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Today's News

  • Patsy Thomas and South Fork Homemakers honored by Extension Office

    The LaRue County Extension Council presented Leadership awards at its annual banquet last week.
    Patsy Thomas and South Fork Homemakers were the recipients of the 2011 Bobby McDowell Award of Excellence in recognition of their leadership and community service in the county.
    Thomas has been an active member of the Lincoln Days Celebration, Inc., serving as president, vice president, craft chairperson and elementary art and quilt show coordinator.

  • Severe weather costly for county

    Wintry weather has been costly to the county in terms of salt supplies and overtime.
    Clyde Veirs, county road supervisor, told Fiscal Court Jan. 25 his department has spread between 380 and 400 tons of salt this winter.
    LaRue County Judge/Executive Tommy Turner and Veirs agreed that the total is the most the county has used during a winter season. Turner, mentioning that salt supplies are tight throughout the state, told the court the county may have to consider using a mixture of sand and calcium prepared by Irving Materials, Inc., out of Elizabethtown.

  • Buffalo School Apartments now open for tours

    Buffalo School Apartments will hold an open house Feb. 10 and grand opening Feb. 23.
    LaRue County Director of Economic Development Bob Sims called the renovation of the elementary school into apartments “one of the best projects I have ever worked on.
    The building, located on School Loop in Buffalo, has been vacant since the summer of 2007. It merged with Magnolia Elementary to form Abraham Lincoln Elementary School.

  • 2011 Basketball Homecoming Court named

    Members of LaRue County High School’s basketball homecoming court are from left, Kyrstan Heath, Olivia Martin, Whitney McDowell, Lauren Patterson, Danielle Peeler, Angelia Whitlock, Justine Scroggins, Megan Smith, Kayla Skaggs and Gracen Williams.

  • Whitlock chosen as Basketball Homecoming Queen

    LaRue County High School senior Angelia Whitlock was named Homecoming Queen at Friday’s basketball game. She is the daughter of Ricky and Deborah Whitlock.

  • Civil suit challenges woman's final will

    A Hodgenville man has filed a civil suit against the woman who served as executor of his mother’s estate.
    Bobby Junior Morris claims that Shirley Childress of Mount Sherman took his mother’s assets “for her own use and enjoyment and against the right and interest” of the “rightful heir.”

  • DeVarys celebrate 45 years

    Bob and Geri DeVary will celebrate their 45th anniversary on Feb. 12, 2011.
    They were married Feb. 12, 1966, in Harrodsburg.
    They have five children: Gerald DeVary, Eric DeVary, Maria DeVary-Thurman, Winona DeVary-Matthews and Kyle DeVary.
    Bob is a retired farmer. Geri is a registered nurse at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home.
    The open house/reception is 1-4 p.m. Feb. 13 at The Lincoln Museum Community Room in Hodgenville.

  • Chelsee Mitchell to appear on Springer show

    Fistfights, hair pulling, trash talk and mayhem sum up the set of the Jerry Springer show.
    Chelsee Mitchell, a spunky 18-year-old from Mount Sherman, got a firsthand look at the show as a guest last month.
    Mitchell said she was in shock when she got the call to be on the famous Springer show, especially since she never applied to be on it in the first place.
    According to Mitchell, one of her acquaintances, Courtney Reliford of Campbellsville, applied to be on the show a few months ago. On Jan. 14, Reliford received the call saying she had been accepted.

  • UPTON: Five charged with drug manufacturing

    Five people were arrested Jan. 26 when officers found a meth lab in an Upton home.
    Paul Anthony LaGrega Jr., 36; Althea Hope Blan, 41; and Jonathan Louis Blan, 18, all of Cedar Street, were each charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, first offense; unlawful possession of meth precursor; possession of controlled substance; trafficking in controlled substance; possession of marijuana; buy or possession of drug paraphernalia; possession or use of radio that sends and receives police transmissions; and first-degree cruelty to animals.

  • Home on Old E'town Road destroyed by flames

    The home of Sandy LaFollette on Old E'town Road, Hodgenville, suffered severe damage from fire Tuesday afternoon.
    No one was at home at the time the flames were reported about 3:30 p.m.
    LaRue County and Buffalo Fire Departments responded to the scene.