Today's News

  • School calendar


    Early release Fridays

    Elementary school students will be released at 1:15 p.m. Fridays; middle and high school students will be released at 1:30 p.m. Fridays.

    Fall break

    Fall break is Oct. 4-8.

    Time capsule opening

  • Four added to Distinguished Alumni organization

    Four men, all graduates of LaRue County High School, will be recognized at a luncheon in their honor Oct. 1.

    W.C. Blanton, Robert L. Jackson, Terry Sandidge and Dr. John Todd Shipp will be inducted into LaRue County Schools Distinguished Alumni.

    The banquet is at noon at the LaRue County Extension Service office on Old Elizabethtown Road.

  • Texas man dies after wreck

    A Texas man died Sept. 28 as a result of injuries suffered in a crash near Sonora.

    About 1 p.m. Sept. 22, Rhonda Richter, 46, of Helotes, Texas, was driving eastbound on KY 84 and stopped at the intersection of U.S.-31W. She pulled into the path of a southbound vehicle driven by Denny Miller, 18, of Upton. Miller’s vehicle struck the driver’s side of Richter’s vehicle.

    Miller had minor injuries but refused treatment, police reported.

  • New Haven man dies in crash

    A New Haven man was killed and several others injured in a car accident on KY 46 four miles south of Bardstown Sunday night.

    According to a report from the Kentucky State Police, Robert M. O’Bryan, 26, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Nelson County Coroner’s office. O’Bryan was traveling east in a 1995 GMC Sonoma about 9 p.m. when he crossed the centerline and hit a 1997 Dodge Stratus driven by Corie Newsome, 21, Bardstown, heading the opposite direction.

  • Magnolia time capsule to be opened

    In 2000, Magnolia Elementary School third- and fourth-graders buried a time capsule. A few years later, the school consolidated with Buffalo when Abraham Lincoln Elementary was built.

    Students planned to open the capsule in 25 years but since the old school is for sale, staff decided to open it early.

    The capsule will be unearthed 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10.

    Any former students or faculty are welcome to attend.

  • Give dads a chance to be responsible

    In today’s society families are made up of a variety of mixes. There are single moms, grandparents acting as guardians, whole families and several other variances.

    One variance not often mentioned is the role of a father. Several active fathers live in our communities. Why are they left out of the picture so often?

  • Loyall continues community service after retirement

    Being a wife of a public figure in the agriculture community, I have had the privilege of getting to know many great people along the way. One of those folks is Becky Loyall. Becky and her husband Randall, are 26-year residents of LaRue County and have served in so many community programs, there’s no way to name them all.

    Becky has retired from serving as the local State Farm agent of which she served for over 29 years, but that hasn’t stopped her from being involved.

  • Concession stands must buy permits

    As the Lincoln Days Festival approaches, many groups are planning to set up concession booths.

    According to the LaRue County Environmental Office, all temporary food booths are required to get a permit if they are planning on serving at the event.

    Temporary food permits are $25 for a two- to three-day event.

    Temporary food booths are not limited on what they can serve, as long as they do it safely. The basic sanitation requirements for a temporary food booth are the same as restaurants.

  • Former Wonderful Wednesday students invited to walk in Lincoln Days parade

    The Wonderful Wednesday program at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School has been selected as grand marshal for the Lincoln Days parade.

    Wonderful Wednesday began as a Commonwealth Institute for Teachers project with Karen Brooks Wells and Kathy Ross in the mid 1980s. The two teachers were working at Magnolia Elementary School and Buffalo Elementary School.

  • Lincoln Days continues Sunday

    Several events will be held Sunday as the Lincoln Days festival winds down.


    SUNDAY, OCT. 3

    8 a.m.  Flag raising; gospel music, Eddie Black

    9 a.m.  Gospel music, Jeff Knoop, Heartland Songwriters

    9 a.m.  Lincoln Days Car Show at Creekfront Park

    10 a.m.  Vendor booths open

    10:30 a.m.  Music by Doug Gary and Jim Walters

    11 a.m.  Non-denominational Church Service   

    Noon  Brighter Day Concert