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Today's News

  • LaRue’s Whitlock twins contribute to Transy’s success

    Former Lady Hawks Valerie Whitlock and Lyndsay Whitlock are playing for the Transylvania Lady Pioneers. Transy is 4-6 for the season.
    Valerie Whitlock, a guard, is averaging 2.3 points per game (total of 23 points in 10 games); Lyndsay Whitlock, a forward, averaging 1.1 points per game (total of 11 points in 10 games).
    In the 78-66 victory over St. Mary of the Woods Dec. 19, Valerie Whitlock scored eight points.

  • Cross Country

    Third Annual
    Trick N Trot Race
    on Oct. 29
    Fundraiser for
    Taylor County Middle School Cheerleaders
    1. Adam Sandidge 17:58
    2. James Phelps 19:08
    3. Weldon Ross 21:03
    4. Holman Colvin 21:24
    5. Kevin Jones 21:53
    6. Shelly Peterson 22:41
    7. Scott Sandidge 22:51
    8. Kelly Sandidge 23:14
    9. Joel Zipperle 23:57
    10. Morgan Bryant 24:50
    11. Preston Riggs 25:50
    12. Marsha Johnson 26:57
    13. Andy Fink 27:04
    14. Keith Benningfield 27:18  

  • Hawks win two at Holiday Classic

    The LaRue County High School Hawks spent part of their winter break competing in the Kentucky Fried Chicken Holiday Classic at McCreary Central.
    LARUE COUNTY 65, LINCOLN COUNTY 56.
    Senior Kyle Sheeran scored 21 points and junior Kelton Ford had 17 as the Hawks (6-0) rallied to knock off the Patriots Dec. 20.
    LaRue County outscored Lincoln County, 26-15 in the fourth quarter.

  • School Calendar: updated 1228

    ALL SCHOOLS
    Schools will be closed through Dec. 30.

    ALES
    Site-based council  
       The ALES site-based council meetings will be 5:30 p.m. Jan. 9 and May 14 in the conference room.
    For more information, call the school at 358-4112.

    HES
    Site-based council
       The HES site-based council will meet 4 p.m. Jan. 16.
    For more information, call the school at 358-3506.

    LCMS
    Site-based council

  • Kids Count: Fewer children in poverty

    Fewer LaRue County children were living in poverty in 2010 than a decade ago, according to a report released by Kentucky Youth Advocates. Overall, health indicators improved during the period although there were areas of concern.
    Kids Count monitors progress for Kentucky’s one million children on more than 100 measures of child well-being including health, safety, economic standards and education.
    County data, provided by the Kids Count project, found that 16 percent of LaRue County children lived in poverty in 2010 compared to 19 percent in 2000.

  • Be prepared: Wintry weather may bring school closings

    With January and February, usually the area’s coldest and snowiest months approaching, chances are good that some days of school will be dismissed.      
    When bad weather is on the horizon, what’s the best way to find out if the schools will be called off?
    Phil Fulkerson, LaRue County Schools’ director of transportation and maintenance, offered some options.

  • Mat Hawks take fifth at Smoky Mountain Duals

    The LaRue County High School Mat Hawks finished fifth in the Smoky Mountain Duals held in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., over the holiday break.
    The team was undefeated in first-day pool wrestling, defeating an all-star team 72-9; Corryton Gibbs, Tenn. 39-18; Holy Innocents, Ga. 48-15; and Lawrenceville Archer, Ga. 36-21.
    The Mat Hawks made it into the gold medal pool before falling 43-18 to Jefferson, Ga.; and 49-30 to Gilmer, Ga.
    Jefferson went on to win the Duals, defeating Heritage, Ga. 49-12. Gilmer took third.
    SMOKY MOUNTAIN DUALS

  • Lady Hawks defeat Bell, Corbin in Holiday Classic

    The Lady Hawks were 2-1 in the Aspen Creek/Vision EyeCare Holiday Classic last week at Bullitt East.
    LaRue County rallied to force overtime against the Lady Titans, but ran out of steam in the extra period. They fell 50-47.
    Freshman Alexis Brewer led the Lady Hawks with 18 points, while sophomore Ivy Brown just missed a triple-double with 14 points, 11 rebounds and eight steals.
    Junior Haley Holt scored seven and had six rebounds while Allison Evans and Alisha Durbin had four each.
    Bell bounced 57-46

  • Cheerleaders prepare for National Championship

    LaRue County High School’s award winning varsity cheerleaders hope to continue their winning ways at the National High School Cheerleading Championship at the Walt Disney Resort in Orlando Feb. 11-12.
    The nationally televised event (ESPN) will have more than 200 cheerleading squads competing.
    “Our division is Medium Varsity Division Two,” Tara Wooden, LaRue’s coach, said.  

  • PHOTO: Gregory harvests deer