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Local News

  • 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.

  • Mother to a Community

    Mattie Puyear was awarded 2018’s Mother of the Year at the LaRue County Fair on Monday, June 4.

    Friends and family, who were proud of her and her life long accomplishments, surrounded Puyear to congratulate her for receiving the award.

    Though most of the chairs were full that night, it was not even all of the family in attendance.

  • Hodgenville passes alcohol ordinance

    The Hodgenville City Council made their next large step toward alcohol being sold within city limits as they passed the second reading of their alcohol ordinance during a special called meeting on Tuesday, May 29.

    Council member Bonni Clark did not attend the meeting. Council members Jim Phelps, Steve Johnson, Larry Davis and Lisa Reidner all voted in favor of the ordinance. However, council member Sharon Hornback voted against it.

    Hornback gave several reasons to why she voted against it.

  • Allergic to spring?

    This year’s pollen count is once again the worst in history, and many LaRue County residents are feeling the impacts.

    “From 5 a.m. until about 10 a.m. those who suffer from allergies will really feel the side effects of the pollen count this year,” said Danny Gill, LaRue County’s Public Information Officer from the Lincoln Trail District Health Department.

  • Community Action Welcomes New Director

    Lynne B. Robey is wrapping up an impressive 24 years with the Central Kentucky Community Action Council, and five years as Executive Director, and is ready to hand the reins over to a new director.

  • Remembering Smiling Spencer

    A candlelight vigil was held at New Haven School on Friday, June 1, 2018 for a local boy who drowned during Memorial Day weekend.

    Spencer Dugger, 10, of New Haven was reportedly wading or swimming in the Rolling Fork River with his sister when he disappeared and his sister went to get help. About an hour later, emergency personnel and other volunteers located his body. The cause of death is believed to be accidental drowning.

  • Hot Cars are Deadly for Children

    With the mercury on the rise into the summer months, the Kentucky State Police are warning parents not to leave a child alone in a hot car. It may seem like common sense, but every year law enforcement officers respond to calls about unattended children in vehicles.

  • Hawks win region

    In 1977, the band Queen sang these famous words that continue to resonate throughout the athletic world, “We are the champions, my friends, and we’ll keep on fighting ‘til the end, we are the champions, we are the champions.”

  • Part of Lincoln passed on to Bevin

    Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin visited the Lincoln Museum on Wednesday, May 30 where he was presented a special commemorative gavel made from the famous Boundary Oak tree from the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park.

    The gavel was presented to Governor Bevin by Brent Goodin, Owner and Master Distiller of Boundary Oak Distillery in Elizabethtown. Goodin said he made the gavel out of wood from a Boundary Oak tree wafer that was given to him by Iris LaRue, who is the Director of the Lincoln Museum in Hodgenville.

  • Fair is underway