Today's News

  • State begins spraying noxious weeds

     Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews will begin treating for noxious and nuisance weeds throughout the state this month. The treatments aid in controlling the spread of undesirable plants along state highway rights of way.

    The cabinet, in accordance with KRS 176.051, targets Johnson grass, giant foxtail, Canada thistle, nodding thistle, multiflora rose, black nightshade, wild cucumber and kudzu.

  • PHOTO: Word of the Day

     Bailey Litton enjoyed working on the “word of the day” in the “word work” literacy center. She is a kindergarten student at Hodgenville Elementary School.

  • 4-H: Chili cook-off was a community success

     The LaRue County 4-H Shooting Sports Club would like to thank everyone who supported their recent chili cook-off and silent auction. All proceeds went to the 4-H Shooting Sports Club. 

    The club is open to LaRue County youth ages 9 to 18, with no membership fee.

    A special thanks goes to the following businesses who donated items to the silent auction: Arrowhead Pawn, Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, Waste Transport,

  • 4-H Calendar - March 6, 2013

     No dogs at Dog Club meeting

    The 4-H Dog Club will meet 2:30-3:30 p.m. March 8 at the LaRue County Extension office. No dogs at this meeting.


    Livestock Club

    The 4-H Livestock Club will meet 6 p.m. March 11 at the LaRue County Extension office.


    Poultry Club

    The 4-H Poultry Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. March 13 at the LaRue County Extension Service.


    Volunteers needed for Expo

  • Merle Edlin appointed sheriff

     Former LaRue County Sheriff Merle Edlin was sworn in Thursday afternoon as interim sheriff.

    Shoffner, who resigned effective Feb. 28 due to health reasons, was midway through his third term.


    Edlin said he was not planning to run for the office. A new sheriff will be elected and take office immediately after the November 2014 election, according to LaRue County Judge/executive Tommy Turner.

  • PHOTO: Conservative Award

     Congressman Brett Guthrie, left, was recently awarded the “Conservative Award” by the American Conservative Union Foundation. The award is given to Members of Congress who score above 80 percent on the voting record determined by the ACU.  Al Cardenas, the chairman of the ACU is pictured with Congressman Guthrie.

  • PHOTO: Sen. Carroll Gibson

     FRANKFORT – Sen. Carroll Gibson, R-Leitchfield, discusses legislation with Senate Democratic Caucus Chair Johnny Ray Turner, D-Prestonsburg, in the Kentucky Senate.

  • New Haven businesses burglarized

     A rash of burglaries Feb. 25 resulted in physical damage to the stores, but not much theft — causing storeowners and employees to wonder what the thieves were after.

    The burglars broke glass doors of Boston Food Mart, Culver’s Kwik Market and the Marathon in New Haven.

    This isn’t the first time the Marathon has been burglarized, manager Jackie Wimpsett said. There were two other incidents involving stolen cigarette cartons on Dec. 16 and Nov. 11.

  • Bardstown Community Theater presents 'Fiddler on the Roof'

     The Bardstown Community Theatre presents the Tony Award-winning musical “Fiddler on the Roof” March 1-10 in the auditorium at Nelson County High School at 1070 Bloomfield Road.

    Performances are 7 p.m. March 1, 2, 8 and 9, with matinees at 2 p.m. March 3 and 10. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors/groups (10 or more) and $8 for students.

  • Woman injured in wreck near Magnolia

     An Elizabethtown woman was injured about 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, in a single vehicle crash.

    Amy Stinnett, 19, was driving northbound on U.S. 31-E near the intersection with Ragland Road, when she lost control of her Toyota passenger car.

    LaRue County Chief Deputy Russell McCoy said the vehicle swerved as it crossed a bridge, striking the concrete side of the bridge. It crossed the centerline and struck the guardrail on the other side of the roadway.