Today's News

  • Arbor Day Foundation offers free trees to new members

    Residents of Kentucky who join the Arbor Day Foundation in January will receive 10 free flowering trees just by becoming a member.

    The free trees are part of the nonprofit Foundation’s Trees for America campaign.

    For those who join the Foundation in January, they will receive two white flowering dogwoods, two flowering crabapples, two Washington hawthorns, two American redbuds and two golden raintrees.

  • Turner in line for KACo presidency

    For several months, state headlines have been dominated by the revelation of extravagant spending practices and a “self-serving culture” by five top administrators of the Kentucky Association of Counties.

    KACo, according to its Web site, is a non-profit association funded by public dollars and governed by county officials. It offers lobbying and financing services and sells insurance to member counties. It was founded in 1974.

    LaRue County Judge-Executive Tommy Turner is now in a position to make changes to KACo’s documented practices.

  • School Calendar


    Jan. 18 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day, no school


    Jan. 19 – Curriculum & Instruction Committee 6 pm.

    Jan. 19 – PTO 6:30 p.m.

    Jan. 20 – 4-H, 12:30 and 1:30 p.m.


    Site based council to meet

    The LaRue County High School site-based council will meet 4:30 p.m. today in the conference room.


    Jan. 14 – Boys basketball vs. Adair, 6 p.m.

    Jan. 16 – Speech and Debate Tournament at LCMS

  • Going ‘extreme ugly’ for a good cause

    Students at Abraham Lincoln Elementary continued their tradition of collecting for the Kelly Dean Sanders Fund with the annual Extreme Ugly Makeover.

    Classrooms compete in their collections for this fund designated for clothing and other supplies for students within their school. Then right before Christmas, the classroom with the most money is allowed to choose a staff member for the ugly makeover.

    This year’s winning homeroom was the class of Samantha Ray. The students chose their own teacher as the lucky recipient of the award.

  • Man charged after Athertonville crash

    A Hodgenville man was charged with driving under the influence after a single-vehicle wreck outside Athertonville about 10:30 p.m. Jan. 2.

    James Maggard, 57, of Peake Road, was driving a 1990 Chevrolet pickup on the 9400 block of Bardstown Road when he failed to negotiate a curve just outside Athertonville, according to Deputy Matt Darst.

    The pickup left the roadway, struck some rocks, went down an embankment and struck a tree. The vehicle was damaged severely – the back axle was torn off along with one of the front wheels, Darst said.

  • ECTC outlines registration for spring semester

    Students are encouraged to apply now and register soon for spring semester classes, which begin Jan. 11 at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

  • Man charged with rape of teen

    A 30-year-old Hodgenville man has been charged with first-degree rape of a young teenager.

    Troy Eugene Tarter was arrested Jan. 2 at a relative’s house following an extended investigation, according to LaRue County Deputy Matt Darst.

    Tarter was charged also with first-degree sodomy, first-degree sexual abuse and two counts of unlawful transaction with a minor.

    The alleged victim is a 13-year-old acquaintance of Tarter’s, Darst said.

    Chief Deputy Marcus Jackson assisted with the investigation.

  • Perkins Brothers return to State Theater

    Elvis and Meatloaf.com, also known as the Perkins Brothers, will perform 8 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Historic State Theater, 209 W. Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown.

    Brothers Elvis Aron and Colonel and other family members – all LaRue County natives – sing in tribute to Elvis, Meatloaf, Garth Brooks, Johnny Cash, Lynyrd Skynyrd and others. The show lasts about two hours.

    The newly renovated Theater will have 300 additional seats for this show.

    For reservations, call 234-8258.

  • LaRue Schools on one-hour delay

    After missing two days because of snow last week, the LaRue County Schools reopen today just a bit later than normal.

    Schools will operate on a one-hour delay today.

    Parents are urged to dress their children in layers with gloves, hats and other adequate protection from the bitter cold. In particular, children waiting for a school bus in the bitter subfreezing temperatures require special attention today.

  • Man dies in crash at Glendale exit

    A Nelson County man died Thursday afternoon at the scene of a single-vehicle crash just past exit 86 on Interstate 65 in Glendale. Kentucky State Police said Robert Sutton, 58, of Cox’s Creek was southbound on I-65 when the Dodge Ram 1500 he was driving left the roadway on the right shoulder and struck a tree.

    KSP Trooper Norman Chaffins said investigators were unsure why the vehicle left the roadway, but alcohol was not considered to be a factor. Chaffins said it appeared the driver was secured by a seat belt and both airbags deployed on impact.