Local News

  • Skyler Hornback named National Merit finalist

    Skyler Hornback, a LaRue County High School senior from Sonora, was recently named a National Merit finalist.

    Hornback and eighteen other seniors from The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky have been recognized as finalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Competition, marking the most students recognized in one school year in the school’s history.

  • 30 acres burned in field fire

    Buffalo Fire Department and Magnolia Fire Department fought a large field fire on Old Elizabethtown Road in LaRue County on Thursday, March 15. Authorities said approximately 30 acres of an open field was burned on what is known as the Jackson Family Farm place. Officials said the fire did not burn any structures and only a small amount of fire spread to the wood lines. The cause of the fire is unknown

  • Grandparent essay winner

    Elizabethtown-Hardin-Larue Retired Teachers recognized the winners of the AARP/KRTA Grandparent of the Year Essay Contest at the regular meeting on March 15. The winning students from Hardin County and LaRue County were presented with certificates and $25 gift cards to Barnes & Nobel. Their teachers received $25 KSS gift cards to purchase supplies for the classroom.

  • Car stripped of its parts
  • Accident on Hwy 210

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two vehicle accident on March 20 at the intersection of Hwy 210 and North L&N Turnpike. According to authorities, a black Nissan driven by John Hoffman of Illinois was traveling northbound when he crossed the intersection and pulled into the path of a westbound gray Ford driven by Terry and Melinda Cox of Campbellsville, causing their vehicle to leave the roadway and run into the adjacent field. No major injuries were sustained in the accident

  • 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