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Today's News

  • Scammers hit LaRue County

    If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.
    LaRue County residents have been hit by scammers in recent weeks. While the styles are different, the results are the same: They want your money.
    Chief Deputy Russell McCoy said the “secret shopper scam” cost a local woman about $2,400 when she was fooled by a realistic-looking money order.

  • COLUMN: 'Milky Moo' kicked bucket of memories for farmer's daughter

    June is Dairy Month.
    It’s a good time to reflect on how times have changed. LaRue County once had dozens of dairy farms. Today, there are four.
    Another rarity is the family milk cow. That may evoke thoughts of “Little House on the Prairie” and “Old Bessie” with a bell around her neck. But for many of us, a good milk cow was more than a joke on an old TV show. She contributed to the family’s livelihood and was in some cases, a pet.

  • Bell's farm tour coincides with midwest flooding

    When Andrew Bell flew with a group of fellow Kentucky Farm Bureau members to view Midwest feedlots, he was surprised at the extent of land he saw that was flooded by the swollen Missouri River.
    “The heavy rains plus snow melt caused a great amount of flooding,” said Bell, who with his dad, Larry, raises 25 head of Angus on their farm near Gleanings.
    “When we flew into Omaha, the river had flooded almost to the airport,” he said. “The water was in houses and the Interstate was shut down for 20 miles.”  

  • Chamber of Commerce honors several at annual banquet

    An educator, a pair of sports-minded men and one of LaRue County’s oldest businesses were among those honored Thursday night as the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce conducted its annual awards banquet at First Baptist Church.
    Paul Mullins, principal at LaRue County High School, was named Outstanding Citizen of the Year. Mullins was praised for his positive attitude and the improvements made at the high school as he led faculty and students through the Laptops of LaRue project.

  • Western Kentucky University Dean’s List

    Several local students were named to the Dean’s and President’s List for the spring semester at Western Kentucky University.
    Students making the Dean’s List have a grade-point average of 3.4 to 3.79 in a 4.0 scale. Students on the President’s List have GPAs of 3.8 to 4.0 and are indicated by an asterisk (*). To be eligible for the either list, students must have at least 12 hours of coursework that semester.
    Students who list their information as “confidential” in TopNet (WKU’s website) are not listed.

  • Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Honor Roll – Fourth Quarter

    All A

  • Woman injured in car vs. tractor trailer crash

    A Gamaliel woman was injured Friday in a car vs. tractor trailer collision at an intersection on Campbellsville Road.
    According to Chief Deputy Russell McCoy, Linda Harris, 53, was driving a Chevrolet Monte Carlo on Ky. 470 and attempted to cross the intersection with Ky. 210. The vehicle pulled into the path of a tractor trailer driven by Philip McCoy, 54, of Somerset. The tractor trailer, owned by Ready Mix Concrete of Somerset, was unable to avoid the collision and struck the car on the front passenger side, Deputy McCoy said.

  • PHOTOS: ALES students honored for Field Day success

     

  • Three charged with drug trafficking

    Three people are facing trafficking charges after officers allegedly found $4,000 worth of prescription drugs in their vehicle.
    Jennifer Lynn Ahmer, 26, and Robert Allen Fulkerson, 26, both of Greensburg, and Joseph Douglas Caven, 31, of Campbellsville, were each charged Thursday with first-degree trafficking in controlled substance, first-degree possession of controlled substance, possession of marijuana, prescription/controlled substance not in original container and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • PHOTO: Volleyball Camp