Today's News

  • 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

  • PHOTO: Seed treating
  • Deadline for annual 4-H Poetry Contest is approaching

    The 4-H Poetry Contest is being held again this year. The contest is open to all LaRue County youth, ages 9 to 18. Each youth may enter one poem for the competition.

    All poems must be submitted to the Extension office by Feb. 20. Most students have probably already written poems for school. Why not turn your best poem in to be judged? Teachers, you may even wish to require your students to participate in the poetry contest, or give extra credit for those students who participate.

  • Make your tax refund work for you

    It’s easy for us to think of this year’s tax refund as free money coming to us courtesy of Uncle Sam. However, the truth of the matter is that the check you receive is a return of your own hard earned money. And since you’re going to get your own money back, why not use it to get ahead of your financial goals?

  • PHOTO: Leadership LaRue
  • Circuit Clerk: 332 lives saved through organ donation

    The Circuit Court Clerks of Kentucky made 2014 a momentous year in the fight to save lives. With 998 Kentuckians on the waiting list for an organ transplant, there is no better time to join the Kentucky Organ Donor Registry.

    In 2014, 103 individuals in Kentucky were able to save 332 lives, and many more individuals enhanced someone’s life or gave sight through tissue and cornea donation.

    More than 124,000 patients are currently waiting for their organ transplant. Each day 21 patients lose their fight, and their lives, waiting.

  • Long returns as CUB’s market president

    Jim Long is returning to Citizens Union Bank in Elizabethtown as market president for CUB’s central Kentucky market. He will lead commercial, business banking and consumer lending efforts, according to a news release from CUB’s board of directors in Shelbyville.

    Long will continue to serve as senior Vice President of Special Assets for the Bank as well.

  • Schools are on one-hour delay

    LaRue County Schools are on one-hour delay Tuesday due to the weather.

  • Hatmaker named new head football coach

    It’s an often-used cliché in sports about being in the right place at the right time. When it comes to Tony Hatmaker, that wasn’t just a line, but an opportunity to return to the place where he starred as a player.

    Hatmaker was named the LaRue County football coach Thursday, returning to his roots. Hatmaker, who played football and baseball for the Hawks, replaces Josh Jaggers, who resigned in December.