Today's News

  • Hear the train, it's going to rain

    On Saturday, my husband Bud visited a friend who lives in the vicinity of Nolin Baptist Church.
    He said he could hear the train running at Glendale several miles away – something that occurs only as bad weather is approaching. The phenomenon is due to the cold air being a good sound conductor.
    Anyway, he said it’s a reliable method of predicting bad weather – for that area of the county at least.
    I had my own weather predictor Saturday. It was Old Uncle Arthur – and he is never wrong.

  • Scholarships: March 5, 2014

    The National Farmers Organization is offering Farm Kids for College scholarships to high school seniors.
    High school seniors planning to pursue an ag-related degree from an accredited college or university are eligible and must submit materials by March 6. Three winners of $1,000 scholarships will be announced April 17.
    For more information or an application, call Clara Wheatley at 270-358-8643 or write to her at 925 Wayne Ennis Road, Howardstown, KY 40051 or email Helene Bergren at hbergren@nfo.org.


  • School Calendar - March 5, 2014

    Spring break

    Spring break is March 31-April 4.

    Kindergarten registration

  • Court Briefs: March 5, 2014

    Declared a fugitive
    Joshua Jason Logsdon (1984) was declared a fugitive Feb. 3 in LaRue Circuit Court. He is charged with convicted felon in possession of a firearm, possession of marijuana and first-degree persistent felony offender.
    Failed to appear
    Joshua Aaron Murray (1990) failed to appear Feb. 3 in LaRue Circuit Court. A bench warrant was issued.
    Guilty plea

  • Student faces felony charge after bringing knife to school

    A LaRue County Middle School student faced criminal charges, as well as school discipline, after allegedly pulling a lock-blade knife on other students at school.
    Hodgenville Police Chief Steve Johnson said the student was “showing off” with the knife and “poked” a couple of students with it.
    No injuries were reported.
    The 13-or-14-year-old was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon on school property; wanton endangerment; and second-degree terroristic threatening. Two of the charges are class D felonies.

  • 'Saving Lives' Farm Safety Symposium set for March 7

    Safety on the road is everyone’s job, especially when one of the vehicles involved is a farm implement. That’s the message of the 21st annual Farm Safety Symposium and Louis Crosier Lecture March 7 at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, 600 College Street Road, Elizabethtown.
    The event, themed “Share the Road: Saving Lives by Regarding Lights,” is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the RPC Auditorium.

  • Three Democrats running for judge/executive

    The judge/executive is the chief administrative officer of county government.
    He presides at fiscal court, manages the county’s finances, makes appointment to public boards and oversees several employees.
    He can administer oaths of office and conduct marriage ceremonies.
    The office was formerly called “county judge” and was changed to judge/executive in 1975.

  • Sawmill: Neighbors weigh in at BOA meeting

    About three dozen people attended last week’s meeting of the Land of Lincoln Board of Adjustments to voice their opinion on a pair of sawmills. The meeting, usually held in the small fiscal courtroom of the LaRue County Courthouse, was moved to the larger upstairs courtroom to accommodate the crowd.
    Several of them expressed their disappointment with the proceedings when the requests were tabled until the next quarterly meeting on June 2.

  • Sailor's medals arrive, 48 years later

    Two weeks before Christmas, Gordon Bright received a present that was 48 years in arriving – medals he had earned for service in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.
    “I got to thinking what medals I might be eligible to receive after I had talked to several guys that I served with,” said Bright, a 68-year-old LaRue County native who entered service in 1966.  
    “I served for three years, eight months, and seven days,” he recalled from his home off Highway 357 about five miles from Hodgenville.  

  • Weather: Icy roads and wildfires

    Local firefighters have been busy the last two weeks fighting field and brush fires.
    LaRue County Fire Chief Jason Sadler estimates that his crew of volunteers has been on nine runs – some of them back-to-back. Almost every area of the county has been affected, from Hibernia to Gleanings to Parkers Grove Road to Salem Church Road to Castleman Road.
    The spate of fires was preceded by a barn fire, believed to have been caused by an electrical short, said Sadler. Darrell Sprowls’ barn and several farm implements were a complete loss.