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Today's News

  • Stay safe during spring and summer thunderstorms

    Did you ever wonder why we have more thunderstorms during the spring and summer? It’s because weather patterns are more active as they move through during these seasons, especially in the afternoon and evening. The weather conditions also increase the potential for lightning to strike people at work or play outdoors and possibly while they’re inside a building. Hot, humid days with cold fronts approaching provide especially dangerous conditions for storms.

  • Local students to attend WKU ag conference

    More than 30 high school students from four states will participate in the Western Kentucky University Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture Students Striving for Effective Tomorrows Conference in June.

  • Local couple in D.C. during fatal shooting

    Last week, an elderly man walked into the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., and gunned down a security guard.

    James von Brunn, 88, was charged with murder June 11 in the shooting death of Stephen Tyrone Johns, 39, according to information provided by the museum.

    The museum was crowded with school children and other tourists, but all escaped injury.

    Among those visitors was a Hodgenville couple, Garry and Kathy Ross, just one floor away during the attack.

  • Students participate in APES program

    Congratulations to the participants in the American Private Enterprise Seminar program held May 4-5. Twenty-five LaRue County High School juniors participated and learned about American economics. They are Magen Baird, Lucas Chaudoin, Tschakha Chirunga, Craig Dunn, Maria Durham, Eli Ernst, Carley Ferguson, Todd Gozzard, Savannah Hines, Sierra Holt, Olivia Hornback, Travis Hornback, Melanie Huhn, Kirsta Jackson, Julia Johnson, Emily Kessinger, Katie Nash, Kaity Skaggs, Jessi Stanley, Emily Stone, Jessica Stowers, Carissa Stratton, Kristin Thompson, C.J. Turner and Ryan Wafford.

  • Cross country runners sought

    Any LaRue County student grades 4-12 interested in running cross country this fall should contact Josh Henderson at 358-2210 or josh.henderson@larue.kyschools.us.

    The cross country season is in the fall.

  • 4-Hers are champs in talent

    LaRue County 4-H was well represented at the Area 4-H Variety Show in Washington County.

    Five LaRue County 4-H members participated, each bringing home either Champion or Reserve Champion honors. 

  • Head blight found in wheat

    The wheat disease Fusarium head blight or head scab is at significant levels in many wheat fields across LaRue County and the state.

    FHB attacks wheat near and in the flowering stage. It can be particularly severe during wet weather. The continued wet, cloudy conditions the last few weeks provided excellent conditions for infection and likely favored multiple infection periods, which has resulted in a lot of disease development.

  • Hodgenville teen receives probation in meth case

    Landmark News Service

    An admitted user and cook of the illegal stimulant methamphetamine battled a rotten memory May 19 in pleading guilty to Hardin Circuit Judge Ken Howard in a deal that gets him 15 years imprisonment.

    Jerry Wayne Jenkins, 30, told prosecutor LeShea Smith and the judge he remembered little about the October 2008 day when he and four others were arrested after police busted into their room at the Elizabethtown Motel 6 where meth was being made.

  • ECTC offers motorcycle classes

    The Community and Economic Development Center at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will offer beginning motorcycle noncredit classes at the ECTC campus. Available dates are June 19-21, July 10-12, July 17-19, July 24-26, Aug. 7-9 and Aug. 14-16.

    Certified instructors introduce new riders to motorcycling and will provide insight into basic riding skills. The class will also help develop street riding techniques. On-cycle experience is aimed at developing riding skills, safety and confidence. The course also will provide classroom instruction.

  • Benefit for New Haven child is Saturday

    Landmark News Service

    A New Haven second-grader awaiting a multiple-organ transplant is one step closer to putting the surgery behind him.

    Max Dickerson, 8, son of Jeff and Emily Dickerson, received approval for the procedure from Anthem Insurance and is on a waiting list to receive the organs. He needs a liver and kidneys and possibly a multivisceral transplant, which would include multiple digestive organs.