Local News

  • LaRue talent winners to compete at Kentucky State Fair

    Three women qualified for the Coca-Cola Talent Classic semi-finals at the
    Kentucky State Fair by placing in the LaRue County Fair Talent  
    Antonia Boyles, Sarah Casewell and Kailie Gary  will compete Saturday, Aug. 17.

  • Correction/ Clarification -August 14, 2013

    William S. Natcher was identified incorrectly as “senator” in last week’s newspaper.

    He was the U.S. representative from the 2nd Congressional District.

  • County, family history revealed in LaRue’s biography

    LaRue County’s official historian, James D. LaRue Jr., has compiled a lifetime of notes and research into a biography about his family’s matriarch.

    His book, “Mary Brooks: Portrait of a Kentucky Pioneer, Granny Woman, Family Matriarch,” covers the life of Mary Brooks who was born in 1766 in Virginia and died in 1843 – the year LaRue County became an official county of Kentucky.

  • Bluegrass Pipeline officials answer ‘good questions’

    Singing nuns, an Amish couple, several of LaRue and surrounding counties’ largest landowners and an assortment of protestors made for an interesting open house Thursday with officials for the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline.

    Williams and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners plan to construct a pipeline to carry natural gas liquids across several Kentucky counties, including LaRue. The line will start in Pennsylvania and end at the Louisiana Gulf coast.

  • SCRTC coming to LaRue

    South Central Rural Telephone Company announced plans last week to expand its services farther into LaRue County.

    SCRTC, which already serves the Buffalo, Magnolia and Mount Sherman area, will extend its fiber optic network into the Hodgenville area in 2014, said David Davis, general manager.

  • Quick response to Y Not Stop fire

    Buffalo Fire and Rescue squads and LaRue County EMS responded to fire alarm activation Monday at Y Not Stop (Valero gas station), 2202 Greensburg Road, Buffalo.

    The alarm was set off after an electrical fire started in the kitchen area behind the counter of the gas station’s deli.

    A fire extinguisher was used to put out the fire prior to emergency response crew’s arrival.

    Buffalo Fire Chief Wendell Perkins said firefighters placed fans inside the building to circulate the remaining smoke.

  • Thomas Lincoln to be honored

    Thomas Lincoln, the father of the 16th President, will be recognized for military service at a ceremony in Illinois later this month, according to the Associated Press.

    Thomas Lincoln, was a military officer on the Kentucky frontier. He was buried in what was called the “Gordon Graveyard” at the time in 1851. His wife, Sarah Bush Lincoln, was buried next to him in 1869.

    The marker will be put into place Aug. 31. Descendants of the Hall and Hanks families, cousins to Abraham Lincoln, will lay a memorial wreath.

  • Man dies from injuries suffered in motorcycle crash

    A Magnolia man died Wednesday as a result of injuries suffered in a motorcycle crash.

    Aaron Barnes, 44, lost control of the 1996 Harley Davidson he was driving about 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, on Ky. 470. He wasn’t wearing a helmet, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Barnes was flown from the scene to University Hospital in Louisville.

    The funeral was Saturday at South Fork Baptist Church.

    A full obituary ran in The LaRue County Herald News August 14, 2013.

  • Woman injured in crash
  • EPD officer resigns

    Officer James Richardson resigned in January following a reinstatement by the Elizabethtown Police Department.

    The city noted a mistake in his termination proceedings, an open records request filed by The News-Enterprise revealed.