Today's News

  • Constable charged with theft by deception, fleeing from officers

     A LaRue County Constable was charged Monday afternoon with theft by deception and first-degree fleeing or evading police on foot.

    Kentucky State Police attempted to serve a Hardin County warrant for cold checks on Jeffery W. Metcalf, 40, at his White City Road residence in Hodgenville about 1 p.m.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Kayla Aleece Carrico and Justin Dean Gray

     Kayla Aleece Carrico of LaRue County and Justin Dean Gray of Hardin County, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride to be is the daughter of Jim and Jill Carrico.

    The prospective groom is the son of Timothy Gray and Lana Wheeler.

    The wedding is May 19, 2012, at Rolling Fork Christian Church.

  • Thompson shares story of life, love, music and beating cancer

     Steve Thompson could give lessons to whoever said, “If life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”

    Just when he was living the good life with success in music and real estate, he was besieged with a deluge of drawbacks, including two bouts of cancer and a disastrous economic downturn that would have caused most people to lose hope… but not Thompson.

    “The victory is in the fight,” the 53-year-old former Michigan resident said.

    Thompson was born in New York City but the family moved to a very rural Michigan farm in 1967.

  • Senior Center brings music to downtown

     For 33 years senior citizens from far and near have found three and a half-hours of musical entertainment every Saturday night at LaRue County’s Senior Center located on Walters Avenue in Hodgenville.

    Part of the reason for that enjoyment, according to co-managers Charles and Viola Riggs, is that the performers as well as the audience feed off of each other’s enthusiasm.

  • Relay for Life Schedule

     FRIDAY, MAY 11

  • Relay for Life begins Friday

     LaRue County's Relay for Life will be held this weekend.

    Twelve teams have been working for months to raise money for the American Cancer Society with the Relay marking the end of another fundraising cycle.

    Relay For Life is a 24-hour event with individuals taking turns walking to honor those people who have battled cancer and remember loved ones lost to the disease.

    The event is developed, produced and implemented by community volunteers.

    Last year, teams raised about $40,000. This year's goal is $49,500.

  • Terry Caven graduates from CU

     Terry Caven of Magnolia graduated from Campbellsville University School of Education May 4 with a degree in 8-12 secondary education. He is congratulated by Dr. Robert VanEst, professor of education.

  • Two vehicles recovered in Rolling Fork River

     Sunday afternoon, the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department investigated the report of a pair of vehicles spotted in the middle of the Rolling Fork River.

    The cars appeared to have been washed downstream due to floodwaters, according to a news release.

    Campers, who were not identified in the news release, had pitched a tent on a gravel barge and parked the cars in the river on the barge on May 4.

  • Harvestland Church hosts single mom's oil change

     Harvestland Community Church will host their fifth annual free single mom’s oil change 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 12.

    The event is held “to connect with the community,” according to project lead Billy Smith.

    According to Smith, 90 cars were serviced during the one-day event last spring.

    “At this point pre-registration isn’t necessary,” said Smith. “However we are encouraging people to call just to give us an idea of how many kids we need to plan for.”

  • South Fork holds clothing giveaway

     South Fork holds clothing giveaway

    South Fork Baptist Church will have a clothing giveaway 8 a.m.-noon May 11. For more information, call Machelle McDowell at 270-325-3626.