?'

    December is shaping up as a somewhat Orwellian month in the realm of free speech.

    In Washington, the Supreme Court decided to take up the issue of whether states can deny permission for specialty license plates that have a logo or message that might offend some people. Given that states cannot ban stuff like pornography on the grounds it might offend some people, one would think the answer to that question would be no. But read on.

  • School Calendar

    ALL SCHOOLS

    School out

    Winter break is Dec. 22-Jan. 2. Spring break is April 6-10.

    ALES

    SBDM

    The Abraham Lincoln Elementary School site-based decision-making council will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 12. For more information, call the school at 270-358-4112.

    HES

    SBDM

    The Hodgenville Elementary School site-based decision-making council meets regularly at the school. For more information, call the school at 270-358-3506.

    LCHS

    Prom

  • PHOTO: Ready for college
  • HES students put others first

    Though most fourth-graders are likely thinking this time of year about what Santa can bring them for Christmas, Caden Davis’s and Ryan Brooke Puckett’s Christmas wishes are directed toward others.

    The two Hodgenville Elementary students in Lacy Hatfield’s class decided it would be a neat idea if HES students donated items for the elderly at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home.

  • Flu reported as ‘widespread’

    The outbreak of flu-like symptoms is being reported as “widespead” according to a Lincoln Trail District Health Department news release. Widespread activity is the highest level of flu activity, which indicates increased flu-like activity or flu outbreaks in at least half of the regions in the state. The activity levels for states are tracked weekly as part of the CDC’s national flu surveillance system.

  • Santa Run set for Christmas Eve

    The 48th annual Santa’s Helpers Bus will deliver toys and clothing to several areas of LaRue County on Wednesday, Dec. 24. Children may visit with Santa and receive a gift – a toy and candy.

    For more information, to volunteer or donate, call Ann “Snookie” Morrison at 270-234-3313.

    Schedule for Dec. 24

    9:30 a.m. – Magnolia Firehouse

    11 a.m. – Buffalo Firehouse

    1:45 p.m. - LaRue County/Hodgenville Firehouse

    2:45 p.m. – Smith’s Plaza

  • Hodgenville man dies in crash

    A Hodgenville man died early Saturday from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle crash.

    Christopher Ross Baird, 36, left his home about 6:30 a.m. to go to work, according to the Hardin County Coroner’s office. The crash was reported about 7:15 a.m. in the 4000 block of Middle Creek Road, about 1/4 mile from the LaRue/Hardin County line.