Today's News

  • Local students graduate from Centre College

    Local students graduated from Centre College during the 187th commencement ceremony held at the College’s Norton Center for the Arts May 23.

    Kacie Bowles earned a Bachelor of Science degree in English and graduated cum laude. She is a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, the daughter of John and Diana Bowles of Sonora and a graduate of LaRue County High School.

  • Church calendar

    Buffalo Church of the Nazarene VBS

    Buffalo Church of the Nazarene will hold Vacation Bible School 6:30-8:30 p.m. through July 9 for ages 4 through 12th grade. For more information, call 849-4497.

    Mount Zion holds VBS

  • Community comments heard at Mesonet meeting

    A public hearing June 22 reviewed possibilities for building a Kentucky Mesonet weather station in LaRue County.

    Western Kentucky University and the National Weather Service sponsor the Mesonet project, which builds weather towers across the state in an effort to allow counties to gather accurate information regarding the weather. The stations measure temperature, rain fall and humidity, among other things, and are used for agricultural, educational and weather safety purposes.

  • Twenty-two indicted by grand jury in June

    Twenty-two people were indicted by a LaRue County grand jury June 21.

    The majority face drug-related charges.


  • Church calendar

    Buffalo Church of the Nazarene VBS

  • Fundraiser Calendar

    Breakfast fundraiser

    B.R. Young Lodge #132 will hold a breakfast fundraiser 8-10 a.m. July 10 at the lodge on Lincoln Square. Cost is $5, all-you-can-eat.  For more information, call 324-3325.

  • Stanton takes over jail management

    In the wake of the weekend’s escape, Jailer Ralph “Mac” Trumbo has turned over “day-to-day duties” to an administrator, according to Rodney Ballard, deputy commissioner of the Department of Corrections.

    Jail Consultant Joey Stanton was appointed as chief administrative officer by Trumbo Monday, according to LaRue County Judge/Executive Tommy Turner.

    “Joey’s taking a stepped-up role to make sure this doesn’t happen again,” Turner said. “Mac is still jailer.”

  • Camp Invention returns to LaRue County July 5-9

    The Camp Invention program returns to LaRue County this summer. A week of daytime excitement, children are immersed in imaginative play that both reinforces and supplements school-year learning through inquiry-based activities in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM), as well as history and the arts. America is facing a critical talent gap in these areas, known as the international “language” of innovation. 

  • Drug dog Andy dies

    Andy, the K-9 officer of the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department, had a reputation for being high energy and chewing on items.

    Those qualities may have proven to be his downfall. In May, Andy “apparently chewed a hole in a sheet of plywood” covering his pen, poked his head through it and got stuck, according to Sheriff Bobby Shoffner.

    Andy, a National Narcotics Detective Dog, died of strangulation or other neck injury, apparently from trying to get his head out of the hole.

  • Peppers are a bright new choice for local growers

    With a drop in the production of tobacco, a new crop is beginning to emerge on LaRue County farms, providing some color to the once monochromatic tobacco fields.

    Scotty Lee, owner of Lee’s Garden Center, said peppers have been a great product for LaRue County farmers in the past and have reentered the county’s agricultural scene.

    “In the past, this area has always had a large pepper acreage,” he said.