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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Mark Twain visits Ancestral Trails

     Ancestral Trails met earlier this month with Monie Matthews as guest speaker. He portrayed the writer Samuel Clemons also known as Mark Twain. He explained how he got his name and his adventures in the Civil War. Clemons’ parents were from Adair County. ATHS will meet again Friday, July 6 when Steve Mather will demonstrate his grave-dowsing skills at the Elizabethtown Cemetery.

  • County Clerk's Audit – year ending Dec. 31, 2011

     State Auditor Adam Edelen last week released the audit of the 2011 financial statement of LaRue County Clerk Linda Carter. State law requires the auditor to conduct annual audits of county clerks and sheriffs.

    The audit found that the clerk's financial statement presents fairly the revenues, expenditures, and excess fees of the LaRue County clerk in conformity with the regulatory basis of accounting.

  • Bardstown's Buttermilk Festival seeks vendors

     The Buttermilk Days Festival Committee is now taking applications for arts and crafts vendors as well as food and refreshment vendors for this year’s festival which will be Aug. 23-25 on South Third Street in Bardstown.

    The three-day festival will again include a homemade wine-tasting and wild meat cookout on Thursday evening, a kids street concert on Friday night, the famous Buttermilk Days breakfast on Saturday morning and the third annual street concert on Saturday evening. 

  • PHOTO: Fort Knox Federal Credit Union opens Bardstown branch

     Fort Knox Federal Credit Union held ribbon-cutting ceremonies June 12 for its new, free-standing office at 100 Kelly Drive in Bardstown. Helping cut the ribbon to open the Bardstown branch are from left, Carolyn Drake, executive vice president; Sandra Cunningham, branch manager; J. Marvin Hawk, member of the board of directors; Howard Williams, board chairman; Bardstown Mayor Bill Sheckles; Bill Rissel, president and CEO; Rosemary Deaton, board member; Henry Wheatley, board member; and, Reba Watson, board member. 

  • PHOTO: Skaggs named Academic All-State

     Kayla Skaggs, a junior at LaRue County High School, was named to first-team Academic All-State by the Kentucky Softball Coaches Association. She played first base and pitcher for the Lady Hawks. In order to be considered, players must appear in at least 50 percent of their teams' varsity games. Only juniors and seniors are eligible. Based on a 4.0 grade-point average, the breakdown is 3.75 to 4.0 for the first team, 3.50 to 3.74 for the second team and 3.25 to 3.49 for honorable mentions.

  • PHOTO: Smith named to Academic All-State

     Megan Smith, a recent graduate of LaRue County High School, was named to first-team Academic All-State by the Kentucky Softball Coaches Association for the second year. Smith played second base and shortstop for the Lady Hawks. In order to be considered, players must appear in at least 50 percent of their teams' varsity games. Only juniors and seniors are eligible. Based on a 4.0 grade-point average, the breakdown is 3.75 to 4.0 for the first team, 3.50 to 3.74 for the second team and 3.25 to 3.49 for honorable mentions.

  • County joins class action lawsuit

     LaRue County Fiscal Court has joined over 18 other Kentucky counties in a class action lawsuit against a Delaware mortgage bundling company.

    Magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville June 12 took the action against Mortgage Electronic Registration System. The company's website described MERS as “an innovative process that simplifies the way mortgage ownership and servicing rights are originated, sold and tracked.”

    Tommy Turner, LaRue County judge-executive, said tracking of titles is the major problem with MERS.

  • Benjamin Michael Connor to exhibit at National Junior Angus Show

     Benjamin Michael Conner of Hodgenville will exhibit Angus cattle at the 2012 National Junior Angus Show July 15-21 at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, Louisville, according to the American Angus Association.

    Conner, a junior member of the American Angus Association with headquarters in St. Joseph, Mo., is one of 712 young Angus breeders from 39 states and Canada who have entered a total of 1,530 head in the show.

  • Henderson inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta

     Tamathy Miller Henderson of Hodgenville was inducted into the Alpha Lambda Delta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College on March 23.

    Henderson is majoring in counseling. She is the daughter of the late Otis R. and Rebecca Jaggers Miller of Hodgenville, and is married to Michael Henderson.

    Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society is the largest honor society in American higher education with 1,275 chapters on college campuses. 

  • Committee to present district facilities plan to school board

     Each school district in Kentucky is required by law to develop a local district facilities plan every four years.