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Today's News

  • Rutledge: $1,000 scholarship

     Kelsey Rutledge of Hodgenville has been selected for a University of the Aftermarket Foundation Scholarship in the amount of $1,000.

    She plans to attend Elizabethtown Community and Technical College to study automotive technology.

    The 2014 LaRue County High School graduate is the daughter of Robert Rutledge and Twala Rutledge.

  • Sandidges celebrate golden anniversary

     Terry and Sue Sandidge will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 24, 2014.

    They were married Aug. 28, 1964.

    A reception, hosted by their children, will be held 2-4 p.m. at Buffalo Baptist Church’s Christian Life Center.

  • Two injured in CATS crash

    Two women were injured Monday in a single-vehicle crash in a remote area of LaRue County.

    Terry Veirs, 56, of Salem Church Road, was driving a Dodge Caravan owned by Central Kentucky Community Action north on Levelwoods Road about 8:42 a.m. She had traveled past Levelwoods Church and entered a downhill curve when the front passenger side tire slid off the right side of the roadway.

    LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy said the combination of wet grass and soft ground from recent rainfall prevented Veirs from correcting her path.

  • DYW: Metcalf to represent LaRue County

    Montana Metcalf, a senior at LaRue County High School, will represent the county in January at the Distinguished Young Women of Kentucky contest – formerly called Junior Miss.

    Metcalf, the daughter of Greg Metcalf and Melissa Metcalf, performed a gymnastics routine for the talent portion of the program. She was judged also on self-expression, fitness, interview and scholastic achievement. She won a $1,000 scholarship.

  • Illegal street rods tear up Commerce

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s office and Kentucky State Police shut down an “underground street-racing” group early Saturday on Commerce Parkway.

    Deputy Russell McCoy said he received a call about 1 a.m. regarding a “large gathering of people at a business” in the industrial park.

    When he and KSP arrived, they found more than 80 people gathered in a business parking lot – and six-to-eight racing vehicles.

  • Who’s behind Kentucky’s ban on casinos, gay marriage?

    Why have casinos and gay marriage had such a tough time in the Kentucky General Assembly?

    Baptists.

    That’s the consensus among the Kentucky Baptist Conference and lawmakers themselves, who say the high number of Baptists in the General Assembly can take the blame or credit for Kentucky’s continuing ban on gay marriage and lack of casinos.

  • CU and Kentucky Baptist Convention leaders discuss new partnership agreement

     Representatives from Campbellsville University met with Kentucky Baptist Convention leaders on Wednesday, Aug. 13, to report that the CU Board of Trustees voted to remove itself from its Covenant Agreement with the KBC and enter into discussions regarding a partnership agreement that will allow the university and Kentucky Baptists to work together on shared ministry and mission ventures in the future.

  • Hawks look to future, put ’13 season behind

    Each and every one of us go through struggles in our daily lives. To say Head Coach Josh Jaggers went through a three-month struggle with his 2013 varsity football season is a huge understatement.

    This year’s 2014 Hawks football team remembers the pain and struggle experienced last season, and is determined to right the wrong that took place last year going 0-11.

  • Sports Shorts

    Sports passes available

    LaRue County High School sports passes are available. $50 for students; $100 for adults. All-sport family passes (for K-12 students and immediate family) are $150. Passes are available at games or contact David Dawson at 270-358-2210.

    Future Lady Hawks Volleyball Clinic

  • One Knox: Send more letters to save Fort Knox

    With less than two weeks of a public comment period remaining, community leaders continue to encourage Fort Knox supporters to join thousands of citizens who have electronically signed a letter discouraging the Army from making further cuts in personnel at the post. The letter can be found at www.oneknox.com/letter.

    Options for reducing the Army workforce include cutting an additional 4,100 soldiers and civilian personnel at Fort Knox. This is in addition to the 3,500 soldiers of the 3/1 Brigade Combat Team, which already has been inactivated.