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Today's News

  • Some time off with grandkids

    Discussing a crowded Saturday schedule of shopping, playgrounds and pool time, my 4-year-old grandson asked, “Are you trying to wear me out?”

    After a week-long visit, Grant was on to me. At age 4, a boundless supply of energy exists and he knows it.

    “Cause I don’t wear out,” he continued. “I just be awake and be awake.”

    Just before midnight that evening when a weary grandfather tried to corral him into bed, the boy started sprinting back and forth across the room.

  • Emily Whitlow crowned Miss LaRue County Fair

    The LaRue County Fair kicked off Monday night with the first of several beauty pageants.

    Six contestants vied for the Miss LaRue County Fair crown. Emily Whitlow, the 16-year-old daughter of Jason Whitlow and Trish Greenwell, was the winner. She will represent the county at the state pageant.

    Leeann Carothers, the 17-year-old daughter of Christine Davis and Tim Carothers, was first runner-up, Miss Congeniality and the winner of the People's Choice Award.

    Christina Simpson, the 17-year-old daughter of Nancy and Kris Blair, was second runner-up.

  • All-Star thanks

    The LaRue County 9-Year-Old All-Star team would like to thank the many fans who supported them during the Cal Ripken 10th District Tournament held at LaRue County Parks and Recreation and the Cal Ripken West Kentucky State Tournament held in Elizabethtown.

    Community support for these players was tremendous. Fans filled the stands at every game and the many phone calls asking how the team was doing was incredible.

  • Site work begins for new Sunrise

    July 22 was called a “day of history-making” by local officials who braved a downpour and muddy field at a groundbreaking for the new Sunrise Manor Nursing Home.

    A large number of Sunrise employees, volunteers and board members joined representatives of Branscum Construction for the ceremony and a reception back at the nursing home. Branscum – from Russell Springs –  is building the $10.8 million 142-bed two-story facility on a 13-acre lot beside the current nursing home.

    Site work will begin this week.

  • Fire destroys Magnolia house

    Fire destroyed a house at 392 Old L&N Turnpike in Magnolia early Monday. Neighbors noticed flames coming from the roof about 2 a.m., according to Deputy Russell McCoy, who is also a volunteer firefighter.

    The fire appeared to start in the rear of the house, although the cause is unknown, McCoy said.

    Patrick Bawkin, who resided at the house, arrived from work about 8 a.m. to find his possessions, including two vehicles, destroyed.

    Bawkin said he was housesitting for his mother.

  • Let our voices be heard

    It seems you can’t pick up the newspaper or turn on the television these days without reading or hearing about climate change legislation. The concern is focused on the American Clean Energy and Security Act that proposes a government plan called “cap-and-trade.” Congress says they want to pass legislation that will make a change in the energy industry by reducing carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions from our atmosphere. I have no objections with passing clean-air legislation that is affordable to all Americans.

  • Let our voices be heard

    It seems you can’t pick up the newspaper or turn on the television these days without reading or hearing about climate change legislation. The concern is focused on the American Clean Energy and Security Act that proposes a government plan called “cap-and-trade.” Congress says they want to pass legislation that will make a change in the energy industry by reducing carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions from our atmosphere. I have no objections with passing clean-air legislation that is affordable to all Americans.

  • Let our voices be heard

    It seems you can’t pick up the newspaper or turn on the television these days without reading or hearing about climate change legislation. The concern is focused on the American Clean Energy and Security Act that proposes a government plan called “cap-and-trade.” Congress says they want to pass legislation that will make a change in the energy industry by reducing carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions from our atmosphere. I have no objections with passing clean-air legislation that is affordable to all Americans.

  • 26 road signs stolen in county last month

    Timmy Brown, county road supervisor, told members of LaRue County Fiscal Court meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville yesterday that 26 road signs have been stolen during the past month.

    “They’ve been taken pretty much from all over the county,” Brown reported.  Areas hit include six signs from the Roanoke area, nine from Barren Run, five from Parker Grove, four from Middle Creek, and four from Country Lane.

    The county spent $1,912 to replace the signs, according to Brown. 

  • Thanks from local genealogy society

    On behalf of the LaRue County Genealogical Society, I would like to thank everyone who took part in the grand opening of our new LaRue County Genealogical Society Library.

    Thanks to the City of Hodgenville, we now have a place to both house and share the many books that for years have been stored in basements, closets and car trunks. Census records, marriage and death records and many other books and records of the history of LaRue and surrounding counties now are available to anyone who would like to come in and do research.