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Today's News

  • Indicted for manslaughter

    A local woman was indicted for manslaughter and criminal abuse after the death of her mother who was in her care.

    Lovie P. Skaggs, 59, of Hodgenville was indicted by the LaRue County Grand Jury on Monday, July 18 for second degree manslaughter and first degree criminal abuse.

  • AG Stravaganza a success

    The focus was on Agriculture last week as LaRue County Farm Bureau held their annual AgStravaganza. Hundreds of people came out to see livestock shows, submit their entries in Floral Hall exhibits, see the KTPA truck and tractor pull and a family focused night of fun on Friday with petting zoo and barnyard games.

    “Once again, I think everyone was very impressed with the turn out for the week for all of the AGstravaganza events despite the extreme heat that Mother Nature placed on us,” AGstravaganza chair, Ryan Bivens said.

  • Man killed in motorcycle accident

    A LaRue County man died after an accident between a pickup and a motorcycle last Thursday afternoon on Fairview Road and KY 210 in Taylor County.

    The Taylor County Coroner declared James Whitlock, 59, of Magnolia dead at Taylor Regional Hospital due to injuries sustained in the accident, a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report said.

    According to the report, at approximately 12:42 p.m., Whitlock was riding his Honda motorcycle west on KY 210, behind a Ford pickup truck that Ronald Vanheck, 60, of Campbellsville, was driving.

  • A dream come true

    When Gary and Regina McDowell bought tickets to the three-day NASCAR racing event at Kentucky Speedway July 7-9 in Sparta to celebrate their son Brady’s 15th birthday, they had no inkling of the royal reception they would receive.

    During those unforgettable three days, the family was the personal guest of champion NASCAR driver Kyle Busch and his wife Samantha, was able to meet, greet and observe up close other drivers and their crews, and to enjoy gifts from Busch, the speedway, and M&M Company, a Busch sponsor.

  • Schools receiving renovations

    As the new school year approaches, students and parents likely have noticed some construction in progress on LaRue County Schools campuses. Early in July, the district began work on its Guaranteed Energy Savings Project.

  • Gotta catch a what?

    A new game phenomenon is sweeping the nation and LaRue County is no exception.

  • Missing man arrested

    A man that was originally reported as missing has now been charged with auto theft and theft by unlawful taking.

  • Birthplace Centennial

    Hundreds of people attended the Centennial Celebration last weekend for the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park in Hodgenville.

    Stacey Humphreys, Chief of Interpretation and Resource Management at the park, said they had more than 1,100 visitors to the park last weekend for the Centennial event.

  • Gentry named Mother of the Year

    The 2016 Mother of the Year is Phyllis Gentry of Hodgenville.

    Gentry was announced as Mother of the Year before the beef show at the AGstravaganza event on Monday, July 18 at the LaRue County Fairgrounds. The Mother of the Year is sponsored by the LaRue County Extension Homemaker organization. Homemaker President Patsy Thomas presented Gentry with an engraved tray from the LaRue County Extension Homemakers.

  • Sanders receives good evaluation

    LaRue County Schools Superintendent received a good evaluation from the LaRue County School Board during their monthly meeting on Monday, July 18.

    The evaluation included seven categories that were graded on a scale of exemplary, which exceeds the standard; accomplished, which meets the standard; developing, making growth toward meeting the standard and growth required, which means the area or areas need to be addressed in the professional growth plan.