Today's News

  • Mother of the Year Wilma McDowell: A life spent in service of others.

    Wilma Patterson McDowell was named the LaRue County Fair Mother of the Year on Monday evening.

    The award is sponsored by the LaRue County Extension Homemaker organization and is historically presented on opening night of the fair.

    McDowell, who lives in the Buffalo area, was nominated for the award by her children, Pam, Patty, Penny and Paula.

  • New queen crowned, fair continues through Saturday

    The 107th annual LaRue County Fair began Monday with a ceremony to honor former fair board member and president, Bobby Morrison.

    Morrison, who was involved in the fair since 1957, passed away June 8 at age 88. He had been in poor health for some time.

    Fair board president Terry L. Cruse asked Morrison’s family – his wife, Ann “Snookie,” his son Tommy (Kim) Morrison, and daughter, Roberta Morrison – to accept the plaque on Bobby’s behalf.

  • Four charged in drug bust

    Four Hodgenville residents are facing drug charges after the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force executed a search warrant June 19 on Beechtree Drive.

    LaRue County Sheriff Merle Edlin said officers recovered more than 3 ounces of cocaine, along with scales, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

    “It doesn’t sound like a lot, but it is,” said Edlin. He estimated the street value of the illegal drug at several thousand dollars.

  • Attorney challenges release of dash cam in super's DUI case

    The DUI case of LaRue County Schools Superintendent Samuel D. Sanders was postponed another month after his attorney, Doug Hubbard, went on the offensive, filing numerous motions.

    Sanders, who pleaded not guilty at his arraignment in April, was due back in court on June 19. However, a continuance was granted until July 24.

    Special Judge Lisa P. Jones has been appointed to the case. Jeffrey Sharp is the special prosecutor.

  • Community Calendar and Reunions

    Weight loss program

    The LaRue County Health Department – in partnership with the LaRue County Extension office – is offering a 10-week weight loss program at the LaRue County Senior Center, 112 N. Walters Ave., Hodgenville. The class begins at 11:30 a.m. and is open to anyone in the community. If you are interested in participating and would like more information, contact Diana Leathers at the LaRue County Health Department at 270-358-3844 or Theresa Howard at the Extension office at 270-358-3401.

  • Church Calendar - June 25

    Gospel concert at Nolynn Association

    Nolynn Association Campground, 2745 Bailey Road, Magnolia, will have a free gospel concert 7 p.m. June 28 with Masters Four Quartet. An offering to benefit missionaries will be accepted. The campground is located between Buffalo and Mount Sherman on Hwy. 1192.

    VBS at South Fork

    South Fork Baptist Church will hold vacation Bible school 5:30-8:30 p.m. July 7-10. Transportation provided. Call 270-325-3626 for assistance. Theme is Agency D3.

  • Fundrai$ers - June 25

    Bark Bash

    Barktown Rescue and Bourbon City Bark Park is having a fundraiser 7:30 p.m. June 28 at Wickland, 550 Bloomfield Road, Bardstown. Tickets can be purchased for $50 each at www.barkbash.com. Ticket includes entry to the event, food and two drink tickets.

    Barktown Rescue is completing renovations to the old Boston School building and grounds, making it a suitable shelter facility for the abandoned, stray and surrendered animals rescued each day in Nelson County.

    Visit www.barktownrescue.org.

    Big Band under the stars

  • Try to keep an open mind

    The secret to not offending people: Keep an open mind.

    You’ve probably heard people say that you should keep an open mind, and obviously when they say that they don’t actually mean you should cut your head open.

    In my opinion it doesn’t necessarily mean you should be easily swayed.

  • Brooks earns scholarship

    Shelbi Morgan Brooks, of Hodgenville and daughter of Jeffrey and Jodi Brooks, has been awarded the J.R. and Carrie Lee Edwards Scholarship by Central Kentucky Community Foundation.

    The J.R. and Carrie Lee Edwards Scholarship was established by Nancy Handley Goodin at her death in 2007 to honor her aunt and uncle, J.R. and Carrie Lee Edwards. This $2,000 per year renewable scholarship is offered each year to LaRue County High School graduating seniors pursuing a degree in education.

  • Lincoln Ink in business of 'making people happy'

    Lincoln Ink, a tattoo shop, opened its door near Lincoln Square in January.

    Brandon Vermillion, the tattoo parlor’s owner, said he likes to think he’s had a positive effect on the community’s crime rate. According to him, illegal tattooing has been quite popular in the area.