Today's News

  • GEL-IN students receive an education in conservation

    Seven young LaRue Countians are learning to be leaders in conserving and protecting our natural resources both in LaRue County and elsewhere.

    The seven enrolled in the Green Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (GEL-IN) at LaRue County High School are juniors Niccole Carter and Hannah Partridge; 2009 LCHS graduates Max McCubbin, Bethany Miller, Samantha Sidebottom and Aletha Tharp; and 2008 graduate Elizabeth Upton.

  • LCHS football prepares to play

    Practice has started for the LaRue County High School football team.

    Tyler Davenport, a 6-5, 285-pound senior, has returned to football after missing most of last season with a knee injury. Quarterback is senior Lucas Chaudoin.

    The team scrimmages at Nelson County 7 p.m. Aug. 14.

  • WIC program assists families

    If you are pregnant, recently had a baby, are breastfeeding or have a child younger than 5, you may be eligible for the Women, Infants and Children Program, said Roxanne O. True, M.S., L.D., R.D., director of nutrition services and WIC for Lincoln Trail District Health Department.

  • Williamson named to Dean's List

    Kimberly Williamson of Hodgenville was named to the spring Dean’s List at Bellarmine University.

    The dean’s list recognizes students who receive a grade point average of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale.

  • Get fresh taste when freezing corn

    Preparation – Select only tender, freshly gathered corn in the milk stage. Husk and trim the ears, remove silks and wash.

    Blanching (scalding vegetables in boiling water or steam for a short time) is a must for almost all vegetables to be frozen. It stops enzyme actions which can cause loss of flavor, color and texture.

    Blanching cleanses the surface of dirt and organisms, brightens the color and helps retard loss of vitamins. It also wilts or softens vegetables and makes them easier to pack.

  • Loyall flying high

    Daphne Loyall, administrator of Sunrise Manor Nursing Home, may be the first employer to sign a statement of support inside a flying C130 aircraft.

    Loyall, while on an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve BossLift to the Wendell Ford National Guard Training site in western Kentucky June 17, signed the statement of support with Kentucky ESGR Field Chair Bob Silverthorn looking on.

  • 4-H calendar

    Teen Leadership

    Applications for the 4-H Teen Leadership Academy are due at the Extension Service office by 4:30 p.m. Aug. 3. The program is open to 8th-11th graders and will include day-long sessions each month from September through April focusing on improving leadership and communication skills. Applications are available from the Extension Service.


    Rabbit show

    The State Fair 4-H Rabbit Show will be Aug. 21. Return entry form to the Extension Service office before 4:30 p.m. Aug. 7.

  • Thanks for Australia trip

    I just wanted to thank all the businesses in Bardstown, Elizabethtown and Hardin County, all my family, friends and neighbors for helping support me on my trip to Australia for the track and field competition. I had a blast and it wouldn’t have happened without them.

     Truman Padgett

  • Some time off with grandkids

    Discussing a crowded Saturday schedule of shopping, playgrounds and pool time, my 4-year-old grandson asked, “Are you trying to wear me out?”

    After a week-long visit, Grant was on to me. At age 4, a boundless supply of energy exists and he knows it.

    “Cause I don’t wear out,” he continued. “I just be awake and be awake.”

    Just before midnight that evening when a weary grandfather tried to corral him into bed, the boy started sprinting back and forth across the room.

  • Emily Whitlow crowned Miss LaRue County Fair

    The LaRue County Fair kicked off Monday night with the first of several beauty pageants.

    Six contestants vied for the Miss LaRue County Fair crown. Emily Whitlow, the 16-year-old daughter of Jason Whitlow and Trish Greenwell, was the winner. She will represent the county at the state pageant.

    Leeann Carothers, the 17-year-old daughter of Christine Davis and Tim Carothers, was first runner-up, Miss Congeniality and the winner of the People's Choice Award.

    Christina Simpson, the 17-year-old daughter of Nancy and Kris Blair, was second runner-up.