Today's News

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks fall to Adair 47-46

     The host Hawks struggled from the 3-point line Tuesday, hitting just 3-of-23 from beyond the arc as Adair County snapped their six-game winning streak. Adair nudged LaRue 47-46.

    Junior guard Kelton Ford paced LaRue County with 18 points, six steals, six rebounds and three assists, while senior guard Kyle Sheeran had 14 points, two assists and two steals.

    Sophomore guard Kody Key added eight points and five rebounds.

    Kyle Meredith, Tyler Howell and Jonathon Firquin each scored two.

  • PHOTO: Sen. Carroll Gibson

     FRANKFORT - Senate Majority Whip Carroll Gibson, R-Leitchfield, studies legislative articles prior to the start of the day's session in the Kentucky Senate. LaRue County is part of Gibson’s district.

  • LaRue shares in wildfire suppression fees

     The Kentucky Division of Forestry recently paid $27,120.86 to 55 counties from the collection of wildfire suppression fees as required by state law.

    LaRue County received $116.67.

    Pike County received the highest amount, $3,780.23; Bath County received the lowest, $14.09.

  • Patrick Scott graduates from WKU

     Patrick Scott graduated Magna Cum Laude from Western Kentucky University on Dec. 17, 2011. He received a bachelor’s degree in agriculture.

    Scott is a 2004 graduate of Marion County High School and a 2006 graduate of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. He is employed as an agronomist at Southern States in Glasgow.

    He and his wife Kelly and their son Grady reside in Smith’s Grove.

    He is the son of George and Ruth Scott of Raywick.

  • Ashley Lee graduates from respiratory care program

     Ashley Lee of Hodgenville graduated from Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s respiratory care program on Dec. 11, 2011.

    She is the daughter of Scotty and Robin Lee of Hodgenville and granddaughter of Billy and Joyce Lee of Hodgenville and Lois Hay of Eastview and the late George Hay.

    She is engaged to Brandon Scott of Gleanings.

    Lee is employed as a respiratory therapist at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Leeann Carothers and Tyler Nall

     The parents of Leeann Carothers and Tyler Nall of Hodgenville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children.

    The bride to be is the daughter of Christine Davis and Tim Carothers. She is employed at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home and a student at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    The prospective groom is the son of Charles Nall and Lisa Langley. He is employed at Nall’s Specialized Hauling.

    Both are 2010 graduates of LaRue County High School.

  • LOOKING BACK AT LARUE: Ladies gather on porch

  • LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: Michael Lee Meredith on redistricting, budget, firefighter bill

     We gathered in Frankfort this past week for the beginning of the 60-day session of the General Assembly, and we have much work to do.

    There are several big issues that loom over our heads as we try to complete the work of the people of the Commonwealth. 

  • Nolin RECC offers scholarships

     Nolin Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation will award $7,000 in scholarship funds to area students. The cooperative provides electricity to about 33,000 members in Hardin, LaRue and seven surrounding counties.

    Nolin will award six $1,000 college scholarships to graduating high school seniors and one $1,000 scholarship to an adult who is continuing their education at a vocational school or college.

  • First Steps receives WHAS grant

     The Lincoln Trail District First Steps Program received a $7,000 grant from the WHAS Crusade for Children. 

    Kelly Basham, First Steps District Supervisor, stated that the grant funds are being used to purchase assistive equipment and technology for the developmentally delayed children that First Steps serve in the birth to 3-year age range.