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Today's News

  • Couple files suit over land division

    A Magnolia couple has filed suit against LaRue County Fiscal Court and Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning in LaRue Circuit Court.

    Scott and Cyndi Martin claim they purchased 66.28 acres on East Leafdale Road and divided it into four tracts of 17 acres more or less. They planned to sell it earlier this year, according to the suit, and contacted an appraiser.

  • Mother of four charged with boyfriend's death

    A Hardin County resident faces a murder charge in the shooting death of a Magnolia man. Angie T. Ricketts, 32, of Cecilia was indicted Tuesday, March 17, by a Hardin County grand jury, according to a news release by Kentucky State Police.

    Ricketts, a mother of four, allegedly shot and killed Eric C. West, 37, of Magnolia on Sept. 29, 2008. Ricketts claimed self-defense at the time of the shooting, police said.

  • Conservation District celebrates 65 years

    For 65 years, the folks at LaRue County Conservation District have been faithful stewards of LaRue County’s land, helping conserve and improve the county’s soil, water and wildlife habitat.

    “The problems here when the district started in the '40s – erosion, water usage – are the same ones that exist today, though not as obvious,” said Michael Zahrndt, district technician, whose office is in the same North Lincoln Boulevard building as Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance, the agency that sponsored the district in its formation in 1943.

  • Unemployment benefits increased

    Gov. Steve Beshear has signed an agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor that will give Kentuckians drawing unemployment insurance benefits an additional $25 per week. 

  • Main Street’s plans heating up

    The folks at Hodgenville Main Street are cooking up some plans to brighten your summer. Plans are incomplete, with final information to be announced later, but here’s a look at the possibilities:

  • I want to do good, but I do bad

    The same wind that blew in your back on your way to hell, will blow in your face on your way to heaven. After the initial well-being, saved and accepted in the family of Christ, you find yourself assailed by thoughts and forces you thought were no longer part of your life.

  • I want to do good, but I do bad

    The same wind that blew in your back on your way to hell, will blow in your face on your way to heaven. After the initial well-being, saved and accepted in the family of Christ, you find yourself assailed by thoughts and forces you thought were no longer part of your life.

  • I want to do good, but I do bad

    The same wind that blew in your back on your way to hell, will blow in your face on your way to heaven. After the initial well-being, saved and accepted in the family of Christ, you find yourself assailed by thoughts and forces you thought were no longer part of your life.

  • County cleanup is Friday and Saturday

    This year Commonwealth Cleanup Week is March 22-28. LaRue County's annual spring cleanup days are set for noon-4 p.m. March 27 and 8 a.m.-noon March 28 at the LaRue County Maintenance Barn across from LaRue County Middle School.

    Bulky furniture, appliances, vehicle and equipment batteries (rechargeable), scrap metal, computer equipment and vehicle tires will be accepted for a nominal fee. Things will go quickly, so don’t be afraid of long lines. We will move you in and out quickly, especially if you load your truck or trailer with all like items together.

  • Lady Hawks begin season Monday

    If hard work and talent is any indication, the LaRue County High School Lady Hawks softball team is looking forward to a successful season. The team is laden with talented, experienced upperclassmen and strong up-and-coming underclassmen.  

    Head coach Mielle DiStefano, who won the Region in 2005 and has won two other Regional titles as an assistant coach, will be assisted by coaches Junior DiStefano, Amanda Hayes, Brandy Eastridge and Amanda Dudley.