Today's News

  • USDA urges farmers to document losses

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack last week announced comprehensive outreach efforts are underway to assess damage and assist rural Southern communities in the wake of recent deadly storms.
    The incident is now predicted to be the first billion-dollar disaster of 2012. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s current count of confirmed tornadoes from the March 2 outbreak stands at 42, with damage reported in Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

  • School board agrees to ALES 'water garden' in attempt to solve run-off problem

     James Martin Tharp, with the LaRue County Conservation District, approached school board members at Monday night’s meeting on the possibility of installing a water garden below Abraham Lincoln Elementary School.

  • PHOTO: Tanner in 3-D
  • Signature Healthcare introduces 'Silver Angels' program

     Sunrise Manor’s Adult Daycare program is getting a new name.

  • Hinton’s, Lee’s added to farm market program

    LaRue County is home to two of the 106 markets accepted into the 2012 Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program. They are Hinton’s Orchard and Farm Market and Lee’s Garden Center.
    In joining the Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program, these markets have committed to offering quality products and service to their customers. Their acceptance by Farm Bureau tells customers that they meet the highest standards of quality, freshness and marketing appeal.

  • PHOTOS: Coffey Coyotes
  • Woman injured in wreck on Old E'town Road

    A two-vehicle accident near Walters Cabinets on Old Elizabethtown Road left one injured Monday afternoon.
    According to Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Smith, a 2003 Chevy Impala driven by Kathy Herring, 54, of Hodgenville was attempting to turn left onto Tonieville Road when she was rear-ended by a 2005 Dodge Neon driven by Lindsay Floyd, 58, also of Hodgenville.
    According to Smith, Herring was complaining of neck pain and was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital by LaRue County EMS. She was treated and released.

  • Scholarship Calendar updated 3-21-12

    Bluegrass Cellular

    Bluegrass Cellular, Inc. is accepting scholarship applications from graduating seniors. The deadline for applications is March 26. The awards are $1,500 each. Winners will be notified in May.

    For the complete list of guidelines and an application, go to www.BluegrassCellular.com, visit one of Bluegrass Cellular’s Customer Care Centers or contact your school guidance counselor.


    Tri-County Car Club

  • Kentucky Angus Association honors Shaw family

    The Shaw family, well-known among the state’s cattle breeders, was honored March 2 at the 2012 Kentucky Angus Association Annual Meeting and Banquet as “Family of the Year.”
    Jim Shaw of Hodgenville has been raising and showing Angus cattle since 1975 when he acquired a small herd from the estate of a family member.

  • School Calendar updated 3-21-12

    Spring break is April 9-13. Last day of school is May 16.

    Stay After and Read is every Tuesday after school until 4:15 p.m. with permission form.
    Academic Team meets every Wednesday after school until 4:15 p.m. in the library.

    ExCEL Ceremony
    The ExCEL ceremony honoring Heather Sutherland will be 12:30 p.m. March 21 at ALES.

    Group photos
    Group photos will be taken March 29.

    Spring Carnival
    The ALES spring carnival is 5-7 p.m. March 30.