Today's News

  • Quarles announces $30,000 award from The Dairy Alliance to God’s Pantry for milk coolers

    According to Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles, thousands of Kentuckians who struggle to buy nutritious foods for their families now have greater access to fresh Kentucky-produced milk thanks to a $30,000 grant from The Dairy Alliance to God’s Pantry Food Bank.

    God’s Pantry used the grant to acquire seven milk coolers for its Winchester and Lexington-Fayette County food pantries. The grant was awarded in conjunction with The Dairy Alliance’s Milk 2 My Plate initiative and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s (KDA) Hunger Initiative.

  • LaRue County Fair starts Monday

    The LaRue County Fair, the oldest continuously running county fair, will kick off Monday, June 4 and continue until Saturday, June 9.

    The carnival rides will begin at 6 p.m. on Monday and they will also open at 6 p.m. each night of the fair. General admission is $10 per person Monday through Saturday. Children two-years and under are free.

  • Democratic Primary in LaRue

    The May 22, 2018 LaRue County Primary Election with only Democrats on the ballot, resulted in a 30 percent turnout and a close race for Judge Executive and an incumbent Magistrate unseated.

  • The Magicians Legacy

    Whether your uncle is an Eddie Griswold or a Philip Banks, Dinky Gowen may just have them beat. LaRue County magicians Aaron Harp, and his uncle Dinky Gowen have been in the magic business for a combined total of 60 plus years. Gowen inspired his nephew, Harp; and together they inspire many others to dive in to the world of magic.

  • Myers reconnects with Lincoln’s Family Tree

    Jo-Ann Myers, a Magnolia resident, purchased the first bottle of Lincoln wheated whiskey on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 for $25,550 at Boundary Oak Distillery’s auction in Radcliff, Kentucky.

  • 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.

  • 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.