Today's News

  • Fair reports rebound from shocking start

     After a rocky start, the LaRue County Fair got back up on its feet and finished with success last week.

  • Meth mess

     Three men were arrested this weekend in connection to possible methamphetamine production in Hodgenville. 

  • Marijuana bust follows report of dead guest

     An investigation of a dead body found at 670 Howardstown Road in Hodgenville led to the arrest of 50-year-old James A. Clark on drug charges. 

  • Emergency haying available for CRP participants

  • 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. 

  • SPORTS SHORTS: August 1

     Swimming pool open

    The LaRue County Swimming Pool will operate through Aug. 4. Hours are 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. It is closed on Monday. Admission is $4 for children 11 and under; $6 for ages 12 and over. The pool is available for parties 6-9 p.m. for a cost of $175, an increase of $25 from last season.


    Youth soccer sign ups

  • Lady Hawks plan for season dominance

     It’s been a long and challenging road for the LaRue County High School volleyball team over the past year, but Coach Ben Schell and his 2012 team are ready to get back to prominence, and fast.

    After a 12-21 season last year, the volleyball program is ready to get back to those 26-11-type seasons the girls were having in previous years. The goal, according to Schell, is to win the district championship – something the volleyball team has never done at LaRue County High School.

  • Woman pleads guilty to 61 counts

     A Vine Grove woman pleaded guilty June 18 in LaRue Circuit Court to 61 counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument.

    Penny Lou Emerson, 52, formerly of Hodgenville, pleaded guilty also to theft by unlawful taking, theft by unlawful taking under $500 and first-degree persistent felony offender.

    She is accused of possessing forged checks and passing to several agencies in the county totaling more than $9,500. The alleged offenses occurred in 2005.

  • Recycling program finds history amid scrap metal

     A normal, run-of-the-mill cleaning operation by LaRue County’s Renaissance Recycling Center turned up a historical object last week – although just how historical, nobody knows.

    Edward Smith and several others were helping the recycling center on Water Street clear out some scrap metal and other assorted objects from the area around the Nolin River (north fork) dam. The water was low, so it was the perfect opportunity to remove some of the junk that inevitably finds its way there.

    “Junk” being the subjective term.

  • Storms rock residents across area

     LaRue County was hit with several thunderstorms last week.

    The rain was needed to relieve the extremely dry conditions that have existed for weeks. However, the storms also brought damage to two homesteads on Murrieltown Road near Sonora.

    Sue Crewz had driven to her job in Elizabethtown when the storm hit. She learned of the damage to her home about 7 p.m. through a phone call from her daughter-in-law.