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Today's News

  • LaRue talent winners to compete at Kentucky State Fair

    Three women qualified for the Coca-Cola Talent Classic semi-finals at the
    Kentucky State Fair by placing in the LaRue County Fair Talent  
    Contest. 
    Antonia Boyles, Sarah Casewell and Kailie Gary  will compete Saturday, Aug. 17.

  • Correction/ Clarification -August 14, 2013

    William S. Natcher was identified incorrectly as “senator” in last week’s newspaper.

    He was the U.S. representative from the 2nd Congressional District.
     

  • Cardboard Nation fundraiser set for Sept. 20

    Linda Funk, executive director of Warm Blessings and Lowe’s employee Karen Fordham, are working together for the sixth annual Cardboard Nation event.
    Funk is arranging with Fordham for Lowe’s staff to save larger refrigerator and freezer boxes for the Warm Blessings upcoming sixth annual Cardboard Nation event.  

  • County, family history revealed in LaRue’s biography

    LaRue County’s official historian, James D. LaRue Jr., has compiled a lifetime of notes and research into a biography about his family’s matriarch.

    His book, “Mary Brooks: Portrait of a Kentucky Pioneer, Granny Woman, Family Matriarch,” covers the life of Mary Brooks who was born in 1766 in Virginia and died in 1843 – the year LaRue County became an official county of Kentucky.

  • Craigslist scam reported

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s office is investigating a scam being propagated on Craigslist.

    A local man received a check through “Priority Overnight Federal Express” asking him to cash it and wire a portion to someone else, according to LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy.  The form of delivery made it appear to be legitimate. He turned over the contents of the envelope to the sheriff’s office.

  • Bluegrass Pipeline officials answer ‘good questions’

    Singing nuns, an Amish couple, several of LaRue and surrounding counties’ largest landowners and an assortment of protestors made for an interesting open house Thursday with officials for the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline.

    Williams and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners plan to construct a pipeline to carry natural gas liquids across several Kentucky counties, including LaRue. The line will start in Pennsylvania and end at the Louisiana Gulf coast.

  • Lyons man charged with beating pup

    A Lyons Station man faces numerous counts after allegedly injuring a pup that had wandered into his yard.

    A white labrador puppy – about 2  months old – ended up with a broken jaw and several teeth knocked out after it ran afoul of William Clay Ford Jr., 49.

    According to LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy, the dog apparently followed a riding lawn mower down the road and ended up in Ford’s yard about noon on Aug. 6.

  • SCRTC coming to LaRue

    South Central Rural Telephone Company announced plans last week to expand its services farther into LaRue County.

    SCRTC, which already serves the Buffalo, Magnolia and Mount Sherman area, will extend its fiber optic network into the Hodgenville area in 2014, said David Davis, general manager.

  • Farms provided taste, sights and sounds of LaRue County

    More than 400 people attended Saturday’s AGstravaganza, held in conjunction with LaRue County Farm Bureau’s annual meeting.

    Five farming operations opened their gates to the public, providing tours and information. Tour locations were at Gaddie’s Hay and Cattle, Hinton’s Orchard and Farm Market, Homestead Family Farms, Lee’s Garden Center and Shady Rest Farm.

    Participants got to see and pet show cattle, and view a variety of large farm equipment, grain operations, barns and silos, a pig farm, retail establishments and orchards.

  • 1954 Hodgenville High School Class Reunion