Today's News

  • PHOTO: The Cecilian Bank makes donation to KDS fund


  • Cecilia Farm Service to be sold

    For more than a quarter century, Cecilia Farm Service has provided agricultural supplies and services to area farmers as well as residents just trying to spruce up their lawns.

    The locally owned business is being sold to Crop Production Services, according to Dennis Parrett, the managing partner and primary owner.

    Parrett joined the business shortly after it opened and soon bought out two partners. He said he’s seen it develop from the ground up and the decision to sell has been an emotional one for his family.

  • PHOTO: Cheerleaders recognized by School Board

    The LaRue County High School Cheerleaders were honored March 16 by the LaRue County Board of Education. The cheerleaders, coached by Renee Wright and Megan Willard, have had an outstanding season on the regional, state and national level. Front from left, Taylor Caylao, Autumn Roten, Montana Metcalf, Darienne Grimes, Allyson Hutchins, Mallory Skaggs, Gabriela Garcia, Morgan Jaggers; back, Coach Megan Willard, Whitney Bauer, Ashlen Grubbs, Emily Miller, Kaylee Hornback, Emma Bowling and Coach Renee Wright.

  • PHOTO: Poster and Essay Contest

    Four students from LaRue County were winners in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's annual Poster and Essay Contest. Honored at the Ag Day Luncheon Friday at Locust Trace AgriScience Farm near Lexington were, front from left: essay winners Anthony Pike, a home-schooled third-grader, and Cyrus Bivens, a first-grader at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School; back, poster winner Richard Pike, a home-schooled eighth-grader, and essay winner Chasity Bryant, a sophomore at LaRue County High School.

  • Church calls for meeting with TLC after break-in

    A LaRue County church has requested a meeting with administrators of The Life Connection following two alleged break-ins by a juvenile.
    TLC is a for-profit residential treatment facility for young men on Bud’s Lake Road near Sonora.
    Oak Hill Baptist Church is less than a mile away – on the same county road.
    Church members discovered a juvenile male from TLC on the property about two weeks ago. He allegedly had kicked in a window.
    The church decided not to press charges, said Gordon Bright, a trustee at Oak Hill.

  • SCRTC selects office site in Hodgenville

    South Central Rural Telephone Company has chosen a lot for its new office in Hodgenville.
    Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning approved Thursday night the rezoning of a .78 acre lot at 633 South Lincoln Boulevard from residential (R1-A) to business (B-2).
    The lot, owned by the West Family Trust, is located beside State Farm Insurance. It contained a frame house up until Feb. 29, 2012, when an EF-2 tornado struck, tearing the house from its foundation. It was demolished soon afterward.

  • Speech team takes sixth in state, Anderson makes history

    The LaRue County High School Speech and Debate Team competed last week at the Kentucky High School Speech League State Championship at the University of Kentucky.
    The team returned home with two individual state championships, several other honors, and placed sixth overall in the state.

  • Maddie Lee named Homecoming Queen
  • PHOTO: Katy Blair named to Hall of Fame

     LaRue County High School Speech Team Coach Katy Cecil, left, was named to the Kentucky High School Speech League Hall of Fame. She is pictured with assistant coach and longtime friend, Bill Thompson. Her parents, Garland and Ruth Blair, founded the LCHS Speech Program. See related story on 1A. 

  • Heil to be honored at ExCEL Ceremony

     A ceremony to honor Lauren Heil, LaRue County Schools’ ExCEL Award winner, will be 9 a.m. March 25 at LaRue County High School.

    Heil, who resides in Upton, is a special needs teacher at LCHS. She has been a teacher for 43 years.

    The Illinois native earned her master’s of arts degree in teacher leadership from North Park University in Chicago.