Today's News

  • LCHS graduate named ExCEL winner

    Caleb Ernst said teaching, for him, springs from seeing his students as individuals.

    “I really believe you can’t learn well when you don’t feel welcome as a person,” he said.

    Ernst, an English teacher at Elizabethtown High School, has been named winner of Elizabethtown Independent Schools’ 2015 WHAS-TV ExCEL Award presented by LG&E KU.

    Ernst, 27, said he was surprised to win the award since he still is relatively new compared to many other teachers throughout the district.

  • Schools on one-hour delay

    LaRue County Schools will be running on a one-hour delay Monday, Feb. 23, and there will be no morning preschool. All staff are asked to report at regular time.

  • Another winter storm on the way

    It has been a long, cold week for LaRue Countians – and there is more to come.

    The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning beginning Friday night through Saturday afternoon.
    Residents should be prepared not only for frigid temperatures, but also another round of snowfall and a nasty wintry mix of snow, sleet and rain.
    By Friday late afternoon, residents will start seeing snowflakes again.  

    There could be significant accumulations of snow, sleet and ice, according to the National Weather Service.

  • State Wrestling Tournament postponed

    The Kentucky High School Athletic Association postponed the State Wrestling Championships due to wintry weather.

    “In the interest of the safety and welfare of our competitors, coaches, workers and officials, and to ensure that participation experience for the student-athletes is optimal, the KHSAA has postponed the State Wrestling Championships, originally scheduled for Feb. 19-21, until March 9-11,” according to a news release.

  • 18th District Tournament has contingency plan

    The 18th District Basketball Tournament is scheduled to begin Monday at LaRue County High School.

    LCHS Athletic Director David Dawson said he is “optimistic” that the tournament will take place as planned, however they do have a contingency plan.

    Dates and times

    Monday, Feb. 23 - Girls #1 (Green) and #4 (Hart) at 6:30 p.m.

    Boys #1 (Caverna) and #4 (Hart) will begin 25 minutes following game (about 8:15 p.m.)

    Tuesday, Feb. 24 - Girls #2 (Caverna) and #3 (LaRue) at 6:30 p.m.

  • Snow clearance priority map
  • Crews work to stay ahead of the cold

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet highway district road crews continue plowing and salting roadways this afternoon following the morning's newest round of snow - the second this week - and are preparing for a new, lighter round later today.


    Crews in most districts are racing against time and temperature. Their challenge is to get roadways cleared before pavement temperatures drop too low for de-icing substances to be effective.


  • Cox's Creek woman drowns in cistern

    Nelson County first responders battled freezing temperatures and hazardous roads Monday while responding to a drowning at a Cox’s Creek farm on Whitesides Road.

    Nancy Dugan, 56, was found drowned in a cistern on her farm at 1845 Whitesides Road.

    Nelson County Sheriff Ed Mattingly said in a press release that foul play is not suspected. An autopsy is scheduled Wednesday at the state medical examiner’s office, after which a preliminary report on the cause of death is expected.

  • LaRue Schools closed Thursday and Friday

    LaRue County Schools will be closed the rest of the week, due to snow and frigid temperatures.

  • Former city officials report to jail

    Despite the snow, former Hodgenville mayor Terry Cruse and former city clerk MaDonna Hornback reported Monday as scheduled to Nelson County Jail in Bardstown to begin serving their 30-day sentences.

    The two pleaded guilty in Nelson Circuit Court to multiple felony counts a week ago for inappropriate use of the city’s credit cards to fuel personal vehicles and claiming mileage for which the two were ineligible.