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Today's News

  • Gotta catch a what?

    A new game phenomenon is sweeping the nation and LaRue County is no exception.

  • Missing man arrested

    A man that was originally reported as missing has now been charged with auto theft and theft by unlawful taking.

  • Birthplace Centennial

    Hundreds of people attended the Centennial Celebration last weekend for the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park in Hodgenville.

    Stacey Humphreys, Chief of Interpretation and Resource Management at the park, said they had more than 1,100 visitors to the park last weekend for the Centennial event.

  • Gentry named Mother of the Year

    The 2016 Mother of the Year is Phyllis Gentry of Hodgenville.

    Gentry was announced as Mother of the Year before the beef show at the AGstravaganza event on Monday, July 18 at the LaRue County Fairgrounds. The Mother of the Year is sponsored by the LaRue County Extension Homemaker organization. Homemaker President Patsy Thomas presented Gentry with an engraved tray from the LaRue County Extension Homemakers.

  • Sanders receives good evaluation

    LaRue County Schools Superintendent received a good evaluation from the LaRue County School Board during their monthly meeting on Monday, July 18.

    The evaluation included seven categories that were graded on a scale of exemplary, which exceeds the standard; accomplished, which meets the standard; developing, making growth toward meeting the standard and growth required, which means the area or areas need to be addressed in the professional growth plan.

  • A presidential conversation

    Imagine sitting in on the conversation between three presidents from different eras; all staying in the same place and congregating at the same breakfast table. Owners of All the Way Plumb Bed and Breakfast, Mike and Kay Smith had that experience, though they weren’t the actual presidents, it was pretty close.

  • Embry case goes to trial

    A LaRue County woman who is charged with more than 100 counts of animal cruelty has been scheduled for a bench trial later this year.

    Jane Embry 57, of Magnolia is charged with 102 counts of animal cruelty. She appeared in court last Wednesday for a pretrial conference and a bench trial has been set for December 6 in LaRue County District Court.

  • AGstravaganza continues this week

    The annual LaRue County Farm Bureau AGstravaganza started on Monday and will continue throughout the rest of the week at the LaRue County Fairgrounds in Hodgenville.

    The beef shows took place on Monday and the goat shows continued on Tuesday. The events throughout the rest of the week include a wide variety of shows and contests. Wednesday events include the floral hall, 4-H exhibits, an agriculture display and open crop exhibits all starting at 10 a.m. The 4-H poultry show will take place at 4 p.m.

  • Black Bear spotted in LaRue

    A black bear has recently been spotted in LaRue County. In the last several weeks authorities have had reports in surrounding counties of a black bear being seen in fields and near residential areas.

    LaRue County residents have reported a black bear as close as their back yard in the past two weeks.

    “We were on our patio last Friday night eating supper when we saw a black bear come out of the field, right there behind our house,” said Kristy Stillwell.

  • Storms cause multiple problems

    Several storm systems wreacked havoc on LaRue County last week resulting in flooding, downed trees and a power outage.

    The Kentucky Mesonet Station on Leafdale Road in Hodgenville recorded a total of almost seven inches of rain for LaRue County last week between Sunday, July 3 and Saturday, July 9. The majority of the rain came during the night of Sunday, July 3 and the morning of Monday, July 4 as LaRue County received a total of 4.78 inches of rain. However, other people throughout the county have reported higher rain totals.