Today's News

  • Extension Homemakers give back locally, statewide and globally

    This year, the Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association presented a check for $55,818.93 to the UK Ovarian Cancer Research Program. The contribution this year was a significant milestone as the organization has  contributed more than $1 million since the project began in 1977. KEHA paid tribute to Virginia McCandless, the health chairman who worked with physicians at UK to start the project in 1977 after she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. 

  • Notice to LaRue County Taxpayers

    An advertisement regarding taxes run by County Clerk Linda Carter and LaRue County Fiscal Court in the July 15 print edition failed to include the web site to review the list of deliquent taxes. The correct web address is www.laruecounty.org and a corrected version of the ad accompanies this posting online.

  • Fundraiser calendar

    Beauty pageant at Summersville

    The Summersville Fire Department is hosting a fundraiser beauty pageant 9 a.m. July 18 at the Summersville Elementary School gym. Open pageant. Registration will be taken 9 a.m. June 27 and July 11 at Forcht Bank in Summersville; and 9 a.m. July 4 at Greensburg IGA. All times are central. For more information, call 270-405-4882 after 7 p.m. and leave message or visit www.summersvilleshiningstarsbeautypageant.piczo.com.


  • Fugitive returned to jail

    A Mount Sherman man accused of 126 counts of first-degree sexual abuse and three counts of first-degree sodomy has been lodged in the Nelson County jail after missing court appointments in LaRue and Nelson counties last week.

    Nelson County jail confirmed he was booked July 9, however, it is unclear whether Wimsett was arrested or if he turned himself in.

  • Our freedoms tomorrow depend on our actions today

    Our American freedoms were born July 4, 1776, with signing of the Declaration of Independence. This document was based on an unchanging premise: “Every human being derives his inalienable rights from the owner and operator of this universe, almighty God, who revealed himself in Jesus Christ.” This thread runs throughout our history.

  • Kids College coming to Hodgenville July 20-23

    If the kids are showing signs of boredom this summer, consider sending them to college. Kids College, that is.

    Campbellsville University is offering several four-day classes for third through eighth graders July 20-23.

    Kids College will be held at the Hodgenville Civic Center. A satellite campus is being planned in Hodgenville this fall but will not be ready in time for the classes, said John Chowning, CU’s vice president for church and external relations.

    “In future years, assuming a market for it, we’ll have on campus,” Chowning said.

  • County employees receive 2 percent raise

    In Tuesday’s LaRue County Fiscal Court meeting:

    •The court agreed to fund the Homemakers’ cost for the Lincoln Days reception in October.

  • Planning and zoning revises ordinances

    The Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning Commission held public hearings to discuss the designation of “public” lands and to revise its ordinance on minimum lot sizes.

    Two members of the public attended the hearings Thursday.

  • Community calendar

    Art Guild to meet

    The Central Kentucky Art Guild will meet 6:30 p.m. July 20 at the Nolin RECC building in Elizabethtown. For more information, call Debbye at 270-307-7590.

    A new Sunrise

    A groundbreaking ceremony for a new nursing home facility will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home on Phillips Lane.

    Campbellsville University information meeting

  • City Council notes

    At Monday’s Hodgenville City Council meeting:

    •Mayor Terry Cruse announced the Greensburg Street water tower project is progressing. Plans and permits have been submitted to the Division of Water for approval. The next step is advertising for bids.

    •Cruse updated the council on a pending lawsuit over sale of the old city hall building. On July 20, the attorneys plan to ask for a trial date to be set.

    •Cruse announced interim Main Street Director Celia McDonald has been hired as the permanent director.