Today's News

  • Ohio man injured in motorcycle crash

    An Ohio man was critically injured about 2 p.m. May 30 in a motorcycle wreck.

    Tony L. Dickson, 53, of Van Wert, Ohio, was driving a 2008 Harley Davidson motorcycle east on Upton-Talley Road. Dickson failed to negotiate a curve and lost control of the bike, according to Kentucky State Trooper Dewan Kelly.

    Dickson overturned and was ejected from the motorcycle. He was wearing a helmet but suffered severe injuries to his chest.

    He was flown from the scene to University Hospital in Louisville and is listed in critical condition.

  • COLUMN: Poison hemlock a danger, whether green or in hay

    Initial symptoms of poison hemlock poisoning can include nervousness, trembling, muscular weakness and loss of coordination, dilation of pupils, coma and eventually death from respiratory paralysis. 

    Lethal doses for cattle are considered to be in the range of 0.2 to 0.5 percent of the animal’s body weight. It can also cause fetal deformation of pregnant animals.      

  • 4-H Calendar - June 6, 2012

    Cooking Club

    The 4-H Cooking Club will have a picnic 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. June 11 at the Lincoln Farm picnic area. Members are asked to bring a side dish or dessert item. The club will provide meat and drinks. Rain will move the picnic to the Extension Office.


    Rabbit Club

    The 4-H Rabbit Club will have a meeting and picnic 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. June 11 at the Lincoln Farm picnic area. Members are asked to bring a side dish or dessert. Rain will move the picnic to the Extension Office.


  • Distinguished Alumni sought by schools

    LaRue County Schools is accepting nominations for the LaRue County Schools Distinguished Alumni program. The award provides an opportunity to recognize accomplishments of graduates and demonstrates to the teachers and staff of the school district the positive impact they have upon the lives of young people. 

  • COLUMN: Tickets needed for Taste of LaRue

     The LaRue County Farmers Market is again sponsoring a Taste of LaRue County. It will be Tuesday, June 19 beginning at noon at the Extension Office at 807 Old Elizabethtown Road. Come support local farmers and small businesses while getting ideas on how to prepare fresh, local products.

    Space is limited at the tasting event; cost is $5. To reserve a seat you must purchase a ticket in advance. Tickets are available at the Extension Office, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 358-3401 for more information.

  • Renaissance Recycling closed until June 11

    Renaissance Recycling will not accept recyclables until Monday, June 11.

    The building, located on Water Street in Hodgenville, was damaged earlier this week when a forklift struck the door, according to LaRue County’s Solid Waste Coordinator Jill Gray.

    Residents are requested to “hold off on bringing recyclables” such as plastics, newspapers and glass, until repairs are completed, according to Gray.

  • BASEBALL: Region Tournament postponed until Friday

    Mother Nature has intervened once again in the 5th Region Baseball Tournament.

    After rains forced the semifinals to be postponed a day Tuesday, heavy storms Thursday forced the championship game between Central Hardin and LaRue County to be called in the second inning. The game will be picked up where it left off at 6:30 p.m. today at Elizabethtown’s Ron Myers Field.

  • Two charged with perjury

    Two people were charged May 21 with first-degree perjury.

    James Alex Clifford, 24, an inmate at the LaRue County Detention Center, and Tiffany B. Underwood, 24, of Mount Sherman, are each charged of perjury during a suppression hearing in LaRue Circuit Court.

    LaRue County Deputy Eric Williamson investigated.

    Preliminary hearings for Clifford and Underwood will be June 13 in LaRue District Court.

  • Volunteers asked to donate breast tissue for cancer research

    The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Tissue Bank at IU Simon Cancer Center is holding a tissue donation event at Norton Cancer Institute in Louisville on Saturday, June 9.

  • PHOTO: Attilla Road water tower

    An elevated water tank will be built on Attilla Road. It's part of a $1.5 million waterworks improvement project proposed by LaRue County Water District No. 1 and approved by the Public Service Commission. The tank will increase water supply and improve water pressure.