Local News

  • Fundraising Calendar - September 13, 2017

    Relay for Life

    Freedom Angels Relay for Life Team will have a Gatti’s Day from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Elizabethtown location. Please take a coupon from the counter to credit Relay for Life.

    The Freedom Angels will also hold a “Welcome Fall Decoration Painting Session” at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, September 22 at Union Christian Church at 970 Union Church Road. There will be several decorative ideas to choose from at the event.

    Benefit Chili Supper

  • Senior Calendar - September 13, 2017

    Senior Citizens music

    The LaRue County Senior Citizens Center has music beginning at 6:30 p.m. every Saturday. Musicians and singers are welcome. For more information call Charles at 270-358-4311 or email Viola Riggs at viola47@windstream.net.

    Daily activities

  • Event Calendar - September 13, 2017


    Chamber First Friday rescheduled

  • Coffee Beans and Bingo at the Library
  • Band of Hawks to host competition

    The LaRue County High School Band of Hawks will host a home band competition this month. The Lincoln Invitational band competition will take place at the LCHS football field on Saturday, September 23. An opening ceremony will start at 1:30 p.m.

    The competition will feature several other area bands including Cumberland County, Green County, Glasgow, Hart County, Elizabethtown, Washington County, Taylor County and North Oldham. The Band of Hawks are scheduled to perform at 8 p.m.

  • A signature industry

    Bourbon is booming, and this week we’ll see further evidence of that as Bardstown - the Bourbon Capital of the World - hosts the Kentucky Bourbon Festival. In 2016, 53,000 people from 44 states as well as the District of Columbia and 14 different countries attended the festival, and we are looking forward to an even more successful 2017 festival.

    As Kentucky’s signature spirit continues to build appeal across the globe, I can’t help thinking about how our region is blessed with the resources and the history that make bourbon so special to our communities.

  • Building on the PAST,Building for the FUTURE

    In 1919, twenty-eight local men and women came together investing $15,000 to charter a banking institution in the southern part of LaRue County. In its first location, this bank would open in a new 500 square foot building in the center of a town called Magnolia, Kentucky. This enterprising location was home to what was seen as a location of new prosperity, nestled alongside a post office, grocery store, flour mill, and a new high school. Bank of Magnolia opened for business September 29, 1919.

  • Enjoy Apples this Fall

    With the coming fall season, you will find more apple choices at local agribusinesses or at the grocery store. Not only does fall bring corn mazes, winter squash and pumpkins, it is also a perfect time to visit area orchards to find the freshest apples.

    A medium size apple—about 2 to 2.5 inches in diameter—contains approximately 75 calories and provides bulk in the diet, helping the body digest food. Apples are low in sodium and high in potassium, making them a great natural snack.

  • Fiscal court discusses soil conservation, pension issues

    LaRue County magistrates approved a joint work program between LaRue and Hardin counties and the state soil conservation division as fiscal court met at the courthouse in Hodgenville September 12.

    “The program will provide a full time worker to be shared between Hardin and LaRue County and the cost for LaRue will be $7500 annually,” explained Tommy Turner, LaRue County Judge-executive. “With the ever increasing work load and tasks placed on the conservation district, this will be a great help in staying up with the needs.”

  • Decades at the state fair

    To say that Kay Bennett loves to attend the Kentucky State Fair would be the mother of all understatements.

    While another state fair has already come and gone, the 2017 fair in Louisville marked the 60th straight year that the Elizabethtown resident who grew up in LaRue County has attended.

    What keeps her going back, year after year, including three days this year?

    “I like looking at the farm animals, especially the cattle,” said Bennett, whose favorites are Shorthorns.