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Today's News

  • Speech team is 'most efficient'

    The LaRue County High School Speech team won an award for efficiency this weekend at the state championship hosted by the Kentucky Educational Speech and Drama Association in Lexington.

    The team placed fourth overall – despite having fewer than half of the entries of several competing schools.

    This is LaRue’s second time in three years winning the squad efficiency award, which is given every year to the team whose individual students average the most points toward the overall sweepstakes totals. 

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Region draws

    GREENSBURG - For the first time in five seasons, there will be a different championship game pairing in the Girls' 5th Region Basketball Tournament.

    At Sunday morning's draw meeting for the eight-team, single-elimination tournament, the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers and the Marion County Lady

  • Civililan furloughs could affect thousands at Fort Knox

    If government spending is slashed next Friday, thousands of Fort Knox workers could make cuts in their own spending, dampening the business climate in Hardin County.

    Planning for the potential trigger for sequestration, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said the Defense Department’s civilian workers could face furloughs, losing one day of work per week for up to 22 weeks.

  • Hawks are District Champs

     MUNFORDVILLE — LaRue County senior point guard Kelton Ford had a game-high 22 points to go along with seven rebounds and a game-high six assists as he led the top-seeded Hawks to a 65-49 win over the second-seeded Caverna Colonels on Friday night in the championship game of the Boys’ 18th District Basketball Tournament at Hart County.

  • LADY HAWKS ARE DISTRICT CHAMPS

      MUNFORDVILLE — LaRue County junior wing Ivy Brown scored 19 of her game-high 32 points in the final 15:03 as the top-seeded Lady Hawks pulled away from the third-seeded Caverna Lady Colonels, 61-40 on Friday night in the championship game of the Girls’ 18th District Basketball Tournament at Hart County.

  • Sunrise Volunteers executive board meets

     The executive board of Sunrise Manor Volunteers met Feb. 5.

    The meeting was called to order by President Rita Smith. Also present were Ruth Ann Brown, LaDean Self, Peggy Edwards, Tickle Ragland, Sally Rineker and Emogene Gardner.

    Minutes were approved and treasury report was given by Edwards. Brown reported four funerals with 53 volunteers in attendance.

    The semi-annual meeting will be 6:30 p.m. April 23. The meal will be provided by Sunrise Manor.

  • Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning Changes - Jan. 2013

     Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning Permits and Rezonings

    Information compiled from Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning records

    Jan. 4 - James Lemons, Miller Road, Hodgenville, storage, post

    Jan. 7 - Karen Weaver, Bennett Road, Buffalo, conditional use permit

    Jan. 10 - Melba Bennett, Gardner Road, Buffalo, land division – plat

    Jan. 15 - Alex Dohn, Leafdale Road, Hodgenville, land division – plat

  • Benningfield takes lead in 'The Marriage of Figaro'

     Brittany Benningfield will have the lead role in W.A. Mozart’s comic opera “The Marriage of Figaro,” which will be presented March 1-3 by the UK Opera Theatre at the Lexington Opera House.

    The daughter of Ron and Sheryl Benningfield of Hodgenville, Benningfield plays the Countess in the opera composed in 1786 which recounts a single "day of madness" in the palace of the Count Almaviva near Seville, Spain. 

  • ECTC Dean's and President's Lists

     Elizabethtown Community and Technical College has announced the names of students who made the Dean’s List and the President’s Honor List for Fall 2012 Semester.  The President’s Honor List is awarded to full-time and part-time students who are eligible based on the following criteria:

    Full-time degree-seeking students earning a 4.0 grade point average and successfully completing at least 12 hours of course work for the academic term, excluding developmental courses, are included in the Full-time student President’s Honor List.

  • COLUMN: Managing the calving season

     Providing sound management during the calving season can mean more live calves and more profit. Some reminders on specific things a producer can do to limit calf loss include:

    Separate first-calf heifers from mature cows. Calving difficulty can run as high as 30 to 40 percent for 2-year-old heifers compared to just three percent for mature cows. Place them in a small, accessible pasture near a corral where assistance can be given if needed.