Today's News

  • Use caution during severe spring weather

    As many LaRue Countians experienced last week, there can be major damage from spring thunderstorms.

    Tornadoes form thousands of feet above the earth’s surface usually during warm, humid, unsettled weather and in conjunction with a severe thunderstorm.  Along with rain, dust and debris sucked into the center of the air column form the distinct funnel shape. Wind speeds, ranging from 40 to more than 300 mph (categories 1-5), can be extremely destructive.

  • Lose weight and lower risk for type 2 Diabetes

    With so many weight loss programs available, it is easy to become confused about what works and what does not when it comes to losing weight to lower your risk for type 2 diabetes. The National Diabetes Education Program wants you to know that you don’t have to knock yourself out to lower your risk. In fact, the findings of a major study show that modest weight loss can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by more than half. Here are some proven small steps developed by NDEP to help you make gradual lifestyle changes to lose weight safely and keep it off.

  • LaRue among counties to receive housing funds

    From the Kentucky Housing Corporation, Community Ventures Corporation has received $199,500 from the Affordable Housing Trust Fund and $500,000 from the HOME Investment Partnership. These funds will be used to construct or acquire and rehab seven units of affordable housing in 28 rural Kentucky counties including LaRue. Funding will used for acquisition and construction with a portion converted to permanent financing (down payment and closing cost assistance) for the homebuyer. Eligible homebuyers must have incomes at or below 80 percent average median income.

  • Reding named to Dean’s List

    Mary Elizabeth Reding, of Howardstown, has been named to the dean’s list at Murray State University for the spring 2010 semester. Students must have a grade-point average ranging from 3.5 to a perfect 4.0 to be eligible for dean’s list status. Reding is majoring in music education and is the daughter of Mark and Barb Reding.

  • Student provides lowdown on evil of Hitler

    Do you know who one of the most hated men in history is? If you don’t, let me tell you ... it’s Adolf Hitler. His rise to power was swift. However, the effects he had on Germany and its people were devastating. Hitler was a cruel man who persecuted millions.

  • Man, baby rabbits rescued from flood waters

    An Athertonville man was rescued from flood waters Monday evening after he drove a pickup truck past barriers and a state worker into 4-feet of water.

    The man, who has not been identified, drove through the water covering U.S. 31E from New Haven to Athertonville “to drop off his wife,” according to a neighbor. He then attempted to drive back to New Haven, making it almost to the LaRue/Nelson line when the truck’s engine drowned out in the rapidly rising waters. As a news helicopter hovered overhead, rescue squads attempted to reach him.

  • Sen. Gibson to speak at May 11 Cattlemen's Association meeting

    State Sen. Carroll Gibson, R-Leitchfield, will be the guest speaker at the LaRue County Cattlemen’s Association meeting May 11. Gibson represents the 5th Senatorial District which includes LaRue, Breckinridge, Grayson, Hart, Hancock and Meade Counties. Gibson, who was elected in 2005, will discuss important agricultural political issues with the members.

    The meeting begins 7:30 p.m. and will be held at the LaRue County Extension Service office. A complimentary meal will be served.

  • Eight LCHS students make district band

    Eight LaRue County High School students recently earned the right to perform in the Fourth District Band Director’s Association Honor Bands. Katy Nash, flute; David Cruse, alto saxophone; Nathaniel Nash trumpet; Brittany Carman, euphonium; Isaac Burd, tuba; Eli Ernst, snare; Travis Hornback, snare; and Aaron Boone keyboard percussion, were selected among hundreds who auditioned for a select number of spots in the ensembles.

  • Early spring weather brings out students' green thumbs

    The recent warm spell of weather not only has brought out buds and leaves earlier than usual, but also gardeners who want a jump start on the growing season.

    Misty Bivens, agriculture teacher and FFA adviser at LaRue County High School who oversees the school’s greenhouse, has witnessed this spring fever.

    “Due to the warm weather we are already open,” the nine-year teaching veteran said. “We started getting calls, so we opened up. We are open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.”

  • Church calendar

    Revival at Buffalo Baptist

    Buffalo Baptist Church's revival concludes with services at 7 p.m. May 4 and. Bobby Reno from Nortonville will speak. A nursery for infants to age 4 will be provided. For more information, call Bro. Rodney Troutman at 325-3820.

    Prayer Time

    Middle Creek Baptist Church will have prayer time 7 p.m. May 6 in honor of National Prayer Week. Bro. Charles Juma will lead the service. For more information, call 737-6174.

    Wesley Meadows Bake Sale