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Today's News

  • Community Calendar

    Story hour at library

    The LaRue County Public Library will hold a second story hour at 11 a.m. each Saturday in May. For more information, contact Laurel Sisler at 358-3851 or laurelsisler@earthlink.net.

    Networking for Women

    Networking for Women in the Heartland will meet 11:30 a.m. May 18 at the Schmidt Coca-Cola Museum in Elizabethtown. Fee is $12. Make reservation to sarah@heartlandnet workingforwomen.net.

    Hope Food Pantry

  • 4-H calendar

    Shooting Sports meet

    The 4-H Shooting Sports Club will meet and have practice 6:30 p.m. May 6 at the New Haven Gun Club. For more information about 4-H Shooting Sports or to sign up to participate, contact 4-H Agent Misty Wilmoth at 358-3401 or mwilmoth@uky.edu.

    Livestock Club

  • Supports Cruse

    I feel there are many reasons to elect Mayor Terry Cruse sheriff of LaRue County. He is an experienced lawman with many years of excellent service for LaRue County and more recently, serving as mayor of the City of Hodgenville with the same high level of integrity in that position.

  • Farm calendar

    Master Gardener’s plant fair

    The Lincoln Trail Master Gardeners will hold a plant fair at the Hardin County Extension Office, 201 Peterson Drive, Elizabethtown, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 15.  Local businesses and growers will have booths and answer questions. There will be an abundance of locally grown plants for the yard and garden. For more information, contact Amy Aldenderfer at 765-4121 or Karen Wells at 325-3827.

    Dead animal pick-up

  • Flooding causes widespread problems

    A week ago, LaRue Countians had to deal with the aftermath of a severe windstorm.

    This week, residents will try to dry out their homes and furnishings after heavy rains caused widespread flooding.

    Hard-hit areas include Youngers Creek, Athertonville, Salem Lake and Barren Run.

    About 8 inches of rain fell on the area in a 24-hour period beginning Saturday morning to late Sunday afternoon, according to Kentucky Mesonet. Although LaRue County does not have a Mesonet weather research station, surrounding counties reported 7 to 10 inches of rain.

  • Sports Shorts

    Weiner league signups

    Weiner league signups for ages 2 1/2-6 years are 4:30-6 p.m. May 5 and 6 and 10 a.m.-noon May 8 at LaRue County Parks and Recreation. For more information, call 358-9261 or Sharon Allen at 325-3605.

    Golf Scramble

  • Green River issues boil water advisory

    The flooding has caused a boil water advisory to be issued in the Green River Valley Water District.

    This affects customers east of U.S.31E, north of the Green River in Hart County, and south of Magnolia in LaRue County.

  • Lee’s, Hinton’s certified by KFB

    LaRue County is home to two of the 108 markets across the state that are members of the Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program. They are Hinton’s Orchard and Farm Market and Lee’s Garden Center.

    Their acceptance by Farm Bureau as a Certified Roadside Market tells customers that they meet the highest standards of quality, freshness, and marketing appeal.

  • Back roads may still be flooded

    Flood waters have receded across most of the county, however, some back roads continue to be impassable. These include Gunning Lane, Blanton Road and Old 52 South (Lyons Station, Athertonville and Youngers Creek) and Dangerfield Road.

    Wednesday evening, U.S. 31 E was cleared to traffic through Athertonville and New Haven.

    Officials urge caution when driving in these areas.

  • Architect reports on Sunrise Manor's progress

    Jerry Herndon, the architect who designed the $10.8 million new Sunrise Manor Nursing Home under construction in Hodgenville, described the facility in detail and took questions from an audience of about 50 people gathered in the current nursing home’s chapel April 20.

    “I am excited and can tell you that there is something special about the impact this nursing home will have on the community,” said Herndon, whose office is in Lexington.