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Today's News

  • CU ranked fourth in affordability

    Campbellsville University has been ranked fourth among the top 50 most affordable Christian colleges in the United States by the independent researchers of Christian Universities Online.

    Christian Universities Online is an independent online resource that researches and ranks Christian higher education in the United States. In addition, it provides reviews, information about Christian scholarships and financial aid, along with other resources for students.

  • Candidate Roy Ray drops out of magistrate race

    Republican Stanley “Roy” Ray withdrew Monday from the 3rd District Magistrate race.

    LaRue County Clerk Linda Carter said Ray’s name would remain on the ballots – which have already been printed.

    A notice of his withdrawal will be posted at each precinct on Election Day.

    Ray is the second candidate to withdraw from the race. Earl Thomas Riggs, a Democrat, withdrew Jan. 29.

    Incumbent Ronald Dale Nunn, a Democrat, faces no other opposition. 

  • PHOTO: Biking on a mission
  • Band of Hawks tops at South Central Marching Band Classic

    The LaRue County Band of Hawks competed Saturday in the South Central Kentucky Marching Band Classic in Glasgow.

    LaRue County came out on top in Class AAA-1, in addition to earning the highest music performance and music effect scores.

  • Education given an early KHIC

    Since it first appeared in print in “The Lady’s Magazine” for 1818, the phrase “The Three R’s” has been in vogue for what is to be learned in the early years of elementary school – readin’, (w)ritin’, and (a)rithmetic.

    When the phrase was coined, most students began school in the first grade at about the age of 6. But, the explosion of knowledge over the two centuries since the phrase’s inception has mandated students get an earlier start on their education.

  • FOOTBALL: Hawks clawed by Bears

    The LaRue County Hawks lost Friday 49-14 to the Spencer County Bears.

    Senior Koy Lindsey scored for the Hawks in the first quarter. Junior running back Hunter Griffin added a touchdown in the third quarter.

    UP NEXT: LaRue County hosts Green County at 8 p.m. Friday.

  • Sonora adopts smoking ban

    Sometime over the next few months, all businesses in the southern Hardin County town of Sonora will be smoke-free.

    That decision came out of a Sonora City Commission meeting in August and links the town to Elizabethtown, Radcliff and the unincorporated areas of the county as being smoke-free.

    Sonora Mayor Larry Copelin said the county ordinance, which went into affect April 1, 2007, has been adopted by Sonora. He said a decision on when Sonora will go smoke-free “hasn’t been determined yet.’’

  • COLUMN: God's will cannot be shaken

     The people of Nappa, California, recently would have agreed with the lyrics of Jerry Lee Lewis’s “A Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On.” Not only in Nappa, but around the world, there is a lot of shaking going on. Things are very unsettled.

    The things built by men will one day fall – cities, governments, institutions, organizations. Nothing built by man will last forever. 

    The writer of Hebrews says there are things that cannot be shaken. Why is this true? These things are of God and are unshakable.

  • Trooper is recovering

     A state trooper injured in a Saturday afternoon collision while making a traffic stop on Interstate 65 in Bullitt County could be released this week from University Hospital in Louisville.

    Trooper Sam Shacklette, 46, is listed in stable condition after being struck by an SUV while approaching a vehicle he stopped for speeding.

  • PHOTO: DeVary wins scholarship

    Kyle DeVary of Hodgenville is the winner of the Gerald T. McCubbin Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $500, sponsored by Magnolia Bank.

    The scholarship is awarded based on school activities, club memberships, community activities, scholastic honors and achievements. Also, applicants write a one-page essay on how their education will benefit humanity.

    DeVary graduated from LCHS in May and will be attending Western Kentucky University and pursuing a degree in agri-business.