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Today's News

  • South Fork Area Homemakers meeting

     The South Fork Area Homemakers met March 19 at the LaRue County Extension office.

    Seventeen were present: Emogene Gardner, Virginia Allen, Delores Bale, Janice Bowen, Julie Devore, Exie Elliott, Ann Flanders, Amanda Gatewood, Mary Lois Hornback, Clovis Johnson, Norma Jean McDonald, Martha Owen, Mary Lou Owen, Della Thomas, Patsy Thomas, Sue Crutcher and Wanda West.

    Hostesses were Allen and Devore who decorated for St. Patrick’s Day.

    The club voted to sponsor $200 to Project Graduation; $200 to 4-H Camp; and $200 to Relay for Life.

  • Pepper visits Guatemala on mission trip

     Nearly 50 Campbellsville University students, faculty and staff sacrificed spring break for ministry opportunities in Haiti, Florida, New York and Guatemala.

    The Guatemala mission team worked with Prince of Peace Orphanage for Girls. Lucas Pepper, a sophomore from Hodgenville, accompanied the group.

    Ed Pavy, director of campus ministries who went on the trip, said, “Prince of Peace is a place where the girls have been given hope for their future-how appropriate it is named for our Savior.”

  • BASEBALL: Hawks defeat Bardstown

     The LaRue County Hawks defeated Bardstown 12-11 March 19 in 10 innings.

    Junior Austin McDowell scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the 10th, lifting the Hawks to their second straight win.

    McDowell, who went 3-for-5 and drove in two runs, stole second and third before scoring on Bardstown’s third wild pitch of the game. Senior Cole Hughes went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs, while eighth-grader Cameron Dawson doubled in a run.

  • Lady Hawks lose to 23-ranked Central Hardin

     The Lady Hawks lost 8-5 March 19 to 23rd-ranked Central Hardin Lady Bruins.

    After the Lady Hawks put up a spirited rally, the homestanding Lady Bruins awoke from their sudden offensive slumber to subdue their 5th Region rival.

    The Lady Bruins’ final four hits came in their three-run fifth inning as Central Hardin topped the Lady Hawks.

  • Two indicted for burglary, forgery

     Two people were indicted on forgery and burglary charges March 18 by a LaRue County grand jury.

    Derek M. Shelton (1981) of Glendale was charged with forgery in the second degree and theft by unlawful taking. He is accused of falsely making or altering a check on the account of a family member with the intent to defraud; and taking cash, at least $500 but less than $10,000, on Dec. 2 or 3.

    Bond was set at $5,000 cash only upon condition of no contact with the alleged victim’s property.

  • American Idols join Rice on stage

     Glen Rice, Family and Friends Musical Concert Series continues a new season at 7 p.m. Friday, April 19 at the Hardin County Performing Arts Center.

    The concert features Kentucky’s Hollywood American Idols – Kenzi Lewis of LaRue County, Brandy Neelly, Kelly Casey and Jenny Beth Willis; and Clinton Spaulding of Louisville.

    The event will be held at John Hardin High School, 384 W.A. Jenkins Road, Elizabethtown.

  • TRACK AND FIELD: Durbin wins 1,600-meter

     Sophomore Kristina Durbin won the girls’ 1,600-meter run March 15 at the LaRue County All-Comers Meet. Durbin’s time, 6:00.46, was tops in a field of 14.

    Freshman Nichole Thomas had a good day, placing fourth out of 22 in the 800-meters with a time of 2:48.58; and third in the triple jump with a distance of 28-03.00.

    Junior Misha Jakes tied for second in the high jump with a distance of 4-04.00.

    Senior Sheridan Myers was fourth in discus with a distance of 72-10.

  • TENNIS: Boys' team defeats Bethlehem

     LaRue County High School’s tennis teams played Bardstown Bethlehem March 19.

    The boys’ team won 5-0 with Ryan Abell, LaRue’s No. 1 singles player defeating Ezra Suertes 6-0, 6-0.

    Ryan Hornback defeated Adam Rogers, 6-1, 6-1; Tyler Skaggs defeated John Simms, 8-3.

    In No. 1 doubles, the team of Kyler Hart and Trevor Sanders defeated Suertes and Rogers.

    Alex Best and Preston Howell defeated Jessie Plouvier and Janzten Sivori, 6-1, 6-0.

  • GRACE NOTES: Death loses, God wins

     On Oct. 26, a woman named Terri married the man of her dreams, and on Nov. 12, her new husband, Mike, went in for surgery for a lump on his jaw and had 9/10 of his tongue removed.

    Mike is dying from oral cancer, slowly and painfully.

    I’ve been following their saga on Facebook. It is both incredibly sad and filled with sweetness and an ultimate happily-ever-after ending.

    Here are some of Terri’s most recent Facebook posts:

  • 4-H Homecoming planned in Georgetown

     The Kentucky 4-H Homecoming, the annual signature event for the Kentucky 4-H Foundation, will be held 6 p.m. April 20 at The Hilton Garden Inn in Georgetown.

    This annual event reconnects former 4-H’ers with each other 4-H alumni as well as with friends, volunteers, and supporters of Kentucky 4-H.

    “The first two 4-H Homecomings were huge successes and we expect this year’s event to be even more successful,” said Keith L. Rogers, executive director of the Kentucky 4-H Foundation.