Today's News

  • Weather could fuel fire danger

    Weather conditions this afternoon could create a critical fire threat.

    LaRue County is part of a 60-county alert issued Monday by the National Weather Service. The red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions may occur.

    A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures could create explosive fire growth potential, the NWS warning says.

    The red flag warning is in effect until 6 p.m. for an area stretching from southern Indiana to Bowling Green and east to Lexington. LaRue is one of 50 Kentucky counties in the warning area.

  • Chamber Winds plan first concert

    Campbellsville University’s Chamber Winds will perform its inaugural concert 3 p.m. Sunday in The Gheens Recital Hall.

    Under the director of Dr. Scott Bersaglia, assistant director of bands and assistant professor of music, the Chamber Winds is a new group at CU. The concert is free and open to the public.

    Heather McDonald of Hodgenville plays oboe with the group.

    For more information, call 270-789-5237.

  • Spring sports passes on sale

    Season passes for softball and baseball freshman, JV and varsity games are available at LaRue County High School. The passes are good for all home games during the regular season.

    Student passes are $20, adults $40. Tickets at the gate are $5 for varsity, $3 for JV and freshman only games.


  • Golf scramble benefits youth baseball

    The LaRue County Youth Baseball Golf Scramble will be 9 a.m. Saturday, April 25, at the LaRue County Country Club.

    The fee is $50 per person. Hole sponsorships are available for $50 each.

    Call Clarence Baker Jr. at 358-8651 for more information.

  • National Guard group plans reunion

    A 40th reunion and anniversary of the Kentucky National Guard, B Battery, 2nd 138th Field Artillery, is set for 1-5 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at the Elizabethtown Armory on Warfield Street.

    All former members are welcome to attend. This unit was deployed to Vietnam on May 13, 1968.

    For more information, contact Al McDonald at 270-300-8106.

  • Reception scheduled for retiring librarian

    A retirement reception will be held for Emily Martin, LaRue County Library director, 1-3 p.m. Saturday. The library’s board of trustees is hosting the event at the library.

    For more information, call 358-3851.

  • Special Needs Adoption Program

    The Special Needs Adoption Program within the Department for Community Based Services operates statewide to recruit families to adopt or foster Kentucky’s waiting children.

  • Gribbins may serve 14 years for manslaughter

    A New Haven man who was indicted for double murder pleaded guilty to an amended indictment of two counts of first-degree manslaughter and one count of first-degree wanton endangerment during his pre-trial conference Friday in Nelson Circuit Court.

    The commonwealth’s attorney’s office recommended that Kenneth R. Gribbins serve 14 years on each count with the sentences to run concurrently.

  • Community Education accepting nominations for service awards

    LaRue County Community Education is accepting applications for the 2009 Community Education Service Award and the Judy Cox Community Spirit Award.  

    The Community Education Service Award honors dedicated service, hard work and tireless effort in educating the community.

    The Judy Cox Community Spirit Award is an honor that demonstrates a local person who displays a true servant’s heart with enthusiasm and a desire to make the community a better place.

  • Librarian turns new page to retirement

    When Emily Martin, LaRue County Library director, retires April 30, she plans to continue doing what she has loved since she was a little girl – reading.

    “When I was growing up in Franklin, Ky., I couldn’t wait for the bookmobile to come to our home so that I could read some new books,” said Martin, who has spent 26 years as a librarian, the past 12 at the library in Hodgenville.

    A retirement reception will be held for Marti from 1 to 3 p.m. today. The library’s board of trustees is hosting the event at the library.