Today's News

  • Twenty-two indicted by grand jury in June

    Twenty-two people were indicted by a LaRue County grand jury June 21.

    The majority face drug-related charges.


  • Church calendar

    Buffalo Church of the Nazarene VBS

  • Fundraiser Calendar

    Breakfast fundraiser

    B.R. Young Lodge #132 will hold a breakfast fundraiser 8-10 a.m. July 10 at the lodge on Lincoln Square. Cost is $5, all-you-can-eat.  For more information, call 324-3325.

  • Stanton takes over jail management

    In the wake of the weekend’s escape, Jailer Ralph “Mac” Trumbo has turned over “day-to-day duties” to an administrator, according to Rodney Ballard, deputy commissioner of the Department of Corrections.

    Jail Consultant Joey Stanton was appointed as chief administrative officer by Trumbo Monday, according to LaRue County Judge/Executive Tommy Turner.

    “Joey’s taking a stepped-up role to make sure this doesn’t happen again,” Turner said. “Mac is still jailer.”

  • Camp Invention returns to LaRue County July 5-9

    The Camp Invention program returns to LaRue County this summer. A week of daytime excitement, children are immersed in imaginative play that both reinforces and supplements school-year learning through inquiry-based activities in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM), as well as history and the arts. America is facing a critical talent gap in these areas, known as the international “language” of innovation. 

  • Drug dog Andy dies

    Andy, the K-9 officer of the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department, had a reputation for being high energy and chewing on items.

    Those qualities may have proven to be his downfall. In May, Andy “apparently chewed a hole in a sheet of plywood” covering his pen, poked his head through it and got stuck, according to Sheriff Bobby Shoffner.

    Andy, a National Narcotics Detective Dog, died of strangulation or other neck injury, apparently from trying to get his head out of the hole.

  • Peppers are a bright new choice for local growers

    With a drop in the production of tobacco, a new crop is beginning to emerge on LaRue County farms, providing some color to the once monochromatic tobacco fields.

    Scotty Lee, owner of Lee’s Garden Center, said peppers have been a great product for LaRue County farmers in the past and have reentered the county’s agricultural scene.

    “In the past, this area has always had a large pepper acreage,” he said.

  • Facade grants on hold

    Several Hodgenville business owners were notified last week that the “facade grants” they had applied for have been denied.

    The matching grants were offered by The Kentucky Department for Local Government to businesses and residences served by the local Main Street/Renaissance Association. The grant offered matching funds to do external repairs to improve their buildings. The business owner pays the entire cost of the improvement to the building and is reimbursed for half.

    Hodgenville Main Street Manager Celia McDonald learned last Tuesday of the decision.

  • Kenzi Langley wins talent contest at Taylor County Fair

    A LaRue County High School student was recently named the winner of the Coca-Cola Talent Contest at the Taylor County Fair.

    Kenzi Langley, a 15-year-old from Hodgenville, competed in the contest held at the Taylor County fairgrounds June 7. She sang Beyonce’s “At Last” and took home first place.

    As a result, Langley will be competing in the next stage of the talent contest at the Kentucky State Fair this summer.

    Langley said the competition was stiff and winning was unexpected.

  • Texas traveler visits LaRue in covered wagon

    February 2009. That’s when James Newton began his cross-country journey. Last week, he finally made it to the Bluegrass State and paid a visit to LaRue County.