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Today's News

  • More accolades for Ivy Brown, Alexis Brewer

    Miss Kentucky Basketball Ivy Brown, a LaRue County High School senior, has been named to the Herald-Leader’s All-State team.

    The Lexington newspaper said the 6-foot-2 senior is ranked 73rd nationally in the 2014 class by ESPN's HoopsGurlz. LaRue County's career leader in points, rebounds and steals, she led the Lady Hawks to a 24-7 season, averaging 24.4 points and 12.6 rebounds.

    Brown will play for Western Kentucky University next season.

    Her teammate, junior Alexis Brewer, was named to the first team.

  • BASEBALL: One-run losses plague Hawks

    Juniors Koy Lindsey and Turner Cottrell, freshman Briar Holt and eighth-grader Brandon Cecil combined for six hits and four RBIs as the visiting LaRue County Hawks snapped a four-game losing streak with a 6-2 win over Thomas Nelson on Tuesday.

    Lindsey went 3-for-4, while Cottrell and Cecil combined to go 3-for-6. Sophomore Colby Skaggs went 2-for-3 with two doubles and two runs for LaRue County (4-9), which won for the first time since March 26.

  • Sports Shorts - April 16, 2014

    Track meets

    LaRue County High School’s next home track meet is April 19. The team competes April 21 at Bardstown; April 25 at Elizabethtown; April 29 at Thomas Nelson; May 2 at Green County; May 6 at Elizabethtown (conference meet). The region meet is May 12-15 at Bardstown. The state track meet is May 23 in Lexington.

     

    5K run/walk benefits Project Graduation

  • Superintendent suspended for 30 days

    The LaRue County School Board voted Monday to suspend Superintendent Sam Sanders for 30 days without pay.

    The board met in closed session for two hours to discuss Sanders' status.

    Sanders was charged with DUI in March. Police said he was driving a vehicle owned by the school district at the time of his arrest.

    He has pleaded not guilty and his case is progressing through the court system.

    The board will also be looking at Sanders' contract which expires in July.

  • City Council: Open meeting questions lead to delay in proceedings

    Hodgenville City Council prepared to take a vote to remove Mayor Terry Cruse Monday night.

    However, City Attorney Mary Gaines Locke questioned whether the vote could be taken since public notice of the hearing had not been published in The LaRue County Herald News.

    The council voted to hold the meeting 7 p.m. May 1 at City Hall. For details, read Wednesday's Herald News.

  • Five indicted by grand jury

    A LaRue County grand jury handed down indictments against eight individuals Feb. 17.

    Walter A. Gaulke(1967) of Buffalo was indicted in five separate cases involving burglary of Buffalo residences.

    He was charged with second-degree burglary for allegedly entering a house on Dec. 23, 2013, and taking six silver dollar coins and cash.

  • Andrew Tucker graduates from basic training

     Army Reserve Spec. Andrew T. Tucker has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

    During the nine weeks of training, Tucker studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.

  • Veteran's Salute: Earl Thomas Riggs

     

    Earl Thomas Riggs of Hodgenville served in Vietnam with the U.S. Air Force, reaching the rank of sergeant. He was stationed at Tuy Hoa air base in the 100 fighter squadron in 1967-68.

  • Skyler Hornback competes in Geographic Bee

     Skyler Hornback, LaRue County Middle School Geographic Bee winner, competed in the 2014 Kentucky State Geographic Bee on April 4. The State Bee, sponsored by Google and Plum Creek, was held at Western Kentucky University. This was the second level of the National Geographic Bee competition, which is now in its 26th year.  

    LCMS Academic Coach Doris Jean Holleran said this is the second year LCMS has participated. Bridget Southwood represented LCMS in the State Bee in 2013. 

  • Legislative wrap-up: Rep. Terry Mills

     FRANKFORT – Traditionally, the last day of a legislative session is set aside just to consider any vetoes the governor may make. Recently, however, the General Assembly has also used the time to wrap up a few lingering issues, and this year is no different.