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Today's News

  • Little League basketball signups set

    LaRue County Boys Little League Basketball for kindergarten through 6th grade will have signups from 9-11 a.m. Nov. 8,  and 6-7:30 p.m. Nov. 10 in the high school cafeteria.

    Registration is K-3, $35; 4-6th, $45. Scholarships are available. Forms will be passed out at local schools or you can pick one up on day of registration.

    For more information, contact Todd Rogers, 735-5233

  • Hawks defeat Warren East

    LaRue County snapped its losing streak Friday with a 28-26 win at Warren East.

    The Hawks, who play at Valley as the playoff season opens next week, displayed a dominating ground game, gaining more than 200 yards rushing.

    Recording their first win since Sept. 19, the Hawks improved to 4-6 on the season.

    Scores from other games Friday:

    Adair County 33, Metcalfe County 14

    Allen County-Scottsville 27, Edmonson County 7

    Bullitt East 51, Nelson County 14

    Butler County 35, Muhlenberg South 17

    Campbellsville 40, Glasgow 8

  • Reflective vests required for emergency workers

    Pat Helm, director of emergency medical services, informed LaRue County magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville last week that his department will be purchasing reflective vests to comply with a new federal regulation.

    “It applies to any emergency responder or construction worker,” Helm said. “It’s a carryover from what the state is doing.”

    Helm said state workers already are wearing the lime-green vests, which he believes might be the most reflective. Other color choices include yellow or orange-red.

  • Stop and enjoy what we have

    Ask someone what LaRue County needs and you'll get an immediate response.

    It seems every resident has an idea. Sometimes its an inspirational vision of the future; other times just a longing. But it's always right on the tip of the tongue.

    As a long-time area resident but a newcomer to LaRue County, I had thoughts of my own. But I've actively been trying to tap into the collective desires of the community. Recently as a member of the latest Leadership LaRue County class, I participated in a brainstorming session that asked just the same question.

  • Schools, Legion plan events to honor veterans

    The LaRue County Youth Service Center will sponsor Veterans Day programs at both the middle and high schools on Tuesady.

    The middle school program begins at 9 a.m. in the gym. All veterans are invited to attend and will be recognized during the program.

    The high school’s program is at 2 p.m. in the gym. This program is to help students understand the importance of service to country and honoring all those who have served, according to YSC coordinator Marsha Duncan.

    For more information, call Duncan at 358-9745.

  • Youth Soccer Association board meets Nov. 11

    The LaRue County Youth Soccer Association board meets at 6 p.m. Nov. 11 at the LaRue County Fairgrounds.

    The agenda includes election of board members and adoption of bylaws and rule changes.

    Anyone willing to participate in this volunteer program is welcome. For more information, call Bill Hawkins at 358-2213.

  • Fire destroys LaRue home

    A Monday morning fire destroyed a house at 60 Grover Thompson Road in the eastern part of the county near Taylor and Green county lines. Firefighters on the scene declared the unit a "total loss."

    No one was injured in the blaze.

    See Wednesday's print edition for more details.

  • $3 million awarded for BRAC work

    Kentucky has been awarded $3 million for continued support of Base Realignment and Closure  activities in the Lincoln Trail area.

    The U.S. Department of Labor grant will support projects benefiting individuals and businesses in Fort Knox and its surrounding communities including Breckinridge, Grayson, Hardin, LaRue, Marion, Meade, Nelson and Washington counties.  

  • Legislative subcommittee reviews penal code

    Recommended changes to the state penal code — including an increase in the dollar amount of what constitutes felony theft — and the state’s drug laws proposed by committees of the Kentucky Criminal Justice Council were shared Monday with a legislative subcommittee.

    The proposals, which are intended to reduce the state’s growing prison population, could lead to legislative changes in the next regular legislative session beginning in January. However, they must first be approved by the Council later this month and delivered to Gov. Steve Beshear by Dec. 1.

  • Guthrie captures House seat

    By John Friedlein

    Landmark News Service

    State Sen. Brett Guthrie on Tuesday won Kentucky’s 2nd District U.S. House seat, continuing a 14-year Republican run.

    The Bowling Green businessman’s victory in this conservative district — 53-47 percent — also bucked a national trend that put a Democrat in the White House and gave that party more control of Congress.