Today's News

  • County considering false alarm ordinance

    LaRue County Fiscal Court approved the appointment of three people to the county extension board as magistrates met Nov. 25 at the courthouse in Hodgenville.

    Robert Enlow and Lynn Grubbs will serve from January 2015 through December 2017. Kelly Flanders’ term will run from January 2015 through December 2016.

    The court also concurred with Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning’s approval of five acres at 4901 Upton Talley Road belonging to Sheila Kent being rezoned from A1 to R1A.

  • Bucket brigade saves farm equipment, truck

    A LaRue County farmer lost two rolls of hay to fire recently.

    Wayne Graham was transporting the hay on a wagon – pulled by a pickup truck – on Ky. 84. The wheel came off the hay wagon, according to LaRue County Fire Chief Jason Sadler.

    Graham attempted to pull the truck off the roadway. Sparks “from the wheel falling off set a couple of rolls of hay on fire,” said Sadler.

  • Shopko Hometown collecting signatures for school donation

    For every signature Shopko Hometown in Hodgenville receives before Dec. 24, the Shopko Hometown Foundation will make a $1 donation to LaRue County Public Schools (up to $2,000 per store) as part of its Help Us Give Back initiative, a program that is being run in all 178 store locations across the country. Customers can sign-up once a day, every-day and show their support; no donation or purchase is required.

  • Operation Christmas Child grows 13 percent

    Last week, LaRue County took part in the Samaritan’s Purse program, Operation Christmas Child, which sends gift boxes to impoverished children around the world. According to Claude Ramey, regional relay center coordinator, the program has shipped gifts to 113 million children worldwide since it began operation in 1993.

  • PHOTO: 4-H Sewing Club
  • ECTC hosts free ‘Celtic Christmas’ concert

    The Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Fine Arts Committee and the Multi-Cultural Committee will present “ A Celtic Christmas” with “The Heartland Harps”, “Lorinda Jones and Friends”, and “Keltricity”. The concert will be 3 p.m. Dec. 7 in the Science Auditorium on ECTC’s Main Campus. This concert is free and open to the public.

  • KSP Hotline

    The Kentucky State Police Post 04 in Elizabethtown covers eight counties: Hardin, Jefferson, Bullitt, Nelson, Meade, Breckenridge, LaRue and Grayson.

    The Holiday Enforcement plan is under way and officers will conduct traffic safety checkpoints through the rest of 2014 looking for impaired drivers, unrestrained motorists, and other traffic violations at various locations throughout our post area.

  • KSP accepting trooper cadet applications

    The Kentucky State Police is now taking applications for its 93rd Academy Class scheduled to begin May 24, 2015. Interested applicants should visit the KSP website at http://www.kentuckystatepolice.org/career.html

    Information available on the website includes an outline of the application process, a list of minimum requirements and disqualifications, a downloadable application form with a list of supporting documents required, a downloadable study guide for the written test, physical standards requirements and a list of testing dates, times and locations.

  • Blood donations go mobile with new app

    Donating blood has long been a respected use of free time. The Red Cross receives donations from people all over the world during their blood drives. These donations are used by hospitals and clinics to replenish supply for those who have lost blood or need transfusions.

    And now, you can do it all (except for the actual donation) from the palm of your hand.

  • Kentucky Utilities seeks base rate adjustment

    Kentucky Utilities Company submitted a request for a base rate adjustment Nov. 26 with the Kentucky Public Service Commission, in large part, to recover costs associated with Kentucky’s first natural gas combined-cycle generating unit as well as other infrastructure projects to continue to improve reliability.