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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Owning a business in high school

    A LaRue County High School student is the owner of a thriving media business that continues to gain in popularity.

    LCHS sophomore Cam Lasley, 16 is the owner of Lasley Media Group in Hodgenville. The business provides a wide variety of technology needs for their clients including photography, video and more.

    Since his childhood, Lasley said he has always been interested in technology and anything related to it.

  • Courthouse renovations on schedule

    The assigned renovations to the LaRue County Courthouse have started as planned.

    LaRue County Judge Executive Tommy Turner said the courthouse is more than 50-years-old and in need of a lot of maintenance, additions and renovations. Bids were advertised last fall and were separated into several small bid packages, which were awarded last November to H. Wayne Smith Construction of Elizabethtown.

  • Diner receives award

    One LaRue county restaurant received an exciting surprise in January that would put their little diner on the map.

    Reed and Angie Smith, owners of 224 Farmhouse Diner, have been honored with the Kentucky Pork Producers Restaurant of the year award.

  • Farm safety event this Friday

    A farm safety event will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 11 at Elizabethtown Community College.

    The event is entitled “Smarter Safety: Life After Tragedy” and it will feature speakers Gary Rock of Hodgenville, Jack Trumbo of Simpsonville and Anna Ellis of Eddyville. All three people have suffered serious injuries from farm or other work related equipment.