Today's News

  • Notes from Groundhog Hill: Disappointed deer


    The following dialogue might have been overheard around 2 a.m. on or around Hwy. 31E just past Ovesen Heights:

    Leader: “All right, listen up! Single file, everyone … hooves together. Remember, we hide our numbers and don’t forget to hop every few steps to confuse any trackers. Bob, you’re lagging. Don’t make me come back there.”

  • Lucas Pepper and James Crosswhite win Farm Bureau scholarships

  • COLUMN: Does Pinterest make you feel like a loser?

     Are you on Pinterest?

    “What’s that?” you ask. Oh, honey, where have you been?

    Pinterest is an online bulletin board/scrap book/wish list site where you “pin” pictures of things you see elsewhere on the Web that you like.

    Puppies and kittens and fluffy clouds, cupcakes from Sprinkles in New York, sandals on sale at DSW, the beach at Turks and Caicos.

  • District facilities plan awaits approval by school board

     Each school district in Kentucky is required by law to develop a local district facilities plan every four years.

    Since January, a committee has been meeting to determine the most pressing needs of LaRue County Schools – and how the district can use state-provided funds effectively.

    Wednesday, a public hearing was held at the high school to gather comments about the proposed plan. Superintendent Sam Sanders, a non-voting member of the committee, and a reporter from The LaRue County Herald Newswere the only ones present.

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: 28 to graduate from GED program

     At 6 p.m. June 18 at LaRue County High School, LaRue County Board of Education and school personnel, relatives, and friends will celebrate the accomplishment of several students who have earned their GED (general education development) diplomas this year in LaRue's Adult Education Program.

    “We have 28 graduates,” said Sarah Hornback, director of family services. “We never know how many are actually going to participate in the GED ceremony.”

  • PHOTO: Trooper Island

  • Man receives suspended sentence after pleading guilty to wanton endangerment

     A Hodgenville man received a suspended sentence June 4 in LaRue Circuit Court after pleading guilty to one count of wanton endangerment.

    Robert G. Skaggs Jr., 24, was charged last October with seven counts of wanton endangerment after discharging a weapon in a restaurant.

  • Early Childhood Council purchases literacy kits

     LaRue County Community Early Childhood Council recently purchased early childhood literacy kits for the LaRue County Public Library. 

    The kits are available for parents and early childhood providers to check out.  The Council originally purchased similar kits for the library in 2004. According to Katie Wheatley, children's librarian, the kits were utilized so much that they were worn out, had missing pieces or had been checked out and not returned.

  • PHOTO: LaRue County Public Library staff at Teddy Bear Picnic

     The LaRue County Public Library staff wore matching T-shirts in honor of the return of the popular Teddy Bear Picnic. From left, Liz Whitlock, Lisa Williams, Virginia Napier, Katie Wheatley, Dana Jolly, Sarah Graff, Kim Strange with grandaughter Bella and in back, retired bookmobile librarian Martha Stephens. Not pictured: Cathy Luttrell.

  • Courtney Pottinger graduates from Kentucky State

     Courtney Pottinger of Magnolia was awarded a bachelor’s degree in chemistry during Kentucky State University’s 123rd Commencement Convocation on May 4 at the Frankfort Convention Center.

    Pottinger was on the Kentucky State University Cross Country team in fall 2009 and ran track in spring 2010. Pottinger plans to work as a chemistry sales representative.