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Today's News

  • Hawks take second at Trojan Classic

    The boys’ soccer team captured their third district win last week with a 7-0 shutout win over visiting Hart County.

    Senior Miguel Martinez got things going quickly with a chip shot over the keeper to take a 1-0 lead. Martinez connected 12 minutes later on a rebound from a Hawk shot attempt.

    With nine minutes left in the half, Michael Obsitnik, a junior foreign exchange student from Slovakia, made his presence known with a goal to give the Hawks a 3-0 lead going into the half.

  • Hawks fall to Taylor in shootout

    LaRue 30, Taylor 41

    Each week football teams have the opportunity to game plan for their opponents. Heading into Friday’s game at Taylor County High School, the Hawks felt they were walking into the unknown.

    Just three weeks into the season, the Taylor County football team underwent a coaching change. Out was Eric Graves, and in was Dudley Hilton who is the third winningest football coach in Kentucky with 335 wins. Hilton has accumulated three state championships with as many schools during his 30-year coaching career.

  • Lincoln documentary sponsored by LaRue County Fiscal Court

    LaRue County Fiscal Court has agreed to sponsor a documentary by Kent Masterson Brown on the Lincolns in Kentucky.

  • Net neutrality: The debate continues

    An ongoing battle between Internet service providers and the public continues to rage, as net neutrality is the next thing to be discussed.

  • Potential scammer reported

    Hodgenville City Hall was notified last week of a potential scam artist.

    A man approached two women in the Save-A-Lot parking lot Wednesday and asked for gas money.

    The woman offered to call City Hall to ask about finding “benevolent help.”

  • Extension Board not raising taxes

    The District Extension Board met Sept. 9 to discuss the tax rate for the 2014-15 year. Any institution which receives federal monies must vote to either raise the tax rate, keep the same rate, or take a compensating rate which would alter the rate enough to keep the same amount of yearly revenue for the institution.

  • Bethel Church Cemetery in need of funds

    For Gary Bell, closing the doors of his home church for the final time was a lot like losing a member of his family.

    Bethel Baptist Church, in many ways, was a second family to him. The Bell family had attended that church in the Levelwoods section of LaRue County for generations. He joined the church at the age of 9, and attended faithfully.

    “I can remember our averaging about 50 people at Sunday morning service,” the 57-year-old said. “We had Sunday School and preaching, Sunday night and Wednesday night services.”

  • Kudos to the orchestra

    Kudos: The Louisville Civic Orchestra performed Saturday for an audience of about 600 at First Baptist Church. There was no charge to attend – and we appreciate the efforts of the planning committee, sponsors and patrons as they worked many months to bring quality entertainment to LaRue County. Thank you for a job well done. 

  • NFL lesson: Be careful who you idolize

    Professional football is my favorite sport. I play fantasy football religiously with friends in California and keep up with league news in an up-to-the-minute fashion. My Sundays (and Thursday and Monday nights) are consumed by football. Often, I watch two games at once, one on my TV and one on my laptop.

    I say all that to impress upon you how much I care about the NFL. During the six months that the NFL is playing, I am always up to date with it. So the recent debacle about domestic violence in the league is something I’ve been very invested in.

  • Column: Is college still worrth it?

     

    You may have heard that student loans now top a trillion dollars or that the total amount of student loan debt surpasses the total amount of credit card debt. These numbers can be off-putting and may have you questioning whether college is still a good investment.

    But it’s not all bad news. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York agrees that attending college is still a good investment for your financial future. Over their lifetime, workers with a bachelor’s degree earn over $1 million more than those with only a high school degree.