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Today's News

  • Expo showcases health, local organizations, business

    The 2017 LaRue County Cooperative Extension Service held their annual Expo event on Saturday, March 18 at the LaRue County High School gym.

    The event began at 10 a.m. that morning. However, people were already starting to come in at 9:30 a.m. to check out the booths and pick up some trees, given away by the LaRue County Conservation District.

  • Alcohol petition circulating countywide

    Several weeks after a wet/dry alcohol vote petition was started for the City of Hodgenville, there is now another petition for a wet-dry vote to determine if alcohol should be sold throughout all of LaRue County.

    The countywide petition was started by Hodgenville councilmember Lisa Reidner, who was also the same person who started circulating the petition for the City of Hodgenville last month. Reidner said she received the required number of signatures for the city petition and that she is now going to see if the county petition will be also be successful.

  • Exploring the impact of color

    In celebration of their second year, Art Gypsy, a local art gallery and gift shop, will be featuring a new exhibit installation by artist and gallery owner, Amber Gardner.

    The opening will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 25 at Art Gypsy located at 201 N. Lincoln Blvd. #3 in Hodgenville. In the exhibit, there are a total of 44 nude paintings, 33 flying houses, 6 mixed media pieces and 4 large pieces.

    Gardner said she has been pretty low-key since the gallery’s opening and she wanted to do something big that was very much her own.

  • LaRue Co. native singing in Pigeon Forge theatre

    Singing comes naturally to Betsy Kay Perkins.

    After all, her mother, Phyllis Ann Perkins, her father, Doyt Perkins, and her grandfather, Clyde Benningfield, all sang in gospel quartets and instilled in her that love of singing. She has sung in gospel groups, has performed at Dollywood and several stage shows throughout Kentucky.

    Her newest singing engagement, at Biblical Times Dinner Theater in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, came as an indirect result of her pursuit of gospel singing.

  • Four indicted for meth, endangering children

    Four people were indicted by the LaRue County Grand Jury on Monday, March 20 for charges dealing with meth and endangering the welfare of a minor.

  • Giving hope to disabled

    After spending more than two weeks in Kenya, several LaRue Countians recently returned home from the trip after providing hundreds of disabled Kenyans with advice and handicap equipment.

  • If you keep on believing

    LaRue County High School and Middle School students have been hard at work rehearsing for the premier of their production of Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, which opened March 17 and will have two more public performances at 7 p.m on Saturday, March 25 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 26.

    Auditions for the musical began at the beginning of January with rehearsals starting the day after the cast list was posted, according to Choir and musical director, Amber Tucker. She said dress rehearsals ran the week of March 13.

  • Keeping things clean

    By the armful, bagful, and trunk full, Renaissance Recycling is fighting a continuous battle to make America clean again.

    “In 2006, the first year we recycled, we totaled 50 tons of cardboard, newsprint, magazines, slicks, and plastics,” recalled Jill Gray, LaRue County Solid Waste Coordinator. “In 2016 we totaled 317 tons, and that’s just from our recycling center site.”

    When she became coordinator in 2003, the contracted hauler was using dumpsters as recycling receptacles.

  • Sheriff's office cracks down on drugs

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s Office has been stepping up their investigative work and cracking down on drug complaints.

    In the past few months, LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy said his office has worked hard to follow up on nearly every complaint of drug trafficking they have received and it seems to be working.

  • LCS staff exposes 'sexting' dangers

    Several LaRue County Schools staff members took part in the Parent Workshop hosted by the LaRue County Schools Youth Service Center last Thursday. The workshop was for parents or guardians of any middle or high school student about the dangers of their children ‘sexting’.