Today's News

  • January brings annual events

    January brings several farm-related state annual meetings and state programs important to LaRue County and Kentucky farmers. In today’s column we will highlight the programs of many of them.

  • Mat Hawks defeat top-ranked Union County

    The LaRue County Mat Hawks defeated the top-ranked team in the state at the Central Hardin Duals Saturday.

    Defending state champion Union County bypassed Trinity in the polls for the top spot in the state just four days before heading to the duals. Union County, loaded with seniors, was defeated 36-37 by the youthful LaRue grapplers.

    The coaching staff scheduled the hardest tournaments early in the season in hopes of aging a very young wrestling team. 

  • Lady Hawks conk Caverna 50-24

    The Lady Hawks (5-4) lost their second game in as many days in the Campbellsville University/Coca-Cola Holiday Classic on Dec. 30. LaRue’s loss came at the hands of Taylor County, 50-37.

    Sophomore guard Valerie Whitlock paced LaRue County with 15 points, while eighth-grade guard Anna Bowling chipped in with 14 points.

    Sophomore guard Lyndsay Whitlock added six points and five rebounds.

    The Lady Hawks led 25-24 at the half before being out-pointed 15-8 and 10-4 in the final two frames.

  • Two elementaries receive gifts from Dow Corning

    As a technology-based company, Dow Corning’s existence depends on the disciplines of science and mathematics. For the past several years, the company has focused its community giving on math and science education at the elementary and high school levels. During the 2008-09 school years, the funding is being focused on support for elementary school math and science programs. 

  • Take me home

    He jumps on the couch and curls up in a ball. The fuzzy black and white dog is oblivious to the sounds around him, even though the barks and meows are bound to disrupt his nap.

    So begins another day at the Taylor County Animal Shelter – the facility that houses LaRue County’s strays.

    Those wanting to adopt a stray animal have been able to do so for just a $20 donation for nearly a year. As a result, Director John Harris says, the shelter’s adoption rates have just about doubled.

  • Changing seasons mean time for growth

    “The men of Issachar…understood the seasons.” I Chronicles 12:32

    Describing life in chilly New England, one Christian author writes: “Newcomers get the false impression that there will hardly be much of a winter, so they continue sightseeing and relaxation with little regard for the deep freeze that inevitably arrives.

  • Learning from the past can create a happier new year

    As we enter a new year, God’s word has some wise counsel. Psalm 1 says, “Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on His law he meditates day and night.”

  • 4-H seeks volunteers

    4-H is always in need of volunteers to help expand the program to the youth of LaRue County.

    The organization is in need of volunteers to help lead 4-H school club meetings and to help with other 4-H activities and events throughout the year.

  • Zumba classes return, if 25 students sign up

    After a successful introduction in LaRue County last summer, Zumba (pronounced zoomba) exercise classes have returned.

    Zumba combines high energy and motivating music with unique moves that allow you to dance away the worries and calories.

    Jessi Clemons is the instructor.

    Hour-long classes will be held every Wednesday for six weeks Jan. 7 through Feb. 10 at LaRue County Board of Education All-Purpose Room on College Street. Classes begin at 6 p.m.

  • Church calendar

    Valley Creek marriage retreat

    Valley Creek Baptist Church will host a marriage retreat Jan. 9 and 10 at the Nolin RECC building led by Greg and Laurie Allen. For more information, call 737-9282.

    Sacred Community Choir

    The Elizabethtown Area Sacred Community Choir will perform 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Ransdell Chapel, Campbellsville University, and at 3 p.m. March 1 at Elizabethtown Baptist Church. For more information, call (270) 765-7663.