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Local News

  • Magazine names E’town metro area among best in nation for job growth; statistics include LaRue County

    The area has earned a new economic recognition.
    The Elizabethtown Metropolitan Statistical Area ranks 16th in the nation when an online journal of information related to urban issues, New Geography, posted its annual ranking of the best cities for new jobs. The rankings included all 398 statistical areas for which the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports employment data.
    LaRue County is included in the EMSA.

  • Disaster recovery centers open in Jefferson and Hardin Counties

    The Commonwealth of Kentucky and the Federal Emergency Management Agency opened Disaster Recovery Centers in Jefferson and Hardin counties on Friday, May 27, to help people affected by the recent severe storms, tornadoes and flooding.
    Representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration and FEMA will be available to explain assistance programs and help survivors apply for disaster aid.

  • New Haven man sues hospital after tick bite leads to medical issues

    The walls in Robert McMullan’s home off Monk’s Road near New Haven serve as a scrapbook of sorts. Hundreds of pictures, pamphlets, album covers and flyers line the walls, telling the story of McMullan and all those he has met.

  • Local Legion Riders travel to D.C. for memorial ceremony

    Elizabethtown resident Tom McGrew foresees an emotional time ahead as he travels to Washington, D.C., to attend Memorial Day weekend ceremonies in which he likely will participate.
    McGrew, a member of the motorcycle group American Legion Riders Lincoln Memorial Post 87 in Hodgenville, will be part of a delegation that will attend a wreath-laying ceremony Saturday.
    Kentucky is one of four states sending delegates from chapters of American Legion Riders to the Memorial Day weekend ceremony. The other states are New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio.

  • Space limited for "Taste of LaRue"

    Come support local farmers and small businesses while getting the best, freshest, local and environmentally sound products.
    The LaRue County Cooperative Extension Service is working with the LaRue County Farmers Market and County Homemaker organization to host a Taste of LaRue County event beginning at noon June 7. It will be held at the Extension Service office at 807 Old Elizabethtown Road.

  • KET comes to LaRue County

    LaRue County High School will be featured on the KET show “Education Matters” this fall.
    Film crews visited the high school last Thursday to capture the use of technology in classrooms. With all high schoolers equipped with Dell notebook computers, the school fit the criteria to be featured on the technology segment of the show.
    Crews filmed various classroom studies, conducted individual interviews and asked several questions regarding the laptop initiative.  

  • Fundraiser Calendar

    Church yard sale fundraiser
    Salem Christian Church, 3270 Salem Church Road, beginning 8 a.m. May 28. For information (270) 358-0338.

    Golf Scramble

  • Senior Activities

    Dance at LaRue County Senior Center
    A dance will be held 7-10 p.m. May 27 at the LaRue County Senior Center. Prime Time Band, Jim Walters, Ronnie Priddy, Leroy Sherrard, Larry Seelye, Doug Gary and Joyce Oliver will perform. For more information contact Jim Walters (270) 737-5655.

    Senior Citizens music
    The Senior Citizens Center, 112 N. Walters Ave., Hodgenville, has music every Saturday night. Musicians and singers are welcome. For more information, call 358-4311 or e-mail viola47@windstream.net.
     

  • One man, one mower, one mission

    As Memorial Day approaches, families make plans to honor their dead. Some place flowers or wreaths on graves, others bring tools to spruce up the cemetery and some simply visit the burial site.
    Others use the day for a private get-together, celebrating the start of summer activities.
    Many forget the original intent of the holiday - to honor veterans who had fallen in battle.

  • Police search area after IGA Express robbery

    Hodgenville City Police are investigating a May 16 robbery at IGA Express across from the LaRue County Fairgrounds.
    The perpetrator, who was carrying a knife, entered the store around 10 p.m. and demanded money from the store clerk, according to Hodgenville City Police Chief Steve Johnson. The clerk handed over the cash drawer and the robber left.  
    Johnson said the suspect, who is believed to be a slim male that is around 5-10 or 6-feet tall, was in the store approximately two to three minutes and took an undetermined amount of cash.