Today's News

  • Mat Hawks defeat Central Hardin

    The LaRue County Varsity wrestling team picked up a 56-21 win over Central Hardin during Senior Night on Wednesday, February 1.

    Head Coach Eric Burrell said the Mat Hawks ended their dual season with the solid win and that they looked back in form compared to the state duals the previous weekend.

  • LaRue County Circuit Court Briefs

    John G. Price had a review for permanent counsel and he will be represented by Mark Rice. He is charged with complicity to manufacture methamphetamine, first degree complicity of a controlled substance, complicity of unlawful possession of a meth precursor and drug paraphernalia.

    Christopher J. Die was scheduled for a show cause hearing and had a bench warrant previously issued. He was declared a fugitive.

  • Building permits: January 2017

    1/3/2017, LD17-01, Terry Taylor, land division

    1/3/2017, CUP17-01, Donetta Eastridge

    1/6/2017, BP17-001, Amanda Milby, Residence

    1/12/2017, BP17-002, Ethan Metcalf, Residence

    1/18/2017, BP17-003, Austin Wood, Residence

    1/18/2017, BP17-004, Luis Serrano, Storage

    1/18/2017, RZ17-04, Gilbert Hiser, rezoning

    1/18/2017, VAR17-01, Robert Rutledge, Variance

    1/20/2017, CUP17-01, Donetta Eastridge, conditional use

    1/20/2017, RZ17-05, Connie Penalvert, rezoning

  • Jail Log - February 8

    Bookings at the LaRue County Detention Center from Friday, January 27 to Friday, February 3

    Michael K. Caffee, 36, of Hodgenville, receiving stolen property (under $10,000), possession of marijuana, trafficking in a controlled substance within 1000 feet of a school.

    Jason Clark, 26, of Elizabethtown, fourth-degree assault (domestic violence with minor injury).

    Thomas Arthur Cummins, Jr., 39, of Hodgenville, fourth-degree assault (domestic violence).

  • Food inspections

    August - September

    Arrowhead Archery and BBQ, 195 Lee Oak Dr., 99, serving plates and bowls not turned upside down.

    Hardee’s, 101 Lincoln Farm Road, 97, wiping cloths lacked adequate sanitizer amount, inside of microwaves unclean, storage rack above dish washing station unclean.

    LaRue County Middle School, 911 S. Lincoln Blvd., 95, dented can (corrected immediately), unclean utensil stored as clean; 99 upon follow up.

  • Meth bust in Buffalo

    Four meth arrests were made on February 1, after LaRue County Sheriff’s Department responded to a complaint of illegal drug activity at a residence in Buffalo.

  • 4-H Calendar

    4-H Sewing Club

    The 4-H Sewing Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 11 at the LaRue County Extension Office.  Members should have pre-registered to attend.

    4-H Livestock Club

    The 4-H Livestock Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, February 13 at the LaRue County Extension Office.

    4-H Arts and Crafts Explores Club

    The 4-H Arts and Crafts Explorers Club will meet on from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15 at the LaRue County Extension Office.

  • Shooting sports chili supper and camp

    The 4-H Shooting Sports Club will hold its annual Chili Supper Fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 16 at the LaRue County Extension Office.  Any LaRue County youth ages 9-18 with an interest in Shooting Sports are encouraged to attend.  The chili competition is open to everyone.  Bring your best pot of chili for the judges to sample.  Club members and their families are asked to help by bringing chili and or drinks, sides and desserts.  Bowls of chili will be sold to individuals to benefit the club.

  • Reed appointed to Tobacco settlement committee

    State Representative Brandon Reed was recently appointed to the House Tobacco Agreement Fund Oversight Committee. 

    The committee is charged with matters pertaining to the Agricultural Development Board such as requests for grants and loans, planning to establish goals, and revitalization of tobacco farms, among other things. In his role, Reed will also be responsible for developing public institution research in alternative crop development and also giving direction on the use of Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement money in Kentucky.

  • Financial Literacy needed by US Teens

    One bill being brought up in Frankfort during the current state legislative session would mandate financial education for all high school students. You might wonder if this is really needed. But ask yourself, how savvy are you (or your teen children) about handling financial matters? The National Endowment for Financial Education reports that American 15 year olds lag behind many other countries in financial literacy.