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Today's News

  • Chamber's kiosk unveils 'live here, visit here, work here' theme

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce has unveiled a kiosk in the front window that promotes a “live here, visit here, work here” theme.
    The 31.5-inch television, donated by LaRue County Community and Economic Development, plays a three-minute video highlighting tourist attractions and key features of LaRue County.
    The project has been in the works since August 2010, according to LaRue County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jessica Davis.

  • Library has several new DVDs

    The LaRue County Public Library has several new offerings.
    They include:
    DVDs – Spirited Away, Dumbo, Spooky Buddies, Hanna, Thor, Ponyo, Barbie: Princess Charm School, I Love Lucy, The Dog Who Saved Halloween, Enchanted and Friendly Persuasion.
    For more information about offerings or programs, contact Dana Jolly at 358-3851.

  • Students learn safety tips at Ag Awareness Day

    According to the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, farming is one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States. With the death rate in Kentucky agriculture two to three times higher than the national average it is easily understood why farm safety awareness is important.
    Ag Awareness Day at LaRue County High School offers a chance for 8th graders to learn farm safety and general agricultural awareness from FFA students.

  • Couple charged with sexual abuse of child

    A Hodgenville couple is facing charges of sexual abuse of a 12-year-old girl.
    According to arrest citations, Anthony Wayne Fitts, 35, was charged Oct. 4 with first-degree sexual abuse and unlawful transaction with a minor for allegedly touching a juvenile in an inappropriate manner.
    His wife, Sharon Ann Fitts, 34, is charged with complicity, first-degree sexual abuse; complicity, unlawful transaction with a minor; and endangering the welfare of a minor. The arrest citation claims she was aware of the alleged abuse.

  • 4-H Calendar: Updated 10-12

    Pumpkin decorating
    4-H pumpkin decorating will take place 2-3:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Extension Office for 4-H members ages 9-18. Pumpkins will be provided by Hinton’s Orchard. Supplies will be provided for decorating or participants may bring their own if they choose. Pumpkins will be judged by age groups. If your child is not a 4-H member, they are welcome to attend and you may complete a 4-H enrollment form at that time.  

    Record Book deadline
    The 4-H Record Book deadline is Oct. 14.

  • Civil suits filed against LaRue deputies

    Two LaRue County deputies and the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office are facing civil suits in separate cases.
    Two women are alleging false imprisonment and false arrest against the department
    The cases were filed in September in LaRue Circuit Court. The defendants’ attorneys have already filed responses.
    Pamela Dugan, 57, of Buffalo, claims she was pulled from her residence on April 25 by Deputy Brian Smith. She claims she was placed in a cruiser and transported to LaRue County Detention Center where she was processed and jailed for 13 hours.

  • 4-H record books are due Oct. 14

    4-H members are encouraged to submit their record books by Friday, Oct. 14.  Record books will be judged and the winning junior division record books will advance to the district competition.  
    Awards for all record book participants and winners will be presented at the annual 4-H awards banquet on Dec. 5 at the Extension Office.
    Also, all record book participants were invited to attend the achievement trip to Mammoth Cave.  

  • Commemorate your fish or game with free online certificates

    A new online tool from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will allow hunters, anglers and trappers to create personalized certificates to help celebrate their experiences.
    Users can upload photos of their fish or game and enter details about their experiences to produce printable certificates suitable for framing.
    The certificate program is available from Kentucky Fish and Wildlife’s website at fw.ky.gov.

  • Mount Sherman residents plan to fight for post office

    About 30 Mount Sherman residents voiced their support of the community’s post office in a public meeting last week.
    The post office is one of 130 in Kentucky – and one of 3,700 nationwide – being studied for possible closure by the U.S. Postal Service. It serves residents in both LaRue and Green Counties.
    The meeting was held in Mount Sherman Mission Church. It seemed only fitting that a prayer opened the meeting with Bro. Odell Warren asking for the post office to remain open.

  • Flanders ties for 10th in largest registration of Angus beef cattle in Ky.

    Kelly Flanders of Buffalo tied for 10th largest in registering the most Angus beef cattle in Kentucky having recorded 96 head of Angus with the American Angus Association during fiscal year 2011, which ended Sept. 30, according to Bryce Schumann, CEO of the American Angus Association.
    Angus breeders across the nation in 2011 registered 294,975 head of Angus cattle.
    The American Angus Association, headquartered in Saint Joseph, Mo. is the largest beef registry association in the world in terms of both annual registrations and active members.