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Today's News

  • Meet LaRue County’s Hornet Man

    Some people would undoubtedly call him crazy.

    Jerry Cooper, known to some as “The Hornet Man,” has made a habit of something that scares most people: collecting hornet nests and, often enough, the hornets that are inside.

    Cooper works as a custodian for LaRue County Schools. But when the call comes that someone needs a nest removed, he leaps into action.

  • PHOTO: Homecoming Queen
  • Brawner wins Music City Award

    Sharon (Hornback) Brawner, a 1982 graduate of LaRue County High School, was recognized as one of 26 recipients of the inaugural Women in Music City Awards in a ceremony at the Omni in Nashville Sept. 15.

    The awards, sponsored by the Nashville Business Journal, were presented to women who are making a creative and economic impact on the music industry.

  • LaRue Deputy trained in anti-terrorism

    Nationwide, terrorism fears are at an all-time high.

    Decked out in chemical suits and gas masks, 18 deputies from across Kentucky – including LaRue County Deputy Robbie Brownfield – have proven they can handle acts of terrorism on a local level — specifically, weapons of mass destruction.

  • Fundraisers planned to assist Payne family

    A local businessman is recovering from injuries sustained when he fell from a tree stand.

    Louie Payne, who owns Arrowhead Archery & BBQ, was hunting with a friend in Hardin County on Oct. 16. He was cinching a safety strap on the tree stand, when it snapped. He fell about 25-feet, breaking four ribs and vertebrae.

    He was transported to University of Louisville Hospital where he underwent surgery.

    According to a family friend, Payne is moving his arms and legs, and is in good spirits. He will undergo physical therapy at Frazier Rehab.

  • New Haven man found guilty of assault

    Following a two-day trial last week, a jury found that a convicted murderer out on parole was guilty of assaulting another man last year.

    A jury of eight men and four women decided Thursday that Dale Brown, 55, of New Haven, was guilty of misdemeanor fourth-degree assault, instead of felony second-degree assault, after hearing testimony from the defense, prosecution and witnesses, as well as reviewing surveillance video of the assault, photos of the victim’s injuries and the victim’s medical records.

  • Lincoln Boyhood Home plans improvements

    The Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek is getting a facelift.

    According to Park Superintendent Bill Justice, the facilities will be renovated and updated. Currently, he said, there are three structures at Knob Creek: the Lincoln Tavern, a cabin and the restroom.

    The cabin contains parts of the cabin where Austin Gollaher, Abraham Lincoln’s childhood friend lived. Justice said it is in “good shape” and has had work done on it recently.

  • Schools in lockdown after suspects flee store

    LaRue County Schools issued a precautionary lockdown Thursday morning, while police searched for suspects who were spotted nearby.

  • Check on school's progress with one click

    Just as parents examine their child’s report card to see how well he is doing, so, too, can anyone with Internet access look at each Kentucky public school’s or district’s report card to see how it is performing.

    Each year, School and District Report Cards are posted on the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE's) website. These Report Cards provide information including test performance, teacher qualifications, student safety, awards, parent involvement and much more.

  • RESCHEDULED: Doing good with golf

    The 7th Annual St. Jude Charity Barbecue Dinner Auction & Golf Scramble will be held Saturday, October 11 (event was canceled due to weather - it is rescheduled for Oct. 25) at the LaRue County Country Club.

    The event, organized by Tommy Locke and a group of his friends, came about because of Locke’s history playing men’s softball.