Today's News

  • 18th District tournament continues this week at LaRue

    The 18th District Basketball Tournament began Monday at LaRue County High School.

    LCHS Athletic Director David Dawson said last week he was “optimistic” that the tournament would take place as planned, despite the wintry weather. A contingency plan was developed – but ultimately, not needed.

    Monday, in the boys’ tournament, Caverna defeated Hart County, 88-63. Tuesday, LaRue battled with Green. The championship will be determined Friday, Feb. 27.

  • Wrestling tournament delayed due to weather

    The Kentucky High School Athletic Association postponed the State Wrestling Championships due to wintry weather.

    The State Wrestling Championships, originally scheduled for Feb. 19-21, will be held March 9-11, according to a news release.

  • Former city officials report to Nelson jail

    Despite the snow, former Hodgenville mayor Terry Cruse and former city clerk MaDonna Hornback reported Monday, Feb. 16, as scheduled to Nelson County Jail in Bardstown to begin serving their 30-day sentences.

    The two pleaded guilty in Nelson Circuit Court to multiple felony counts a week before their trials were to begin for inappropriate use of the city’s credit cards to fuel personal vehicles and claiming mileage for which the two were ineligible.

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  • Lot of history at Little Mount

    It has been a process that has taken years, but at long last, one of the most historic cemeteries in LaRue County has a proper marker.

    On Feb. 12, 2015, as part of the Lincoln Birthday Celebration, a marker, donated by the Captain Jacob Van Meter Chapter, National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, was unveiled on Leafdale Road. (The actual ceremony took place at Ovesen Heights Baptist Church, due to inclement weather.)

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  • Cherry Scholarship for Anderson

    Brian Anderson of Buffalo, a senior at LaRue County High School, is one of 26 recipients of a scholarship from Western Kentucky University.

    The Cherry Presidential Scholarship is the school’s most prestigious academic award. It is valued at more than $16,800 annually and worth more than $67,000 during a four-year period.

  • LCHS graduate named ExCEL winner

    Caleb Ernst said teaching, for him, springs from seeing his students as individuals.

    “I really believe you can’t learn well when you don’t feel welcome as a person,” he said.

    Ernst, an English teacher at Elizabethtown High School, has been named winner of Elizabethtown Independent Schools’ 2015 WHAS-TV ExCEL Award presented by LG&E KU.

    Ernst, 27, said he was surprised to win the award since he still is relatively new compared to many other teachers throughout the district.

  • Schools on one-hour delay

    LaRue County Schools will be running on a one-hour delay Monday, Feb. 23, and there will be no morning preschool. All staff are asked to report at regular time.

  • Another winter storm on the way

    It has been a long, cold week for LaRue Countians – and there is more to come.

    The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning beginning Friday night through Saturday afternoon.
    Residents should be prepared not only for frigid temperatures, but also another round of snowfall and a nasty wintry mix of snow, sleet and rain.
    By Friday late afternoon, residents will start seeing snowflakes again.  

    There could be significant accumulations of snow, sleet and ice, according to the National Weather Service.