Local News

  • 30 acres burned in field fire

    Buffalo Fire Department and Magnolia Fire Department fought a large field fire on Old Elizabethtown Road in LaRue County on Thursday, March 15. Authorities said approximately 30 acres of an open field was burned on what is known as the Jackson Family Farm place. Officials said the fire did not burn any structures and only a small amount of fire spread to the wood lines. The cause of the fire is unknown

  • Grandparent essay winner

    Elizabethtown-Hardin-Larue Retired Teachers recognized the winners of the AARP/KRTA Grandparent of the Year Essay Contest at the regular meeting on March 15. The winning students from Hardin County and LaRue County were presented with certificates and $25 gift cards to Barnes & Nobel. Their teachers received $25 KSS gift cards to purchase supplies for the classroom.

  • Car stripped of its parts
  • Accident on Hwy 210

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two vehicle accident on March 20 at the intersection of Hwy 210 and North L&N Turnpike. According to authorities, a black Nissan driven by John Hoffman of Illinois was traveling northbound when he crossed the intersection and pulled into the path of a westbound gray Ford driven by Terry and Melinda Cox of Campbellsville, causing their vehicle to leave the roadway and run into the adjacent field. No major injuries were sustained in the accident

  • Things to Know: Driving to distraction

    dis•tract•ed driv•ing (n.): Any activity that could divert a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving.

  • 2018 May Primary Election Results

    The May 22, 2018 LaRue County Primary Election with only Democrats on the ballot, ended in a 30% turnout and a close race for Judge Executive and a long term Magistrate unseated.

    Registered Democrat voters in LaRue County number 5,932. On Tuesday, 1,803 cast their votes for the six contested races. There was no Republican contested races in this year's primary.

    Incumbent LaRue County Judge/Executive Tommy Turner won re-election as he defeated candidate Joe Pearman by only 243 votes. The final count was Turner with 1,019, and Pearman with 776.

  • Life Connection’s New Principal

    D.W. Cruse was recently announced as LaRue County’s Life Connection’s principal for the upcoming 2018’s school year.

  • Hep A: Know the facts

       Hepatitis A is sweeping the nation or at least Kentucky. Hepatitis A has affected more than 440 people, 4 of which have died, across Kentucky since the outbreak was first announced in November of 2017. The vast majority of these cases are in Jefferson County; however there have been documented cases in other Kentucky counties.

  • Free Summer Meals

    Not only are free lunches being provided for people 18 and under in LaRue County this summer, but they will also be available at six locations along a mobile route, according to Stephanie Utley, LaRue County Schools’ nutrition coordinator.

  • Caswell retires from Life Connection

    After 31 years in education, Life Connection principal Cindy Jackson Caswell is retiring from the same school system—LaRue County--that granted her a high school diploma in the LCHS Class of 1981.

    “My mother (Sondra Jackson, a retired LaRue County Schools’ home economics teacher and administrator) was a teacher, so I kind of ‘grew up’ in LaRue County High School,” Caswell acknowledged. “I loved seeing how Mom loved what she did, and thought that I would enjoy teaching as well.”