Local News

  • Natural gas costs to increase

    Natural gas costs at the start of the 2014-15 heating season will be only slightly higher than last year, according to the Kentucky Public Service Commission.

    Gas prices remain well below the peak reached in 2008, the PSC said.

    On average, Kentucky customers can expect to pay about 4.58 percent more this November than last, based on consumption of 10,000 cubic feet of natural gas. The average total bill for 10,000 cubic feet, including base rates, is projected to be about $106.48.

  • WKU Forensics team excels at four tournaments

    Members of the Western Kentucky University forensics team traveled to Nashville, Tennessee, and Bowling Green, Ohio, to compete in four tournaments the weekend of Nov. 15-16.

    At Bowling Green State University, the team won the overall team sweepstakes championship, beating 19 schools, which included Eastern Michigan University, University of Michigan and Ohio State University. Additionally, sophomore Jackson Sanders won the top prize in individual sweepstakes, a measure of personal success across an entire tournament.

  • LCHS Speech wins big at Murray

    The LaRue County Speech Hawks continued their season in Murray on Nov. 15, competing in the Murray High School Tiger Invitational. The team advanced many students into the final rounds of competition and placed first overall out of 16 schools.

    “The students have been working so hard the last few weeks, and they were so excited to get this win,” said Head Coach Katy Cecil. “Taking a team championship is always so exciting, and their faces really said it all. We truly had a great day.”

  • UPDATE Boil Water Advisory Lifted: City of Hodgenville

     UPDATE: The boil water advisory was lifted at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19, according to Hodgenville Mayor Kenny DeVore.

    The City of Hodgenville has issued a boil water advisory for residents on Miami Court due to a water main leak.

    It will be in place approximately 24 hours.

    For more information, call City Hall at 270-358-3832.

  • Schools closed, conditions to worsen

    LaRue County Schools were called off Monday, Nov. 17, due to icy road conditions.

    Local law enforcement is staying busy, working the scenes of both injury and non-injury accidents. Motorists are urged to use caution as temperatures are forecast to plummet this afternoon.

  • Green County woman dies in crash

    A Green County woman died Nov. 2 in a single-vehicle crash on Ky. 569, the Record Herald reported.

    Veronica Greene, 46, was driving a 2010 Nissan Rogue east near the Brush Creek Bridge about 3:15 p.m. when she ran off the right side of the roadway, over-corrected, and lost control. The vehicle crashed into a rock bank and overturned. She was not wearing a seatbelt.

    Green County Coroner Carol Ray pronounced her dead at the scene.

  • Rogers elected New Haven mayor

    New Haven will have its third mayor in five months. Commissioner Jeff Rogers won the mayoral race Nov. 4 with 169 votes against two write-candidates who had almost identical names.

    Charles Lemons got 23 write-ins, and Charles R. Lemons got only one.

    Rogers will succeed Guyula Johnson, who was appointed mayor to fill the unexpired term of her husband, Mayor Bobby Johnson, but did not want to run for election.

  • Santa Bus and Community Action team up for Christmas

    Two community groups are teaming up to make the holidays brighter for local families.

    LaRue County Community Action and Santa’s Helpers are using one application this year. Any families who need assistance for Christmas should pick up an application at the Community Action office, 120 S. Greensburg St., Hodgenville. It must be returned by Nov. 21.

    Donations will be delivered to county firehouses on Christmas Eve via the “Santa Bus.”

  • Barren Run Church celebrates 155 years

    All around LaRue County, there are churches. Some are brand new, some have been around for a number of years and some, like Barren Run Baptist Church in Sonora, have stood the test of time and are still working for their ministry over 15 decades later.

    The small church, situated on Barren Run Road, was 155 years old as of November 10. According to church records, Alexander Frank Baker was the first pastor called to Barren Run, on Nov. 10, 1859. He was pastor for seven months, until he left on June 9, 1860.

  • PHOTO: Picnic with the grandkids