Today's News

  • PHOTO: Storm strikes Magnolia

    A strong storm passed through LaRue County Thursday evening, dropping up to 4-inches of rain in some areas. The Tonieville section was without power for a couple of hours. A few people lost trees and limbs. Above, a large tree narrowly missed two homes on Old L&N Turnpike in Magnolia.

  • Tesha Paysen honored for academics

    The University of Louisville had an impressive 246 student-athletes named to the 2011-12 Big East All-Academic Team, the conference announced Friday from Providence, R.I.

    Among those honored was former LaRue County High School player Tesha Paysen for women’s softball. Paysen is a senior at UL.

    The Cardinals had the fourth-most selections in the conference, checking in behind Georgetown (340), Notre Dame (321) and Villanova (314).

  • COLUMN: EHD is possible in deer and cattle

    Epizootic hemorrhagic disease virus (EHD) in deer and cattle is another potential drought problem and can cause significant death loss in deer.  Usually, however, the strain of EHD virus in cattle is uncommon, rarely fatal and usually associated with an epidemic in deer.

    The virus is transmitted by a specific biting midge but some gnats and mosquitoes may transmit it as well. EHD in deer has been correlated with droughts because the deer tend to concentrate around the few wet areas available and these are where the gnats breed. 

  • COLUMN: Interested in becoming a master gardener?

     The Kentucky Master Gardener program helps train those who are interested in learning more about the science behind gardening and sharing that knowledge back in their communities. Persons enrolled in this program are trained by Extension horticulture agents in the area.

    The Hardin County horticulture agent, Amy Aldenderfer, is offering an informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Hannah Bingham and Nick Berry

    Hannah Bingham of Hodgenville and Nick Berry of Tompkinsville announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride to be is the daughter of Jimmie and Pam Bingham of Hodgenville.

    The prospective groom is the son of Mike and Pam Berry of Tompkinsville.

    The wedding is 7 p.m. Oct. 12, 2012, at Fuquay-Varina, N.C.

  • Wise's cartoon appears in UN publication

     “The secret to a balanced life? Spend as much time on each other as you do on Facebook.”

    Terry Wise’s editorial cartoon of a couple seeking answers from a philosopher appeared in a recent publication by the United Nations Regional Information Centre for Western Europe.

    The publication focused on “happiness in world religions.”

  • Van and car collide in Ovesen Heights

    Five people escaped serious injury in a two-vehicle crash Thursday morning.

    Candace Karr, 22, of Cox’s Creek, was driving a Ford Windstar van southbound on U.S. 31-E near Ovesen Heights Baptist Church about 7:20 a.m., according to Chief Deputy Russell McCoy.

    Karr attempted to make a left turn into a driveway and reportedly did not see a northbound 1997 Toyota Camry driven by Janice Hagan, 54, of Hodgenville. The Camry struck the van in the passenger side, according to McCoy.

  • Woman may face charges after attempting to run over officers

    A Buffalo woman may face charges after she allegedly drove a vehicle into a LaRue County constable’s cruiser and attempted to run over two officers.

    The woman’s name has not been released by officers as the case remains under investigation.

  • Youth football league holds registration

     LaRue County Youth Football will hold registration 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 4 and 11; and 6-8 p.m. Aug. 16 in the LaRue County High School cafeteria. Players should attend registration for fitting. Fee is $55 for tackle and $30 for flag.

    The tackle league has three divisions (11-12; 9-10; and 7-8) with playing age determined by age on Aug. 1. The flag league will consist of children in kindergarten through first grade.

    For more information, contact Scott Clemons at lcyouthfootballdirector@gmail.com or Paul Newell at (270) 696-0053.

  • PHOTO: Cookies needed with milk

    Jenny, a young longhorn cow, moos for her favorite treat – oatmeal cookies – at a farm in Ovesen Heights.