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  • E’town man dies from stab wound

    One man is dead and another is recovering from what police describe as “moderate injuries” after an early morning fight and stabbing at an Elizabethtown mobile home.

    According to Elizabethtown Police Department spokesman Virgil Willoughby, one of several occupants of an Elaine Court residence used a pocket knife to deliver a single but fatal stab wound to an intruder shortly after 3 a.m. Nov. 24.

    Police found Sixfrido Mendez, a 26-year-old Elizabethtown resident, “lying face down on a sofa in the living room,” Willoughby said.

  • Free magic show offered today

    Dinky Gowen presents his 16th annual Kid’s Day Christmas Spectacular 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, at LaRue County Parks and Recreation.

    Dinky, who performs about 600 shows each year, will be joined by two guest magicians   and escape artist Jennifer Gowen.

    The festivities include magic shows – with new illusions – costumed characters who will meet and greet the children, games, door prizes and a special appearance by Santa Claus. No admission is charged and the program is suitable for all ages.

  • Hosparus holds Holiday Remembrance program

    The holiday season is filled with emotions, and for many of those who have lost loved ones, it can be an especially difficult time.

    Hosparus’ Holiday Remembrance is one way those who have lost someone special can celebrate their lives.

    The event begins at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church on Pear Orchard Road in Elizabethtown. Hosparus officials expect about 50 people to participate.

  • Hosparus holds Holiday Remembrance program

    The holiday season is filled with emotions, and for many of those who have lost loved ones, it can be an especially difficult time.

    Hosparus’ Holiday Remembrance is one way those who have lost someone special can celebrate their lives.

    The event begins at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church on Pear Orchard Road in Elizabethtown. Hosparus officials expect about 50 people to participate.

  • Hosparus holds Holiday Remembrance program

    The holiday season is filled with emotions, and for many of those who have lost loved ones, it can be an especially difficult time.

    Hosparus’ Holiday Remembrance is one way those who have lost someone special can celebrate their lives.

    The event begins at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church on Pear Orchard Road in Elizabethtown. Hosparus officials expect about 50 people to participate.

  • Benefit is Saturday for woman who needs bone marrow transplant

    The date and location for the Crystal Craddock fundraiser has been changed.

    The fundraiser will be Saturday, Dec. 5, at Grace Heartland Church in Elizabethtown. Craddock, a mother of two, has been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and needs a bone marrow transplant.

    The fundraiser will include live gospel music performed by several artists from local churches, a silent auction, chili supper, bake sale and family fun. Donations may be given Dec. 5 at the event.

    For more information, e-mail craddockfundraiser09@yahoo.com.

  • Rhinehart benefit auction to include ‘Twilight’ items

    A benefit for Tayler Rhinehart will be 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at Lutheran House of Prayer, 904 N. Mulberry St., Elizabethtown.

    Tayler was born with spina bifida, a birth defect in which the spinal canal and backbone do not close, and has required several surgeries.

    The 8-year-old needs another surgery.

    The fundraiser will include a barbecue pork meal 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for $5.50, delivery available; auction at 3 p.m.; and gospel singing at 6 p.m. A love offering will be taken during the gospel singing.

  • Bonds to be issued for nursing home project

    LaRue County Fiscal Court approved a resolution Nov. 24 authorizing bonds to be issued for the Sunrise Manor Nursing Home expansion project.

    “Fiscal Court has not had involvement in the design or building of the project,” Tommy Turner, county judge-executive, explained to magistrates meeting at the courthouse. “The county becomes the vehicle to allow the issuance of the bonds, but Sunrise Manor property will secure them.”

  • Judge attends fall college

    District Court Judge C. Derek Reed, who serves LaRue and Hart counties, participated in the 2009 District Judges Fall College at Lake Barkley State Resort Park in Cadiz. The Administrative Office of the Courts offered the college Oct. 18-21 for district court judges throughout the state.

    The judges attended courses about managing extradition proceedings,  admissibility of evidence at trial and sentencing for enhanceable offenses.

  • Job seeker's seminar set for Dec. 7 in Hodgenville

    To assist the jobless with their employment quest, the Office of Employment and Training will hold a free employment seminar Dec. 7 in LaRue County. Facilitators will offer advice on interviewing skills, cover letter writing, resume writing and filling out applications.

    The seminar will be 6:30 p.m. at the LaRue County Adult Education Center in the Board of Education building, 208 College St., Hodgenville.

    The meeting will begin as a group setting and depending on attendance, will progress to one-on-one.