Today's News

  • Two roadside markets certified by Kentucky Farm Bureau

     LaRue County is home to two of the 106 markets accepted into the 2012 Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program. They are Hinton’s Orchard and Farm Market and Lee’s Garden Center.

    In joining the Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program, these markets have committed to offering quality products and service to their customers. Their acceptance by Farm Bureau tells customers that they meet the highest standards of quality, freshness, and marketing appeal.

  • Animal shelter's PetPoint system now live

     Taylor County Animal Shelter's PetPoint system went live on March 15.

    With the system, staff will be able to post information online about each animal available for adoption at the shelter. The shelter, located on Ky. 210 outside Campbellsville, handles LaRue County strays.

    And, with the program going live, every animal adopted will leave the shelter with a microchip implanted that contains electronic owner data. Magistrates voted in December to begin using the PetPoint program. A $500 deposit was required, though it will be returned after a year.

  • Upton man injured in crash

     An Upton man was injured Wednesday afternoon in a single-vehicle crash.

    Michael Campbell, 50, was driving a 2001 Hyundai Elantra east in the 1200 block of Upton-Talley Road just before 3 p.m., according to Chief Deputy Russell McCoy. Campbell rounded a curve and crossed the centerline, almost striking another vehicle.

    The vehicle ran off the eastbound side of the roadway, flipped twice and landed in a fence row on its side, a witness reportedly told McCoy. A fencepost was driven through the windshield.

  • Residents impacted by storm may apply for SNAP benefits

     Kentuckians living and working in areas affected by recent tornadoes and severe weather may apply for federal disaster food benefits. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service, is providing resources to purchase food for residents of 21 counties, including LaRue County, that are part of a federal disaster declaration from the Feb. 29 and March 2 storms. People who work in these counties and have lost income may also apply.

  • PHOTO: Shaws named Family of the Year by Angus Association

     The Shaw family, Hodgenville, received the Family of the Year award at the 2012 Kentucky Angus Association Annual Meeting and Banquet, March 2 in Louisville. Pictured front row from left are Chris and Cathy Shaw; Mark Warren, Kentucky Angus Association president; Jim Shaw; and Josh, Jacob, Jamie and Ellee Marksbury. Pictured back row from left are Jimmy and Holly Shaw. 

  • USDA offers assistance to storm victims

     Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack last week announced comprehensive outreach efforts are underway to assess damage and assist rural Midwest and Southern communities in the wake of recent deadly storms.

    "These storms struck the very heart of rural America," said Vilsack. "USDA regional and local staff members are on the front lines, have worked each day since the storms hit, and for many it's personal: they live and work alongside the victims. I've directed our expertise and resources be put to the fullest possible use."

  • PHOTO: Marksbury named junior advisor to Angus Association

     Paula Boyd, Mayslick, left, and Jamie Marksbury, Buffalo, right, serve as junior advisors for the Kentucky Junior Angus Association and are pictured at the 2012 Kentucky Angus Association Annual Meeting and Banquet, March 2 in Louisville. 

  • PHOTO: Kentucky Junior Angus Association board of directors

  • PHOTO: Angus board of directors

  • Income tax deadline extended to May 31

    The Kentucky Department of Revenue will honor recently announced Internal Revenue Service special tax relief for taxpayers in the Presidential Disaster Areas who were victims of severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding that started on Feb. 29.

    Individuals who reside or have a business in LaRue County may qualify for tax relief.