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Today's News

  • LINCOLN DAYS: Elaine Walker, Secretary of State, to be grand marshal for parade

    Kentucky Secretary of State Elaine Nogay Walker is the 2011 grand marshal for the Lincoln Days parade.

    Walker was appointed to her position in January to fill the unexpired term of Secretary of State Trey Grayson. She previously served as the 39th mayor of Bowling Green, being elected to the post in November of 2004. She became the first mayor in the city's history to be elected to two successive terms.

  • MILITARY: Cline earns award at basic training

    Evan Cline, a senior at LaRue County High School, graduated Aug. 4 from basic training in South Carolina and earned the award of Outstanding Soldier of the Cycle. 

    Each platoon of the graduating company nominates one individual to appear before a board of cadre. Nominees are questioned on military subjects and current events. They are also judged on personal appearance and general knowledge. The board selects the one soldier who has outstanding qualities of leadership, competence, and discipline.

  • Plane crash survivors remain hospitalized

    Three members of a LaRue County family involved in a Monday afternoon plane crash remain hospitalized in Louisville.

    Pilot Joshua Marksbury, 31, his wife, Jamie, 32, and their son, Jacob, 4, were injured when the single-engine plane crashed shortly after take-off next to  Abraham Lincoln Elementary School on U.S. 31E.

    Jimmy Shaw, brother of Jamie Marksbury, said Thursday afternoon all three family members remain in Louisville hospitals. He said he preferred not to discuss specific injuries.

  • Bluegrass Cellular offers $1,000 for driving PSA

    As part of Bluegrass Cellular’s wireless safety initiative, “Drive Now Text L8R,” the company is challenging central Kentucky high school students to create a video public service announcement about the dangers of distracted driving.

    The Drive Now Text L8R PSA contest is open to students attending high school in the 40-county Bluegrass Cellular service area. PSAs must be received by Sept. 30. A panel of judges will rate the PSAs on creativity, originality and consistency of the Drive Now Text L8R message theme.

  • Motorists should use caution during 31W construction

    Motorists traveling the US-31w Bypass in Elizabethtown should be aware of ramp closures beginning next week. The closures will affect those wishing to travel north on the bypass from the US 62 interchange and the Interstate 65/Western Kentucky Parkway interchange area.

    On Sunday, Aug. 21, contract crews will begin reconstruction of the northbound bypass access and exit ramps from US 62. These closures will last through Aug. 30.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Alexandria Ann House and Joshua Taylor Childress

    Alexandria Ann House and Joshua Taylor Childress of Hodgenville announce their engagement and forthcoming wedding.

    The bride to be is a 2008 graduate of Central Hardin High School. She is the daughter of Greg House of Elizabethtown and Penny Miller of North Carolina.

    The prospective groom is a 2003 graduate of LaRue County High School and is employed by Peters Electric. He is the son of Tim and Regina Childress of Hodgenville.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Christy Gardner and Stephen Todd Curry

    Christy Nicole Gardner and Stephen Todd Curry, both of Cox's Creek, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride to be is the daughter of Tommy Gardner and Christal Milliner of Hodgenville. She is a 2002 graduate of LaRue County High School and 2009 graduate of Western Kentucky University. She is a training consultant at Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance in Louisville.

  • Bluegrass Cellular customers may text charitable donations

    Bluegrass Cellular customers can make a difference in their communities by donating to nonprofits of their choice through a simple text message.   Charitable contributions to nonprofit organizations can be made via mGive short codes-keywords established by nonprofits.

    mGive is an organization that assists nonprofits in their efforts to raise money and communicate with donors more effectively through the mobile channel. mGive works with more than 100 nonprofit organizations in the United States. 

  • Jazz Guardians to perform in free concert Sept. 15

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will present Army Specialist Jake Stith and the Jazz Guardians in concert at noon Sept. 15. The concert will be in room 112 of the administration building; bring lunch.

    The Jazz Guardians will also be performing a concert that evening at 7 in the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown. Both concerts are free and open to the public.

  • COLUMN: Be a peacemaker for God's blessing

    Blessed are the peacemakers. Matthew 5:9

    If you want God’s blessing, become a peacemaker. Jesus didn’t say, “Blessed are the peace-lovers,” because everyone loves peace. Nor did he say, “Blessed are the peaceable,” who are never disturbed by anything. No, he said, “Blessed are those who work for peace.”

    Peacemakers are rare because peace-making is hard work. But it’s worth it. Relationships are always worth restoring.