Today's News

  • Jumping Oak Gall

    Driving down the road, you might notice some trees have a light shade of brown to them compared to others. Most of these in Hardin, LaRue, Nelson, Jefferson, and Bullitt counties are white oaks. I’ve noticed several myself in LaRue County and even have a tree in my own yard that is showing symptoms. This white oak in my backyard is beautiful and about 10 feet around the trunk, so I really hope we never have to cut it down. The culprit that is causing problems is jumping oak galls.

  • Farm calendar - July 6, 2016

    LaRue County Farmers Market

    The LaRue County Farmers Market is now open on Thursdays through July 28. The Farmers Market will be located at 2533 Lincoln Farm Road next to the Lincoln Jamboree. If you or someone you know has an interest in selling at the Farmers Market, call the LaRue County Extension Office at 270-358- 3401.

    High Tunnel Field Day

  • Lady Hawks summer travel ball

    For the average teenager, summers are typically spent relaxing and spending time with family and friends, while others may choose to find a job and make some money. Five of the Lady Hawks Softball team have chosen to extend their softball season into the summer while playing for travel softball teams.

    Senior Brittany Blair, Juniors Presley Brown and Chasity Bryant, along with Sophomores Kellee Cundiff and Sarah Jo Calhoun all are part of high level travel softball teams who spend their weekends around the state and neighboring states competing against the best of the best.

  • LaRue players get World Series rings
  • Heath plays in youth nationals
  • Sports shorts - July 6, 2016


    Pickleball is being played at 5:30 p.m., Mondays and Thursdays at the Board of Education gym on College Street. Pickleball is free to anyone interested in learning the sport, a combination of tennis and ping-pong. All equipment provided.

    LaRue County Park and Recreation Board

    The LaRue County Park and Recreation Board meets 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at the Park. For more information, call Eric DeVary at 270-358-8386.

  • Vets reactions to fireworks

    The July Fourth holiday for most people is a time of fun, food, and fireworks.

    But for some returning combat veterans and others traumatized by gunfire, the sound and smell of the fireworks could take all the fun away.

    “For quite a while after I got back, any loud noise—firecracker, truck backfiring, or some similar thing—and I would think, ‘Incoming!’ and want to hit the deck,” recalled Larry Clopton of Mt. Sherman who saw combat as a rifleman with the First Air Cavalry in Vietnam in 1970.

  • Taxes increased for Signature HealthCARE

    The property tax assessment appeal hearings for two organizations were held last Thursday and the assessment for Signature HealthCARE resulted in an increase from the original assessment from the LaRue County PVA Office.

    The hearings were a result of tax assessment appeals from Signature HealthCARE of Sunrise Manor and Buffalo School Apartments. The LaRue County PVA office originally assessed Sunrise Manor at $15,750,000 (approximately 163,720 in property taxes) and Signature HealthCARE appealed it with a reduction to $8,490,000 (approximately $88,252 in property taxes.)

  • A visit from the queen

    It isn’t every day that royalty comes to Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park. A swarm of bees, which includes a queen bee, have recently taken up residence in a hollow cedar tree at the park.

    “The swarm landed on the tree about three weeks ago,” said Joyce Gellhaus, frequent visitor of the park.

    Gellhaus, who along with her husband Dan, keep bees, said that if the number of bees becomes too large for the box or hive they break off.

  • Courthouse taking on new shape

    The LaRue County Courthouse and annex is taking on a different shape.

    LaRue County Judge Executive Tommy Turner said the renovations are on schedule and several projects have already been completed.