Today's News

  • Veteran takes Honor Flight to Washington, D.C.

    Being 90 years old, World War II Army veteran Guthrie Catlin was beginning to doubt if he ever would be able to visit the memorial built in Washington, D.C., to honor him and his band of brothers.

    However, the Illinois native who lived in the Levelwoods section of LaRue County for more than 30 years made the trip May 16, thanks to the Honor Flight network.

  • All-Stars lose in semifinals

    The LaRue County All-Stars were eliminated Sunday from the 9-year-old Cal Ripken West Kentucky State Tournament.

    The Elizabethtown Area Baseball Commission All-Stars surged back in the bottom of the sixth inning to defeat the LaRue County All-Stars, 10-9 in the losers’ bracket semifinals at the EABC minor league fields.

    Other than a briefly lived tie at 4-4, Elizabethtown had trailed the entire game as it went into the fifth inning down, 9-4.

  • Fundraiser calendar

    Chili dinner

    A chili dinner benefit for True Way Ministries’ food bank will be held from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 25 at the Senior Citizens Center in Hodgenville. For more information, call Darlene Daugherty at 358-0385.

    Band of Hawks fundraiser

    The Band of Hawks will hold a fundraiser yard sale, bake sale and concessions July 25. For more information, to reserve a spot for $10 or if you would like to donate items for the yard sale, call 270-401-9231.

  • Sewer trouble seeps to surface

    City workers endured a smelly task early Saturday after a sewer line backed up on Lincoln Boulevard near the intersection with Tanner Road.

    Lt. Steve Johnson of Hodgenville City Police said he discovered the problem while on patrol. He drove his cruiser through the sludge about 11:30 p.m. Friday.

    Mayor Terry Cruse said the sewer line had “apparently been backing up for some time with solids.”

  • Angel appointed to second term

    Gov. Steve Beshear recently reappointed Campbellsville urologist James R. Angel to a second consecutive four-year term on the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission. Angel also served on the commission 1989-1993.

    Angel represents the Fourth District on the commission, which includes Adair, Barren, Cumberland, Edmonson, Grayson, Green, Hardin, Hart, LaRue, Marion, Metcalfe, Monroe, Nelson, Taylor and Washington counties.

  • Stephen Foster musical in jeopardy

    Landmark News Service

    Now in its 51st season, “Stephen Foster — The Musical” has been part of the community so long, many residents consider it a staple, Bardstown Mayor Dick Heaton said. But its continuation is not guaranteed, and if it closes, city businesses could suffer.

    “I think they are at this point very much at risk of having to close after this season,” Heaton said.

  • Club K comes to LaRue County

    Club K, a well-known softball training facility, will offer a workshop Thursday, July 23, at LaRue County High School.

    Club K will host a hitting and slapping clinic for any girl interested in learning the fundamentals of these two techniques.

    In slapping, the player aims the ball where she wants it to go. Her sprint to first base already has begun when the ball is hit.

    Slots for the 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. hitting clinic are already full. Players who have registered with Lady Hawk coach Mielle DiStefano have a spot.

  • Governors Cup goes to Tennessean

    Maddie Denton of Murfreesboro, Tenn., won the Governors Cup as the state championship fiddler at the Official Kentucky State Championship Old Time Fiddlers Contest last weekend. She also won backup musician and junior fiddler, beating Doug Fleener and Adam French, both of Leitchfield.

    Joel Whittinghill of Bowling Green won second place in the championship and Leonard Lawson of Vine Grove took third. The 35th annual event attracted competitors from several states, including Indiana, Tennessee, Georgia and Colorado, to Rough River Dam State Resort Park.


  • Lincoln Days Celebration makes changes

    Several changes will be made to this year’s Lincoln Days Festival held Oct. 3 and 4.

    Art Show: Due to size of Art Show it is being relocated to the Lincoln Museum Community Room on Lincoln Square from Lincoln National Bank. The art show will be held Sept. 27. A reception will be held in conjunction with the art show. This is catered by Cross Town Homemakers and sponsored by LaRue County Fiscal Court.

    Baby Contest and Little Abe and Sarah Look-A-Like contest also will be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Civic Center.

  • My Old Kentucky Home celebrates park system's anniversary today

    Landmark News Service

    Kentucky State Park supporters can hobnob with the commonwealth’s first lady, Jane Beshear, from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at My Old Kentucky Home State Park in Bardstown. The garden party will mark the 85th anniversary of the Kentucky State Park system.

    “This will be a great opportunity to celebrate the legacy of the Kentucky State Parks as they mark 85 years of creating family memories,” Beshear said. “We appreciate the support of the foundation and all contributors to help our great park system.”