Today's News

  • General Assembly passes several bills

     The Kentucky General Assembly’s 2013 regular session came to a close March 26 as lawmakers adjourned at the conclusion of the 30th and final session day allowed by the state constitution.

    Among the highlights on the final day of legislative activity was the passage of a long-sought bipartisan agreement to ease the state’s public pension debt, along with a funding measure to assist in that effort.

  • Taylor County Animal Shelter talks continue

     A compromise could be in the works to keep the county’s animal shelter an adoption facility after all.

    Taylor County magistrates agreed March 25 night to have one of its committees meet with some representatives from the Taylor County SPCA to discuss keeping the animal shelter operating as an adoption facility.

    Magistrates voted in February to no longer adopt animals at the shelter, effective April 17. The shelter is to become a holding facility that day, and shelter staff members will transport animals to Adair County for care at $44 per animal.

  • Woman injured in Ky. 210 crash

     A Bradfordsville woman was injured in a one-vehicle crash on KY 210 on March 27.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Sharlet Whitehead, 38, was traveling east in a 2005 Dodge Durango at 5:33 p.m. when she attempted to pass vehicles and left the roadway. Whitehead struck a guardrail and continued across both lanes of traffic and left the eastbound shoulder.

    The crash occurred near the LaRue/Taylor line and several LaRue County agencies responded to the scene.

  • TENNIS: March 22, 2013



    Results from March 22 match in Hodgenville:


    Ryan Abell (LC) def. Joseph Cesare (NC), 6-1, 6-2

    David Chan (NC) def. Ryan Hornback (LC), 6-2, 6-4

    Nick Browning (NC) def. Tyler Skaggs (LC), 8-4


    Kyler Hart/Trevor Sanders (LC) def. Brendan Matthews/Daniel Spalding (NC), 6-1, 6-1

  • Jobless rate down in February

     Unemployment rates fell in 91 Kentucky counties between February 2012 and February 2013, while 26 county rates increased and three stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    LaRue County’s rate was 8 percent in February, down from 8.3 percent in January. It was down a full point from the February 2012 rate of 9 percent.

    Of a workforce of 6,872 people, 550 were seeking employment.

  • JUST ASK: Flea market

     Are they planning to have “flea market days” at the LaRue County Fairgrounds again this summer?


    Marie Riggs, a recent addition to the LaRue County Fair Board, has taken over this project.

    Riggs said the flea market will be open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays beginning April 13.

    Call her at 325-3041. She will provide information about costs and set-ups. 

  • PHOTO: Lady Hawk coach visits Rotary

    Aaron Howell, head coach of the Lady Hawks softball team, was a guest at Thursday’s meeting of the Hodgenville Rotary Club. He is pictured with Rotarian Dewayne Murray, left.

  • PHOTO: Rotary guests

    Kayla Skaggs and Ryan Hornback visited the Hodgenville Rotary Club as guests of Rotarian and Superintendent Sam Sanders.

  • Numerous agencies assisted in hunt for missing juvenile

    Several agencies were out in force Friday night in an attempt to locate a teenager reported missing from The Life Connection near Sonora.

    Kentucky State Police and volunteers from the Buffalo Fire Department spent about five hours looking for the boy.

    A K-9 unit and helicopter assisted with the search.

    KSP Trooper Norman Chaffins said the teen “did run away from Life Connection but was located a short time later without incident. He was returned to the facility.”

  • Timothy Gibson named to dean's list

     Timothy Gibson of Hodgenville has been named to the Dean's List at the Savannah College of Art and Design for fall quarter 2012.

    Full-time undergraduate students who earn a grade point average of 3.5 or above for the quarter receive recognition on the Dean's List.