Today's News

  • College Application Month in full swing

    LaRue County High School, as part of College Application Month, is helping students get a head start on applying for college and preparing for careers this week.

    Monday’s activities included a job fair; Tuesday, a military fair; Wednesday, a college fair; and Thursday, college application day.

  • PHOTO: Pumpkin patch
  • It’s holiday season at the Chamber

    The Holiday Season is in full swing at the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce and we hope you join us in the fun. For details on how you can participate, check our website, www.laruecountychamber.org, follow us on Facebook, or give us a call at 270-358-3411.

  • LaRue’s library has abundance of offerings

    I have heard it said that libraries are going to become extinct with the advent of the Kindle and the Nook. On the surface, this could be accepted as fact. When you dig a little deeper, you will find surprising evidence to the contrary.

    For those of you who have been following our staff articles, you already are aware that the LaRue County Public Library offers an abundance of services to its patrons.

    I want to open up the topic of the Kentucky Virtual Library (KYVL) to you this week so that you are informed about this remarkable resource.

  • GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY: Phillip and Shirley Sallee

    Phillip and Shirley Sallee of Cecilia will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Nov. 15, 2014.

    They were married on Nov. 15, 1964, at Needham Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Eastview by Bro. Archie Nottingham.

    They raised five children, Ronnie Sallee, Earl Sallee, Elizabeth Bird, Dwight Sallee and Carlus Sallee. They also have 10 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

    A celebration in their honor will be held 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at New Freedom in Hodgenville.

  • BIRTH: Welcome, Shelby Grace

    Emily and Nate Eldridge of Somerset announce the birth of their daughter, Shelby Grace, born Sept. 24, 2014. 

    Shelby Grace weighed 9 pounds 12 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long.

    She was welcomed home by her siblings Natosha, Zachary and Braxton.

    Maternal grandparents are Dianne and Steve Gardner of Hodgenville; paternal grandparents are Bernice and Lonnie Eldridge of Somerset. 

    Great-grandparents are Anita and Jr. Gardner of Hodgenville, and Elsie Fish of Louisville.

  • PHOTO: Running beans

    Farmers on Old Sonora Road were running soybeans Saturday.

  • Bluegrass Pipeline opponents brace for the possibility of more pipeline proposals


    By Greg Kocher, Lexington Herald Leader

    Plans for the Bluegrass Pipeline were halted in April, but opponents of other natural gas liquids pipelines aren't stopping to rest.

    A meeting Saturday in Lexington will focus on issues surrounding natural gas liquids, landowner rights and what local governments can do to protect their citizens.

    Billed as “The Pipelines, Fracking and Kentucky's Future Beyond Fossil Fuels Summit,” the meeting will be held at Locust Trace AgriScience Center on Leestown Road.

  • Barons adjusting to new level

     Although he was a standout for LaRue County last year, Kody Key-Close looks back and realizes he was in slow motion compared to the level he’s playing on now.

    As 1-of-7 true freshmen on the 10-man roster for the Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Barons men’s club basketball team, the former Hawks forward got a rude awakening to the world of college basketball. As did most of his teammates, as only two had college basketball experience prior to the Barons’ season-opening 82-65 loss Oct. 23 to NAIA Georgetown College’s reserves.

  • ELECTION: McConnell, Guthrie win state - and LaRue

     The Republican Party continues to dominate Kentucky's representation in Congress, retaining seven of the state's eight seats in the 2014 general election.

    U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell (R) held on to his seat with a win over Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) in the 2014 general election. The next election for Kentucky's other U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R), who assumed office in 2011, is in 2016.

    In LaRue County, McConnell took 62.56 percent of the votes cast.