Local News

  • Wild election in LaRue

    With all the other races decided by large margins in LaRue County, the race for the democrat candidate for state Senate District 5 came down to a difference of 103 votes.

    Democrat Ricky Alvey narrowly beat Democrat Leslie Stith 878 (53.12%) to 775 (46.88%) votes. However, Stith was the overall winner in the district with 5,470 (52.29%) to 4,990 (47.71%) votes. In the 2016 General Election in November, Stith will face Republican Steve Meredith, who was unopposed in the Primary Election.

  • Gone fishing

    One day, while Frank and Bob were out fishing, a funeral procession passed over the bridge above them. As the hearse rolled by, Bob took off his hat and placed it over his heart. He held it there until the procession passed.

    Frank, noticing the respect Bob paid, uttered, “Gee Bob, I didn’t know you had it in you!”

    Bob reverently nodded his head and replied, “It’s the least I could do. After all I was married to her for 30 years.”

  • Seven indicted by Grand Jury

    Seven people were indicted by the LaRue County Grand Jury on Monday, May 16.

  • Vehicle accident in Magnolia

    A motorcycle driver was very fortunate in a two vehicle accident at the intersection of Mt. Sherman Road and South L and N Turnpike in Magnolia. Authorities say Charles Lafollette, 59, of Buffalo was traveling on Mt. Sherman Road and attempting to turn on to South L and N Turnpike when he pulled out into the path of a motorcycle driven by Richard McIntyre, 47, of Hodgenville. Lafollette was not injured in the accident. McIntyre was not seriously injured and refused treatment at the scene. LaRue County EMS was assisted by the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department.

  • Wreck on Greensburg Road
  • Wreck on Cissal Hill
  • Wreck on Campbellsville Road near Ball Hollow
  • Hands on training in LaRue County
  • Bizarre chase ends in LaRue

    An alleged suicidal man lead police on a high speed chase from Summersville to Buffalo last Wednesday.

    According to the arrest citation, Kentucky State Police troopers began their pursuit of a silver Pontiac Vibe in Summersville. The vehicle was driven by Dewayne Trevillian, 29, of Bowling Green. The pursuit reached speeds over 100 mph. Officers also received information that Trevillian was suicidal and possibly armed with a gun.

  • School nurse program discussed

    The use of the three school nurses in LaRue County Schools was a topic that was heavily debated during the monthly school board meeting on Monday, May 16.

    LaRue County Schools Director of Pupil Personnel Rip Collins presented three different proposals for the school nurse program after he said they were informed by the Lincoln Trail District Health Department that there would be significant changes from their current model as LTDHD will no longer supply the nurses, meaning the nurses would have to become employees of LaRue County Schools.