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Today's News

  • MOUNT SHERMAN; Did you ever shop at Clyde's?

    During the 1950s to 1970s, a small dry goods store in Mount Sherman provided LaRue and surrounding counties with boots and blue jeans. “Benningfield’s” or better known as “Clyde’s” – named after proprietor Clyde Benningfield – sold the first Levi’s in the area.

  • Skyler Hornback sets Jeopardy record

    “Go big or go home.”

    A gutsy wager helped Skyler Hornback, a 12-year-old student at LaRue County Middle School, break a “Jeopardy!” Kids Week record. He won $66,600 on the popular TV quiz show – the highest one-day total in Kids Week history and the third-highest one-day total in the show’s history.

  • Country artist J.D. Shelburne to perform at Saturday's AGstravaganza

    Country artist J.D. Shelburne said he’s a farm boy at heart.

    He learned the meaning of hard work as he grew up on a tobacco farm in Taylorsville. The work ethic he learned from his father and grandfather “molded him” into the man he is today.

    Playing sports – something he excelled at – was easy compared to housing tobacco.

    “It’s the hardest work there is,” he said.

  • Pipeline opponents organize, offer advice to landowners

    If LaRue Countians do not want a pipeline carrying toxic natural gas liquids crossing their properties, they should prepare to fight – on their own.

    “Don’t rely on local government – cities and counties have virtually no power (to stop the pipeline),” said LaRue County Judge/executive Tommy Turner. If you don’t want it, you’ll have to be the ones to do the legwork … don’t think there is anyone who can step in for you.”

  • Sunrise residents show artwork online

    Residents at Sunrise Manor have brought out their artistic sides, creating pieces that are on display for public viewing in the facility’s first-ever art gallery.

    “In a nursing home facility residents often feel like there are things that they can’t do and that’s what we are trying to get away from as a company. We want to be able to help residents do what they want to do – to help them understand that there’s a lot of life still yet to live,” said Sally Rineker, Quality of Life director at Sunrise Manor.

  • Library summer reading winners

    Winners of the Adult Summer Reading Drawing at the LaRue County Public Library were Gloria Mitchell, Crystal Jackson (not pictured), Wilma McDowell and Cindy Hall (grand prize). For more information on library programs, visit www.laruelibrary.org or on Facebook.

  • Senior Activities -August 7, 2013

    Kentucky Public Retirees to meet
    Kentucky Public Retirees, Lincoln Trail Chapter, will meet 11:30 a.m. Aug. 12 at Ryan’s Family Steak House, 1034 Executive Drive, Elizabethtown. Stephanie Heller from Humana Insurance Company will be the guest speaker.

    Senior Citizens music

  • Special session begins Aug. 19

    Lawmakers will return to Frankfort Aug. 19 for what legislative leaders and the governor for a five-day special session to pass new legislative and judicial district maps.

    Gov. Steve Beshear said the maps will be drawn using the same 2010 U.S. Census data that lawmakers used to craft new congressional maps in 2012. That will include counting the more than 8,400 federal prisoners. That had been in question after House leaders proposed a map this spring that didn’t count those prisoners.

  • Lincoln Trail Health Department to be featured in KET segment

    Kentucky Educational Television network is interviewing local health officials for a three-part series on state health initiatives.

    “Health Three60” focuses on the programs and campaigns that three major regional health boards have adopted to help promote further education on healthy living.    

    The Lincoln Trail Board of Health, which encompasses LaRue, Hardin and Grayson counties, is a part of the episode “Healthy Competition: How County Health Rankings are Catalyzing Change.”

  • This is World Breastfeeding Week

    The 2013 World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated Aug. 1-7 with health officials working to promote the importance of supporting breastfeeding families. This message extends to fathers, family members, friends, employers and other key individuals who can play a role in the effort to build a supportive network for breastfeeding mothers.