Today's News

  • COLUMN: Summer stressors damage plants

     Don’t let summer stressors ruin your landscape’s good looks. Instead give your plants’ natural defenses a boost and keep both vegetable gardens producing and flowers blooming.

    Busy summer schedules can lead to plant neglect and less-than-picture-perfect gardens. When you team this with summer heat and drought that can lead to wilting, brown leaves, and poor growth, and add insects and diseases that can further weaken and damage plants, gardens can really suffer.

  • Nelson County indictments

    The following people have been indicted by a Nelson County grand jury.  They are set for arraignment in Nelson Circuit Court July 19.

  • LONGSTANDING MEETINGS updated July 11, 2012


  • Hold special taxing districts accountable

     State Auditor Adam Edelen is pledging to shed much-needed light on special taxing districts throughout the state by the end of the year. His goal — create the first-ever database and inventory of all special taxing districts, which are estimated to be anywhere from 1,000 to 1,800 in numbers throughout the state. And even more staggering are the current spending estimates of those districts, which could range from $500 million to $1 billion of taxpayers’ money.

  • COLUMN: Pond cleanout leads to cattail fever

     There are a couple of things you need to know about my husband Bud. He is the hardest working man I’ve ever met and he never, ever does things the easy way.

  • Cavens shine at State Farm E'town Open

     Pupil teamed up with teacher to earn a berth in one final Sunday during the final day of the 18th annual State Farm E'town Open, while the duo later faced off in another title match.

    Sibling rivalry indeed for brothers Kyle and Terry Caven of Magnolia.

  • 9s are runners-up in tournament

     Ty Been struck out seven to lead the Elizabethtown Area Baseball Commission 9-year-old All-Stars to a 12-2 win in four innings over LaRue County on Saturday in the championship of the Cal Ripken District 7 Tournament in Hodgenville.

    Gage Sondergard had a single and a double for Elizabethtown, while Been tripled. Eli Brown, Caleb Turner and Carson Yates each had a single.

    Bryson Arnette led LaRue County with two singles, while Derek Heath and Bryce Neagle each had a single.


     LaRue Baptist Church has VBS

    LaRue Baptist Church will have vacation bible school 6-8:30 p.m. through July 13. Friday is Family Fun Night, 6-7:30. Meals provided nightly. Call the church at 358-4673 for more information.

    Mount Tabor VBS

    Mount Tabor Baptist Church will have vacation bible school 6:30-9:30 p.m. through July 13. There will be classes for preschool through sixth grades. Children under 4 must be accompanied by an adult. The theme is SonRise National Park. For more information, call 325-3540.

  • City Council approves tourism commission ordinance

     Hodgenville’s restaurant tax took a step closer to becoming law Monday night after City Council held second reading of an ordinance to establish a seven-member tourism and convention commission.

    City Clerk MaDonna Hornback read a summary of the ordinance. It will be published before next month’s meeting in The LaRue County Herald News.

    The tourist and convention commission had to be in force before a 2 percent restaurant tax could be enacted, according to City Attorney Mary Gaines Locke.

  • Goodlett selected as assistant principal at LCHS

     There is a drawer in Kyle Goodlett’s desk where he keeps a collection that is nearly 10 years running. Inside are notes and other things that have been given to him by his students over the nine years that he has been in the education system.