Today's News

  • Gaunt to serve 10 years for escape

    A Ludlow man will serve 10 years for his escape from the LaRue County Detention Center.

    A jury found George Richard Gaunt III guilty of second-degree escape, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and of being a persistent felony offender last week.

  • Driver charged with reckless homicide

    The driver of a truck involved in a fatal collision last week has been charged with reckless homicide.

    LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy said Brian Christopher Smith, 27, of River Road, knew the brakes on his pickup were faulty before the Nov. 22 crash occurred - but continued to drive it. The wreck resulted in three injuries and one death.

    Smith was also charged with driving on a revoked or suspended license and failure of non-owner to provide insurance, according to McCoy. Warrants for contempt of court and theft by deception were served also.

  • Lee is a finalist for Iron Man

    Alex Lee, a senior running and defensive back on LaRue County’s Hawks football team, has been named one of 10 finalists for the Army Iron Man of the Year that honors Kentucky’s best two-way high school football players.

    Lee, 6-1, 205 pounds, earned the week-three Army Iron Man of the Week after rushing for 104 yards with a touchdown and grabbing an interception in LaRue County’s 19-7 win over Shelby County.

  • Quarry Hill Monuments offers $60,000 for Magnolia School

    The old Magnolia Elementary School will have a new owner. At Monday’s meeting, the LaRue County School Board accepted high bid of $60,000 from Quarry Hill Monuments.

    The property was declared surplus in September and the opportunity for submitting sealed bids began.

  • Shooting victim convicted of growing pot

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  • Ambassadors receive Kentucky History Award

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    The Kentucky Historical Society has awarded the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors the 2010 Kentucky History Award for a volunteer group.

  • Community Calendar

    44th annual Toy Drive

    Bobby Morrison and Santa’s Helpers are in need of new and used toys and batteries to be given away at Christmas. For pickup, call Snookie Morrison at 270-234-3313 or drop off at 760 Salem Lake Road, Hodgenville. Donation boxes are available at LaRue County Chamber of Commerce, Abe’s Country Cookin’ and Dollar General Store.

    Chamber luncheon

  • Basketball teams start season with Friday's Blue and White Night

    High school basketball season has arrived.

    The Hawks and Lady Hawks will kickoff the upcoming basketball season Friday, Nov. 19 with their annual Blue and White Night at LaRue County High School gym.

    The event begins with a fundraiser chili supper 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. Blue/White activities begin at 7 p.m.

    There is no admission charge. Tickets to the chili supper are $5 each and includes chili, sandwiches, dessert and drink.

  • STATE REP RACE: Meredith defeats Sims

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    A 25-year-old Brownsville banker ousted the four-term representative in Kentucky's 19th House District last week, with a campaign strategy that largely hinged on voters in LaRue County.

    For the next two years, LaRue, Edmonson and Hart Counties will be represented in Frankfort by Republican Michael Lee Meredith.

  • Farm Calendar

    Extension Council to meet

    County Extension Council will meet noon Nov. 11 at the Extension Office. Future program ideas will be discussed. The meeting is open to the public. Afterwards the Extension District Board will meet.

    District Board to meet

    The LaRue County Extension District Board will meet Nov. 11 at the Extension Office following the noon County Extension Council meeting.

    Dairy district meetings