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Today's News

  • PHOTO: LCMS Bowl Bash

    The LaRue County Middle School Hawks hosted TK Stone Sept. 20 at the second annual Nathan McCurry Memorial Bowl Bash. LaRue’s eighth-graders remained undefeated by pulling out another win with the final score, LaRue 28, TK Stone 8. The team plays at Hart County 6:30 p.m. Sept. 23. LaRue will host the playoff game on Sept. 30. Above, the eighth-graders pose with their trophy. The seventh-grade team defeated TK Stone 22-8.

  • COLUMN: The Obscure Alcove 'Check out the classics'

     “It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better place that I go to than I have ever known.”  Would reading this final line from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens compel you to read this piece of classic literature for the first time?

    What about this first line from The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner? “Through the fence, between the curling flower spaces, I could see them hitting.” So many time-honored books to choose from at the library. 

  • PHOTO: Warriors win

    The Warriors, a baseball team with kids from Hardin, Larue, Grayson, Meade and Breckinridge Counties, won the Moving On Up baseball tournament this weekend in Indiana. Front from left, Justin Hiner, Evan Morris, Cason Brady, Isaac Seeger; second row, Cohl Proctor, Owen Honaker, Brayden Stowe, Caine Smith, Bryson Arnette; back, Coach Adam Stowe, Coach Wayne Smith, Coach Todd Morris and Coach Johnathan Coleman.

  • PHOTO: U4 Soccer action

    Cooper Thomas, Devin Seymour, Kaedynn Handley, Benjamin Santos and Bryce Hutcherson look for a path to the goal in recent LaRue County U-4 soccer league action.

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: YSC welcomes Theresa Price

    Theresa Price has joined LaRue County’s Youth Service Center as program assistant.

    “My job responsibilities include assisting the coordinator with the development and implementation of YSC Programs such as Red Ribbon Week, College Application Week, and helping meet the basic needs of families of the school district who are in need,” said Price, whose first day on the job was Sept. 8.

    A native of Abilene, Texas, she moved to Anderson County during high school and graduated from Anderson County High School.

  • Ribbon-cutting held at Arrowhead Pawn & BBQ

    Arrowhead Archery & BBQ, positioned just off Lincoln Parkway, celebrated some changes inside their business Friday with a ribbon cutting, sponsored by the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce.

    Louie and Melissa Payne, the owners of the multi-faceted business, said they’ve revamped recipes and the results are paying off.

  • Free admission to Lincoln Museum

    Free admission at Lincoln Museum

    The Lincoln Museum, Hodgenville, is offering free admission – with a ticket – on Sept. 27, in conjunction with the Smithsonian. To download up to two free tickets, visit http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/. Click on the Ticket Information page. Fill out the form and you will be emailed instruction on downloading your ticket.

  • Four named Distinguished Alumni

    Four people have been inducted as LaRue County Schools Distinguished Alumni.

    The LaRue County Board of Education will recognize the former students at a luncheon in their honor on Oct. 3 at the LaRue County Extension office.

    Four outstanding Distinguished Alumni for 2014 are Penny McDowell Cecil, Dale Keith, James “Jim” Q. Shaw Jr. and Paula LaRue Varney.

    Penny McDowell Cecil

  • COLUMN: Farm Safety Week this week

    National Farm Safety and Health Week is Sept. 21-27. The theme is “Safety Counts Protecting What Matters.”

    There are about 600 deaths and 70,000 disabling injuries due to agricultural accidents annually, and harvest is a prime time for accidents. Let’s look at some harvest safety tips for farmers.

    Long working hours can lead to fatigue and stress, making one less alert to potential safety hazards. Take some breaks when operating equipment for an extended period of time.

  • COLUMN: Many sources for vitamin D

    Vitamin D has gotten a lot of media coverage lately as various studies have tied normal levels of vitamin D to certain health benefits and lack of the vitamin to certain diseases. While many of these current studies provide conflicting messages, it is generally understood that vitamin D is needed for optimal health. It helps us absorb calcium and phosphorus, so we can have strong bones and teeth.