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Today's News

  • Embry crowned Miss LaRue County Fair

    The LaRue County Fair got off to a wet start last week as rain canceled Thursday’s horse show.

    High temperatures took care of the puddles and by Monday, the fairgrounds were in top condition for the tractor pull.

    Monday marked also the crowning of a new Miss LaRue County Fair. Tessie Jo Embry, the 18-year-old daughter of Billy and Jill Embry, received the honor and was named Miss Congeniality by the other contestants.

    Cassie Danielle Bright, the daughter of Connie Maxwell and Timmy Bright, was first runner-up and selected as “Most Photogenic.”

  • Intern reflects on 10 weeks in LaRue

    There is a common myth that small towns are sleepy and boring; that they see little action and virtually no scandal. To those who succumb to this myth, I say look again " and this time, try to see things from the perspective of a reporter.

  • Man dies when tossed from car into power substation

    A LaRue County man died Thursday night after being ejected from his pickup truck and thrown into a nearby power substation in New Haven.

     

    According to a press release from New Haven Police Chief K.C. Holbert, Johnnie L. Colvin, 41, of Lyons Station was driving east on KY 52 around 8:30 p.m. when his vehicle dropped off the right shoulder of the roadway. Colvin overcorrected and ran off the left shoulder, sliding down an embankment and rolling several times.

     

  • Ministerial Association's yard sale fundraiser is Saturday

    The LaRue County Ministerial Association is gearing up for a fundraiser they hope will bring about instant blessings for the entire community.

    The LCMA will host a community-wide yard sale Saturday to raise money for their benevolence program, a ministry that could – without emergency funding – disappear.

    The LCMA is a group of local pastors and laypersons from a variety of churches and denominations throughout LaRue County. Representatives from about 15 churches meet regularly to discuss upcoming events.

  • Trail Ride for Christ planned for Aug. 14-15

    The annual Trail Ride for Christ will be held Aug. 14-15 at Double J Stables and Horseman’s Camp at Mammoth Cave. For the past six years, the event has drawn more than 80 people. Many come to enjoy the evening of food, music and the message.

  • State holds training for community supervisors of jail inmates

    Representatives from the Kentucky Department of Corrections who regularly inspect the LaRue County Detention Center held a training last week for anyone interested in participating in the jail’s work release program.

    Inspectors Kirstie Willard and C.L. Watts met with supervisors of local businesses Thursday to discuss the process of using inmates to perform work in their agencies. Attending the training is mandatory in order to participate in the Class D work program.

  • Clover, clover everywhere and lots of bloat to spare

    There was a lot of white clover almost everywhere this year (at least before the dry spell). Many pasture fields and lawns had extensive white clover where little or none was seeded. The excess clover in pastures has raised concerns about bloat and some farmers experienced cattle death losses due to bloat.

    So what factors have contributed to the abundance of clover?

  • Fallen soldier remembered for courage

    Spc. Nathaniel D. Garvin was remembered as a courageous and good man Friday at his funeral in Radcliff.

    Garvin, 20, was laid to rest in Kentucky Veterans’ Cemetery-Central. His funeral was at Stithton Baptist Church.

    Garvin, formerly of Radcliff, died July 12 while deployed in Kandahar, Afghanistan. He served as an armament, electrical and avionics systems repairer.

    Chaplain Randall Thomas led the service, which began with an instrumental version of “America the Beautiful.”

  • LaRue adopts new policy for missing and tardy students

    Schools want their students to attend all classes and be on time for several reasons. 

    Obviously, a student who is not in class will miss the instruction. But school districts also receive funding based on average daily attendance, and the more students who are on time and attend all classes, the more money the schools will receive to help those students achieve.

  • LaRue's jobless rate down

    Unemployment rates fell in 107 Kentucky counties, including LaRue County, between June 2009 and June 2010, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    LaRue County’s rate was 8.9 percent in June, down from 12 percent a year ago. It dropped from 9.5 percent in May 2010. Of a 7,166 labor force, 6,525 were employed.