Today's News

  • County Clerk audit released

    State Auditor Crit Luallen released the audit of the 2008 financial statement of LaRue County Clerk Linda Carter. State law requires the auditor to conduct annual audits of county clerks and sheriffs.

    The audit found that the clerk’s financial statement presents fairly the revenues, expenditures and excess fees of the LaRue County Clerk in conformity with the regulatory basis of accounting.

  • FreedomKentucky.org simplifies information

    FreedomKentucky.org, a new Bluegrass Institute wiki, offers a user-friendly tool for Kentuckians to provide and review information on public policies and to hold local governments and school districts throughout the commonwealth accountable.

  • For the love of Lincoln

    About 80 LaRue Countians attended the third Lincoln Bicentennial One-Cent Coin release in Springfield, Ill., Aug. 13.

    Although the ceremony lasted only 30 minutes, most stood in line for hours to receive rolls of newly minted pennies honoring native son Abraham Lincoln.

    In all, about 2,000 people crowded the lawn surrounding the historic Old State Capitol for the event, according to Jana Prewitt, public affairs officer for the U.S. Mint.

  • Birthplace holds bicentennial celebration on Labor Day

    The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park will host a bicentennial celebration on Labor Day, Sept. 7.

    Music will be provided by Anne Milligan. Living history presentations will be provided by costumed interpreters from Frazier International History Museum at 11 a.m. by Eric Franz; and 2 p.m. by Zoe Jackson.

    Franz portrays Lincoln, reflecting on his life up to his election as an Illinois State Representative.

  • Lady Hawks making progress despite low numbers, injuries

    The Lady Hawks varsity soccer team won its first game of the season 6-1 Monday against Monroe County.

    The team has struggled as it has been hampered by a small roster and injuries.

    The team has 17 members – mostly underclassmen.

  • Lee's join farm market tour

    Robin and Ashley Lee of Lee’s Garden Center in Hodgenville joined more than 25 participants of farm markets throughout the state on the Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Summer Tour of markets in Kentucky, West Virginia and Virginia. The tour gives participants in KFB’s Certified Roadside Markets program an opportunity to get ideas for production and marketing plus network with colleagues.  

  • New Haven holds Iron Horse Festival

    Landmark News Service

    “All roads lead home” if you’re on the Iron Horse. That’s the theme for New Haven’s premier festival — The Rolling Fork Iron Horse Festival — for its 19th year.

    This year’s theme, was chosen because “home” and “hometown” are very important in small communities, New Haven City Clerk Linda Mattingly said.

    The weekend event will feature arts, crafts, children’s activities, old time demonstrations, food, fun gospel and concert bands and, of course, train rides.

  • Local author to speak at Horse Cave

    Rhonda Hornback Nichols of Sonora will speak at The Bookstore, 111 Water St., Horse Cave, at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12.

    The program will follow the regular meeting of the Writers Roundtable at 2 p.m.

    Nichols will discuss the writing process and business side of publishing her book “Images of America, LaRue County, KY.” Copies of the book will be available from the author.

    For more information or directions, contact Sigrid Olson at 270-524-9053.

  • High school football update

    After playing on two consecutive Saturdays, LaRue County's varsity football team took a bye week before beginning its Friday night lights portion of its schedule.

    The Hawks, 1-1 on the season, will face an undefeated Green County team on the road Sept. 11.Green County topped Butler County 41-7 in its latest game and also has victories over Middlesboro and Taylor County.


    Here are other high school football scores from Friday night:

    Allen County-Scottsville 56, McLean County 20

    Bowling Green 51, Franklin-Simpson 6

  • Lincoln Jamboree celebrates 55 years

    The Lincoln Jamboree celebrates 55 years of non-stop country music this weekend.

    Owner and emcee Joel Ray Sprowls said a $55 drawing will be held every 55 minutes during the Saturday show.

    Eddie Miles presented “A Salute to Elvis” at the theater Friday night.

    On Saturday, the jamboree offers free outdoor flea market setups. Weather permitting, ultra-light airplanes will be flying to the airstrip behind the building.