Today's News

  • Rissel named to advisory board

    William J. Rissel, president and chief executive officer of Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, was recently appointed to a two-year term on the newly formed Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council for the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. The 12-member council will hold its inaugural meeting March 1-2 to advise Eighth District Federal Reserve Bank President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. James Bullard on local credit, banking and economic conditions.

  • Flanders named Outstanding County Council Member

    Kelly Flanders of LaRue County was one of 15 people honored at theCommonwealth of Kentucky Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy conference earlier this month.

    Flanders, the owner and operator of R&K Angus Farms in Buffalo, was named Outstanding County Council Member from Extension District 5. The award was presented by First Lady Jane Beshear and GOAP Executive Director Roger Thomas to outstanding agricultural leaders who have played a role the past two years in helping continue the important initiatives of the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund.

  • Buddhist Monk to speak at ECTC

    Buddhist monk, Tsering Phuntsok, of Bir, India, will speak March 2 at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. The monk has also been invited to speak to several ECTC classes during his two-day visit to the community.

    His talk, entitled “Buddhist Compassion,” will be held at 7 p.m. in Room 212, the auditorium in the Regional Postsecondary Center. It is free and open to the public. 

  • PHOTO: Piggy bank champ

  • Glendale man found dead

    A long-time Glendale community leader was found dead Wednesday afternoon after firefighters responded to a grass and barn fire on his property.

    Firefighters found Hardin "Sonny" Hatfield, 79, dead in the yard of his home on Glendale-Hodgenville Road as they worked to put out the four-acre fire, said Richard Peters, chief of the Glendale Volunteer Fire Department.

    A noted woodworker, Hatfield owned Glendale Antique Mall. He and his late wife, Marcie, founded The Depot restaurant in Glendale.

  • UPDATED: Local scholarships

    County Homemaker Scholarship

    The County Homemaker $400 scholarship is available to a graduating LaRue County High School senior planning to earn a degree in family consumer science, agriculture or related fields or an adult who is a resident returning to college, vocational or technical school. Forms are available at the Extension Office or http://ces.ca.uky.edu/larue/FamilyConsumerSciences. Application deadline is March 12.


    Tri-County Car Club

  • Proposed bill seeks reimbursement for costs of illegal immigrants

    Rep. Tim Moore, R-Elizabethtown (26th District) announced the filing of House Bill 485, which if passed would direct any state, county or local government agency who determines that an illegal alien has been receiving any care, education, housing, incarceration, or treatment paid for by Kentucky tax dollars to persuade the Attorney General to seek reimbursement from the Federal government for those funds.

  • Hardin County pair plead not guilty to sex charges

    Two Hardin County residents arrested on sex charges involving a minor pleaded not guilty Tuesday and will remain free on bail.
    Jeffrey Mark Farmer, 46, of Elizabethtown, and Christin Nicole Dague, 26, of Radcliff, entered separate pleas Tuesday morning when they were arraigned in Circuit Court.
    Both defendants were arrested Feb. 8 at their residences and charged with Class B felonies of complicity to commit use of a minor in a sexual performance and complicity to commit promoting a sexual performance by a minor.

  • Main Street disbanded

    A tumultuous relationship between the Hodgenville Main Street/Renaissance organization and Mayor Terry Cruse came to a head Monday night when the mayor dissolved the volunteer group.

    Kentucky Main Street began in 1979 as a way to channel state grants and volunteerism into improving downtowns. During the last five years, Hodgenville Main Street has received grants to renovate a restaurant and improve storefronts in the downtown.

    Cruse read a prepared statement to City Council and members of Main Street in attendance.

  • CHAMBER: Annual golf scramble is in the works

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce holds true to its mission of supporting local business and the community by hosting many events  that are informative and entertaining.