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Today's News

  • Clues needed in 1922 death

    A Louisville man is trying to solve the mystery of his grandfather’s death.

    George Rufus Humphrey of New Haven was a superintendent or bookkeeper at the S.P. Lancaster distillery in Nelson County at the time of his death, May 11, 1922.

    He left behind a wife, Mary Beulah (Despain), and six children, ages 12 years to 6 months. The couple lost their 2-year-old son, Nicholas, in 1911.

    He was a member of St. Catherine Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.

  • Primary: Attorney General, newcomer battle for governor nomination

    Since January 2008, Jack Conway has been serving as the Kentucky Attorney General, where he said he has been working to make Kentucky a safer place to live and work. He hopes to continue serving the state of Kentucky as its next governor. Conway’s opponent in the Democratic primary is Geoffrey “Geoff” Young of Lexington. Young said he has 36 years of experience working in the political arena, dealing with issues related to energy policy, economic development and protecting the environment. The two will face off in the May 19 primary.

  • Primary: Four Republicans campaign for governor

    This is the final installment in the series centering on this month’s primary elections, with Election Day falling on May 19. This article focuses on the Republican gubernatorial race, featuring Matt Bevin, James Comer, Hal Heiner and Will T. Scott.

  • Ag leadership program accepting applications

    The Kentucky Agricultural Leadership Program is accepting nominations for Class XI.

    KALP, housed in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, is an intensive two-year program designed for young agricultural producers and agribusiness individuals from Kentucky and Tennessee.

  • Red Cross offers scholarship to students

    This summer, high school and college students can win a scholarship by hosting an American Red Cross blood drive through the Leaders Save Lives program. Registration is now open to host a participating blood drive between June 1 and Aug. 31, 2015. 

    The Leaders Save Lives program encourages community-minded 16- to 24-year-olds to host blood drives to help maintain the blood supply over the summer months. Students who participate as a blood drive coordinator are eligible to win a scholarship up to $2,500 for higher education and to earn a gift card.

  • PHOTO: Planting a pizza tree

    Augusta Gardner of Hodgenville was a winner of a Little Caesar’s Pizza kit through a drawing held by the LaRue County Extension Service and the LaRue County Conservation District. 4-Hers were asked to pick out a tree from the Conservation District’s booth at the Extension Expo in March and submit a photo of themselves planting a tree for the drawing.

  • PHOTO: LCMS Volleyball

    Members of the LaRue County Middle School volleyball team are front from left,  Samantha Martin, Olivia Hazelwood, Kelsey Hornback, Meredith Glenn, Haleigh Jurcak, Kenzi Fulkerson; middle, Grace Ramey, Shelby Williamson, Taylor Newton, Alexis Grimes, Malerie Skaggs, Makenzie Hornback, Daisy Graham; back, Coach Kendrick Bryan, Haley McDowell, Bella Venegas, Lily Constant, Bailey Rogers, Kyla Miller, Karli Mattingly, Holly Yingling, Abigail Hazelwood and Coach Elizabeth Lockett.

  • Youngsters volunteer for Relay for Life

    As the 2015 LaRue County Relay for Life draws near, not only will you find adults volunteering for the cause, but several LaRue County youngsters are making the most of their time as well.

  • PHOTO: Conservation District Scholarship

    Felicia Hornback of Hodgenville is the recipient of a scholarship from the LaRue County Conservation District. She is active in LaRue County FFA and plans to attend Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and Murray State, seeking a degree in farm/equine business management. She is congratulated by LCCD chairman Frankie Weller.

  • PHOTO: Conservation District Scholarship

    Michaela Rock of Sonora is the recipient of a scholarship from the LaRue County Conservation District. She is active in LaRue County 4-H and plans to attend Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and the University of Kentucky to dual major in animal science and child psychology. She hopes to find a career in 4-H Extension. She is congratulated by LCCD chairman Frankie Weller.