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Today's News

  • Sonora man bags a remnant of LaRue history

    Billy Dale Butler is a history buff. He enjoys looking through old buildings for the random antique find and going to estate sales.
    He never knows what he’ll find or what condition it will be in.
    A couple of months ago, the Sonora man came across a vintage item that looks as fresh as the day it was made.
    He was browsing in a Peddlers Mall and found a corn meal sack from Buffalo Roller Mills.

  • Teacher organizes Stop Hunger Now food drive

    Heather Blackwell, teacher at LaRue County High School, along with co-workers Marsha Duncan and Arlie Hamilton, is hosting a food-packaging event Saturday, April 27, with the Stop Hunger Now organization. This organization helps to provide food for the millions of chronically hungry people all over the world.
    Blackwell, in the process of obtaining her Rank 1 licensure, partnered with Stop Hunger Now as a way to involve the community, as a project for a class she is taking.  

  • Magnolia woman charged with cruelty to animals

    Latessia M. Skaggs (1969) of Magnolia was charged April 2 with second-degree cruelty to animals by the LaRue County Sheriff’s office.
    According to a citation written by Deputy Eric Williamson, there were several animals on Skaggs’ property without adequate food.
    Williamson said there was a horse “on a short rope” with no food or water; more than 80 chickens “with less than a quarter of a sack of food”; and several dogs that had no food.
    Skaggs will be arraigned April 17 in LaRue District Court.
     

  • Shepherdsville man charged with trafficking

    A Shepherdsville man faces numerous counts after what began as a routine traffic stop on April 6.
    Darin J. Wright, 37, was driving a vehicle with one headlight and rear license not illuminated near the intersection of Lincoln Parkway and South Lincoln Boulevard, according to Hodgenville Officer Brandon Casey.
    When the officer signaled for him to stop, Wright allegedly presented a license belonging to another man.

  • National board certification process gives LCMS teacher a 'look in the mirror'

    For LaRue County Middle School physical education teacher Lisa Drake, progressing through the national board certification process has given her an opportunity to look inside herself to improve her teaching.
    “This process forces one to look in a mirror and analyze what you are doing in the classroom, critique yourself, and make adjustments when what you are doing isn’t directly affecting student achievement,” she said.
    One important thing she soon grasped was that listening is every bit as important as speaking.

  • He gets an 'A' for effort
  • 43 plants seized from indoor pot grow

    A Magnolia man was charged Friday with trafficking in marijuana after an officer discovered an indoor grow on the property.

    Robert Douglas Young, 28, was charged also with cultivation of marijuana (five or more plants), possession of marijuana, and buy or possession of drug paraphernalia, by LaRue County Deputy Eric Williamson.

    Williamson received a tip about an indoor grow at Young’s residence. He, along with Young’s probation officer, went to the home.

  • Leadership Class takes on Ag Day

    Since 2005 the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce has sponsored the Leadership LaRue County program. Participants include employees and owners of local businesses and representatives of local agencies.

    The program begins with a two-day retreat in September and follows with monthly day sessions through May. One of the most prominent of these day sessions is the annual Agriculture Day, which includes visits to local farms and producers within the county.

  • Looking for a bargain?

    Renaissance Recycling Center is filled with the noises of crunching paper, the clinking of cans thrown into boxes and the crushing of glass. Every now and then, a still-usable item finds its way into one of the bins.
    For Jill Gray, LaRue County’s solid waste coordinator and manager of the recycling center, those items are gold.

  • Child Safety Event

    The Phoenix Club and Elizabethtown Community and Technical College are holding a free program April 18, “Keeping Children Safe Through Education and Awareness.” 
    The event will be geared to parents and their children interested in child safety. Face painting and other child friendly activities will be available. Bring a flashlight.
    The event will be held on ECTC’s at the Student Center.
    For more information, contact Susan Berry at 270-706-8436 or susan.berry@kctcs.edu.