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Today's News

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks defeat Marion

    Junior forward Caleb Sheffer had 22 points, 10 rebounds and four steals Friday to lead the visiting Hawks (15-12) past the Knights (19-9), 63-60.

    Senior forward Kody Key-Close added 13 points and five rebounds, while junior guard Micah Wiseman had 12 points, three assists and two steals.

    Senior guard Thomas Harman scored seven and senior guard Michael Neal six for LaRue County, which won its second straight.

    LARUECOUNTY 63, MARION COUNTY 60

  • BASKETBALL: No mercy for Lady Jaguars

    The LaRue County Lady Hawks celebrated Senior Night last week, but Friday night was actually the final curtain call for Ivy Brown at Corky Cox Court in Hodgenville.

    The senior forward, one of the most decorated players in school history, went out with a bang in her final home contest.

    Brown poured in 29 points and set a single-game program record with 23 rebounds to lead the Lady Hawks to a 65-53 victory over the Louisville Mercy Jaguars in their final regular-season game.

  • State Wrestling Tournament Final

    LaRue County High School’s wrestling team finished 41st out of 88 teams in the KHSAA State Wrestling Tournament held Friday and Saturday at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

    Union County won the tourney, followed by Campbell County, Trinity, St. Xavier and Woodford County.

    Six Mat Hawks accumulated 20 points in the tournament: eighth-graders Dalton Bell, Noah Davis and Griffin Dulak; sophomore Ed Hernandez; junior Koy Lindsey; and senior Raymundo Perez.

    The team struggled with injuries and vacant weight classes throughout the season.

  • STATE WRESTLING: DAY ONE

     

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      Round 1 (32 Man)

       Champ. Round 1 – Dalton Bell (LaRue County) 28-8 won by major decision over Bailey Bixler (Franklin County) 7-10 (MD 13-3)
        

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      Round 1 (32 Man)
        Champ. Round 1 – Brock Ervin (Union County) 44-1 won by fall over Noah Davis (LaRue County) 1-3 (Fall 1:03)
     

  • Deadly virus threatens pig farms

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Thursday that a deadly pig virus that is leading to industry financial losses and potentially higher pork prices for consumers, and could have a greater impact on the nation's hog supply than previously thought, Meredith Davis reports for Reuters. Porcine epidemic diarrhea has been confirmed in 25 states, including Kentucky, and three Canadian provinces, and has resulted in 3,528 confirmed cases of PED as of Saturday. USDA defines a case as “multiple animals at a single farm site or at several locations.”

  • Farm Bill makes watching a cockfight a felony

     The new Farm Bill has new penalties to discourage cockfighting. Merely attending a cockfight is now a federal crime punishable by up to a year and prison and a $10,000 fine. Bringing a minor to such an event could result in up to three years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

  • COLUMN: Senator Carroll Gibson's Frankfort Update

     We have passed the midpoint of the General Assembly, and the activity has continued to be energetic and fast paced.

  • PHOTO: Rep. Michael Meredith

     

  • COLUMN: 4-H Club works on sewing skills

     The 4-H Sewing group met for their first meeting of the year on Saturday, Feb. 15. Members are meeting on Saturdays to begin working on their 4-H clothing projects. 

    Depending on their age and previous sewing experience, they are given a few options of what to make. Unit 1 sewers will make a pair of pants, shorts or a skirt with an elastic waistband. Unit 2 sewers, who are in their second year in sewing, will make a skirt, pants, or shorts that include a zipper. As the 4-Her progresses through the units, they learn additional skills.

  • COLUMN: Home fruit disease management practices for late winter

     Homeowners will soon be busy with the rush of spring planting activities. Early spring is also when primary infections occur in many fruits crops. So, late winter is the ideal time for home fruit growers to get a jump on disease management. 

    You should trim fruit trees to thin the tree canopy. This allows for good air movement and sunlight penetration. Rake up and destroy fallen leaves and remove and destroy fruit mummies left on trees or on the ground from last season.