Local News

  • Things to Know: Driving to distraction

    dis•tract•ed driv•ing (n.): Any activity that could divert a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving.

  • Community in Circulation

    This is the final story in a recent “Love your Library” series, introducing library staff to to our readers.

    As a child, Katy Marshall remembers rides in the bookmobile with her mother delivering books to schools and daycares around Nelson County. Back then she said the idea of working at a library never crossed her mind. Now, it seems natural.

  • LaRue participates in statewide tornado drill

    A statewide tornado drill was held on Thursday, March 1 at 10:07 a.m.

    Across the state, Kentucky radio and TV stations participated in the drill. NOAA Weather Radio also issued their test alert message. The National Weather Service schedules tornado drills, usually before spring, as the season brings an increased chance of severe weather. According to the NWS, the drills are a good time to practice your own tornado and severe weather safety plans. If you missed the drill, it is never too late to practice them before spring.

  • LCHS student art featured in the library

    More than two dozen advanced art students from LaRue County High School will have their art featured at the LaRue County Public Library during the month of March.

    The students will be honored as the “March artist of the month.” The library has been selecting a featured artist(s) each month for over a year now. The program honors artists in the community by giving them an opportunity to display their work at the library and tell about it during a ceremony.

  • Guthrie visits schools
  • Text message scammers pose as officials

    In a new scam alert issued by Attorney General Andy Beshear, Kentuckians are being warned of scammers posing as law enforcement officials demanding payment and threatening arrest via text messages.

    Kentuckians in Greenup, Jefferson and Montgomery counties have recently reported losing more than $110,000 after they thought they were sending payment to an official law enforcement agency.

  • Two vehicle collision on Campbellsville Road
  • Fiscal court discusses flood damage

    Reports of standing water, washed out roads, clogged tiles, and overflowing ditches flowed into the courtroom conversation as LaRue County magistrates met February 27 in Hodgenville in the aftermath of the weekend’s heavy rains.

  • $1.6 Million Gift Creates Scholarship Opportunities

    The legacy of Harold and Cynthia Carter will go on through the many students who will benefit from their generous scholarship fund.

    Through their estate, the Carters’ made a $1.6 million gift, thought to be the largest single charitable gift in LaRue County history. The Carter’s estate sale in October 2016 featured a wide variety of antiques including granite ware, lamps, furniture, glassware and more.

  • Two indicted for jail contraband

    Two people were indicted on Monday, February 19 for promoting contraband into the LaRue County Detention Center.

    Lola E. Goodman, 44, of Elizabethtown and Justin D. Borders, 28, of Hodgenville were both indicted for complicity to first degree promoting contraband. Borders was also separately indicted for first degree persistent felony offender.