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Today's News

  • Former LCHS principal finalist for Hardin Co. superintendent

    The Hardin County School board has chosen four finalists to replace retiring Superintendent Nannette Johnston. One of the four in the final selection is former LaRue County High School Principal Paul Mullins. Other finalist include Teresa Morgan, director of elementary curriculum and instruction, Chris Reed, Hardin County associate superintendent for human resources, Mark Owens, director of personnel at Daviess County Schools.

  • Judge Turner explains impact of proposed budget

    LaRue County Judge Tommy Turner spoke at a community event last Thursday about how Governor Matt Bevin’s budget could affect LaRue County.

    Turner distributed a packet out to the crowd that outlined Bevin’s recommended budget for 2016-2018 as initially presented by his office.

  • Letters to lean on

    When Harley Keller, daughter of Jackie Harley Keller and local veterinarian Michael Keller of Magnolia, enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, it came with a sting of pain for her mom.

    “I always supported the military and considered myself to be very patriotic, but you never expect your child to enlist. It was shocking and, I won’t lie, I was upset,” Jackie Keller said. “But she wanted this and we’ve worked through it.”

  • Gaines-Locke out as city attorney

    The City of Hodgenville is seeking a new city attorney and they approved a recommendation that was made at the monthly city council meeting on Monday, March 14.

    Hodgenville Mayor Kenny DeVore said that he met with city attorney Mary Gaines Locke last month and that he “decided to move in a different direction.”

  • Facing uncertainty

    If Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin’s proposed state budget passes in the state legislature, a college student from LaRue County will have to overcome more obstacles to accomplish her dream of becoming a veterinarian in Kentucky.

    Michelle Benningfield, 22, of Hodgenville is a senior at Western Kentucky University where she is majoring in agriculture with a concentration in pre-veterinary science and minoring in biology. She will graduate with her bachelor’s degree in May and will attend the College of Veterinary Medicine at Auburn University in August.

  • Extension Expo this Saturday

    The 2016 LaRue County Extension Expo will be held Saturday, March 19 in the LaRue County High School gymnasium.

    The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and it will feature more than 75 booths from a wide variety of vendors, clubs and organizations. The theme for the event will be “Hop into Spring” as many of the booths will feature information to prepare people for spring. Booths will also feature drawings for prizes, raffles, other freebies and more.

  • Two arrested on meth charges

    Two local men were arrested on meth charges last week.

    In the first incident, a LaRue County man was arrested for trafficking methamphetamine last Monday night after police officers responded to complaint on South L and N Turnpike in Magnolia.

    Arrested at the scene was Robert D. Young, 31, of Magnolia.

  • Fiscal court upholds zoning decision

    During the March 8 meeting of the LaRue County Fiscal Court, the court upheld a zoning decision that was previously made by the Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning.

    David Graham of Magnolia previously submitted a zone change request to the Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning to change his 2.5 acres from an R-1A to a B-3. Graham submitted the request in hopes of being able to operate a business at the location on 233 Mill Road in Magnolia. The Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning denied the request because it did not conform to the comprehensive plan.

  • Cruz wins Caucus in LaRue

    Texas U.S. Senator Ted Cruz carried in LaRue County during the first ever Kentucky Republican Presidential caucus last Saturday.

    Cruz had a total of 275 votes (37.41 percent) compared to Donald Trump’s 264 votes (35.92 percent), giving Cruz the win by a mere 11 votes (1.49 percent.) Florida Senator Marco Rubio followed with 110 votes (14.97 percent), Ohio Governor John Kasich with 76 votes (10.34 percent) and Ben Carson with 3 votes (.41 percent).

  • American Pickers looking to come to LaRue

    A popular reality television series will be traveling through Kentucky during the month of April and they are looking for places to film in LaRue County and other parts of the state.

    According to a news release, American Pickers is a reality TV show that airs on History Channel. The show features antique pickers, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, who travel throughout the country looking to buy America’s most valuable antique items.