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Today's News

  • School board discusses cell phone usage

    The LaRue County School Board discussed the use of cell phones in LaRue County Schools at their monthly meeting on Monday, November 21.

    The board heard a first reading of an amended telecommunication device policy that defined the rules of “possession and use” of telecommunication devices, including cell phones.

  • Memoirs from the Cornbread Mafia

    A member of the Cornbread Mafia recently published his memoirs and will hold a book signing in Hodgenville.

    Former Cornbread Mafia member Joe Keith Bickett recently had his book published entitled “The Origins of the Cornbread Mafia: A Memoir of Sorts.” In 1990, Bickett was convicted and sentenced in federal court of distribution of marijuana. He served 21 years in prison and was released in 2011. After being released from prison, Bickett started working as a law clerk/paralegal with the law office of Elmer J. George in Lebanon.

  • Embry fails to appear in court

    A local woman who is charged with more than 100 counts of animal cruelty failed to appear in LaRue County District Court on Wednesday, November 16.

  • Cattle producers hear long list of problems, no solutions

    By Sharon Burton

    The Farmer's Pride

    Producers heard about several reasons for weak cattle prices, but came away from a meeting last week still not sure where to place blame.

    The Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association hosted town hall meetings in LaRue and Clark counties so local cattle producers could hear from representatives from the feeder and packing industries.

  • KSP asking for assistance in death investigation

    Kentucky State Police Detectives are conducting a death investigation in Nelson County and they are asking for assistance from those who may have been traveling on the Bluegrass Parkway last Saturday morning, November 19.

  • LaRue County Choir reaching new vocal heights

    With a love for all things musical, one young woman has been leading LaRue County students to new vocal heights sharing her engaging passion for music.

    Amber Tucker has been teaching choir at LaRue County High School and Middle School for four years. Days after graduating from Western Kentucky University, Tucker saw a job opening for choir director at LaRue County Schools and applied.

    “With in a 72 hour span I had applied for the job and had an interview. I was super fortunate because it was only a week after I had graduated,” Tucker said.

  • Awareness takes on a local focus

    In its 5th year, The Burger King Breast Cancer Awareness Truck and Tractor Pull event coordinators decided to designate a large portion of this year’s proceeds directly back into the local community.

    ‘Over the past four years, we have given 100% of our proceeds to the Susan G. Komen foundation and this year especially we thought it was time to bring some of the funds back here locally to support breast cancer patients right here in our local community,” said event coordinator Tim Hornback.

  • Reviewing Butler's cases

    A LaRue County woman who had her settlement fund mishandled by lawyer Danny Butler is encouraging other clients of his to review their cases.

    Wanda Brewer of Hodgenville learned of the arrest of Butler last Wednesday and was also made aware that he stole all of the $207,000 settlement in the 2010 wrongful death lawsuit of her son.

    Brewer said that she thought the case was still open and pending. She said that Butler had not returned her phone calls or messages for several months.

  • A salute to service

    A crowd gathered around New Haven City Hall on Veterans Day on Friday, November 11 to honor Veterans in celebration and remembrance of the sacrifices they have made for the United States.

    The ceremony opened with the raising of a new flag, by Frank Hall at City Hall. The St. Ann’s Choir sang the National Anthem and then the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

  • Large turnout in LaRue for Election

    Almost two-thirds of registered voters in LaRue County voted in the 2016 Fall General election last Tuesday.

    LaRue County Clerk Linda Carter said they had 6,450 out of 10,425 registered voters vote in the election with a 61.85 percent turnout. The turnout in LaRue surpassed the overall statewide turnout of 59 percent.

    For LaRue County, the 61.85 percent turnout was up from a 25.33 percent turnout for the primary election in May and a 32.84 percent turnout in the 2015 Fall General election.