Today's News

  • Oil well operators in Hart County indicted

    A federal grand jury in Bowling Green returned a six count indictment last week, against Charles L. Stinson of Horse Cave, and Ralph Dowell of Edmonton, on charges of conspiracy to violate the Safe Drinking Water Act and violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act, according to David J. Hale U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.  

  • Library announces new books, DVDs

    The LaRue County Public Library has several new books and DVDs:

    DVDs– Hugo; Puss in Boots; The Way; Tooth Fairy 2; Wyatt Earp's Revenge; Footloose; and Jack and Jill.

    Books– Living Trusts for Everyone by Ronald Farrin Sharp; Eisenhower in War and Peace by Jean Edward Smith; Letters of Ernest Hemingway 1907-1922 by Ernest Hemingway; We Bought a Zoo by Benjamin Mee; Small Business Start Up Kit by Peri H. Pakroo; Catch Me by Lisa Gardner; and Celebrity in Death by J.D. Robb.

  • South Fork Homemakers agree to donate $150 to Project Graduation



    The South Fork Area Homemakers met Feb. 21 at the LaRue County Extension Office.

    The meeting was called to order by President Billie Shahayda. Thirteen other members were present: Virginia Allen, Delores Bale, Janice Bowen, Julie Devore, Exie Elliott, Ann E. Flanders, Emogene Gardner, Mary Lois Hornback, Clovis Johnson, Norma Jean McDonald, Mary Lou Owen, Della Thomas and Patsy Thomas.  Upcoming events discussed by Theresa Howard:

    • 2012 State Homemaker Meeting will be May 14-17 in Lexington at the Hyatt Regency

  • New website lets students send transcripts to colleges

    Kentucky high school students have a new resource to easily send their transcripts to colleges and universities in the Commonwealth.

    Through the website www.kytranscript.org, students can manage the release of their transcripts to participating Kentucky colleges and universities. The site is provided free by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority. It is powered by the XAP Corporation.

  • 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."