Today's News

  • COLUMN: Poison hemlock dangerous to humans, cattle

     Poison hemlock has been increasing locally during the past several years, and is very abundant this year. Although often seen along roadways and fence rows, it has expanded now into grazed pasture lands and hay fields.

    The concern not only comes from its invasive nature but the fact that it is one of the most toxic plants in the world. Throughout history, the toxicity of poison hemlock is well known for accidental deaths of humans and animals.

  • PHOTO: Mower mishap

    A contractor's tractor and mower slid down a slope near the intersection of Lincoln Parkway and Tonieville Road about 8 p.m. Thursday. A wrecker was called to pull the tractor out of the ditch. Hodgenville City Police assisted with traffic control.

  • PHOTO: Big, big broccoli
  • SOFTBALL: Lady Hawks fall in District Tournament

     The Lady Hawks fell 4-0 Thursday to Green County in the 18th District Softball Tournament championship game.

    Both teams advance to next week's 5th Region Tournament in Marion County. 

  • FISCAL COURT: Ambulance service announces personnel changes

     LaRue County Fiscal Court, meeting May 23 at the courthouse in Hodgenville,  appointed Dana Sprowles and Renee Skaggs to four-year terms on the county library’s board of trustees.

    They also reappointed Bobby Garrison to the water district board.

  • COLUMN: Summer reading programs abound

    Reading programs at LaRue County’s two elementary schools and LaRue County Public Library should provide students with bookshelves full of fun as well as learning this summer.

    Co-sponsored by their family resource centers, Abraham Lincoln and Hodgenville elementaries’ program begins July 9 at ALES and continues there July 18, 23, and Aug. 1. Each session runs from 10:30 a.m. until noon.

  • Water plants honored for producing high quality product

     Forty-nine water treatment plants in Kentucky have been recognized by the Energy and Environment Cabinet for their demonstrated success in producing drinking water in 2011 that consistently met or exceeded state water quality standards.

  • Students receive degrees in social work from Campbellsville University

     Dr. Darlene Eastridge, dean, welcomed graduates and their families to Campbellsville University's Carver School of Social Work and Counseling pinning ceremony May 4 in the Gheens Recital Hall inside Gosser Fine Arts Center.

    Jordan Atwell, Buffalo, received the bachelor of science social work degree.

    Brandon Sehein, Upton, received the master of social work degree.

    Kristen Cecil, New Haven, and Melissa Fincher, Hodgenville, received the master of science counseling degree.

  • COLUMN: Teach your children to remember their God

  • Jobless rate down in April

     Unemployment rates fell in 110 Kentucky counties, including LaRue County, between April 2011 and April 2012, while nine county rates increased and one stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. 

    LaRue’s rate was 7.6 percent in April, down from 8.3 percent in March 2012 and in April 2011. Of a 6,876 workforce, 6,351 were employed.

    Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 5.1 percent.