Today's News

  • Van and car collide in Ovesen Heights

    Five people escaped serious injury in a two-vehicle crash Thursday morning.

    Candace Karr, 22, of Cox’s Creek, was driving a Ford Windstar van southbound on U.S. 31-E near Ovesen Heights Baptist Church about 7:20 a.m., according to Chief Deputy Russell McCoy.

    Karr attempted to make a left turn into a driveway and reportedly did not see a northbound 1997 Toyota Camry driven by Janice Hagan, 54, of Hodgenville. The Camry struck the van in the passenger side, according to McCoy.

  • Woman may face charges after attempting to run over officers

    A Buffalo woman may face charges after she allegedly drove a vehicle into a LaRue County constable’s cruiser and attempted to run over two officers.

    The woman’s name has not been released by officers as the case remains under investigation.

  • Youth football league holds registration

     LaRue County Youth Football will hold registration 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 4 and 11; and 6-8 p.m. Aug. 16 in the LaRue County High School cafeteria. Players should attend registration for fitting. Fee is $55 for tackle and $30 for flag.

    The tackle league has three divisions (11-12; 9-10; and 7-8) with playing age determined by age on Aug. 1. The flag league will consist of children in kindergarten through first grade.

    For more information, contact Scott Clemons at lcyouthfootballdirector@gmail.com or Paul Newell at (270) 696-0053.

  • PHOTO: Cookies needed with milk

    Jenny, a young longhorn cow, moos for her favorite treat – oatmeal cookies – at a farm in Ovesen Heights.

  • PHOTO: Sheriffs' Ranch

    The Kentucky Sheriffs’ Boys & Girls Ranch summer camping program is in its 37th year. In attendance from LaRue County, Toby Ashley, Derrick Robinson, Charles Benningfield and James Brown. Also pictured are LaRue County Deputy Brian Smith and Constable Joe Allen, who transported the campers, and Head Counselor Kelly Buck.

  • Flea market bringing in customers

    LaRue County’s only flea market has met with moderate success since it opened in May at the LaRue County Fairgrounds on Greensburg Street.

    As many as eight bargain booths have been utilized on Saturdays, according to fair board members Tom and Phyllis Smith who organized the event.

    The flea market is located at the old horse barn.

    Saturday, about six people had a variety of items at their booths ranging from toys to antiques.

  • Reed, Williams tops at Magnolia 5K

     The Magnolia 5K, the fourth installment in the Kentucky State Parks Race Series was held July 14 at Rough River Dam State Resort Park in Falls of Rough. Described by recreation supervisor Geoff Roberts as a “great success,” the race boasted 144 runners and walkers.

    Top male and female finishers were crowned in 13 age categories with Blake Williams and Amarah Reed taking top overall honors.

  • LaRue's unemployment rate falls again

     Unemployment rates fell in 108 Kentucky counties between June 2011 and June 2012, while 12 county rates increased, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. 

    LaRue County’s rate fell from 7.8 percent in May 2012 to 7.7 percent in June 2012. It decreased from 7.9 percent in June 2011.

    Of 7,050 eligible workers in the civilian workforce, 6,507 had jobs according to Kentucky Labor Force estimates.

  • PHOTO: Tennis Aces

     The E’town ACES placed second in Pool B of the 18 Intermediate division of the USTA KY State Jr. Team Tennis Finals. They edged the Owensboro team by two games, 76-74, in pool play. Front from left, Vasu Patel, Kristine Herrera, Emily Hellinger, Riley Keys; back, Trevor Sanders, Bob Love (captain), Ethan Wright, Daniel Orr, Sam Sanders (co-captain) and Carson McCann.

  • PHOTO: Novak Tennis Team

     Two Hardin County-area teams captured USTA Kentucky Jr. Team Tennis State championships last weekend in Louisville. Both teams qualify to advance to the nine-state USTA Southern Sectional JTT tournament in Auburn Ala., on Aug. 17-20. 

    The Novak team captured the 18 Advanced title in a two-team playoff. From left, Jamie Anderson, Joe Siami, Mary Elaine Kuo, Emily Novak, Hannah Thomas, Judah Thomas, Zachary Kuo and Ryan Abell