Today's News

  • Meredith wins Republican primary for state rep

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  • Mud Run - May 16 results

    Street Stock

    First: Katrina Alberton - Scottsburg, Ind.

    Second: Russell Fulkerson - Cox’s Creek

    Third: Jimmy Whitten - New Albany, Ind.

    Pro Street

    First: Kyle Atchison – Eminence

    Second: Presley Wilkerson – Munfordsville

    Third: Tony Evans – Smithfield

    Fourth: Gary Pare – Cecilia

    Pull Stock

    First: Andy Thomas – Elizabethtown

    Second: Greg Martin – Shepherdsville

    Third: John Mask - Brooks


    First: Barry Martin

  • Flood devastates Railway Museum

    Now that the waters have receded in LaRue and Nelson counties, the damage assessment is under way. In New Haven, the fast-moving flood proved particularly devastating for the tracks and model trains of the Kentucky Railway Museum.

    Greg Mathews, executive director for the Kentucky Railway Museum, said the flood has derailed their day-to-day operations.

    “It’s not a pretty picture,” he said.

  • Passing the Pen

    Sixteen years ago, Minnie Smith held her newborn great-granddaughter Megan in her arms.

    She was a good baby – a smart baby – who seldom cried and was blessed with Minnie’s sparkling dark brown eyes. As Megan grew, it became apparent the two shared a special bond. They would sit together for hours going through the family scrapbook while Minnie told stories about her ancestors and her children Bud, Gary (Megan’s grandfather) and Cheryl.

  • Working as legislative page an eye-opening experience

    For one day, Feb. 25, Leah Carter was able to see Kentucky government up close and personal as a daily legislative page.

    “One of my favorite experiences was sitting in Senator (Carroll) Gibson’s chair during the meeting,” recalled Carter, a straight-A junior at LaRue County High School. ”I know it sounds odd, but I was surrounded by 50 or so senators and it was like I was just as important as they were. I was the only page that got to sit down, so I felt special.”

  • LaRue named 20th healthiest county in state

    A new county health rankings report ranks LaRue County as the 20th healthiest county in Kentucky. The study, by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, considered the health of every county in the United States.

  • Four ALES students advance in Spelling Bee

    Twenty-four classroom winners competed Friday at Abraham Lincoln Elementary for advancement to the upcoming annual North Central Kentucky Spelling Bee April 23 at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

  • Woman’s Club offering scholarship

    The Hodgenville Woman’s Club will award a $500 scholarship to a graduating high school senior attending school in LaRue County or an adult residing in LaRue County who plans to enroll or is enrolled in college or technical school for fall semester 2010. Applicants will be considered on the basis of grade point average, financial need, community and school involvement and completion of a short essay describing career goals and need.

  • Magnolia Bank awards scholarships

    Twenty sixth-grade students from Hardin and LaRue counties have been awarded the third annual Magnolia Bank Preparing for Success scholarships. Students were asked to write an essay telling what would make a great career and how they plan to pursue that career. 

    ‘“The goal of this program is to get kids and their families talking about college early. We want to help students in our area get off to a good start saving for their future,’“ said Stefanie Rock, assistant vice president at Magnolia Bank.   

  • Watch for the purple prism: Traps being installed across county and state

    Those who live or travel in Kentucky this summer probably will see purple prisms hanging at least 10 feet above the ground in ash trees. The prisms are traps for the emerald ash borer, a destructive insect that was found in Kentucky during the summer of 2009.