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Today's News

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks defeat North Bullitt, drop to Caverna

    LANDMARK NEWS SERVICE

    The LaRue County Hawks won one and lost one last week.
    The team dropped to Caverna 64-49 on Jan. 18, losing a shot at gaining the top seed for next month’s 18th District Tournament.
    Caverna, which will be the top seed, led by 11 at the end of the first quarter. LaRue County lost two straight games for the first time this season.

  • LCMS Mat Hawks take second in Region Tourney

    After a poor showing at the district wrestling tournament, the LaRue County Middle School Mat Hawks bounced back strong taking second at the regional tournament behind Union County Middle School. The Mat Hawks qualified nine grapplers to the State Tournament on Feb. 5 at Montgomery County.
    “We didn’t do well at the district tournament,” said Head Coach Dan Heady. “As a whole, I am not sure the team was focused nor ready to wrestle and it showed at North Middle. “

  • Toliver named Director of Cultural Diversity

    Dr. Thelma White, President/CEO of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, has announced the appointment of Felicia Toliver as Director of Cultural Diversity. 

    Toliver will be responsible for developing, implementing, and coordinating programs and services which promote multiculturalism and inclusion throughout the college community. Her activities involve working with faculty, staff and students to accomplish these goals, and include recruitment, retention, training and workshops, advising, and the Governors Minority Student College Preparation Program.

  • COLUMN: No improvements needed for 'True Grit' - but filmmakers made them anyway

    When I heard that someone was remaking the movie classic “True Grit,” my first thought was “why.”
    Remakes are generally a waste of time and a movie like “True Grit” needs no improvements. As corny as it sounds, one of my favorite scenes in the 1969 film is John Wayne as one-eyed, cranky Rooster Cogburn on horseback, reins in teeth and Colts in both hands, charging the bad guys.

  • COLUMN: Random drug tests a good idea for welfare recipients

    Under a newly proposed bill – House Bill 208 – state recipients of food stamps, Medicaid or other state assistance could face losing their benefits if they can’t pass a drug test.
    The bill, proposed by Rep. Lonnie Napier, R-Lancaster, has already won the backing of House Speaker Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonburg. I think he might be onto something as well.

  • LaRue, Isbell honored by Chamber of Commerce

    John Gordon of the National Weather Service was the guest speaker at the Jan. 19 LaRue County Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Gordon provided a lively presentation of the weather facts and trivia of this area.
    He shared some interesting facts for Hodgenville, which included:
    •Hottest temperature: 107°, July 23, 1983
    •Coldest temperature: -25°, Jan. 21, 1984
    •Wettest day:  5.95-inches, May 2, 2010
    •Snowiest day:  15-inches, Nov. 2, 1966
    •Deepest snow:  16-inches, Jan. 20-22, 1978

  • Williamson graduates from criminal justice training

    Law enforcement officers from 15 agencies across the state, including Eric Williamson of the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office, graduated Friday from basic training at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training.
    The 22 officers of Class 419 completed 18 weeks of training, which consisted of more than 750 hours, recruit-level-officer academy instruction.

  • Teachers trained on 'Project Based Learning'

    Teachers at LaRue County High School are implementing a fresh approach to instruction, Project Based Learning, which they hope will help students to solve problems much as they’ll have to do once they graduate and face the real world.
    “Students will be in charge of their own learning, helping to develop the objectives, the process, and to some extent how they are assessed,” said Ruth Sorace, curriculum specialist.     

  • Price Smith named chairman of school board

    The first meeting of the LaRue County School Board for the new year brought a change in leadership.
    Price Smith was elected chairman of the board. Dick Greenwell was named vice-chairman after “respectfully declining” a nomination for chairman.
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  • Lincoln National earns 5-Star rating

    The Lincoln National Bank has been recognized as one of the strongest banks in the nation.
    The bank has earned BauerFinancial’s highest 5-Star rating for strength and stability.
    To earn Bauer’s 5-Star Superior rating, a bank must excel in areas of capital adequacy, delinquent loan levels and profitability.  
    The Lincoln National Bank has earned the rating for 88 consecutive quarters. It’s a distinction claimed by only 3 percent of the nation’s banks.