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Today's News

  • LaRue Countians enroll at Union College

     Three local students have been accepted to attend Union College in the fall semester of 2012.

    Those students are Wesley Kessinger and Larry Mullins, both of Hodgenville; and Michael Bray of New Haven.

    Union College is a four-year liberal arts college in Barbourville.

  • Library has several new DVDs and books

    The LaRue County Public Library has several new offerings.

    Books – Left for Dead by J.A. Jance; Private Games by James Patterson;  How to Get the Financing for Your New Small Business by Sharon Fullen; Complete Guide to Eco-friendly House Cleaning by Anne Kocsis; and Pimsleur Basic Spanish.

    DVDs– Tower Heist; J. Edgar; Real Steel; Moneyball; The Rum Diary; On Golden Pond; The Keys to the Kingdom; and Driving Miss Daisy.

    For more information, contact Librarian Dana Jolly at 270-358-3851.

  • PHOTO: Cherry Blossom Princess presented to House of Representatives

  • Campbellsville University offers matching funds for KEES

    Campbellsville University is offering students in LaRue County an expanded financial aid program, the KEES-Matching Scholarship, which will earn students more money in the fall.

    Local students can earn up to $1,500 per year with the KEES-Matching Scholarship, which is an increase from last year's maximum amount of $1,000.

    Students in Washington, Hart, Metcalfe, Nelson and Cumberland counties are now eligible for the matching money in addition to those in Taylor, Green, Adair, Marion, Casey, LaRue, Hardin, Russell and Pulaski counties.

  • Historic Confederate pension applications available online

     The complete collection of Confederate Pension Application files is now available in a digital format on the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives website. The applications are searchable by name, unit and county and provide invaluable information to genealogists, local historians and anyone interested in Civil War history.

    The applications and other supporting documents are online in the e-Archives section at http://kdla.ky.gov/records/e-archives/Pages/default.aspx.

  • Early Childhood Development Scholarship available

     Kentucky’s child care providers and those who train child care providers may be eligible for the Early Childhood Development Scholarship to further their college education.

    The scholarships are available to those who work at least 20 hours per week or provide training in early childhood development at least 12 times per year for an approved organization. Kentuckians employed as a preschool associate teacher in a state-funded preschool program are also eligible.

  • Bill proposes release of redistricting information to public, press

    Two House Republicans have filed a bill for the 2012 Legislative Session that if passed would require any proposed legislation dealing with redistricting for state and Congressional districts be released to the public and press five days before a vote could be taken in the General Assembly.  House Bill 460’s primary sponsors are Representative Jill York, R-Grayson, and Representative C.B. Embry, Jr., R-Morgantown.

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks are 18th District Champs

    The LaRue County Hawks became 18th District Champions Friday after a decisive 69-46 victory over third-seeded Green County in Greensburg.

    The Hawks (22-7) are the first team to win four district titles since the district formed in 1966. Three of the four teams have won three consecutive championships. LaRue County won three straight from 1986-88, while Hart County (1999-2001) and Caverna (1977-79) have achieved that mark once.

  • Upton woman dies in wreck

    An Upton woman died Thursday morning when police say the 2001 Dodge Caravan she was driving crossed the center line and collided with another vehicle.

    Deanna M. Barton, 33, was westbound on Ky. 224 around 10:20 a.m. when her vehicle collided head-on with a 2000 Ford F-150 driven by Paul A. Neff, 56, of Hardinsburg.

    Barton was pronounced dead at the scene by Hardin County Deputy Coroner Kenneth Spangenberger, according to a Kentucky State Police news release. Barton was not wearing a seatbelt according to the news release.

  • Hawks face Green County for 18th District Tourney

     The LaRue County Hawks will play Green County Friday in Greensburg for the 18th District Tournament championship.

    The game begins at 7:15 p.m.

    Green County advanced after defeating Hart County 63-70 in overtime Tuesday.