Today's News

  • Woman escapes serious injury in Knob Schoolhouse crash

     A Sonora woman escaped serious injury in a single-vehicle crash last week, but may be facing charges.

    Tina Thompson, 39, formerly of Buffalo, was driving a 1996 Ford Thunderbird on Knob Schoolhouse Road just after 2 p.m. Wednesday when she lost control of the vehicle, according to Chief Deputy Russell McCoy.

    “She came around a curve and the car spun around and struck a large tree, smashing the trunk area,” said McCoy.

    Thompson complained of leg pain but refused medical transport, McCoy said.

  • COLD CASE: 20 years later, sister seeks brother's killer

     George Lollis was known as a man who loved nothing more than spending time with nature. Described as a loner, he was interested in planting gardens and living an eco-friendly life on his farm in New Hope.

    “(George) was a person who didn’t fit a description,” George’s sister, Eleanor Lollis-Rose, said. “He was more comfortable being out of the mainstream.”

  • Future Hawks Basketball Camp planned for end of May

     The LaRue County High School basketball coaching staff will conduct its annual summer basketball camp May 29-June 1. Boys in grades 1-8 as of August 2012 may attend the camp which will include instruction from Head Coach Paul Childress and his coaching staff.

  • BIRTH: Hacks welcome Kinzleigh Brooke

     Jamie and Heather Hack of Hodgenville announce the birth of a daughter, Kinzleigh Brooke Hack.

    Kinzleigh Brooke was born 11:57 a.m. Oct. 29, 2011, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds 11 ounces and was 19 1/2-inches long.

    She is welcomed home by a sister, Kaitlin, 11, and brothers Caleb, 7, and Caden, 3.

    Grandparents are William and Shelia Beams and Jim and Vicki Hack, all of Hodgenville.

    Great-grandparents are Minnie Walsh and the late Dale Walsh; and the late Finis and Pauline Hack.

  • Urgent Compliance Notice may not be urgent - or apply

     The Department of Transportation requires certain training for drivers and supervisors. 

    Last month, Winnie Read of Magnolia received an official-looking letter from Supervisor Compliance Training Department, Wilmington, Delaware, that suggested Read Farms could be non-compliant with the DOT. She has since received a second letter.

    Read noted that no one at her residence would be affected by the training (or lack of training) but wanted to alert others who may receive a similar letter.

    The letter reads in part:

  • Proclamation: National Day of Prayer

     Senator James Harlan of Iowa, whose daughter later married President Lincoln's son Robert, introduced this Resolution in the Senate on March 2, 1863. The Resolution asked President Lincoln to proclaim a national day of prayer and fasting. The Resolution was adopted on March 3, and signed by Lincoln on March 30, one month before the fast day was observed.

    By the President of the United States of America.

    A Proclamation.

  • Two local programs to be held on National Day of Prayer

     In one way, LaRue County could be called the birthplace of the National Day of Prayer.

    President Abraham Lincoln, born outside Hodgenville on Feb. 12, 1809, made a proclamation in 1863 for a day of “humiliation, fasting, and prayer.”

    In 1952, a joint resolution by Congress, signed by President Truman, declared an annual national day of prayer. In 1988, the law was amended and signed by President Reagan, permanently setting the day as the first Thursday of every May, according to the website http://nationaldayofprayer.org.

  • LCHS greenhouse open through end of school year

     This year's production in the LaRue County High School agriscience greenhouse has been a huge success story. The season opening was April 16 and sales have been strong since then. 

    The community has traditionally rallied to support the efforts of local high school students by purchasing the vast array of bedding plants and a great selection of high quality hanging baskets in the area. 

  • Jobless rate down in LaRue for March 2012

     Unemployment rates fell in 104 Kentucky counties between March 2011 and March 2012, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. 

    In addition, 15 counties had a higher unemployment in March 2012 than in March 2011 while the unemployment rate in Clay County remained the same in March for both years.

    LaRue County’s unemployment rate dropped from 9.1 percent last March to 8.3 percent. It dropped a full point from last month’s rate.

  • Mary Anderson Burks: 1921-2012

     Mary Anderson Burks was a woman known for many things, such as being a horticulturist and a businesswoman who was very active in the community, but those who knew her best speak of her devotion to her late husband, Joseph E. Burks.

    The Burkses, who lived in Shelbyville, had been married for 66 years when he died last January, having married on Palm Sunday in 1944.