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Today's News

  • Woman, child in hospital following crash on George Lee

    A Mount Sherman woman and her son were seriously injured Saturday in a single vehicle crash.

    Rhiannon Mott, 36, was driving a Pontiac Grand Am north on George Lee Road just before 7 p.m. when she lost control of the vehicle and struck a tree, according to LaRue County Deputy Robbie Brownfield.

    Mott and her 13-year-old son were trapped in the vehicle for 40 minutes while crews from Buffalo, Magnolia and LaRue County worked to extricate them. Two LaRue County ambulances were at the scene.

  • McConnell, Grimes spar over policy

    After he’s spent 30 years in Washington, U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes no longer believes Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is the best candidate for Kentucky’s farmers.

      “Never has a senator been paid so much for doing so little for the people in Kentucky,” Grimes said at Kentucky Farm Bureau’s “Measure the Candidates” forum, held at its headquarters in Louisville on Wednesday. 

  • Drug overdose is leading cause of death in state

    Most Kentucky adults don't know that drug overdose is the leading cause of death in the state, but those in the east do.

  • CENSUS: LaRue losing population

    Is the county dying?

    The U.S. Census issued a report last week showing births and deaths in all U.S. counties from the end of June 2011 to July 1, 2012. There were more deaths than births in 36 percent of the nation's 3,100-plus counties.

    In rural counties, the percentage of places with more deaths than births was even higher. Nearly half (46 percent) had more deaths than births. A number of news reports, according to The Rural Blog, carried headlines saying that these counties were “dying.”

  • Jeff Green Scholars announced

    Five 2014 graduates of LaRue County High School have been named Senator Jeff Green Scholars by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority. To earn this honor, a student must have a 4.0 grade point average each year of high school and at least a 28 composite on the ACT.

    These students have also earned $2,500 a year in Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship awards. If they keep their grades up in college, they will have $10,000 to use toward a four-year degree.

  • School Board: Personnel changes in September

    The LaRue County School Board heard the following personnel recommendations at its Sept. 15 meeting:

    Employment of:

    Lacy Coyle Hatfield as Academic Team coach for Hodgenville Elementary School

    n Janet Campbell as preschool instructional assistant at HES

    Justin Craft and Michelle Jones as co-Academic Team coaches for LCHS

    Stephanie Taylor as 3-hour instructional assistant at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School

    Darrell Stillwell as SBDM secretary for LaRue County High School

  • KHIE unveils 'Myhealthnow.com'

    The Kentucky Health Information Exchange has unveiled a new tool to help patients access their personal medical records and information via the Internet. The project, a patient portal called myhealthnow, was previewed during KHIE’s annual eHealth Summit in Louisville.

  • PHOTO: Republican officers

    LaRue County Republican Party officers are from left, Courtney Gilbert, youth chair; Gil Myers, secretary; Betsy Perkins, chair; Bruce Slack, treasurer; and Adrienne Gilbert, vice chair.

  • WEDDING: Richard and Sarah Gomez

    Sarah Sullivan of Rockfield and Richard Gomez of Hodgenville were married May 3, 2014, at Shaker Village at South Union.

    Bro. Tony Chaudoin officiated at the service.

    The bride is the daughter of L.J. and Jane Sullivan of Rockfield. She earned a bachelor’s degree in 2012 from Campbellsville University, and will graduate in May 2015 with a master’s degree in social science.

  • Erin Boley chooses Notre Dame

    Erin Boley didn’t want to drag out the recruiting process. Once she found the right school, Boley wanted to make her decision.

    Boley, an Elizabethtown junior, found that school, giving a verbal commitment to Notre Dame coaches Monday evening during an in-home visit. The Kentucky Gatorade and Associated Press Player of the Year can’t sign with a school until November 2015.