Today's News

  • Food Inspections
  • Library: T-shirt winner

     Kevin Brown won a T-shirt from the LaRue County Public Library. Another drawing will be held Feb. 28.

  • February 2013 indictments

     Several people were indicted Feb. 18 by a LaRue County grand jury.

    Adam Christopher Packard(1980) of New Haven was charged with theft by unlawful taking.

    He is accused of taking an Olympus camera from a residence on Dec. 19, 2012.

    He was lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center under $25,000 cash bond.

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s office investigated.

    Charles E. Rucker(1985) of Hodgenville was charged with third-degree burglary and second-degree persistent felony offender.

  • Protestors rally to save animal shelter

     In the cold wind, they lined the entrance to a place where they say animals are being mistreated.

    But their message is not that the place should close. They want it to stay open.

    “Save our animals, save our shelter,” they yelled.

    Raising homemade signs high to passersby, about 100 people gathered at the gates to the Taylor County Animal Shelter Feb. 19 week in protest.

  • Student spending spring break in Guatemala

     Lucas Pepper, a sophomore at Campbellsville University, plans to give up his spring break to serve on a mission trip to Guatemala.

    Pepper, who lives in Hodgenville, is part of a student-staff-faculty team traveling either to Haiti, Guatemala, Florida or New York March 4-8

  • PHOTO: At the old school: Mrs. Cole's fourth-grade class
  • COLUMN: Help your child learn social studies

     The study of history opens a window into the past that provides an understanding of the present day. It also allows students to analyze how individuals, nations and the global community might develop in the future.

    By learning history, children will develop the intellectual skills and civic values necessary to participate in a democracy, as well as develop the skills necessary to be able to deal with people of other cultures.

    Areas typically covered in the social studies curriculum are history, geography, economics, citizenship, culture and government.

  • Bucks for Brains wants new ideas

     Area residents with ideas that could lead to a new business could win assistance to help move their idea forward.

    The Central Region Innovation and Commercialization Center is accepting applications for the 2013 “Buck$ for Bright Ideas” competition through April 17.

  • PHOTO: 7th Grade Champs

     The LaRue County Middle School seventh-grade basketball team won the Taylor County Invitational on Feb. 9. Front from left, Noah Thompson, Johnny Key, Kendrick Weathers, Ty Morris, Shane King, Isaiah Sublett, Dane Milby; back, Kane Harris, Jacob Gentry, Travis Wallace, Bryson Cobb, Brandon Cecil and Chase Puyear. Not pictured are coaches David Whitlock and Leon Kessinger.

  • Capture the Earth photo contest for middle school students

     The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet has kicked off its third-annual “Capture the Earth” middle school digital photography contest for all Kentucky students in grades 6-8.

    The “Capture the Earth” photo contest is open to all Kentucky middle school students. Judges will look for originality and creativity, photo composition, and a brief explanation of how well the photograph celebrates the beauty and diversity of Kentucky and encourages others to care about the state’s environment through stewardship and conservation.