Today's News


    LaRue County is under a flood warning.

    The National Weather Service issued a severe weather advisory at 2:10 p.m.

    The NWS advises drivers to use caution in flooded areas.

  • Maddie Lee selected as state Beta Club chaplin

    The annual Kentucky State Beta Convention took place in Louisville at the Galt House Hotel and the Kentucky International Convention Center on Feb. 24 and 25. There were more than 4,000 students in attendance at the convention. Students from all four LaRue County schools were represented at the state convention this year.

    LaRue County Middle School had a record-setting 101 students attend the convention.

  • FSA office relocating to Lincoln Parkway

    The LaRue County Farm Service Agency merged with the Hardin County office in 2008. Since then, LaRue County farmers have traveled to the Westport Road, Elizabethtown office to sign up for conservation, emergency loans and cost-share programs.
    Beginning next month, they will have easier access to these services as the FSA office will move to new headquarters near the intersection of Lincoln Parkway and Sportsman Lake Road in Hardin County.

  • Eddie Black restoring his boyhood home

    Country singer Miranda Lambert has a popular song out now, “The House that Built Me,” about a woman who goes back to the home of her childhood to vicariously relive the precious memories that she formed there.

    In a way, local home restorer Eddie Black is doing the same thing as he repairs and preserves a historic home on Greensburg Street in Hodgenville, a house that, like Lambert, “built him.”

  • State intervened when jail 'outgrew' jailer

    “The jailer is responsible for the jail – not fiscal court.”
    That was one of several points LaRue County Judge/Executive Tommy Turner stressed at a recent fiscal court meeting. The meeting was advertised heavily to address questions about the finances and workings of the LaRue County Detention Center.
    Part of the meeting dealt with the question:
    “But who becomes responsible when the jailer is not?”

  • BIRTH: Roberts welcome Addilyn Grace

    Angela and Ben Roberts of Elizabethtown announce the birth of a daughter, Addilyn Grace Roberts.

    Addilyn Grace was born at 1:08 a.m. Jan. 21, 2011, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds 6 ounces and was 18-inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Dan and Maxine Davis of Louisville.

    Paternal grandparents are John and Diane Roberts of Hodgenville.

    Great-grandmother is Elizabeth Gordon.

  • LaRue County High School Class of 1975 holds reunion

    The LaRue County High School Class of 1975 held its 35th reunion Nov. 27, 2010, at the LCMS cafeteria. The meal was catered by South Fork Homemakers.

  • TRACK: Reed, Gatton and Thompson are tops in Ice Hawk meet

    The LaRue County High School Track Team hosted the Ice Hawk Meet Feb. 26.
    Sophomore Amarah Reed had a stellar day, winning both the 800-meter run and 1,600-meter run.
    Senior Robert Gatton won the triple jump (34-feet) and placed second in the long jump (17-10.50) and high jump (5-08).
    Junior Cody Thompson won the 400-meter dash (55.5) and placed third in the 200-meter dash (25.2).
    The boys’ team won their division with 62 points. The Lady Hawks finished third with 36 points.
    Other results are:
    Girls 100-meter Dash

  • Kentucky Premier All-Stars finish sixth in Nationals

    LaRue County High School senior Sydney Dobson competed at the NCA/NDA All-Star National Cheerleading Championship in Dallas, Texas, with her team, The Kentucky Premier All-Stars. On the first day, the co-ed squad finished 19th out of 31 teams. On the second day, their performance was much better and they moved up 13 places to finish in sixth place.
    Visit http://varsity.com/event/1448/2011_nca_nda_all_star_national_championshi... and type “Kentucky” in the search engine to view the performance.

  • LaRue Fiscal Court supports resolution to widen I-65

    Parts of Mount Tabor and Salem Church roads are recommended for asphalt resurfacing in the upcoming year, according to Patty Dunaway, chief district engineer with Kentucky’s Department of Highways District Four out of Elizabethtown.
    Dunaway told members of LaRue Fiscal Court meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville March 8 the recommendation covers 1.5 miles on KY 584 from Jess Able Road to KY 210, and 7.108 miles on KY 1832 from US 31E to KY 1607.