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Today's News

  • Magnolia man injured when pickup and tractor collide

    A Magnolia man was injured in a pickup vs. tractor collision Friday afternoon.

    About 4:30 p.m., David Owen, 52, of Magnolia was driving a 1973 John Deere 4430 tractor north on U.S. 31E. The tractor, which was pulling a fertilizer buggy, attempted a left turn into a field, according to Deputy Matt Darst’s report.

    Owen turned into the path of a southbound 1997 Ford F150 pickup driven by Manley Cruse, 74, of Magnolia. The vehicles hit head-on and both had extensive front end damage.

  • Plan now for higher soybean field production

    Soybeans are in the fields for about six months of the year in LaRue County.  Let’s look at a brief summary of grower actions during these months.

    May: Full-season soybean planting should begin by mid May. Growers will burn down or till weeds prior to planting. Roundup Ready soybeans are grown most often now. Pre-emergence herbicides can be applied immediately after planting and before the crop emerges. Stand counts should be conducted to determine the quality of the stand. 

  • Present, future generations reap benefits from historic preservation

    We first offered our new Main Street Membership program at Extension Expo and were pleased to have quite a few of you sign up, about half also volunteering to help with projects. People are still coming in to the office to sign up: $5 for students and seniors 60 or over; $10 for other individuals; $20 for businesses and organizations and $100 for a lifetime membership. We will be reaching out into the community to find more corporate members and individuals and we have no boundaries where members are concerned.

  • Hodgenville man pleads guilty to amended charges in Taylor

    A Hodgenville man accused of raping a young girl has pleaded guilty to amended charges and was sentenced to 90 days in jail for his crimes.

    Joshua O. Henderson, 25, of 320 Devores Lane was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury in July 2009 on charges of third-degree rape and intimidating a participant in a legal process.

    On Tuesday, Henderson pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct and facilitation to commit intimidation in Taylor Circuit Court.

    According to the indictment, Henderson was accused of having sex with a girl younger than age 16 in July 2008.

  • County's improvements topic at judge/executive candidate forum

    LaRue County Judge/Executive Tommy Turner spent most of his time at the April 13 candidate forum describing the improvements made to the county during his tenure – and what he’d like to see in the future.

    “I think we’ve done quite well,” Turner said.

    He said 25 years ago when he took office, the county roads were rated 40th in the state – they’re now fourth. All bridges have been brought up to weight-bearing codes.

  • Automotive supplier comes to Hart County

    Kentucky Chrome Works, an automotive supplier, will begin manufacturing operations in Hart County, according to the Governor’s Communications Office. The start-up project will create 80 new full-time jobs within two years and result in a more than $2.6 million investment in the Commonwealth.

  • Track: Fort Knox All-Comers Results

    APRIL 20

    TEAM RESULTS

    Girls, 8 Teams

    1. North Hardin, 161 Points

    2. Elizabethtown, 126

    3. Fort Knox, 102

    4. John Hardin, 87

    6. Central Hardin, 47

    6. LaRue County, 47

    Boys, 8 Teams

    1. North Hardin, 164 points

    2. John Hardin, 132

    3. LaRue County, 94

    4. Elizabethtown, 93

    6. Fort Knox, 82

    7. Central Hardin, 43.50

    INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

    Girls’ 100-Meter Dash

    6. Scroggins, Justine - 13.5

  • How does your life compare with the greatest one of all?

    I love to study the life stories of great men and since I am a minister, I love the outstanding men of the Bible. For example, Abraham who was known as “the friend of God;” Joseph, “the best man of the Old Testament;” Moses, “the greatest man in the Old Testament.” Most of all, I like to study “the greatest life of all – the Lord Jesus Christ.”

  • Sheriff’s pay: Can the job be done for less?

    One of the points of contention in the LaRue County Sheriff’s race deals with salary.

    At the April 13 candidate forum, one of the questions was “Do you anticipate having additional officers and how will you pay them?”

    Democratic challenger Terry Cruse said his potential deputies include former sheriff Merle Edlin, former Kentucky State Police detective Rob Foster, former city officer Donald Jewell and current city officer Doug Sherrard.

  • Bourbon City Speedway Go-Kart Results April 17

    BLUE LITE

    First-#21 Bethany Anderson; second-#A2 Jimmy Anderson; third-#33 Matthew Newcome; fourth-#23 Theresa Bellah; fifth-#18 Jim Wilson; sixth-#21B Brandon Lucas; 7th-#00 Greg Wooten

    BLUE ROOKIE

    First-#33 Donnie Holleran; second-#1 Josh Gibson

    BLUE JR.1

    First-#80D Hannah Kneisler; second-#01 Jordan Gribbins; third-#3 Trey Porter; fourth-#X2 Kayla Bell

    STOCK MEDIUM

    First-#18A Vernon Atwood; second-#26 Roger Taylor

    BLUE MEDIUM