Today's News

  • Extension Council presents awards

    The LaRue County Extension Council presented leadership awards at its annual banquet Jan. 27.

    The LaRue County Farm Bureau Board of Directors, Ann Flanders and Dale Dobson were the recipients of the 2014 Bobby McDowell Award of Excellence in recognition of their leadership and community service in the county.


    The LaRue County Farm Bureau was established in the early 1920s by county farm leaders. It provides insurance and other benefits to its more than 3,000 members.

  • WKU announces Dean's List

    The following Western Kentucky University students from the LaRue County area were named to the Dean’s and President’s lists for the fall 2013 semester.

    Full-time undergraduate students with a semester grade-point average of 3.4 to 3.79 are named to the Dean’s List.

    Students with a GPA of 3.8 to 4.0 are named to the President’s List. Their names are marked with an asterisk.

    To be eligible for the either list, students must have at least 12 hours of coursework that semester.

  • Senior Activities: Feb. 5, 2014

    Kentucky Public Retirees to meet

    Kentucky Public Retirees, Lincoln Trail Chapter, will meet at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 10 at Ryan’s Family Steak House 1034 Executive Dr., Elizabethtown. Touch of Class will provide musical entertainment. For more information, call 270-765-7035.


    Senior Citizens music

  • Joseph Brey graduates from Washington University

    Joseph K. Brey, son of Jack and Karyn Brey of Hodgenville, earned a graduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis in December 2013.

    Brey graduated with a doctor of occupational therapy from the School of Medicine.

    Brey will begin an occupational therapist position at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, Md., later this month.

    Brey earned a bachelor of arts in psychology from University of Kentucky in Lexington, in 2010.

  • Joseph Vertrees named to President's List

    Joseph Vertrees, a McKendree University junior management major from Upton, is on the President's List for exceptional academic performance during the fall 2013 semester.

    To be eligible, a student must achieve a perfect 4.0 grade point average for the term.

    McKendree University is located in Lebanon, Ill., and has a campus in Radcliff.

  • Plouvier named to A-B Honor Roll

    Cole Plouvier, a junior at Bethlehem High School, was named to the A-B honor roll for the first semester of the academic year. Plouvier resides in LaRue County.

  • Nolin RECC returns capital credits

    Nolin RECC is returning nearly $5 million to its members in the form of capital credits or margins. Altogether, 32,682 checks were mailed last week to nearly 33,000 former and current Nolin RECC members.

    To understand why Nolin RECC members are receiving this money, you must first realize what makes a cooperative unique. Electric cooperatives have been in America for more than 75 years and came into existence to order to provide a service that was not available from privately owned businesses.

  • WKU student visits Ecuador

    Twenty-one Western Kentucky University students spent the winter term studying in Ecuador. Michaela Ash, an Upton senior, was among those participating.

    This is the 22nd year the Department of Agriculture has sponsored the short-term study abroad course. This year’s leaders were Drs. Kristie Guffey and David Coffey.

  • Energy-saving tips from LGE

    On Monday, Jan. 6, customers across the Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company service territories set several new peak energy demand records.  

    The combined electric systems set a new all-time winter peak record of 7,106 megawatts. To help put that in perspective, this surpasses the previous all-time winter peak electric record of 6,555 megawatts set in 2009.

  • KSP acquires jet

    The Kentucky State Police has expanded its aircraft fleet at no upfront cost to the Commonwealth by acquiring a former U.S. Air Force jet through a military surplus program. The 1984 Learjet 35 is now the newest aircraft owned by KSP.  The plane has been valued at $1 million.

    Justice and Public Safety Secretary J. Michael Brown said the state will incur some costs to convert the plane from military to commercial use, including navigation and radio systems, inspections and pilot training.