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Today's News

  • SUNSHINE WEEK: Open government is a three-legged stool

     My mom used to have a small, three-legged wooden stool. I don’t remember the stool being used for any reason, just something to set a newspaper or magazine on for a minute.

    It was small and thus not sturdy enough to hold anything of weight.

    But no matter if it was strong and sturdy, the three-legged stool was no good if something happened to one of the legs. It couldn’t stand on just two.

    You’re probably already wondering what a three-legged stool has to do with the newspaper business.

  • Register now for grazing school

     Grazing is the most cost-effective way for producers to feed ruminant animals. Each year, the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture hosts two installments of the Kentucky Grazing School to help producers become better managers of their grazing systems.

    The first installment is 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. April 17-18 at the UK Research and Education Center in Princeton.

    Past participants have included everyone from new farmers to experienced grazers, and all have received new information and practical skills to implement in their operations.

  • PHOTO: Cat in the Hat

     Hodgenville Elementary Kindergarten students enjoyed a visit from Vicki Devers.  She taught them about Dr. Seuss, read many Dr. Seuss books to the kids and celebrated his birthday by playing a parachute game with a toy Cat in the Hat!  Pictured are students from Nannette Lawler’s and Tracy Tharp’s kindergarten classes.

  • Redistricting proposal looks like last year's

     The House State Government Committee just approved House Bill 2, the redistricting plan designed by House Democrats but reportedly with input from some of the area caucuses.

    LaRue County would become part of a revised 24th District, along with all of Green and Marion County.

    Eleven Republican incumbents would be pitted against each other in five of the six districts.

  • Suspects in New Haven burglaries apprehended

     Police believe they have captured two of three men who hit Nelson County as part of a cross-country burglary spree.

    The men are suspected of breaking into three Nelson County businesses on Feb. 25. They were arrested in Garrard County the same day on a string of burglary charges.

    Boston Food Mart, Culver’s Kwik Market and the Marathon in New Haven were burglarized during the early morning hours, all within about an hour. At the time, sheriff’s deputies believed they narrowly missed capturing the burglars.

  • BASKETBALL: Lady Hawks are Region runners-up

     The LaRue County Lady Hawks ran with not just the top team in the 5th Region on Tuesday night, but one of the top squads in the state and even the country in the Marion County Lady Knights.

    After overcoming an early flurry of turnovers inside the Green County High School gym, the Lady Hawks outscored the mighty Lady Knights over the final 17 minutes before falling, 82-60 in the highest-scoring championship game in the Girls’ 5th Region Basketball Tournament’s 39-year history.

  • PHOTO: T-shirt winner

     Anna Druen is the final winner of the T-shirt drawing held at LaRue County Public Library in February. 

  • Lady Hawks are region runners-up

    The Lady Hawks fell in Tuesday's 5th Region championship to top-ranked Marion County, 60-82.

    Ivy Brown scored 30 points. Alexis Brewer  scored 24.

  • BASKETBALL: Lady Hawks ready to take on Marion

     During practice Monday afternoon before the biggest game of their high-school careers, the LaRue County Lady Hawks were foot-loose and fancy-free.

  • PHOTO: PSYCHED

     The Hawks’ crowd psyched out Adair County with a fake countdown toward the end of the first quarter in 5th Region girls’ basketball play. Their antics forced a bad shot with about three seconds left. LaRue County High School senior Cole Hughes counted down with pushups.

    The Lady Hawks won, 60-57.