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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Sunrise reader

     Betty Gordon, a resident at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home, read a Dr. Seuss book to kindergarten students in Amanda Williams’ class at Hodgenville Elementary School. Students are Jesse Mattingly, Chase Skaggs, Shayna Duvall, Ethan Johnston, Lee Bunnell, Hayden Gividen, Amber Spalding, Kaydin Nichols, Payton Brewer, Saige Burton, Cameron Maddle, Abby Puckett, Kayden Walls, Bryona Carman and Hallee McNary.

  • Magnolia Bank awarded 5-Star rating

     Magnolia Bank has been recognized as a 5-Star Superior bank by BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation’s leading bank rating and research firm.

    A 5-Star rating indicates that Magnolia Bank is one of the strongest banks in the nation. To earn the designation, the bank must excel in capital quality, asset quality and profitability.

    Magnolia Bank has earned the 5-Star rating for the last seven consecutive quarters and a recommended rating of 5-Stars or 4-Stars for 93 consecutive quarters.

  • PHOTO: Relay donation

     Decades Restaurant owner and manager Christine Shelton, left, presented Kathy Ross of LaRue County Relay for Life with a check for $264. Decades contributed a portion of its Valentine’s Day special to the Relay. Mary Ann Crain’s team from Howardstown received $25 for having the most referrals.

  • Six fatalities in I-65 crash under investigation

     Two wrecks near Sonora on Saturday left six dead and five injured.

     Ibrahim Fetic, 47, of Troy, Mich., was driving a 2012 Kenworth tractor-trailer northbound on Interstate 65 when his vehicle struck a 1999 Ford Expedition in front of him at about 11:13 a.m. near mile marker 83 near Sonora, according to Norman Chaffins, Kentucky State Police Post 4 spokesman.

    Six people in the SUV were killed after the SUV caught fire. They were identified as residents of Marion, Wis., traveling home after a trip to Orlando, Fla., Chaffins said.

  • COLUMN: FSA understands farmers
  • PHOTO: Dr. Seuss and Sunrise

     Lisa Shaheen, a resident at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home, read a Dr. Seuss book to kindergarten students in Lauren Abbott’s class at Hodgenville Elementary School. Nikki Blair held the book for her.

  • On Educating LaRue: Students are ready to grow

     With the calendar showing March, a lot of LaRue Countians are pulling out their garden catalogs to start planning what favorites and exotic vegetables and flowers they will try this spring.

    At LaRue County High School, agriculture teacher Misty Bivens has 24 students in Greenhouse Technology getting a jump start on the growing season and, in the process, honing skills that cover several school subjects - marketing, plant science, botany and math, according to Bivens.

  • Elementary students tops at Governor's Cup

    Students from four area elementary schools met Saturday at Hodgenville Elementary to compete in the District Governor’s Cup Competition. Schools attending were Abraham Lincoln, Boston Elementary, Foster Heights and HES.

    With about 60 students entered in subject area assessments including math, science, social studies, arts and humanities, written composition, language arts, quick recall and future problem solving, the two area elementary schools represented LaRue County well.

  • Speech team qualifies six for national tournament

    The LaRue County High School Speech Team competed at the Kentucky Catholic Forensic League National Qualifier Saturday to earn spots on the Kentucky entry to the National Catholic Forensic League Grand National Tournament. 

    The national tournament will be held on Memorial Day weekend in Philadelphia, Pa. LaRue represents six of the 50 entries Kentucky will be taking.

    Sophomore Brian Anderson was the champion in extemporaneous speaking for the second year in a row.

  • Lady Hawks to play for Region championship

    The Lady Hawks advance to region finals after defeating Nelson County Sunday, 68-67. It's the first time in the school's history a girls' basketball team has advanced to this point in the tournament.