Local News

  • House fire on Bud’s Lake Road

    Firefighters were called to the scene of a house fire at the 300 block of Bud’s Lake Road August 5 at approximately 2:30 p.m. Magnolia and Buffalo fire departments responded as well as LaRue County EMS. The fire was fully evolved by the time fire fighters arrived on the scene. Authorities believe lightning to be the cause of the fire. The residence was unoccupied and no injuries were reported. 

  • LaRue County ECTC Students Win Top Medals

    Several Elizabethtown Community and Technical College students from LaRue County won national recognition at the SkillsUSA national competition in Louisville, Kentucky this summer. The competition brings the nation’s best students in their respective fields together for a strenuous and high level competition.

  • Town Hall meeting with Guthrie, August 12

    Congressman Brett Guthrie will meet with LaRue Countians at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 12 at Paula’s Hot Biscuit in Hodgenville. 

    The town hall meeting is a part of Congressman Guthrie’s “Conversations with your Congressman” as he travels through all 21 counties in Kentucky’s Second District.  Those in attendance can speak with Congressman Guthrie and have the opportunity to ask questions. Everyone is invited to attend the free event.

  • KSP Trooper killed in crash identified


  • Hwy 210 Closed

    Breaking News - Hwy 210 is closed at the LaRue/Green County line following a fatality vehicle wreck  that occurred approxinately 7:40 am Friday morning.

    Official word is that a Kentucky State Trooper has been killed in the 2 car wreck.  The name of the trooper is not being released at this time. No word  on the condition of the person or persons involved in the second car.

    A detour is in effect via Kentucky 1192 and E. Bailey Rd. the Road will be closed up to 6 hours.

  • Wet roads cause wreck
  • Fishing has new meaning

    Anglers become conditioned to expect high water on lakes in spring and stable conditions in summer before the fall drawdowns to winter pool.

    After an unusually wet spring, this summer has been anything but predictable in Kentucky. High and falling water have added a degree of difficulty at a time when fishing can be challenging under normal conditions.

  • Teachers offer best advice

    When Mitzi Allen and Daniel Beams met for the first time last week, both instantly found a common bond, though from different perspectives.

    Beams, from Taylor County, entered his first year of teaching as the band director at LaRue County Middle School this week. Allen retired in June after 30 years as an elementary teacher in the LaRue County School System.

    A Campbellsville University graduate, Beams acknowledged having some anxiety.

  • Unemployment rates lower in LaRue

    According to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, unemployment rates in LaRue County fell from 6.6 percent in June 2014 to 5.3 percent in June 2015.

    Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 3.7 percent. It was followed by Fayette, Owen and Shelby counties, 4.1 percent each; Boone, Oldham and Scott counties, 4.2 percent; Spencer County, 4.3 percent; and Anderson, Campbell and Jessamine counties, 4.4 percent each.

  • Gas prices projected to drop

    2015’s second half represents a strong commitment that motorists will spend even less on gasoline this year than they did in 2014. GasBuddy experts say that before Christmas, as many as 20 states could have average gas prices below $2 per gallon as the national average for December slips to $1.98.

    “We’re confident that our projections give consumers more than accuracy; we think they’ll help them identify some savings that should come in handy at Thanksgiving and Christmas,” said Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy.