Today's News

  • Pot found in 'secret grow room'

     A Lyons Station man was charged Friday with operating an indoor marijuana grow at his residence. 

  • PHOTO: Blair's Block

      Sophomore Holden Blair, goalkeeper for the Hawks’ soccer team, blocked a shot during recent play. The Hawks are 3-2 on the season.

  • More meth: Active lab found on Castleman Road

     August has brought on a spate of methamphetamine-related arrests in LaRue and surrounding counties.

  • COLUMN: Pioneers in baseball, business shared determination, dignity

     This weekend, while recovering from a bout of bronchitis, I watched one of my favorite movies, “A League of Their Own.”

  • PHOTO: LaRue County High School Cheerleaders

     The LaRue County High School Cheerleaders are front from left, Brigitte Skaggs, Taylor Dawson, Jayma Whitlock, Haley Dragoo, Emily Armes; middle, Allyson Hutchins, Gabriela Garcia, Kristen Kells, Meredith Lindsey, Darienne Grimes, Mallory Skaggs; back, Emma Bowling, Brittany Blair, Savannah Long, Hayley Cecil and Rachel Armes. Absent from photo: Sierra Mullins.

  • Notes from Groundhog Hill: Season's End

     At Groundhog Hill this past week, the sunlight has changed from blaring to golden, walnut trees have dropped half their leaves and some of their nuts, and the grass has finally started to slow which is welcome news to my push mower.

    Even though the calendar says late August and the temperatures are climbing upward again, a change of season is upon us. All hail, Autumn.

  • ANNIVERSARY: Whitmans celebrate 50 years

      Carl L. and Carol Vowels Whitman Jr. of Sonora will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Sept. 8, 2012.

    They were married Sept. 8, 1962, at Holy Name Church in Louisville.

    Mrs. Whitman retired from Kentucky Farm Bureau after 27 years.

    Mr. Whitman retired from Jedico.

    They have three daughters, Amy Mouser, Laura Grimes, and Susan Key, and eight grandchildren.

    A celebration in their honor will be 2-4 p.m. Sept. 16, 2012, at Our Lady of Mercy Church in Hodgenville.

  • LaRue's ACT scores shine

     LaRue County High School’s 2012 ACT scores in all content areas are the highest the school has produced since the test that measures readiness for college was mandated for all Kentucky high school juniors in 2008.

    “In looking at the average composite ACT score, LCHS passed up 16 high schools in the state moving from 61st to 45th in the rankings, placing the school among the top 20 percent of high schools in the state,” said Amanda Reed, district instructional supervisor. “In comparison to schools in our local area, LCHS ranks second.”

  • ENGAGEMENT: Wooden - Parker

    Bruce and Deborah Parker of Elizabethtown announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their son, Christopher Parker of Elizabethtown, to Kristi Wooden of Elizabethtown, daughter of Rue Wooden of Elizabethtown.

    The bride-to-be is employed at Jack Henry and Associates.

    The prospective groom is majoring in music education at Campbellsville University. He is a manager at McDonalds and assistant band director for the Marion County High School Band.

  • FOOTBALL: LaRue falls to Shelby

    LaRue County didn’t get off to the best start Friday and the Hawks’ night didn’t get much better.

    Host Shelby County scored on its first two possessions before the Rockets pulled away for a 28-0 win at Robert Doyle Stadium and their first season-opening victory since 2007.

    It was also a frustrating night for LaRue County’s boys’ basketball team as its senior backcourt of Gabe Shirley (quarterback) and Kelton Ford (wide receiver) both suffered ankle injuries and didn’t return.