Today's News

  • PHOTO: Big Mushroom

    Virgil Pickerell of Buffalo found this large brown mushroom – and six others similar in size – “beside the road where he cut down a big oak tree about 10 years ago.” Pickerell said the Extension Office advised against eating the ‘shroom raw.

  • Storm victims urged to complete SBA loan application

    Survivors who received an application for a Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loan after registering for federal disaster assistance should complete and return it as soon as possible.

    Returning an SBA loan application may provide a survivor with funds for home repair and reconstruction. It also may direct the survivor to Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster recovery grants that do not have to be repaid.

  • LGE assists storm victims through Red Cross donation

    The LG&E and KU Foundation Inc. has donated $50,000 to the American Red Cross to support ongoing tornado-relief efforts in Kentucky. 

  • PHOTO: Jill Gray speaks to Chamber membership

    Jill Gray, manager of Renaissance Recycling, spoke to members of the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce at Wednesday’s luncheon.

  • Arboretum in Lexington plans month-long tree celebration

    The Arboretum, on the campus of the University of Kentucky in Lexington, is partnering with LG&E and KU Energy LLC to offer a month-long celebration called Party for the Planet 2012, with activities for all ages through the Arbor Day celebration, April 28.

  • LaRue County eligible for public assistance through FEMA

    LaRue County is among 14 counties that are eligible for reimbursements to county and local governments to assist in storm recovery.

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency will provide reimbursements to county and local governments to repair public infrastructure or to remove storm debris. Deadly storms and tornadoes tore through Kentucky on Feb. 29 and March 2.

    As damage assessments continue, more counties may be approved for similar aid.

  • Artist donates painting of Mother Catherine Spalding

     March 18 was a momentous occasion for the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, as the congregation unveiled a one-of-a-kind painting of Mother Catherine Spalding.

    According to Diane Curtis, director of communications at the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, a tintype portrait was the only image the Sisters had of Mother Catherine, the organization's co-founder.

    When renowned artist Robert G. Connell offered to create a portrait as a gift to the congregation, they knew right away whom they wanted a picture – Mother Catherine Spalding.

  • PHOTO: Lightning strike

    Lightning flashed behind the historic Hazle building last week on Lincoln Square. Jim Huber submitted the photo.

  • TENNIS: LaRue vs. Bethlehem

    March 20 – LaRue vs. Bethlehem


    LaRue 4, Bethlehem 1


    Keiren Bowen (LC) def. Riley Coots (B) 6-1, 6-1

    Trevor Sanders (LC) def. Adam Rogers (B) 6-0, 6-0

    Kyler Hart (LC) def. Jessie Plouvier (B) 6-0, 6-0


    Zachary Lee/Ryan Abell (LC) def. Ezra Surtes/Barrett Greenwell (B) 6-0, 6-2

    Adam Dant/Trent Kramer (B) def. Tyler Skaggs/Lucas Pepper (LC) 6-7(6-8), 6-1, 10-6



  • New Haven man injured in crash

    A New Haven man was injured in a Marion County crash about 2 p.m. March 20.

    According to Kentucky State Police, Thomas Calvin Newton, 54, of Loretto, was driving a 2002 GMC pickup north on KY 49 and attempted to make a left turn into the parking lot of Loretto Foodland.

    Newton’s vehicle turned into the path of a 1998 Nissan driven by Michael F. Hayslip, 61, who was traveling south on KY 49.

    Both were wearing seatbelts; Newton was uninjured.