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Today's News

  • Man recovering from shooting

    A LaRue County man is in stable condition after being shot in the chest Sunday evening.
    Dennis Locke, 55, was flown to University Hospital in Louisville following what police described as a “family dispute.”
    LaRue County Sheriff Merle Edlin said Locke “will be all right.”
    Edlin said the dispute had been going on “about all day” and culminated with Locke’s 24-year-old son Kevin Locke attempting to get a 9 mm weapon away from his father.
    Dennis Locke was hit in the upper shoulder, Edlin said.

  • COLUMN: Meet local snake expert: Bob Todd

    We received a visit in the office last week from long-time herpetologist Bob Todd.

    Mr. Todd, who lives in Sonora, saw the article about a copperhead in last week’s LaRue County Herald News and wanted to offer his opinion on it.

    Mr. Todd knows snakes. He’s spent a lifetime studying them.

    He thinks the snake pictured was not a venomous copperhead but a harmless Prairie Kingsnake.

    To the unpracticed eye, the snakes closely resemble each other. Their coloration is similar.

  • Woman injured in crash on Dan Dunn Road

    Jenny Cowles, 28, of Gray Road in LaRue County, was injured about 8 a.m. Monday when she lost control of the 2010 Toyota Camry she was driving.
    The vehicle ran off the roadway in the 2000 block of Dan Dunn Road and overturned. Cowles was able to crawl out of the vehicle.
    She was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital by LaRue County EMS.
    LaRue County Deputy Robby Brownfield investigated.

  • Advocate: Changes to childcare benefits will hurt families

    Childcare programs throughout the state, including LaRue County, have already begun to feel the effects of changes to the Childcare Assistance Program.
    On January 30, the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Department for Community Based Services passed changes to CCAP to make up for an $86 million shortfall.
    The change reduces the poverty level from 150 percent to 100 percent for those eligible for the program. About 20,000 children from low-income families will be ineligible for subsidized childcare.

  • LaRue County Fair moved to June 14-22

    The longest-continuously running county fair in Kentucky will be one of the earliest this year.
    The LaRue County Fair, historically held the first week of August or the last week of July, is scheduled for June 14-22.
    Ann “Snookie” Morrison, president of the LaRue County Fair Board, said the earlier date made it possible to book “a better carnival.”
    Kissel Brothers Shows will supply 14 to 15 carnival rides, games and food booths.
    Morrison said the company is comparable to the carnivals at Nelson and Hardin County Fairs.

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  • Early season vegetable pests can be managed

     It is important to get vegetable seedlings and transplants off to a good start. There are a few early season insects that need to be managed to ensure plant establishment and healthy stands.  

  • ENGAGEMENT: Ashley Sue Morgan and Gerald Payton Thomas

    Donnie and Carolyn Morgan, of Elizabethtown, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Sue Morgan, to Gerald Payton Thomas, the son of Alan and Becky Thomas, of Guston.

    The bride to be is employed at Duke’s Sporting Goods in Elizabethtown.

    The prospective groom is an employee at Altec Industries in Elizabethtown.

    The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m. May 25, 2013, at Lincoln Trail Christian Church, 508 Valley View St., Irvington. The Rev. David Buckham will perform the ceremony.

  • Farm News

     Master Gardener plant fair