Today's News

  • Natural gas will cost more this winter

    Natural gas costs at the start of the 2013-14 heating season will be higher than last year, but are still well below the peak reached in 2008, the Kentucky Public Service Commission said last week.

    On average, Kentucky customers can expect to pay about 19 percent more this November than last if they consume 10,000 cubic feet of natural gas. The average total bill for 10,000 cubic feet – including base rates – is projected to be about $101.81.

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Gifted and talented students sail into science

    Thomas Edison, the inventor of the incandescent light bulb, movie camera, and phonograph, is quoted as having said, “I never did a day’s work in my life. It was all fun.”

    Carol Shelton is finding that those words apply to education as well, turning the work of rote learning into fun activities for her students. 

    The retired LaRue County Middle School science teacher is introducing students identified as gifted and talented to aspects of engineering, acoustical engineering and mechanical engineering.  

  • PHOTO: LCHS Class of 1963 reunion
  • LaRue under tornado watch until 2 a.m.

    LaRue County is covered by a tornado watch alert issued by the National Weather Service.

    The watch is scheduled to be in effect until 2 a.m. EDT Friday. The initial Kentucky watch zone has been expanded to the east and now covers more than half the state, including Hardin and all adjacent counties.

    The area also is part of a wind advisory. Steady winds of 40 mph have been recorded and are expected to continue until midnight or later, according to forecasters.

  • 4-H Pumpkin carving class and contest
  • Mystery object identified
  • PHOTO: Triplets on a field trip

    The Rock triplets, Devin, Kagan and Gabriel, enjoyed the Hodgenville Elementary School kindergarten field trip to Hinton's Orchard.

  • PHOTO: 8-pointer harvested


  • Buffalo Post Office to re-open


    The Buffalo Post Office will reopen Saturday, Nov. 2.

    The post office was closed in July due to a brown recluse spider infestation.

    “We apologize for any inconvenience this caused our customers,” said Rosemary Miller, Manager of Post Office Operations. “As you can imagine, we are very happy to be able to reopen the Buffalo Post Office for the community.” 

    Miller said the landlord worked diligently with local exterminators to get rid of the spiders since the emergency closure in July.


    Trick or Treat times for Hodgenville and LaRue County have been moved to 6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, due to a potential for inclement weather.

    The National Weather Service is predicting heavy rains and windy conditions for Halloween Night (Oct. 31).

    Mayor Terry Cruse said several people have shared concerns about children’s safety. He issued an executive order Wednesday morning. The county's decision followed shortly afterwards.

    Trick-or-Treat on the Square activities also will be Friday.