Today's News

  • Spring turkey season opens April 14

    Kentucky’s spring wild turkey season has been so successful the past 15 years in part because of the timing of opening day.
    “I think we’ve accomplished our goal of having a productive season in a relatively short time frame,” said Steven Dobey, wild turkey program coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “We’ve hit that window between the onset of breeding and nesting.”

  • 4-H Gardening Club starts back this Saturday

    The 4-H Gardening Club will start back this Saturday, April 14, with its first meeting for the season.
    It will be held 10:30 a.m. at Lee’s Garden Center. All LaRue County youth with an interest in gardening are encouraged to attend. This club is open to youth of all ages. Parents are encouraged to attend with their children as well. Participants will learn about gardening and will also be given plants to take home and plant to begin their own garden. They will also be encouraged to keep a journal of when they plant, water and fertilize.

  • Bees are essential for pollination

    While several species of insects pollinate plants, honey bees are the best pollinators and therefore the most essential. They are exceptionally efficient at collecting and transferring pollen among the flowers of a particular crop.

  • Division of Air Quality: 'Learn Before You Burn'

     Spring cleaning season has arrived and for many Kentuckians it means burning unwanted debris. The Kentucky Division for Air Quality reminds you to learn before you burn. Illegal burning could result in fines of up to $25,000 per day per violation.

  • Congressman Brett Guthrie visits New Haven

    NEW HAVEN - U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie met with New Haven officials Tuesday to discuss how to alleviate flooding issues in the area.

    Guthrie, along with Brandon Brummett, an outreach coordinator with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Haven Mayor Bobby Johnson and Magistrate Keith Metcalfe met under the Lyon's Station Bridge off KY 52 to discuss using Section 205 of the Flood Control Act to help the town of New Haven with its frequent flooding issues.

  • PHOTO: Murphy addresses Obamacare

    Michelle Murphy of Hardin Memorial Hospital was the featured speaker at Thursday’s Hodgenville Rotary Club meeting. She spoke on the expansion of the hospital in the community and the effects of Obamacare on the hospital.

  • COLUMN: Conserving water conserves energy

     Obtaining, treating, and distributing water is an energy-intensive process. On average, Kentuckians use 100 to 150 gallons of water per person per day. By decreasing the amount of water we use, we can also save energy, and reduce utility costs. The following tips are simple, inexpensive ways to save water in the kitchen, bathroom, and laundry room.


    • Scrape, rather than rinse, dishes before putting into the dishwasher.

  • CHAMBER: Golf scramble drew 16 teams

    By Jessica Davis
    LaRue County Chamber of Commerce Director

    Wow, this year's annual golf scramble was one of the biggest scrambles that we have ever held. And we could not have done it without the support of so many businesses and volunteers.

    First, we would like to thank the golfers who participated. There were 16 teams which created a lot of excitement and challenge. We hope they will all come out again next year.

  • Cole Nugent invited to participate in Duke TIP Center Summer Studies

    Cole Nugent, the 13-year-old son of Paul and Lisa Nugent of Hodgenville, has qualified to attend the Duke University Talent Identification Program Center Summer Studies.

    He has chosen to study "Frogs, Bogs and Pollywogs: Biology of Amphibians and Reptiles", on the campus of New College in Sarasota, Fla.

    He’ll participate in classroom studies and field trips.

  • TOUCHPOINTS: Define Easter


    How do you define the word? 

    As Christians we believe in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ, but it seems as though Easter has started to become a more non-sectarian festival like Halloween or Valentine's Day. It’s not confined to any specific religion.

    The idea of an egg-laying rabbit came to the United States in the 1700s.