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Today's News

  • Free career testing available to veterans, unemployed

     An important education and workforce credential test will be free to eligible Kentuckians on a first-come, first-served basis through June 15 or until funds are expended.

    Testing to earn a National Career Readiness Certification is for veterans, persons with disabilities and anyone who has been unemployed for more than 26 weeks. The assessments are sponsored by the Department of Workforce Investment, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

  • PHOTO: Sandhill cranes return to area

     A small flock of sandhill cranes picked through a field near Creekfront Park in Hodgenville last week. Larger flocks can be spotted along Harned-McCubbins Road.

  • Controlled burn goes out of control

     LaRue County firefighters responded to a field fire Sunday afternoon on Harned-McCubbins Road. Chief Jason Sadler said it started out as a controlled burn. The flames were close to a house, outbuildings and vehicles.

  • PHOTO: Duncan joins planning and zoning board

     Paul Lassanske, chairman of Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning, administered the oath of office Feb. 14 to newly appointed member Marsha Duncan. She will complete the term of Wayne Trombley who moved out of the area. Her term expires January 2016.

  • PHOTOS: Catching snowflakes

     Brandi Aubrey, Ayanna Humphrey and Ozariah Embree, students in Tracy Tharp’s kindergarten class at Hodgenville Elementary School, caught snowflakes on black paper to see that no two snowflakes are alike. They also caught a few with their tongues.

  • BASKETBALL: Lady Hawks finish season with a win

     Playing in her final home game, LaRue County senior Alisha Durbin posted a double-double with a career-high 20 points and 10 rebounds as the Lady Hawks cruised by the Lady Eagles Friday, 70-24.

    Junior wing Ivy Brown added 17 points, eight assists, eight rebounds and four steals for the Lady Hawks.


    Sophomore guard Alexis Brewer chipped in with 11 points, eight assists and five steals. Junior post Alley Evans had 11 points, five rebounds and four steals and senior forward Haley Holt had seven points and eight rebounds.


  • BASKETBALL: Hawks on winning streak as they enter district tournament

     LaRue County whipped the visiting Washington County Commanders Feb. 12 at Hawk gym.

    It was Senior Night, but the JV Hawks took over in the fourth quarter, putting the finishing touches on an 82-30 victory.

  • 'War Horse' gallops to town for Free Movie Night

    Free Movie Night took a brief intermission following the holidays but returns this month with “War Horse.”

    The 2011 film, starring Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson and David Thewlis, was directed by Steven Spielberg.

    The movie’s opening is set in England in 1914. A thoroughbred horse – the pet of a teenage boy – is sold to the British cavalry. The horse and the boy enter the war – but the horse is the star of the film.

    The movie is rated PG-13 and is 146 minutes long.

  • Mat Hawks have five medalists

    LaRue County's Mat Hawks did not have a wrestler in the championship match at Saturday's State Tournament in Lexington.

    Three wrestlers fought their way out of the loser's bracket to take third: Raymundo Perez, Caleb Canter and B.J. Carman.

    Dylan West and Jared Whitlock took eighth.

  • COLUMN: Grow stronger with time

     The story is told of a young construction site worker who bragged that he could outdo anyone in a feat of strength. One of the older workers finally had his fill and said to the young man, “Why don't you put your money where your money where your mouth is. I will bet you a week's wage that I can haul something in a wheelbarrow over to that outbuilding that you will be unable to wheel back.”

    “You’re on, old man,” replied the young braggart. “Let’s see what you’ve got.”