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Today's News

  • Students named to WKU's Dean's List

    Several local residents have been named to the Dean’s and President’s Lists for the fall semester at Western Kentucky University.
    These lists include undergraduate students who have at least 12 hours of coursework for the semester with no incomplete grades. Students making the Dean’s List have a grade-point average of 3.4 to 3.79 in a 4.0 scale. Students on the President’s List have GPAs of 3.8 to 4.0.
    Students who have requested WKU to withhold the information are not listed.
    Dean’s List

  • Robo Hawks are tops in state competition

    A LaRue County club took high honors in a robotics competition last month.
    The Robo Hawks brought home first place, Judges Award, in the Kentucky First Lego League State Robotics Championship at Western Kentucky University.
    About 310 participants on 43 teams competed in the state tournament at WKU’s Diddle Arena.
    The Robo Hawks, all fourth through seventh graders, are Tori Fulkerson, Celeste Menard, Ethan Johnson, Isaac Johnson and Parker Smith. Their coaches are David Walsh and Price Smith.

  • WRESTLING: LaRue notches eight top seeds for regional tournament

    BY JOSH CLAYWELL

    Landmark News Service

     

    Once again, it's going to be LaRue County taking on the rest of the 2nd Region when the region tournament is held at Central Hardin's Bruin Gym on Saturday.

    The Hawks locked up eight top seeds during Sunday's draw meeting for the 10-team tournament, which starts at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

  • BARNYARD TALES: Old barn was home to 'fun' activity of corn shredding

    BY JOHN POTEET

     

    Ray DeSpain plans to demolish an old barn on his farm at the edge of Hodgenville city limits.

    DeSpain shared a few memories about “corn shredding” in that old barn.

    As a few oldtimers may remember, corn shredding was not a one-man job. Six men, at a minimum, were needed. Eight was better and 10 were too many.

    First, the old shredder had to be positioned at just the right spot to blow the shredded corn fodder in the loft of the old barn and to drop the ear corn in a parked wagon.

  • BASKETBALL: Reynolds' free-throw secures Hawk victory

    The LaRue County Hawks Boys Basketball Team improved their season record to 13-6 after defeating the Meade County Green Wave Feb. 1, 55-54.

    The Hawks had lost three of their last four games and were in need of a late season victory, said Head Coach Paul Childress. 

    “This was a good win for us,” Childress said. “It was a close game and that is what you will run in to during post-season. Our guys stepped up and made enough plays at the end to win the game.”

    The Hawks got off to a shaky start, Childress said.

  • Dr. Asim Piracha named to the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure

    Dr. Asim Piracha, a partner with John-Kenyon American Eye Institute has been named to the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure.

    The four-year appointment was made by Gov. Steve Beshear.

  • LaRue schools called off Tuesday

    LaRue County Schools were dismissed an hour early Monday after a combination of snow and freezing temperatures struck.

    Schools have been called off Tuesday also.

    The National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Hodgenville until 10 p.m.

    Slushy accumulations of 2 to 4 inches formed on grassy and elevated services.

    Colder air moved into the region this evening and is freezing roadways. Several accidents have been reported.

    Drivers are urged to use caution.

  • LEGISLATIVE REVIEW: Rep. Michael Meredith

    LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

    By State Representative Michael Meredith

     

    It’s back to work in Frankfort for the second half of the 2011 legislative session and I am hopeful this session will be one of progress as we spend the next several weeks discussing bill proposals and passing legislation.

  • PHOTO: Sunrise Volunteers

    Emogene Gardner, Sunrise Manor Volunteer, wheels resident Katherine Cruse into the facility’s chapel for weekly Rhythm Band gospel singing. Gardner has volunteered for 28 years at the nursing home on Phillips Lane.

  • LCHS Speech Team win Region title

    Over the past two weekends the LaRue County High School Speech team has enjoyed success both nationally and in the state.

    Several varsity speech students traveled to Atlanta, Ga. Jan. 29-31 to compete in the 2011 Barkley Forum at Emory University.