Today's News

  • Girls basketball: NELSON 38, LARUE 33

     The host Lady Hawks blew a nine-point first-quarter lead as Nelson County's Lady Cardinals rallied to win their sixth straight Feb. 7.

    The Lady Cards took advantage of the early lead to win 38-33.

    LaRue County, which lost its third straight, led 12-3 after the first quarter but was held to single digits the final three periods.

    Sophomore wing Ivy Brown paced the Lady Hawks with 22 points, eight rebounds and three steals. She hit two-of-four 3-point shots. Sophomore center Alley Evans scored five points.

  • PHOTO: Rep. Terry Mills checks messages

     FRANKFORT – Rep. Terry Mills, D-Lebanon, checks his legislative office messages from outside the Kentucky House of Representatives.

  • REDISTRICTING: LaRue back in 19th District - for now

    LaRue County is again in the 5th State Senate District and 19th House District after Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd ruled Feb. 7 that House Bill 1, which was passed by the General Assembly and signed by Gov. Steve Beshear, is unconstitutional. State Senate and House districts created by House Bill 1 will be thrown out and the district boundaries will go back to where they were before the bill was signed.

    Sen. Carroll Gibson of Leitchfield and Rep. Michael Meredith of Brownsville once again represent LaRue County.

  • ECTC hosts juried art contest

     A juried art contest is being sponsored by Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s “The Heartland Review.”

    The exhibition theme is inspired by natural elements. Works of art in every media are invited: nature, environmentalism, the body, identity, urbanism and responses to modernity.

    First place is $250; second, $150; third, $75.

    Artists may submit up to three pieces for a tax-deductible contribution of $10

    which will support the contest and the journal.

  • Western Kentucky University announces fall graduates

     Several local students completed degrees at Western Kentucky University for the fall semester.

    Hodgenville– Megan E. Culver, bachelor of science; Tessa R. Dever, interdisciplinary studies (BIS); James R. Massengill, interdisciplinary studies (BIS); Hannah R. Mayfield, bachelor of science in nursing; Kelsey L. McCubbin, bachelor of science; Scott E. Porter, bachelor of science; Sophie C. Routt, bachelor of social work; Jessica Ann T. Sadler, bachelor of arts; and Kathy C. Vaughn, interdisciplinary studies

  • Businesses, individuals asked to participate in broadband survey

     The Commonwealth Office of Broadband Outreach and Development and the Kentucky Council of Area Development Districts are asking businesses and citizens to participate in a survey that will collect information on broadband use as part of the Broadband KY initiative to help increase internet utilization in the daily lives of Kentuckians.

  • Rapist sentenced to 11 years

     Final sentencing paperwork was completed for Pascal "Pat" Jones, 51, of 130 Willow Springs in New Hope, last week in Marion County. Jones was sentenced to 11 years in prison for first-degree rape in October 2011.

  • New Haven man injured in wreck

     A New Haven man suffered a severe leg injury after his SUV overturned off New Haven Road Sunday.

    Christopher E. Smith, 33, was driving north about 8:11 a.m. near the area of Helsinki Hill, north of Culvertown, when his vehicle left the road, struck a ditch and overturned, according to a press release from the Nelson County Sheriff's Department.

    Nelson County EMS transported Smith to University of Louisville Hospital. He was not wearing a seat belt, the release stated.

    The Ford Explorer Smith was driving sustained severe damage.

  • PHOTO: Feeding hay

     Hungry cows followed Bud Ireland as he carried bales of hay from a barn on Glendale Road.

  • TOPS offers healthy alternatives for Valentine's Day

     With American Heart Month and Valentine’s Day in February, consider putting more focus on your heart this month. It’s an opportunity to give loved ones a heart-healthy treat or engage in a heart-smart activity. But matters of the heart aren’t just reserved for this month.