Today's News

  • Reed appointed to Tobacco settlement committee

    State Representative Brandon Reed was recently appointed to the House Tobacco Agreement Fund Oversight Committee. 

    The committee is charged with matters pertaining to the Agricultural Development Board such as requests for grants and loans, planning to establish goals, and revitalization of tobacco farms, among other things. In his role, Reed will also be responsible for developing public institution research in alternative crop development and also giving direction on the use of Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement money in Kentucky.

  • Financial Literacy needed by US Teens

    One bill being brought up in Frankfort during the current state legislative session would mandate financial education for all high school students. You might wonder if this is really needed. But ask yourself, how savvy are you (or your teen children) about handling financial matters? The National Endowment for Financial Education reports that American 15 year olds lag behind many other countries in financial literacy.

  • Looking for love in all the wrong places

    As Valentine’s Day approaches, you may be thinking about that certain someone you want to meet.

  • News of Record Marriages February 8, 2017

    The following marriage license has been issued in LaRue County.

    Jessica Rose Doty, 27, of Upton and William Lewis Perkins, 29, of Hodgenville.

    Amy Jo Davis, 43, and Gonzalo Suavez-Mora, 34 both of Hodgenville.

    LaDean Marie Clark, 38, and Hanna Gaile Williams, 27, both of Hodgenville.

    William Harold Tomes, 31, and Heather Eileen Everett, 30, both of Buffalo.

    Brandy Raker, 27, and Jose Casto Madero Lopez, 31, both of Hodgenville.

    Holly Tess Crain, 24, and Joshua Michael Shelton, 22, both of Hodgenville.

  • Love is in the air
  • A tired school, tired parents

    Recently the character and involvement of New Haven School parents came under question when a Nelson County School board member made some comments during a February working session.

  • Speed limit change on Lincoln Parkway in Hardin and LaRue Counties

    Speed regulation on a nine-mile portion of Lincoln Parkway (designated as KY 61) is changing next week. 

    In accordance with an official order from Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary, Greg Thomas, crews from District 4 in Elizabethtown will be installing 65 MPH speed limit signs in Hardin and LaRue Counties.  The signage change is currently set for February 9.

  • 4-H Calendar - February 1, 2017

    Poultry Club

    The 4-H Poultry Club will meet on from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 1 at the LaRue County Extension Office.

    Intermediate and senior level sewing classes

    Sewing classes for intermediate and senior level will be from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 4, at the LaRue County Extension Office.  Please pre-register by calling 270-358-3401.

    Beginner sewing classes

  • City council updated about records

    The Hodgenville City Council held a short special called meeting last Tuesday, January 24 to be updated on the law about city records and to also purchase a backhoe.

    Hodgenville Mayor Kenny DeVore handed out packets to each council member about their duty under the law for managing government records and governing the records. The council members were asked to take the packet home to read and they were also required to sign that they had received them.

  • Auditor promises to save fiscal court money

    LaRue County magistrates, meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville January 24 heard Carl Overton, owner of Telecom Audit Group, tell them his company has saved Kentucky counties thousands of dollars through billing errors and other mistakes made by their phone companies and he felt Telecom could do the same for them.

    “When we start an 18-month audit, three questions are asked--What are you paying for? How much are you paying? Are you using what you’re paying for?