Today's News

  • KSP employee cracks cold case

    Due to the diligent efforts of a Kentucky State Police civilian employee, a 30-year-old missing persons’ case has been solved.

    In May 2014, the KSP Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) Section received prints from a 1984 death investigation from Dr. Emily Craig, Regional Systems Administrator with the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs).

  • PHOTO: Record broken

    Junior running back Marquis Franklin broke the LaRue County Hawks Football record of longest play from scrimmage when he was able to take the ball 99 yards on the first play from scrimmage Sept. 26 at Marion County. The previous record of 96 yards from scrimmage was held by Chris Singleton and Justin Thurman during the 2005 season. Franklin also now shares the 99-yard record with 16 other players from across the state since 1972.

  • VOLLEYBALL: Lady Hawks defeat Hart

    The LaRue County Lady Hawks inched closer to the .500 mark with a 3-0 win (25-7, 25-22, 25-8) win over visiting 18th District rival Hart County on Sept. 29.

    Sophomore outside hitter Cidney Neagle led the Lady Hawks (12-13, 4-1 district) with 10 kills, four aces, one block and one dig, while junior middle hitter Chloe Owen added seven aces, six digs and five kills.

  • COLUMN: Protect your farm

     The following information can help you plan for property security on your farm or property.

    Ask your insurance agent to walk your farm with you and review your coverage.

    Identify your property for emergency personnel with three-inch reflective numbers on the mailbox, post or other location.

    Install a well-hidden emergency information box for emergency personnel. Items in the information box should include an up-to-date farm map, a list of emergency contacts and other vital information.

  • COLUMN: Youth celebrate 4-H Week

     More than 6 million young people across the country will be celebrating National 4-H Week, an annual celebration of 4-H during the first full week of October.  4-H will leverage National 4-H Week this year to showcase the great things that 4-H offers young people and highlights the incredible 4-H youth in the community who work each day to make a positive impact on the community.

  • 4-H Calendar - Oct. 8, 2014

    Rabbit Club meets; Parent Night Out

    The 4-H Rabbit Club will meet 5 p.m. Oct. 10 at the LaRue County Extension office. The Rabbit Club is hosting a Parent Night Out after the meeting, 6-10 p.m. Parents may register their children by calling 270-358-3401.  The cost is $20 for the first child and $10 for each sibling. Activities will include pumpkin decorating and crafts and a light snack. All proceeds go to the 4-H Rabbit Club for the “Road to Texas.”


    Horse Fun Show

  • Tractor trailer overturned; I-65 North blocked

    A tractor trailer has overturned on I-65 northbound in Sonora, near the LaRue/Hart County line. According to a Kentucky State Police news release, "preliminary reports show a tractor and trailer left the roadway into the right shoulder and overturned." The release goes on to say the right lane will be blocked for an undetermined amount of time while the vehicle is being removed. 

  • Column: Help for families with diabetes

      According to Kentucky’s Diabetes Prevention and Control Program, 1 in 10 adult Kentuckians have been diagnosed with diabetes. In 1995, this number was only 1 in 25. In addition, over 16 percent of all hospital stays in Kentucky are related to diabetes.

  • COLUMN: Airsoft gun incident unacceptable, but will be a valuable lesson

     The only sounds that Kentucky football’s Class of 2014 was supposed to cause were Air Raid sirens and cheering on Saturday afternoons.

    Now, after Sunday night, four of them (Dorian Baker, Stanley Boom Williams, Drew Barker and Tymere Dubose) will instead be known for the sound of three airsoft guns being shot into the air in the middle of South Campus, and the subsequent pinging of 30,000 students’ cell phones alerting them to a campus-wide lockdown.

  • GOLF: Dawson finishes strong to win Region

    LaRue County sophomore Cameron Dawson’s day at the Boys’ 5th Region Golf Tournament didn’t get off to a good start, but he couldn’t have envisioned a better ending.

    Dawson rebounded from a bogey on his first hole to fire an even-par 72 to win the tournament Sept. 30 at Elizabethtown Country Club. He became the first LaRue County golfer to win the region since Chad Hines in 1997.