Local News

  • Roadwork begins in Upton and Sonora

    Temporary signals and barrier walls are currently being installed on the US 31W Bridge over I-65 between Upton and Sonora at the Hardin and LaRue County line.  The structure is being rebuilt as part of the I-65 road widening project.  One lane will remain open through the duration of the bridge rebuild. Delays will be possible at this location, especially during peak travel hours.

    The bridge project is expected to take approximately three to four months for completion. Weather will be a factor in the pace of progress.

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  • Jail Log - August 19, 2015

    Bookings at the LaRue County Detention Center from Monday, August 10 to Monday, August 17.

    Tristian L. Bowen, 18, of Sonora was charged with speeding, vehicle a nuisance, failure to maintain insurance, operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol under 21 and possession of open alcoholic beverage in motor vehicle. He was later released from LCDC on bond. Arresting agency was the Kentucky State Police.

  • Importance of unemplyment insurance

    When it comes to policy, unemployment insurance may not generate as many headlines as education and public safety, but for working families dealing with the loss of a job, few programs are more important.

    President Roosevelt signed this safety net into law 80 years ago last week as part of the Social Security Act. Since then, it has weathered numerous ups and downs in the economy, but beyond the Great Depression itself, none tested the system quite like the crisis that hit the country in 2008.

  • Lost in LaRue - August 19, 2015
  • Students can earn bonus KEES for AP and other exams


    Kentucky high school students who qualify for free or reduced-price school lunches can earn bonus Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) awards for how well they do on certain advanced study exams.

    A student has to qualify for the free or reduced-price lunch program only one year during high school to be eligible for these bonus awards.

    The bonus awards are available for good scores on Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) and Cambridge Advanced International (CAI) exams.

  • Fundraising calendar - August 19

    Relay for Life Fundraiser

    Freedom Angels- Relay for Life Fundraiser, all day on August 20, at Elizabethtown Mr. Gatti’s.

    Benefit for family of Christopher Guzman

    Benefit Gospel Singing for the family of Christopher Guzman will be held at 5 p.m. – 8 p.m., Aug. 23, at the Calvary Mission Church of God located on 31W South Near the Glendale caution light in Glendale. The benefit is to cover funeral expenses for Christopher Guzman’s burial. For more information contact Debbie Kendall 270-547-0075.

    Masonic Lodge breakfast

  • Wreck on Bardstown Road- August 19
  • So... What are you doing for the next 40 years?

    Lincoln Days is right around the corner on October 3-4 and our office is abuzz with activity.

    While I was preparing this article, I stumbled across a program book from over forty years ago. You know what? Two of our current active volunteer board members were mentioned in the publication and a quick scan revealed a dozen (or more) names of people who are active participants during Lincoln Days weekend.

  • Lack of road signs questioned

    A retired Kentucky Attorney General’s Office employee is questioning the lack of road signage at a curve on Hwy 210 that claimed the life of Kentucky State Police Sergeant David Gibbs on August 7.

    Since his retirement, Gerard Gerhard of Lexington, has dedicated his time to traveling to sites of vehicle accidents across the state and advocating for more road signage along curves on state highways.