Today's News

  • It’s homecoming time of year

    I recently overheard someone say that this time of year is “homecoming time” again.

    There are indeed several special opportunities and calls to look to “going home” and devoting time with loved ones: Thanksgiving and Christmas/New Year’s Day as well as infrequent events: weddings, funerals, special-count birthdays, reunions of various types.

  • Man in critical condition after meth lab explosion


  • Prepare to vote

    On Nov. 2, LaRue County voters will decide which candidates will take the lead in the community for the next few years.

    According to the latest voter registration statistics supplied by the Secretary of the State’s office, there are 9,611 registered voters in the county – 6,360 Democrats; 2,787 Republicans; and 464 listed as “other.” There are 5,014 women registered to vote; 4,597 men.

    In the May primary, only 32 percent of registered LaRue Countians made it to the polls, despite a large number of local races.

  • Teens indicted for church break-ins

     Local officers believe they have solved a string of burglaries that occurred last summer.

  • Dollar General cements future in Magnolia

    Magnolia soon will be home to a Dollar General Store.

    Construction on the 9,026-square-feet building started two weeks ago, according to Emily Weiss, media relations manager for the company.

    The store is at 8727 New Jackson Highway near Magnolia Stop N Shop and will employ six to 10 people.

    S.C. Development of Jackson, Tenn. is the general contractor.

  • Main Street’s Festival of Trees begins Nov. 11

    Set-up for the fifth annual Festival of Trees is 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 11 in the Lincoln Museum Community Room. Participating organizations may decorate a holiday tree, wreath, garland or banner or similar item and enter it on display for silent auction. The silent auction ends 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20. Proceeds from the sale go to the sponsoring not-for-profit group. Individuals and businesses may also participate if proceeds from the sale are given directly to a specified charity. For more information or to register an entry, contact Celia McDonald, Hodgenville Main Street, 358-5913.

  • McConnell and Guthrie visit LaRue

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    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell predicts Nov. 2 to be a "big day" for Republicans across the country.

  • Woman charged with attempting to influence a witness

    A Hodgenville woman, already facing drug charges, has been accused of attempting to influence a witness in the case.

    Cheryl Oveson, 59, of White City Road, was charged in July with first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, two counts of first-degree trafficking in controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    She is accused of causing a minor (under 16) to engage in illegal controlled substances activity in 2009.

  • Nine families evacuated during field fire

    Nine families were evacuated Thursday afternoon after a field fire broke out between KY 84 and Siberia Road. Volunteers from eight fire departments, including LaRue County, Buffalo, Sonora, Upton, Central Hardin, Elizabethtown, Glendale and Stephensburg, spent several hours battling the blaze.

  • County receives grant funding for roads

    State Rep. Dottie Sims presented members of fiscal court with documentation approving almost a half-million dollars in grant funding for three county road projects as the court met Oct. 12 at the courthouse in Hodgenville.

    Tommy Turner, county judge-executive, said the first grant of $100,000 will pay for the replacement of a bridge on Goodin-Williams Road and culvert on Veirs Road. The second project, $154,000, will allow roads that currently are chip-sealed to be paved with asphalt. The third, $250,000, will provide countywide strip patching.