Today's News

  • Hatmaker named head football coach

    A former LaRue County graduate will be taking up the mantle of head football coach this coming season.

    Tony Hatmaker, who graduated in 1988, returns to LaRue County High School from the college game, where he’s coached in some capacity for more than 20 years. Most recently, he served as the defensive backs coach at Eastern Kentucky University for the last four years. During his tenure, the Colonels ranked first in the Ohio Valley Conference in scoring defense and turnovers forced twice.

  • PHOTO: The best cuts
  • School Board: HES working to improve test scores

    LaRue County Board of Education heard a proficiency report on Hodgenville Elementary School at their Jan. 20 meeting. The report, presented by HES principal Eric Hughes, detailed their achievement, gap and growth scores for 2014.

    The school did see a drop in their scores, though it’s not as bad as it seems, Hughes said. The achievement score, which relates to the reading, math, social studies, science, language mechanics and on-demand writing, fell .6 of a point, from 75.1 in 2013 to 74.5 in 2014.

  • Pending litigation: School Board meets in closed session

    The LaRue County School Board met in closed session last week to discuss “proposed or pending litigation against or on behalf of the public agency.”

    The board, meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 20, due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, spent about 40 minutes discussing the issue with board attorney James Whitlow. Superintendent Sam Sanders and Assistant Superintendent Amanda Reed also met with the board during that time.

  • Fiscal Court approves requirements for constables

    LaRue County Fiscal Court met Monday afternoon and voted on requirements for constables who want to drive with blue lights on their car. According to the resolution, constables will have to submit a request for the lights, along with the make, model and license number of their car. The vehicle they use must be clearly marked with permanent decals stating it is utilized in law enforcement. They must also submit proof that their insurance covers liability for at least six months.

  • Sports Shorts

    LCYSA sign ups

  • PHOTO: LCMS Basketball
  • Wrestling Update

    The LaRue County Mat Hawks were unable to travel Saturday to the Union County Duals, due to inclement weather, according to Coach Eric Burrell.

    The team will be back in action on Jan. 31 at the State Duals in Union County.

  • LCMS Mat Hawks finish 6th

    The LaRue County Middle School Mat Hawks finished in sixth place last weekend at the KSWA District 2 wrestling tournament in Campbellsville. The Hawks had four members – Thomas Hoppes, Thomas Boone, Tucker Shelton and Chase Baker – advance to regions.


    Thomas Hoppes, 80 pounds, second

    Thomas Boone, 105 pounds, third

    Tucker Shelton, 190 pounds, second

    Chase Baker, 190 pounds, fourth


    Also competing were:

    Gabe Fortier, 70 pounds, fifth

    Drew Yingling, 70 pounds

  • LCMS Basketball Scores


    (10-8 overall, 8-6 in conference)

    LaRue 43, Hart 39

    Leading scorers: Chase Childress 12, Jeremiah Belton 11, Mason Bandurske 11

    The Hawks were down four points starting the fourth quarter but outscored the Raiders 14-6 to win the game by four.


    LaRue 28, Casey 38

    Leading scorers: Mason Bandurske 10, Jacob Sandidge 5