Today's News

  • LaRue man charged with sex crimes

    Hart County deputies arrested a Larue County man Tuesday charged with dozens of sex crimes.

    James Turner, 41, of Magnolia, was arrested on a warrant charging him with 52 counts of third-degree sodomy.

    He was placed in Hart County Jail in lieu of a $25,000 unsecured bond.

    Hart County Sheriff Boston Hensley said Turner came to the attention of law enforcement through a complaint.

    The 52 counts involve one juvenile, and the conduct is alleged to have occurred over a two-year period, Hensley said.

  • COLUMN: Get ready to share the road

    Grain harvest equipment is much larger than it used to be. Combines are much bigger, grain carts have increased in size tremendously, and semi-trucks and trailers haul hundreds of bushels of grain away from high capacity combines.

    This equipment has to travel from field to field to harvest our corn and soybean crops. As a result, large farm equipment is on our rural roads that were not designed or suited for them.

    Both farmers and the general public should share in the responsibility of safe travel during the harvest season.

  • Conference: Kentucky Women in Agriculture

    Kentucky Women in Agriculture Inc. will hold its 15th annual conference and tour Nov. 5-6 at the Cave City Convention Center in Cave City. The theme is “Faith, Family and Farming.” Registration is $65 for the one-day conference ($55 for students), which includes all meals, materials and membership dues. The pre-conference tour is $25. Registration is due by Oct. 24.

  • COLUMN: Sign up now for 4-H sewing classes

    A series of four sewing classes will be offered in October and November for beginning sewers. No sewing experience is necessary. 

    The class is open to 4-H age youth, ages 9 to 18. Participants will be making a variety of items that can be used as holiday presents. The classes will be taught by Master Clothing Volunteer Judy Greenwell.  Class size is limited. Participants must call the Extension office at 270-358-3401 to register to participate. 

  • Volleyball: LaRue sweeps Caverna

    Junior setter Keeahna Bowen had 10 aces to lead the LaRue County Lady Hawks to a sweep of visiting 18th District rival Caverna, 25-9, 25-7, 25-5 on Thursday.

    Bowen also had 28 assists, two digs and one kill, while senior middle hitter Alyson Yingling had 13 kills, three digs, two aces and one block.

    Junior outside hitter Tessa Yingling chipped in with 10 kills, six aces, two blocks and one dig, and junior middle hitter Chloe Owen added five kills and three aces.

    UP NEXT: LaRue County hosts Hart County at 8 p.m. Monday.

  • ANNIVERSARY: Greers celebrate 55 years

    Kenny and Marilyn Greer will celebrate their 55th anniversary on Oct. 3, 2014.

    A trip is planned at a later date.

    Their children are Neicha (Wendell) Pottinger and Leicha (David) Howell. They have four grandchildren and one great grandson.

  • ANNIVERSARY: Cundiffs celebrate 60 years

    Joe and Mattie Stearman Cundiff of Taylorsville, celebrated their 60th wedding on Oct. 1, 2014.

    They were married at Friendship Baptist Church #2 in LaRue County on Oct. 1, 1954, by Rev. L.B. Cantrell. They have four children.

  • PHOTO: Lost River Cave
  • 4-H Calendar - Oct. 1, 2014

    Cotton candy booth

    LaRue County 4-H will have a cotton candy booth at Lincoln Days. Volunteers are needed. Call 270-358-3401 to sign up for a time.


    4-H Council

    The 4-H Council will meet 6:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Extension office. For more information about 4-H or the 4-H Council, call 270-358-3401.


    Record Books due

    4-H Record Books are due to the Extension office by Friday, Oct. 17.

  • Passport named 19th in country

    Passport Health Plan has been named the #19 Medicaid health plan in the United States – up from #21 last year – and the top Medicaid plan ranked in Kentucky by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. Passport Health Plan was the only Medicaid plan in Kentucky to be ranked in the top 100 by NCQA.