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Today's News

  • Beauty is in the iris of the beholder

    I’ve just returned to work after taking a few weeks vacation. I needed some quiet time as the date Nov. 2 loomed. This was the one-year anniversary of the death of my 22-year-old son and if I could have crawled in a cave somewhere and avoided any pain associated with that date, that would have been fine with me.

    But that isn’t the way it works.

    If you try to hide from it, it waits for a chance to jump out and knock you down when you’re not expecting it.

  • Deer me!

    Monday morning, the LaRue County Road Department crew faced the unpleasant task of disposing of a pair of deer carcasses that were dropped at the LaRue County Environmental Education & Research Center during the holiday weekend.

    The deer were not killed by hunters. The two does, along with a black and white cat, were struck by cars, then picked up and dumped by a county official.

  • Seminar offers advice, hope to job-seekers

    LaRue County’s unemployment rate has almost doubled in a year. In October 2008, it boasted one of the lowest rates in the state at 6.8 percent.

    It’s now 12.9 percent, according to statistics from the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The rate is second highest in the Lincoln Trail Region, with only Grayson County being higher at 16.5 percent.

    That means about 1,000 LaRue Countians are out of work and competing for jobs.

    According to Julita Nance of the Office of Employment and Training, the competition is fierce.

  • E’town man dies from stab wound

    One man is dead and another is recovering from what police describe as “moderate injuries” after an early morning fight and stabbing at an Elizabethtown mobile home.

    According to Elizabethtown Police Department spokesman Virgil Willoughby, one of several occupants of an Elaine Court residence used a pocket knife to deliver a single but fatal stab wound to an intruder shortly after 3 a.m. Nov. 24.

    Police found Sixfrido Mendez, a 26-year-old Elizabethtown resident, “lying face down on a sofa in the living room,” Willoughby said.

  • FFA teens take top honors in Soybean Board’s video contest

    Four LaRue County FFA students will share $5,000 in a contest sponsored by The Kentucky Soybean Promotion Board.

    Valerie Sherrard and Emilee Whitt took first place while Craig Dunn and Julia Johnson took second in a video contest sponsored by the board. The teams produced videos themed “#1 Advocate for Animals” that were shown on the Internet site www.youtube.com. Winners were decided based on number of views.

    Sherrard and Whitt had 22,144 views in the month-long contest and won $3,000. Their video was about grazing lands.

  • FFA teens take top honors in Soybean Board’s video contest

    Four LaRue County FFA students will share $5,000 in a contest sponsored by The Kentucky Soybean Promotion Board.

    Valerie Sherrard and Emilee Whitt took first place while Craig Dunn and Julia Johnson took second in a video contest sponsored by the board. The teams produced videos themed “#1 Advocate for Animals” that were shown on the Internet site www.youtube.com. Winners were decided based on number of views.

    Sherrard and Whitt had 22,144 views in the month-long contest and won $3,000. Their video was about grazing lands.

  • FFA teens take top honors in Soybean Board’s video contest

    Four LaRue County FFA students will share $5,000 in a contest sponsored by The Kentucky Soybean Promotion Board.

    Valerie Sherrard and Emilee Whitt took first place while Craig Dunn and Julia Johnson took second in a video contest sponsored by the board. The teams produced videos themed “#1 Advocate for Animals” that were shown on the Internet site www.youtube.com. Winners were decided based on number of views.

    Sherrard and Whitt had 22,144 views in the month-long contest and won $3,000. Their video was about grazing lands.

  • Free magic show offered today

    Dinky Gowen presents his 16th annual Kid’s Day Christmas Spectacular 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, at LaRue County Parks and Recreation.

    Dinky, who performs about 600 shows each year, will be joined by two guest magicians   and escape artist Jennifer Gowen.

    The festivities include magic shows – with new illusions – costumed characters who will meet and greet the children, games, door prizes and a special appearance by Santa Claus. No admission is charged and the program is suitable for all ages.

  • Hosparus holds Holiday Remembrance program

    The holiday season is filled with emotions, and for many of those who have lost loved ones, it can be an especially difficult time.

    Hosparus’ Holiday Remembrance is one way those who have lost someone special can celebrate their lives.

    The event begins at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church on Pear Orchard Road in Elizabethtown. Hosparus officials expect about 50 people to participate.

  • Hosparus holds Holiday Remembrance program

    The holiday season is filled with emotions, and for many of those who have lost loved ones, it can be an especially difficult time.

    Hosparus’ Holiday Remembrance is one way those who have lost someone special can celebrate their lives.

    The event begins at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church on Pear Orchard Road in Elizabethtown. Hosparus officials expect about 50 people to participate.