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Local News

  • First Friday
  • Friends Of The Library

    The LaRue County Friends of the Library recently received an America’s Farmers Grow Communities donation from a LaRue County farmer.

    LaRue County farmer Dennis and Janet Cruse directed $2,500 to the Friends of the Library as part of the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.

  • Learning the New Tax Laws

    Tax season has come and gone, however, the new tax laws give you something to think about for your future tax endeavors.

    With the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 having been signed into law, here are some things you should be thinking about for next tax season according to Robert Fishbein, vice president and corporate counsel, Prudential Financial Inc.

    The new tax law was generally effective starting in 2018 meaning your 2017 income taxes were largely unaffected. Most benefits will be reaped this coming 2019 tax season.

  • Semi wreck

    The heavy rains and storms were the cause of a semi-truck driver making too sharp of a turn at the intersection of Greensburg Street and Stiles Ford Road. Authorities said the driver had a full load of crude-oil and the right-side of the tanker trailer ended up in a steep ditch. A large wrecker had to come to the scene to lift the full tanker trailer of crude oil safely back onto the roadway. Greensburg Road was closed for approximately two hours while crews worked on removing the tanker trailer from the ditch. No one was injured in the accident.

  • News of Record - June 6, 2018

    Court Briefs

    Johnny E. Daugherty was arraigned for two count of alcohol intoxication in a public place, drinking alcohol in a public place, and second-degree disorderly conduct.

    Christopher Mercer was arraigned for fourth degree assault.

    Russell Mercer was arraigned for fourth degree assault.

    Marissa McKinley Bastian was arraigned for speeding 15 mph over the speed limit, and failure to notify address change to department of transportation.

  • LaRue County Clerk’s fee account audit released

    State Auditor Mike Harmon recently released the audit of the 2017 financial statement of LaRue County Clerk Linda Carter. State law requires the auditor to conduct annual audits of county clerks and sheriffs.

  • History of National Dairy Month

    National Dairy Month started out as National Milk Month in 1937 as a way to promote drinking milk. It was initially created to stabilize the dairy demand when production was at a surplus, but has now developed into an annual tradition that celebrates the contributions the dairy industry has made to the world After the National Dairy Council stepped in to promote the cause, the name soon changed to “Dairy Month”.

  • LaRue dairies nearing the end of the road

    Things are looking dim for the last two remaining dairies in LaRue County as Dean Foods will no longer be accepting milk from them.

    Dean Foods, a Dallas Texas based food company and the nation’s largest fluid milk producer, sent a letter in March 2018 to around 100 dairy producers across eight states that stated they would no longer buy their milk as of May 31. Two of the dairy farmers receiving letters were Gary Rock and Mike Zahrndt, operators of the last two remaining dairies in LaRue County.

  • Congressman Guthrie visits LaRue

    U.S. Congressman Brett Guthrie held his annual “Conversations with Constituents” event in LaRue County on Friday, May 25 at the LaRue County Extension Center in Hodgenville. Guthrie visits all 21 counties that he represents in his district to discuss issues facing the nation and to also answer any questions. Guthrie is pictured talking with people during the LaRue County event. 

  • Reed appointed to School Safety Working Group

    Speaker Pro Tempore David Osborne recently appointed State Representative Brandon Reed to the newly-formed School Safety Working Group.

    Group members will meet periodically during the 2018 legislative interim period to discuss numerous aspects of school safety.

    The members from the House Majority Caucus will be John “Bam” Carney, R- Campbellsville; Brandon Reed, R-Hodgenville; John Blanton, R-Salyersville; Will Coursey, D-Symsonia; and George Brown Jr., D-Lexington.