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Today's News

  • Photo contest ends Aug. 2

    Entries have started pouring in for our annual photo contest.

    Here are the rules:

    • Contest is open to residents of LaRue County and surrounding counties.

    • There is no charge to enter

    • Images taken in LaRue County may receive preference in the judging.


    • All entries must be original photographs taken by the entrant.
    The entrant must own rights to the image.


    • Send electronic images as jpg, eps or tif by e-mail attachment to laruephotocontest@hotmail.com.

  • Volunteers needed to work State Fair booth

    This summer the Chamber of Commerce has been busy with a variety of tourists, local families with kids stopping in to find Waldo, and planning and preparing for our booth at this year’s Kentucky State Fair.

    That is right – the Kentucky State Fair is just around the corner. I can almost taste the funnel cakes, hear the music, and smell the livestock. We are making plans and recruiting volunteers for our Pride of the Counties booth.

  • Mather takes on 'Dracula'
  • Police Log -July 24, 2013

    Terroristic threatening
    A Hodgenville man was charged with alcohol intoxication, third-degree terroristic threatening and second-degree burglary after allegedly entering a home and threatening the residents with a knife.

    William Ken Lewis, 66, was charged July 18 by Hodgenville City Police. He was lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center under $25,000 cash bond.

  • Chewing tobacco tax going down

    Smokeless tobacco users who buy chewing or “spit” tobacco such as Kentucky-produced Red Man and Mammoth Cave, can expect to pay a bit less starting in August, when Kentucky’s tax on chewing tobacco decreases from roughly 41 cents per pack to 19 cents.

    House Bill 361, passed on March 22, is mostly remembered for establishing medical review panels that can potentially lower liability costs for long-term care facilities, but the bill also contains a provision that changes the tax on chewing tobacco from a percentage tax to a unit tax.

  • South Central Rural plans to expand

    The largest telephone cooperative in Kentucky wants to expand its offerings into Green County with fiber optic network communications that could eventually encompass the entire county.

    South Central Rural Telephone Company, which already serves a portion of southwestern Green County is studying the feasibility of extending its network through Greensburg to join up with territory it already serves in Mount Sherman.

  • Man charged with endangering a minor

    An Upton man was charged with endangering the welfare of a minor and alcohol intoxication last week.

    LaRue County Deputy Doug Sherrard responded to a complaint of a domestic disturbance on High Street between James “Jimmy” Haddock, 35, and Rachel Hersker about 7:30 p.m. July 18.

    The couple had gotten into an argument and Hersker left with their youngest child. She told Deputy Sherrard that Haddock would not let the oldest child go with her.

  • 10s on their way to Regional All-Star Tournament

     Heading into this week’s 10-year-old Cal Ripken Ohio Valley Regional All-Star tournament at the Ward Correll Sports Complex in Somerset, LaRue County coach Todd Morris is pretty confident in his team’s pitching and defense.

    It’s the offense that’s still developing for LaRue County, which didn’t have a hit through the first four innings in its 4-2 win over the Elizabethtown Area Baseball Commission in the West Kentucky State Tournament championship last week.

  • Home destroyed by fire
  • Driver uninjured when semi flips in Mount Sherman