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Today's News

  • Artist Spotlight: An artist's work is never done

    The LaRue County Library will host a reception, sponsored by Friends of the Library, for Leroy Roark of Hodgenville who will be the local featured artist for the month of May.

    Roark began drawing as a pastime when he was a child.

  • Self-supporting cemetery struggles to find support

    Each Memorial Day, thousands of people in the United States from the smallest communities to largest cities visit the graves of loved ones, showing with flowers and their presence that those buried there are not forgotten.

    In most cases, the cemeteries and memorial gardens are neat and clean, but that maintenance requires money. What may surprise people is that many of those cemeteries are not owned by their namesake churches and for maintenance must depend solely upon people’s generosity to maintain the burial grounds.

  • To the leader of the band

    It may have been several decades since he graduated from Naches High School in Washington state, but Hodgenville Councilmember Larry Davis has never forgotten the impact his former band director had on him and he has now helped spearhead a project to purchase his former director a proper headstone at his poorly marked gravesite.

  • LaRue women win national DAR awards

    Two LaRue County women will receive national recognition after winning national awards from the Daughters of American Revolution for their art.

    Beverly Heath and Nancy Raine, both of Hodgenville, each won a national award in the DAR’s “Moving Family Traditions Forward with the Arts” theme categories. Heath won the national award for the china painting category and Raine won the national award in the quilt category.

  • Investigation leads to burglary ring arrest

    Local police recently arrested a man that was wanted for burglaries in LaRue and several other counties.

    The investigation started on April 18 when the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint that a residence on Hibernia Ridge Road in Buffalo had been burglarized on April 11

  • Plating Season: Caution advised on roads

    With spring in full force, farmers have begun preparing their fields for another growing season. As farmers begin moving equipment, drivers and farmers alike are urged to practice patience and common sense when sharing the road ways.

    This year in LaRue County there will be around 40,000 acres of grain crops planted, according to LaRue County Cooperative Extension Agricultural and Natural Resources agent Daniel Carpenter.

  • Concern over new wet/dry vote bill

    A bill recently passed to amend a law that may change the way LaRue County would vote for a local option election or wet/dry vote.

    House Bill 319, was signed by Governor Bevin on April 11, 2017 and places the cost of a wet/dry election on those petitioning if the election is held outside the normal election cycle.

  • It runs in the family

    A LaRue County home school student has been accepted into Western Kentucky University’s Gatton Academy and that alone is quite an achievement, but what makes Richard Pike unique is he is the second in his family to be accepted to the prestigious school. Pike’s older sister, Leslie, was accepted in to Gatton Academy in 2014.

  • Mt. Sherman Man charged with child sexual exploitation

    On April 20, 2017, at approximately 3:45 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Mark Nelson, 59, on charges related to distribution and possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

     Nelson was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect sharing images of child sexual exploitation online.

  • Two arrested following death investigation

    Two people were arrested Wednesday afternoon as the result of a death investigation into the death of a LaRue County woman earlier this month.

    Loyd W. Sadler and Lora L. Sadler were both arrested on warrants for first degree criminal abuse. They are both lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center.