Today's News

  • PHOTO: Eighth grade Lady Hawks honored

     The eighth grade members of the LaRue County Middle School girls’ basketball team and their parents were honored recently. From left, Jordan Bradley with parents Terry and Deena; Kourtnee Davenport with parents Terry and Kelly; Autumn Riggs with parents Ben and Rihanna; Zoie Webb with parents Steve and Billie; Kaitlyn Warnshuis with parents Craig and Kim; Katelyn Boone with mom Susan (dad, George, not pictured); Savia Brashear with parents Jackie Handley and Farley Brashear; and Airyl Heath with parents LaKeisha and Joe Heath and Sheila and Bruce Arnette.

  • New Haven boy improving after treatment

     Jo Renee O’Bryan found it touching when someone recently placed gray ribbons along Greer Lane, the road on which she and her family live on.

    Gray is the color people wear to show their support for those with brain cancer – like her son, Joe Charles O’Bryan.

    She didn’t know who displayed the ribbons, but she was grateful.

    “Thank you so much,” she said in a Facebook post. “We are very blessed to have such a supportive community!”

  • New Haven students OK after minor bus collision

     All students are safe and uninjured this morning after a reported crash of a New Haven School bus in downtown Louisville.

    According to school officials, 46 third- and fourth-graders were on a field trip to the Kentucky Center for the Arts when one of the two buses clipped the mirror of a parked TARC bus on Second Street. Thirty-nine students were on the bus involved.

    Louisville media were reporting the incident as a crash. School officials said that was an overstatement.

  • PHOTOS: Art students are guests of Rotary Club

     LaRue County High School art teacher Monique Hannah and some of her students were guests at Thursday’s Rotary program. Front from left, Denzell Lewis and Madison Lee; back, Superintendent Sam Sanders, Miranda Hornback and Abby Modrowski. The Hodgenville Rotary Club meets weekly at Paula’s Hot Biscuit.

  • PHOTO: Adam Sandidge wins Bardstown event

      LaRue County’s Adam Sandidge won the Mid-Kentucky Athletic Conference meet Tuesday at Hillbilly Heaven in Bardstown. Sandidge had a time of 16:56.25.

  • Jobless rate down in county

     Unemployment rates fell in 108 Kentucky counties between September 2011 and September 2012, while 12 county rates increased, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. 

    LaRue County’s rate fell to 6.7 percent in September from 7.2 percent in August. In September 2011, the rate was 7.9 percent.

    Of a 6,829 civilian work force, 457 were unemployed.

  • Thomas named SpringHaven executive director

     The interim director for SpringHaven Inc. has been named permanent executive director.

    Tanya Thomas learned last week she earned the administration spot for the organization that offers shelter and services to victims of domestic violence when she received flowers and a congratulatory card from board members.

  • PHOTO: New refrigerator at library

      LaRue County Friends of the Library purchased a refrigerator for the library recently. It replaced one that had been in the building for decades. Above, LCFL member Rita Smith took a look inside the refrigerator.

  • Sheriff injured in crash

      LaRue County Sheriff Bobby Shoffner was injured Wednesday morning when he wrecked his pickup truck.

  • Commissioner Comer: New agriculture website offers transparency

     The Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s expenditures are available on the website, www.kyagr.com. In addition to a transparency link, the website enables users to easily find information about Kentucky agriculture, the department’s consumer protection services, its social media channels, and the latest headlines.