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Today's News

  • Tired of junk mail? Take action!

    Tired of sorting through piles of unwanted mail? Here are a few simple steps to shrink the pile of unwelcome mail you receive in your mailbox:

    Reduce direct mail and catalogs. Several free online services are available to help you reduce direct mailings (such as credit card offers, donation requests, bank offers, etc.) catalogs and circulars.

  • County Attorney gets high marks in child support

    The LaRue County Attorney’s office knows how to keep the money rolling in as it has received top rankings for federal and state collection of child support.

    The office, headed by County Attorney Dale Morris, received a ranking of eight out of 120 counties for the federal fiscal year; and nine out of 120 counties for the state fiscal year.

    Each ranking was based on scores in several categories including support order, paternity establishment, arrears, current support and cost effectiveness.

  • McKamey leads Lone Oak
  • Library program prevents the 'summer slide'

     As parents and students enjoy their summer break, many parents are thinking about the family vacation, trips to the pool, how to keep children engaged in activities at home, the abrupt changes to everyone’s schedule — and how to juggle it all. 

  • Four awarded scholarships

      The LaRue County Farm Bureau recently presented scholarships of $500 to three recent graduates of LaRue County High School; and a $1,000 scholarship to a college student. 

  • Business evacuated after semi catches fire

    A local business was evacuated Tuesday, June 11, after a tractor trailer caught fire in its parking lot.

    Richard Salyers, who was driving, said he was on his way to deliver a piece of machinery for R&D Railroad of Grayson. He realized he had a flat tire and pulled into the parking lot of Save-A-Lot, on Lincoln Drive in Hodgenville.

    “I got out to take a look at it and the rear passengers’ tire was on fire,” Salyers said.

  • Dr. Preston joins Hodgenville practice

    After nearly 20 years of working at Magnolia’s Family Care Center, Dr. Steven Preston is ready for a change.

    Preston, who worked at the Mill Road clinic since the mid-1990s, left the practice earlier this month, according to Michelle Murphy, director of marketing and public relations for Hardin Memorial Hospital, owner of the clinic.

    But he isn’t going far. He will begin practice at the Hodgenville Clinic with Dr. Glenn Catlett on July 1.

  • Thomas hired as new LCHS ag teacher

     Chris Thomas, the new agriculture teacher at LaRue County High School, wants to offer instruction that will be beneficial in life regardless of the student’s farm-or-non-farm status.

  • Thomas named Mother of the Year

    For the last several years, Patsy Hines Thomas has presented the Mother of the Year award at the LaRue County Fair.

    On Monday, she was on the other side of the podium accepting the award from Jean Thomas, vice president of the LaRue County Extension Homemakers.

    “Ms. Patsy” Thomas, described as an active volunteer for the county and area Homemakers Councils, Extension council and district board and Lincoln Days, was nominated by the South Fork Homemakers Club.

  • Gibson crowned Miss LaRue County Fair

    Patricia Ann Gibson, the 17-year-old daughter of Roger and Melanie Wells of Hodgenville, was crowned Miss LaRue County Fair Monday, after an evening of torrential rain, thunder claps and mud.

    She was named also “Most Photogenic.”

    Gibson – and 14 other contestants – were transported by trucks from one side of the LaRue County Fairgrounds to the Morrison building. Volunteers held umbrellas as they entered buildings to keep them dry.