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Today's News

  • Cafe supports those with memory loss

    Four couples recently sat around a table at a local church sharing snacks and stories of their favorite springtime activities, because after all, memories are too precious to lose.

    While all this may sound trivial to some, to these couples memories are everything because one spouse has been diagnosed with a form of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Sharing memories through Memory Café gives them an outlet to socialize and support and receive support from others going down the same road.

  • Lady Hawks' Wootton steps down

    Lady Hawk Coach Travis Wootton resigned April 28 after guiding LaRue County to 158 wins and back-to-back appearances in the Girls’ 5th Region Basketball Tournament championship game.

    His decision means he will have more time to spend with his sons, 10-year-old Tate and 6-year-old Cooper.

    “I just felt like I was ready to step off the gas a little bit,” said Wootton. “I’ve gone full-tilt for 10 years now. I felt like I was missing out on some things with my family, and there were some times I felt tired.”

  • Judge Heyburn, Kentucky gay marriage judge, dies

    U.S. Senior District Judge John G. Heyburn II, a Republican who carved an independent and progressive path in three decades on the federal bench, upholding school desegregation and striking down laws that forbade gay marriage, died Wednesday, according to U.S. District Court clerk Vanessa Armstrong.

    He was 66 and had battled liver cancer.

    Heyburn was nominated to the bench in 1992 by President George H. W. Bush at the recommendation of Sen. Mitch McConnell but hardly followed in the conservative senator's footsteps.

  • Heiner apologizes to Comer for communication with controversial blogger

    A Lexington blogger, who has repeatedly alleged but offered no proof that Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer once assaulted a woman, acknowledged this week that he communicated with people associated with Hal Heiner's gubernatorial campaign about his efforts to discredit Comer.

    The blogger, Michael Adams, told the Herald-Leader exclusively on Monday that he has exchanged emails and met in person with Scott Crosbie, a former Lexington mayoral candidate and the husband of KC Crosbie, who is running for lieutenant governor on a ticket with Heiner.

  • PHOTO: Yingling signs with Lake Michigan

    Alyson Yingling has signed to play basketball at Lake Michigan College. Yingling averaged 13 points and 11 rebounds while shooting 57 percent her senior year. Lady Hawk Head Coach Travis Wootton calls her a “very driven player who worked so hard to make herself and her team better.” Yingling, the daughter of Wade and Janette Yingling, is pictured with LMC Red Hawks Head Coach Jason Cooper.

  • PHOTO: Butterworth and basketball

    Patrick Butterworth visited with University of Kentucky basketball player Willie Cauley-Stein at Towne Mall in Elizabethtown.

  • LCHS student takes honorable mention in art contest

    Jordan Jones, a student at LaRue County High School, received an honorable mention in the Congressional Art Competition for Kentucky’s Second District.

    Congressman Brett Guthrie announced the winners of the competition.

    Jacob Price of Bardstown was the overall winner for the Second District

    The Congressional Art Competition, which began in 1982, allows the winning pieces of art to be displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building for one full year.

  • BASEBALL: Hawks win three in two days

     The Hawks picked up three wins in two days, running their winning streak to 12 by beating Grayson County, 5-3 on Tuesday, April 28 and sweeping an April 27 doubleheader with 18th District rival Caverna.

    * Junior Colby Skaggs scored on a fielder’s choice and freshman Brandon Cecil scored on a sacrifice to lift LaRue County past the Cougars (15-7).

    Sophomore Cameron Dawson hit a three-run homer in the third, giving the Hawks a 3-0 lead. Grayson County tied it in the fourth.

  • Fifth Region Tennis Tournament Schedule

     5TH REGION TOURNAMENT

    As released late Monday night, Friday's schedule for the opening day of the 198-player, 17-school 5th Region Tennis Tournament at the Freeman Lake Park Tennis Complex:

    COMPETING SCHOOLS

  • Safelite AutoGlass recognized by KEQC

    Safelite AutoGlass, the nation’s largest provider of vehicle glass repair and replacement, has been recognized by the Kentucky Environmental Quality Commission with an Earth Day award granted each year to individuals and groups who have made significant contributions to environmental protection.