Local News

  • NO Pokémon at Electrical Substations

    With Pokémon Go players on the rise, Nolin Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation is concerned about people looking to catch the virtual characters around high voltage equipment.

    Power lines and electrical substations are no place to be playing around, says Nolin RECC Communications Manager Patsy Whitehead. The consequences of getting close to an electrical substation are electrocution or death. It’s not a game, it’s a reality. and definitely no one will be going home a winner or with more Pokémon characters.

  • Man killed in motorcycle accident

    A LaRue County man died after an accident between a pickup and a motorcycle last Thursday afternoon on Fairview Road and KY 210 in Taylor County.

    The Taylor County Coroner declared James Whitlock, 59, of Magnolia dead at Taylor Regional Hospital due to injuries sustained in the accident, a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report said.

    According to the report, at approximately 12:42 p.m., Whitlock was riding his Honda motorcycle west on KY 210, behind a Ford pickup truck that Ronald Vanheck, 60, of Campbellsville, was driving.

  • A dream come true

    When Gary and Regina McDowell bought tickets to the three-day NASCAR racing event at Kentucky Speedway July 7-9 in Sparta to celebrate their son Brady’s 15th birthday, they had no inkling of the royal reception they would receive.

    During those unforgettable three days, the family was the personal guest of champion NASCAR driver Kyle Busch and his wife Samantha, was able to meet, greet and observe up close other drivers and their crews, and to enjoy gifts from Busch, the speedway, and M&M Company, a Busch sponsor.

  • Schools receiving renovations

    As the new school year approaches, students and parents likely have noticed some construction in progress on LaRue County Schools campuses. Early in July, the district began work on its Guaranteed Energy Savings Project.

  • AG Stravaganza a success

    The focus was on Agriculture last week as LaRue County Farm Bureau held their annual AgStravaganza. Hundreds of people came out to see livestock shows, submit their entries in Floral Hall exhibits, see the KTPA truck and tractor pull and a family focused night of fun on Friday with petting zoo and barnyard games.

    “Once again, I think everyone was very impressed with the turn out for the week for all of the AGstravaganza events despite the extreme heat that Mother Nature placed on us,” AGstravaganza chair, Ryan Bivens said.

  • Camp Invention

    This year at Camp Invention students saw Science, Technology, Engineering and Math brought to life through hands-on activities.

    With 115 Campers, 10 Counselors in training, 11 interns, 5 volunteers and 8 staff, according to Kathy Ross, Camp director, this was the largest Camp Invention in the state of Kentucky.

    Kids explored in four different modules:

    Crickobot where campers got to build their own solar powered cricket and explore physics in teams that build bug sized gymnasiums.

  • Bobcat spotted on trail

    With the recent bear sightings in LaRue County, another wild animal has allegedly been spotted in LaRue County.

    Local law enforcement responded to the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park last week when someone reportedly saw a bobcat on a hiking trail last Tuesday.

  • Sanders receives good evaluation

    LaRue County Schools Superintendent received a good evaluation from the LaRue County School Board during their monthly meeting on Monday, July 18.

    The evaluation included seven categories that were graded on a scale of exemplary, which exceeds the standard; accomplished, which meets the standard; developing, making growth toward meeting the standard and growth required, which means the area or areas need to be addressed in the professional growth plan.

  • Gotta catch a what?

    A new game phenomenon is sweeping the nation and LaRue County is no exception.

  • Missing man arrested

    A man that was originally reported as missing has now been charged with auto theft and theft by unlawful taking.