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Today's News

  • LaRue Schools on one-hour delay

    Two days after returning from spring break, the LaRue County School System is on a one-hour delay this morning because of snow. Some areas received a half inch or more.

    The overnight snowfall is creating scattered slick spots, particularly on lightly traveled rural roads and bridges or overpasses. Warm ground temperatures protected some streets and parking lots from the impact of the April snow showers. If your vehicle is parked outside, allow extra time to clear all the windows before heading for work or school.

  • $moke ’em ... If you can afford ’em

    House Bill 144, doubling the state tax on cigarette sales, went into effect today, and tobacco consumers have been very vocal in their reaction.

     “It’s ridiculous; highway robbery,” said Sue Ann Twyman as she bought a pack of cigarettes at Smoketown II on Lincoln Boulevard across from LaRue County High School. 

    Clyde Viers, another local cigarette customer at the business, agreed.

  • Tennis team defeats North Hardin

    The LaRue County High School tennis team opened its season with a win over North Hardin, followed by a pair of losses.

    “Our team really looked good against a North Hardin team, winning all our matches and played good against two regional powerhouse teams,” said tennis coach Chris Estes. “We just couldn’t come up with a win.”

  • Lady Hawks win opening game

    If the first regular season game is any indication, the LaRue County Lady Hawks softball season promises to be an exciting one. Behind seven strong innings from freshman pitcher Amelia Miller and some timely hitting from the offense, the Lady Hawks pulled out a 3-2 victory over a top 25 Edmonson County team.

  • Softball tryouts are Saturday

    Girls’ softball tryouts will be Saturday at the LaRue County Parks and Recreation. Girls 8-and-younger try out at 10 a.m.; older girls try out at 1 p.m.

    For more information, call 270-234-6217. Signups for the league will be taken Saturday also.

     

  • All bids for Sonora school rejected

    The Hardin County School Board voted last week to reject all offers for the former Sonora Elementary School property and ask for new bids for its sale.

    The board received five bids for the property, which is split into two sections. One section includes the building, and the other section includes land behind the building where the playground and sports fields are located.

    Only the City of Sonora made a combined bid for both pieces of property. The other bids were made by individuals.

  • Governor signs bill to overhaul CATS test

    Saying it is time to move to a new, stronger era of testing and accountability, Gov. Steve Beshear signed Senate Bill 1, which will overhaul the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System as part of the state’s long-term commitment to education reform.

    “In 1990, the Kentucky Education Reform Act made it clear that Kentucky was no longer content with its schools and the quality of graduates those schools were producing,” Beshear said.

  • Churches plan variety of Easter programs

    Many Christians celebrate Easter in the spring to memorialize Christ’s resurrection.

    This year, Easter falls on April 12, but several local churches have planned early religious and secular observances.

    Ovesen Heights Baptist Church on Bardstown Road is hosting four performances of the musical drama “Behold the Lamb.”

    Ellen Popham, the church’s minister of music, said the drama’s emphasis is on Christ’s ministry and miracles.

  • New Haven commissioner steps down

    New Haven Commissioner Fred Mouser resigned his seat Thursday.

    Mayor Tessie Cecil read Mouser's letter of resignation, in which he expressed having a "heavy heart."

    "At this moment in my life, I feel that I am unable to fulfill the requirement necessary to be a board member," he wrote. He went on to explain that personal engagements required more of his time and attention than he felt fair to the citizens of New Haven.

    Mouser said he felt someone who was capable of devoting more time would be better suited to the position.

  • Hawks show no mercy on Caverna in 11-1 drubbing

    It was off to sunny Florida for the LaRue County High School baseball team as they participate in the Florida Beach Bash all this week.

    LaRue will play against a field of mostly  Kentucky teams. They dropped their first game Sunday against Lexington Lafayette 8-2.

    “We used five of our pitchers and did it really to see what some of the guys looked like on the mound while we were down here and learned a lot about them,” Coach Chris Price said.