Today's News

  • Environmental Center to be featured on 'Kentucky Life'

    The LaRue County Environmental Education and Research Center will be featured in an upcoming segment of KET’s Kentucky Life.
    Show host Dave Shuffett visited the Leafdale Road site in November, conducting interviews for the show. Guests included LaRue County Judge/Executive Tommy Turner and Dr. William H. Martin, chairman for the Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund Board.

  • Midsouth Cattle website offers alternative to stockyards

    Cattlemen in the southern half of the United States have a new outlet to buy and sell bovines.
    Lanny and Linda Vincent, who raise Limousin cattle on their 90-acre farm outside Buffalo, have developed a virtual stockyard at www.midsouthcattle.com. The website, which was under development about four months, offers an economical way to bring buyers and sellers together, Lanny Vincent said.

  • LaRue schools close to state average on spending for school health services

    As schools across the Commonwealth, and the country, wrestle to improve test scores and other accountability measures, there is a growing awareness about the impact that factors such as children’s health and wellness have on school performance. Many districts in Kentucky have recognized this in recent years and intervened by providing school health services to meet students’ health needs at school. Until now, however, detailed information on school health services offered in Kentucky districts was not available.

  • LaRue in top fourth of 'healthiest' counties

    LaRue County generally is one of the healthiest counties in Kentucky, according to recently released data.
    Health factors, such as smoking, kept LaRue County ranked 32nd – near the top one-fourth of the 120 counties – in a University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation study report.

  • Former governor congratulates Snyder twins

    Former Kentucky Gov. Martha Layne Collins congratulated twins Ariella Snyder and Arianna Snyder March 26 for scholarships they were awarded by Georgetown College during the annual “Celebration of Scholars” banquet in Davis-Reid Alumni Gym.
    Both seniors at Green County High School, Ariella and Arianna are the daughters of Kevin and Tammy Snyder of Mount Sherman.

  • Jobless rate down in county - February

    Unemployment rates fell in 93 Kentucky counties between February 2010 and February 2011, including LaRue County, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Twenty-four county rates increased, while three county rates stayed the same.
    LaRue County’s rate declined from 10.6 percent in January to 10.4 percent in February. It declined 2 percent from February 2010.
    Fayette and Woodford counties recorded the lowest jobless rates in the Commonwealth at 8.6 percent each.

  • Fugitive apprehended in Casey County


  • Upward Cheer

    Upward Cheerleaders at First Baptist Church Hodgenville are front from left, Taylor Evans, Taylor Halprin, Gracie Harnet; back, Macey Barnes, assistant coach Olivia Nalley, Mercy Williams, Alyssa Shearer, assistant coach Erin Barnes, Angel Golden, Samantha Martin, head coach Deena Bradley and Kaleigh Graham.

  • Tennis: Boys' and Girls' Prep

    March 28

    Dylan Parr (LC) def. Tyler Edlin (JH), 6-0, 6-2
    Blake McQuown (JH) def. Jeremy Contreras (LC), 6-2, 6-0
    Sage Knock (JH) def. Micheal Huff (LC), 8-4

    Bo Haun/Ryan Abell (LC) def. Jared Anderson/Steve Lau (JH), 6-0, 6-2
    Brent Gozzard/Zach Lee (LC) def. Billy Mitchell/Thomas Lanham (JH), 6-0, 6-1

    March 29

  • Sports Shorts

    Big Maroon golf scramble
    Campbellsville University will host its annual Big Maroon Golf Classic April 16 at Campbellsville Country Club. To register online, visit http://bit.ly/i5uxqi. Individual entry costs $100 and each individual will receive green fee and cart rental, a Campbellsville University logo cap, golf balls, tees, a $50 tax deduction and Big Maroon Club membership for the 2011-2012 year. Mulligans are available at $5 each with a maximum of two.