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Today's News

  • Taulbee family receive benefits

    Hodgenville Officer Mark A. Taulbee died Sept. 16, 2012, after crashing his cruiser while in pursuit of a suspect. On Monday, his surviving children, Audra and Austin, and wife, Elizabeth, received benefit checks from the state.

    Dana Todd with the Commonwealth of Kentucky Justice and Safety Cabinet was on hand for the presentation, as well as Julie Schmidt and Jerry Powell, members of the Concerns of Police Survivors.

    The Taulbee children also received paid in-state tuition as part of the state statue.

  • Democratic candidate forums planned

      The LaRue County Democratic Woman’s Club is sponsoring a series of six forums for Democratic candidates in March and April.

  • Three LCMS academic teams advance to state

     For the first time in Doris Jean Holleran's 14 years as academic team coach, each of the three LaRue County Middle School teams she coaches has captured first place at regional competition and with it the opportunity to advance to state.

    My Old Kentucky Home regional MATHCOUNTS winners Skyler Hornback, Rachel Sheffer, Jaxon Boley and Simon Coy will represent LCMS at state March 22 at the Holiday Inn Hurstbourne in Louisville.

  • SPEECH TEAM: FOUR STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

    The LaRue County High School Speech and Debate Teams competed at the Kentucky High School State Speech and Debate Championships this past week at the University of Kentucky and returned home with four individual state championships, several other honors, and placed sixth overall in the state.  Brian Anderson is the State Champion in extemporaneous Speaking for the second year in a row joining a very exclusive club, and is also the 2014 State Champion in oratory.

    Curtis Milby is the State Champion in prose; and Elijah Thomas is the State Champion in poetry.

  • PHOTO: Future Problem Solvers

     LaRue County Middle School's Future Problem Solving team that competed at state March 15 include, from left, Harrison Hynes, Alyssa White, Dylan Sullivan, and Gilbert Cox.

  • Kynect's open enrollment ends March 31

      More than 300,000 Kentuckians are now enrolled in new healthcare coverage through kynect, and that number is expected to grow as we enter the final two weeks of open enrollment. Nearly half of all kynect enrollees are under the age of 35.

  • BASEBALL: Hawks win one, lose two

    The LaRue County Hawks dropped two and won one at home last week.

    THe Hawks fell 5-7 March 13 in eight innings to Campbellsville; defeated John Hardin 7-6 March 14; and lost 2-10 to Warren Central on March 15.

    John Hardin

    The Hawks led 6-0 after the first inning and were up 7-0 when the Bulldogs scored six runs in the last two innings.

    LaRue County escaped a bases-loaded jam in the seventh.

  • Camp Invention returns to ALES

    In partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame, LaRue County is will offer the nationally-acclaimed Camp Invention program to children entering grades one through six. It’s a weeklong summer adventure in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) that’s all about big ideas. Children will work together to seek innovative solutions to real-world problems and sharpen critical 21st century learning skills as they rotate through four modules that reinvent summer fun.

  • Motorcycle crashed on Ky. 224

     A Cecilia man escaped serious injury March 11 when he lost control of the motorcycle he was driving.

    Mark L. Post, 64, was driving a 2011 Harley-Davidson FLH Series motorcycle south on Ky. 224 outside Upton about 11 a.m., according to LaRue County Deputy Robby Brownfield.

    Post “entered the right hand curve at a higher rate of speed than the curve was rated for,” and laid it down, said Brownfield. The motorcycle came to rest in the ditch line on the left side of the roadway. It was extensively damaged; Post towed it home.

  • Magnolia woman injured in crash

     A Magnolia woman was injured March 11 in a single-vehicle crash.

    Mary Lynn Garr, 19, was driving a 2001 Toyota Corolla north on Greensburg Road outside Mount Sherman about 7:45 a.m., according to LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy.

    Garr lost control of the vehicle, and it crossed the centerline, struck an earthen embankment, hit on the hood and landed upright in the ditch, partially blocking the roadway.