Today's News

  • Farm calendar

    Beef Producers to meet

    The LaRue County Beef Cattle Association will meet 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8 at the LaRue County Extension Service, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville. The guest speaker will be Warren Beeler, director of the value added animal and aquaculture division of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. He will discuss grading feeder cattle. All interested producers are invited to attend. For more information, contact the LaRue County Extension Service at 358-3401.


  • 2 injured in interstate crash

    An Interstate 65 collision involving three tractor-trailers sent two drivers to area hospitals Thursday evening.

    According to Kentucky State Police, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, two of the tractor-trailers were stopped in the southbound lane at the 76-mile marker. Traffic was backed up due to a collision at the 73-mile marker.

    The third vehicle “came over a grade and was unable to stop,” and struck one of the tractor-trailers in the rear causing it to strike the vehicle in front.

  • Travels abroad make you appreciate your blessings

    I recently returned from a tour of the west-African country of Ghana. I was part of a visiting group connected with the University of Kentucky. We had two administrators from UK, two county extension agents and seven Extension Homemaker members from across the state in our Kentucky group.

  • You can feel the love for LaRue at the State Fair

    People around Kentucky and southern Indiana have a warm feeling about Hodgenville and LaRue County.

    If you want proof, spend a four-hour shift at LaRue County’s booth in the Pride of Counties display at the Kentucky State Fair.

    From 5 to 9 p.m. Aug. 21, it was my privilege to stand between cutouts of Joel Ray Sprowls and Abraham Lincoln and distribute promotional material about LaRue County.

  • Board denies employee allegations

    The LaRue County Board of Education has denied several allegations of a former employee who filed a civil suit after being terminated from her position.

    Melissa Enlow, a LaRue County Middle School lunchroom supervisor, was terminated June 15, according to court records. Her suit claims violation of Kentucky’s Whistleblower Statute, which protects public employees from reprisals if they divulge information of a suspected law violation.

  • Peggy Hawkins named to association office

  • 30-year friendship reignited on trip

    On July 30, Sandy Kirk Poteet and Debbie Dorsey Jones flew from Louisville to San Jose. I arrived a few hours later from Florida. The cross-country trip to California was a whirlwind. The occasion was to visit our friend Monique Douglass Engleman. What started as a fun, carefree vacation ended up as much more. What we discovered was the gift of friendship. 

  • Robocalls no longer allowed

    Prerecorded commercial telemarketing calls to consumers will be prohibited beginning this month unless the telemarketer gets a written approval from consumers who want to receive the calls.

    The new requirement regarding robocalls is part of amendments to the Federal Trade Commission’s Telemarketing Sales Rule that were announced a year ago. After Sept. 1, sellers and telemarketers who transmit prerecorded messages to consumers who have not agreed in writing to accept such messages will face penalties of up to $16,000 per call.

  • LaRue County wins Abraham Slam Jam

  • Schools being ‘proactive’ against H1N1

    The H1N1 virus, sometimes referred to as swine flu, reached Kentucky several weeks ago.

    The disease, so far, is a “not any more dangerous than regular seasonal flu,” Department for Public Health Commissioner William Hacker, M.D., said Wednesday in a telephone briefing.

    “… but still that’s a concern because seasonal flu can be quite serious. I’m concerned, but I’m not alarmed.”