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Local News

  • Fort Knox Federal Credit Union will break ground today in Hodgenville

    Fort Knox Federal Credit Union will expand its branch network with a new facility in Hodgenville. President and CEO Bill Rissel said construction will begin immediately at the LaRue County site at 299 Lincoln Drive. Groundbreaking ceremonies are scheduled 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 7.

  • Taylorsville woman killed in wreck

    A Taylorsville woman died from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon on Bardstown Road.

    Amy C. Parks, 28, was driving a 2000 Ford Escort north on U.S. 31E, just south of Peak Road, when the vehicle crossed the centerline and struck another vehicle almost head-on.

    Parks was “laying on the ground beside the car” when officers arrived, said LaRue County Sheriff Bobby Shoffner. However, he believes she was wearing a seatbelt while driving and was not ejected from the vehicle.

  • Library program aids job seekers and returning students

    It’s a tough economy.

    Many people are searching for jobs. Others are considering going back to school to update job skills or change careers.

    Gathering the information can be time-consuming and at times, confusing.

    The LaRue County Public Library is sponsoring a program to provide higher education and job resources for local residents. It will be at the library 4-7 p.m. today.

  • Watch for heavy fog this morning

    The National Weather Service issued a dense fog advisory this morning for more than 80 counties in Kentucky, including LaRue.

    Visibility will be limited. Motorists are advised to use caution, reduce speeds and  increase distances between vehicles.

    Also be aware that the school year begins today. Buses will be on the road and children maybe standing alongside roadways awaiting school buses.

    The advisory is in effect until 10 a.m.

  • Watch for heavy fog this morning

    The National Weather Service issued a dense fog advisory this morning for more than 80 counties in Kentucky, including LaRue.

    Visibility will be limited. Motorists are advised to use caution, reduce speeds and  increase distances between vehicles.

    Also be aware that the school year begins today. Buses will be on the road and children maybe standing alongside roadways awaiting school buses.

    The advisory is in effect until 10 a.m.

  • LaRue Baptist School holds open house today

    LaRue Baptist School, 2492 Lincoln Farm Road, Hodgenville, will host an open house from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4.

    This is to provide interested parents an opportunity to see the facilities, meet teachers and receive information concerning enrollment.

    LaRue Baptist School has been affiliated with LaRue Baptist Church for more than 30 years.

    For more information about the school, call 270-358-4673.

  • Memorial Building to be closed for repairs

    The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace Memorial Building will close periodically for repairs and roof work over the next few months.

    Repairs begin Sept. 14 to correct a moisture problem which has allowed mold to develop in the building which houses the traditional cabin.

    The work is expected continue through May 2010. The building will be closed only when work activities create a safety hazard to the public.

  • Pesticide container recycling conducted today

    The LaRue County Plastic Pesticide Container Recycling Project will be conducted today at Southern States in Hodgenville.

    Commonly called Rinse and Return, the program provides a free, environmentally friendly way to dispose of used plastic pesticide containers. Local farmers and other users are encouraged to rinse the containers as they are used and store them until the collection date Aug. 5. There is only one date this year. Other eligible plastic products can be recycled at the county’s recycling center.

  • Emily Whitlow crowned Miss LaRue County Fair

    The LaRue County Fair kicked off Monday night with the first of several beauty pageants.

    Six contestants vied for the Miss LaRue County Fair crown. Emily Whitlow, the 16-year-old daughter of Jason Whitlow and Trish Greenwell, was the winner. She will represent the county at the state pageant.

    Leeann Carothers, the 17-year-old daughter of Christine Davis and Tim Carothers, was first runner-up, Miss Congeniality and the winner of the People's Choice Award.

    Christina Simpson, the 17-year-old daughter of Nancy and Kris Blair, was second runner-up.

  • Site work begins for new Sunrise

    July 22 was called a “day of history-making” by local officials who braved a downpour and muddy field at a groundbreaking for the new Sunrise Manor Nursing Home.

    A large number of Sunrise employees, volunteers and board members joined representatives of Branscum Construction for the ceremony and a reception back at the nursing home. Branscum – from Russell Springs –  is building the $10.8 million 142-bed two-story facility on a 13-acre lot beside the current nursing home.

    Site work will begin this week.