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Today's News

  • It's time for Zinnia Fest at the hill; LaRue invites all to come see the vivid colors in his garden

    Next to Arbor Day, I don’t know of a holiday more exciting than the one that is fast approaching.

    This extra-special day comes around only once per year and is smack dab in the middle of the summer. Friends and family gather to celebrate a favorite flower that makes all of our spot of garden just a little more beautiful: Zinnia Fest.

    The second annual Zinnia Fest is 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 26, at Groundhog Hill.

    Grab your gardening scissors, a pail of water and cut a colorful bouquet for your Sunday lunch table.

  • PHOTO: New landscaping at schools

     W.L. Miller, maintenance worker for LaRue County Schools, cut trees beside LaRue County High School last week to make way for new landscaping.

  • Meredith brings home another state championship

    Madeline Meredith won her division in the 50-meter backstroke in the 12-and-under Kentucky Long Course State Championship with a time of 34.60 seconds. She set another state record for the 9-10 years age group.

    A member of the Elizabethtown Dolphins’ swim team, she broke a teammate’s record of 34.81 set in April 2013.

    She also took second in the 100-meter backstroke; fourth in the 100-meter butterfly; and fourth in the 100-meter freestyle.

    She took third for overall points.

  • PHOTO: Cattlemen's Dinner

     The LaRue County Cattlemen’s Association provided a meal at the Kentucky Farm Bureau Young Farmers’ Summer Outing on July 12. The event was held at Ryan and Misty Bivens’ Fresh Start Farms.  

  • 10U tournament brought 16 top teams to county

    LaRue County hosted the West Kentucky Cal Ripken 10U State Tournament last week, giving residents a chance to enjoy the best of youth league baseball action.

    The LaRue County All-Stars, coached by Jerry McBride, had the three toughest teams – out of 16 – in their pool.

    The team “played hard and was excited to be there,” said McBride, but it wasn’t enough to overpower the eventual two-time state champion – Germantown; Jeffersontown; and three-year finalist Saint Matthews.

  • News of Record - July 23

    DUI

    The following cases of Driving Under the Influence and the resolution of those cases are found in LaRue District Court: ADE is an abbreviation for Alcohol Driver Education, KAPS stands for Kentucky Alternative Program. A service fee is added to all DUIs and court costs are added to all charges. Birth year is in parenthesis.

  • Local students graduate from WKU

    Several Western Kentucky University students from LaRue County and surrounding communities earned degrees at the May commencement ceremonies.

    They are:

    Buffalo – Elijah S. Ernst, bachelor of science; Jordan B. Gaw, interdisciplinary studies; Caleb D. Thomas, bachelor of science

    Hodgenville – Shelby R. Haun, master of social work; Jonathon O. Jeffries, bachelor of science; Allison J. Miller, bachelor of arts; Kayla S. Pullin, bachelor of science; Christian H. Seymour, bachelor of science; Jeffrey S. Stanfield, interdisciplinary studies

  • Mayor details City's needs and wants

    Interim Mayor Kenny DeVore had a laundry list of needs and wants, ranging from a fire truck to fire extinguishers, to present last week to Hodgenville City Council.

    He received approval to check on a fire truck for the city. The 1992 E-One truck is equipped with a 110-foot ladder, seating for six in an air-conditioned cab, a 260-gallon water tank and 40-gallon foam tank. It has 3,840 hours on the engine and comes with $10,000 worth of parts.

    The price tag is $60,000.

  • Sports, physical activity and your child

    The beginning of a new school year is just around the corner. The new start provides an opportunity for your child to participate in all kinds of extracurricular activities, some of which include sports.

  • State rep election lawsuit goes to mediation

    The lawsuit contesting the 24th District State Representatives race will be decided by a mediator, the judge in the case ruled last week.

    “Mediation will provide the parties with an opportunity to fairly resolve their dispute while meeting the court’s obligation to afford the parties access to timely consideration of their case,” said Pulaski County Circuit Judge David Tapp, who is serving as special judge in the case filed in Green County Circuit Court, in the order appointing a mediator.