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Today's News

  • WKU suspends diving program

    Western Kentucky suspended its swimming and diving program for five years, the school announced last week, in the wake of a university investigation that found the team violated the student code of conduct, discrimination and harassment policy following allegations of hazing and abuse.

    The 50-plus team members and coaches were informed of the decision by WKU President Gary Ransdell and athletic director Todd Stewart.

  • Descendants honored at Fort Boonesborough

    Fort Boonesborough State Park is planning a special weekend in June dedicated to descendants of the settlers who lived at the fort in the late 1700s.

    “A Gathering of Descendants” will be June 13-14 and is open to the public. The park plans to have historical organizations on hand to help guests with genealogical research to see if they had family members at the fort.

  • PHOTO: Magistrate visits Rotary

    Larry Howell, magistrate of District 4, was the guest speaker at a recent Rotary Club meeting. He was the guest of Rotarian Paula Varney.

  • 'Sam saves the Mansion' available as e-book

    A new children’s book about the Kentucky Governor’s Mansion, titled “Sam Saves the Mansion” is now available as a free, downloadable e-book. 

    Paperback copies of the book are also available for students to read in public libraries and elementary schools across the state. 

    First Lady Jane Beshear, a former teacher, requested the book be produced as an educational resource for young Kentuckians in coordination with the Governor’s Mansion Centennial Celebration in 2014.

  • PHOTO: Warm Blessings receive cookies

    Kyleigh Elmore of Girl Scout Troop 1945 donated boxes of Girl Scout Cookies to the Warm Blessings Soup Kitchen. Kyleigh, who attends Elizabethtown Christian Academy, was moved to give the cookies after a lesson at school about giving and doing what you can to help others. Receiving the donation is Linda Funk, Warm Blessings executive director. 

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Hawks fall to Campbellsville

    The Lady Hawks lost Friday to Campbellsville, 5-4.

    Sophomore Kaitlyn Warnshuis had an RBI double for LaRue County, which has lost 2-of-3.

    CAMPBELLSVILLE 5, LARUE COUNTY 4

    R H E

    Campbellsville 004 100 0 5 4 4

    LaRue County 010 300 0 4 7 2

    Paige Dabney and Caitlin Bright. Emillee Cundiff and Sierra Mullins. WP: Dabney. LP: Cundiff. 2B: Dabney (C) 2, Kaitlyn Warnshuis (LC) 2, Delany Eastridge (LC).

    UP NEXT: LaRue County plays at Green County at 6 p.m. Monday.

  • Wiley named West Central Kentucky regional outreach counselor

     Toni Wiley is available to assist LaRue County schools, students, parents and groups that want help with college planning.

  • Miller named Employee of the Month at Nationwide

    Jamie Miller was selected as the April Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since August 2013 and is under the supervision of Nellie Gaskin in the trouser department.

    Miller will receive an award for her dedication and service.

  • PHOTO: Rotary Speech Contest winner

    Brian Anderson won the Central Regional Rotary Speech Contest on April 15. He will compete for the Western District Championship on May 16 in Paducah. Anderson is pictured with his mother Kim Anderson and the Bowling Green Rotary Past-President Cheryl Kirby-Stokes.

  • Fiscal court withdraws from telecommunications commission

    LaRue County Fiscal Court, meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville April 14, approved a resolution withdrawing the county from the Lincoln Trail Telecommunications Commission.

    Tommy Turner, judge-executive, explained that the commission, composed of LaRue, Hardin County, Elizabethtown, Vine Grove, and Radcliff was formed some 17 years ago to fulfill laws in existence at that time concerning coordination of cable television and other telecommunication services.