Today's News

  • PHOTO: Mother Goose on the loose

     Virginia Napier, LaRue County Bookmobile librarian, dressed as Mother Goose for her rounds on Halloween. She visited area elementary schools and childcare centers giving out treats to the kids on Oct. 31. She plans to have a Mother Goose program at the library. 

  • LG&E crews work to restore gas service

     LG&E experienced an isolated natural gas outage in LaRue County late Tuesday.

    Crews have been out since 4 a.m. Wednesday working to repressurize the lines, according to Liz Pratt, spokesperson for LG&E. The outage is affecting the Buffalo and Magnolia areas.

    “Crews are going door-to-door to re-light pilot lights,” she said. “We are starting first with customers who have called (and notified us of the outage).”

    Ninety percent of service has been restored as of Thursday.

  • PHOTO: Tennis tourney raises $2,000

     The LaRue County Elite Open Tennis Tournament held Oct. 20 raised $1,000 for St. Jude Children’s Hospital and $1,000 to purchase tennis equipment for elementary and middle school physical education programs. Superintendent Sam Sanders is fourth from left.

  • Don't step on that stink bug

     As the temperature drops, many insects will search for shelter for the winter months—many times in private residences. This year, people may notice a new insect coming indoors.

    This insect is the brown marmorated stink bug, and University of Kentucky entomologists already are receiving calls from homeowners concerning its appearance and offensive odor, said Ric Bessin, extension entomologist with the UK College of Agriculture.

  • 'Like' KHEAA to enter iPad drawing

     Kentucky residents have another chance to win a third-generation iPad from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority in a sweepstakes being held through Facebook in November. The contest runs through midnight on Dec. 1.

    To enter, a Kentuckian must click on the orange graduate icon on the KHEAA Facebook page, answer one question about college, and “like” KHEAA on Facebook. KHEAA will not share or sell any personal information to a third party.

  • Road crew prepared to battle ice and snow

     Kentucky Transportation Cabinet maintenance crews are prepared to combat ice and snow on Kentucky roadways.

    The cabinet has nearly 2,000 KYTC employees standing by to treat and clear more than 60,000 lane miles of roads.

  • RECIPE: Crockpot apple pie

     8 tart apples, peeled and sliced

  • Homemade candy-making is no longer a lost holiday tradition

     (StatePoint) Everything tastes better when it’s fresh and made with love – and the holidays are the perfect time to try your hand at making homemade candy.

  • Keep your Christmas tree...and your home...safe

     The holiday season is often said to be “the most wonderful time of the year.” People are cheery, gifts are given, and families gather together. But this magical time can quickly turn tragic if proper care is not given to Christmas tree safety.

  • Festival of Trees ends Nov. 17 with auction, chili supper

     The seventh annual Festival of Trees and silent auction, sponsored by the Hodgenville Woman’s Club, The Lincoln Museum and LaRue County Chamber of Commerce, will be Nov. 15-17.