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Today's News

  • Students honored by Western Kentucky University

     Western Kentucky University’s College of Education and Behavioral Sciences presented its annual awards on April 27 at the Carroll Knicely Conference Center.

    Junior Micah Farmer of Upton was recognized as a Distinguished Military Graduate from the Department of Military Science.

    Kelli Ralston of New Haven, and Kayla Pullin of Hodgenville, were named Outstanding Undergraduate Students, Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education, from the School of Teacher Education. 

  • Brience Willian: Rookie Referee of the Year

    Brience Willian of LaRue County, and former LCHS wrestler, was honored at the Kentucky Wrestling Official Association banquet held April 27 at Hodgenville City Hall. He received the David M. Barnett Rookie of the Year Award. The award is voted on by KWOA members in good standing. Above, Willian, center, is presented the award by Chris Shaw, left, and Andrew Dennsion.

  • Regional Tennis Tournament has few surprises

    The opening round of the 5th Region Tennis Tournament on Friday at the Freeman Lake Tennis Complex didn’t produce any major upsets, but that doesn’t mean it lacked drama or intrigue.

    Seven matches were tied after two sets, going to a super tiebreaker instead of a third set, and all but two of those involved an area player.

    Central Hardin sophomores Hadley Handel and Chloe Sheeran dropped the first to the North Hardin duo of freshman Mary Kate Dennis and sixth-grader Addison Sutton, but managed to pull even by winning a second set tiebreaker.

  • Freshman Lady Hawks raising expectations

    With each passing season at the high school level of competition a majority of the focus gets put on the varsity programs through newspapers, social media and word of mouth. 

    The LaRue County Lady Hawks Freshman Softball Team has certainly raised some eyebrows over the last few weeks while posting an 18-7 record including big wins over Central Hardin, Elizabethtown, Fairdale, Bullitt Central and North Hardin. This is an impressive turnaround from a 9-19 season last year.  

  • COLUMN: The bluebird returns to Groundhog Hill

    Groundhog Hill – Greetings, friends, family, connections. The garden has been recently plowed and is ready for planting. Another season is upon us, and I don’t know about you, but I am excited.

    Many thanks to my brother-in-law John Varney for his generosity and excellent tractor-work. Thanks to Johnny, the garden is now a blank canvas ready for a new season of creation.

  • Band's concert will honor veterans

    The LaRue County Band of Hawks will present their annual spring concert on Thursday, May 8 at First Baptist Church in Hodgenville. The concert begins at 7 p.m. will feature all the bands, from sixth grade through high school. 

    The concert will include a special salute to veterans of the Armed Forces. 

  • Editorial: Beshear's financial mess

    Last week the Paducah Sun published a picture of Health and Family Services Secretary Audrey Haynes holding a sign aside a beaming Gov. Steve Beshear proclaiming that 413,410 people have enrolled in Kentucky's Obamacare program. We suspect the reason Beshear is joyous is because he knows it will fall to a future governor to deal with the financial mess he has created.

  • COLUMN: First seeds of hemp to be planted in May

    The right to grow industrial hemp in Kentucky has faced many hurdles on the state and federal levels, but now it is legal to grow, and a new pilot project with the plant could be an economic boon for our state.

  • New law affects CDL drivers

    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will soon require drivers with Commercial Driver’s Licenses to be examined by medical professionals whom it has certified.

  • Master Cattlemen invited to join Cow College

    This summer, beef producers will get an opportunity to learn from University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment specialists and industry partners in a series of interactive sessions.

    Cow College is an intensive, hands-on course for experienced beef producers. It’s designed to expose them to the most cutting-edge techniques and ideas related to beef cattle production and business. The program is divided into four, two-day sessions and one single-day session in July, August and September.