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  • Understanding a closed Primary Election

    In the 2018 May Primary Election, many showed up to the voting polls only to be turned away, as many new young voters were not aware of a Kentucky state law that passed when most of them were just born.

  • Cissal Hill dump cleanup receives approval

    LaRue County magistrates meeting at the courthouse on May 25, 2018 gave their approval to clean the last large open dump in the county.

    “At one time, the county had over 30 identified open dumps, and now all are cleaned up except for Cissal Hill,” LaRue County Judge/executive Tommy Turner told the court.

    The county received a $94,000 state grant for the project. Two companies, S.C. Contracting, whose address was given as Greensburg, bid $81,600. B&J Transfer of London sent in the winning bid of $74,150.

  • 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.”

  • Indicted For Murder

    A Taylor County man was indicted for murder by the LaRue County Grand Jury on Monday, May 21 for his involvement in a November 2017 fatal accident that killed Stephanie Jensen, 28, of Magnolia.

    Matthew L. Howsden, 33, of Campbellsville was indicted for murder and leaving the scene of an accident and failing to render aid with death or serious injury.

  • Gone, but not forgotten

    While this time of the year reminds people of cookouts and fun times as the Memorial Day weekend draws near, for the Kentucky State Police it is a time to remember their fallen brethren.

  • Primary election - the winners are...

       Primary election across Kentucky was held on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. With a lower than normal voter turnout expected, only LaRue County voters that were registered as Democrats had the opportunity to vote.