Today's News

  • Turner Cottrell to attend IFAL

    Summer vacation may be only beginning for most students, but for 92 high school juniors the emphasis on education continues. These students, from 60 counties across the state, have accepted invitations to attend Kentucky Farm Bureau’s 29th annual Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL), held in two locations this month.

    Turner Cottrell is LaRue County’s representative. He will attend IFAL at the University of Kentucky.

  • Opportunity and economic growth rely on a skilled workforce

    The column, Work Matters, is a project of the Lincoln Trail Workforce Investment Board. It is devoted to exploring workforce quality and economic development issues in the region.

    As a small business owner, I learned many years ago that my success is dependent on a team of loyal, skilled employees. Ask any large employer, and they’ll tell you the same. A business can’t exist, a profit can’t be made and an economy can’t thrive without skilled employees.

  • Have a happy, safe summer

    It’s seems like summer is jam-packed with activity – kids’ sporting events, family cookouts, swimming, and vacations. How do you fit in all the yard work that comes with owning a home? Is it OK to take shortcuts? Think about this: More than 100,000 people seek medical treatment each year for injuries caused by lawnmowers, trimmers, fertilizers and pesticides. Instead of rushing through your summertime chores, keep the following tips in mind to ensure safety all summer long.

    • Never start the mower indoors.

  • Chamber announces new board of directors, seeks volunteers for State Fair

    The successes of the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce would not be possible without our board of directors who are tireless advocates promoting our mission as a chamber and supporting our community in countless ways.

  • Tips can improve home canning techniques

     The LaRue County Extension office has a variety of free publications on home canning and freezing. Stop by at 807 Old Elizabethtown Road in Hodgenville or call our office (270-358-3401) for a copy of any of our titles such as home canning basics; jams and jellies; vegetables; tomato products and salsa; and pickled and fermented foods.

    Q. What causes lids not to seal?

    A. Failure of lids to seal may be caused by one or more of the following:

  • Man dies after tractor accident

    A Nelson County man known locally as a UPS delivery driver fell victim to a farming accident Sunday.

    Marion Ray Spain was pronounced dead at about 5 p.m. outside his residence at 3017 Icetown Road just outside Boston, Ky.

    Spain, 56, was mowing a ditch when he ran over a rock at an angle, which overturned his small tractor and pinned him underneath it. Two people arrived at the scene and unsuccessfully tried to free him.

  • LACE awards recognize service

    The LaRue County Adult and Community Education (LACE) Council recognized four individuals at their annual awards meeting on June 3 for outstanding service to our community. Awards were presented by Marsha Duncan, LACE Council Awards Committee Chairperson.

  • Post 4 troopers honored

    Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown had its Trooper of the Year and Detective of the Year recognized in May at the Frankfort Convention Center.

    Senior Trooper Michael Garyantes and Detective Jason Propes were honored.

    Garyantes is an 11-year veteran of KSP and has been assigned to Post 4 his whole career.

  • Church ministers at laundromat

    Last Saturday, anyone who walked inside the Laundry Basket received free laundry services. Not only were their loads paid for, they were given free laundry detergent, dryer sheets and snacks.

    Throughout the day, members of Hodgenville United Methodist Church took turns assisting the customers of the laundromat with their clothes.

    “They were awesome,” said Denise and Harvey Higdon, owners of the Laundry Basket.

  • 200 pot plants found near Athertonville

    UPDATE: James and Linda Maggard turned themselves in Tuesday, June 17, to the court, and have bonded out of jail. The story (which was written Monday) in Wednesday's Herald News stated they were sought by police.