Today's News

  • Nelson County candidate ineligible to vote or run for office

    Of the 118 votes garnered by Frances Robertson May 18 in her campaign for Nelson County Clerk, none of them were her own.

    While attempting to vote at the New Haven School precinct during the primary, Robertson, 51, discovered she was ineligible to vote because she had registered as “other” on her voter registration card, Nelson County Deputy Clerk Kim Bryan said.

    “She discovered it herself, a poll worker called in and couldn’t find her (on the voter registration,” Bryan said.

  • Underage drinking is costly to taxpayers

    We are nearing the time where many young people will celebrate a lifetime of accomplishments as they graduate from high school and move toward their life goals. Family and friends will gather together for a festive occasion to commemorate this awesome milestone.

    Traditionally, this is also a time when alcohol enters into the mix and brings tragic results for all involved. Alcohol is the most commonly used drug among American youth and it kills 5,000 teens every year.

  • Farmers may receive help for flood damage

    Kentucky farmers may be able to utilize federal relief programs to get help for farm-related losses incurred since April 30 as a result of severe storms, flooding, mudslides, straight line winds and tornadoes.

    Producers who suffered at least a 30 percent loss in crop production or livestock products may apply for aid from the Emergency Loan Program.

  • Ian Mather takes national championship in poetry

    Ian Mather, a junior at LaRue County High School, was named a national champion last weekend.

    Mather traveled to Fullerton, Calif. and competed in the National Individual Events Tournament of Champions. He won the first-place title in poetry interpretation and was named a quarter-finalist in dramatic interpretation.

  • Carter accepted to leadership institute

    Niki Carter, director of the LaRue County Public Library, has been accepted as a member of the first Library Leadership Institute for public library directors. The yearlong institute features four sessions of two days each and is being offered through the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives.

  • Lincoln Home honored in media competition

    Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Indiana has received several national and international awards for its commemoration of the 2009 Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial.

  • Search begins for LCMS principal as Keith moves to KDE

    The search has started for a new principal for LaRue County Middle School.

    Corey Keith, who has served as LCMS principal since 2006, will leave soon to work with the Kentucky Department of Education.

    “I’d like to thank Corey for his four years of dedicated service for our kids, and wish him well with his future endeavor as a Turnaround Specialist, a program that replaces the Highly Skilled Educators,” said Sam Sanders, LaRue County Schools superintendent.

  • LCHS honors former student fallen in combat

    The student body from LaRue County High School filed onto the high school’s front lawn last Tuesday to remember one of their own.

    A newly placed stone marker to commemorate the life of Lance Cpl. Matthias Hanson was unveiled at the front of the school. Twenty-year-old Hanson was serving in Afghanistan as a marine when he was killed by enemy fire in February.

    Students, county and city officials as well as Hanson’s family were in attendance at the memorial service.

  • Davis named to Mid-Continent President's List

    Heather Davis of Magnolia was named to the President’s List at Mid-Continent University in the ADVANTAGE program.

    To achieve the President’s List, students must maintain a 4.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale term.

    ADVANTAGE is an accelerated degree completion program. Adults 24 and above with about two years of college can earn the last half of their bachelor’s degrees by attending class one night per week for 18 months of instruction. Upon completion, students earn a Bachelor of Science in Business Management or Christian Ministry.

  • Sweet Repeats offers inexpensive options in children's clothing

    Sweet Repeats Children’s Consignment Store just completed its first month of business in Hodgenville.

    Owned by Sherry Polly, Sweet Repeats opened on April 24. Polly said that she heard that the building space on Lincoln Boulevard was becoming available because the consignment store that previously occupied it was closing and she jumped at the opportunity.