Today's News

  • Band boosters host bunco fundraiser

    Project Graduation will sponsor a bunco fundraiser 6-8 p.m. Jan. 14 in the LaRue County High School Cafeteria. Food and registration begin at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $10; open to community.

    Monetary or gift donations may be dropped off at 6 p.m. Jan. 10 at the high school library.

  • ECTC dental clinic accepting patients

    The dental clinic at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is now accepting patients.

    Services include cleanings, x-rays, fluoride treatments, sealants and exams by a dentist. Cost is $45; $35 for students, children age 12 and under, and senior citizens (age 65 and older).

    For patients new to the clinic or returning patients who have not been seen in the last three years, an initial screening appointment is necessary prior to being scheduled for preventive services.

  • GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Hawks burned by Lady Dragons

    LaRue County didn’t take advantage of its height.

    Turnover problems, foul trouble and a lack of aggressive rebounding left the Lady Hawks with a sinking feeling after a frenetic final minute Friday night.

    Now, they’re saddled way behind in the 18th District regular-season title race.

    Green County sophomore Allie Ingram hit 1-of-2 free throws with 1.7 seconds left to clinch a 59-58 victory over visiting LaRue County before Lady Hawks freshman guard Alexis Brewer made a ¾-court 3-pointer at the buzzer to bring the final margin to one.

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks defeat Green County

    Junior guard Kelton Ford and sophomore forward Kody Key each recorded double-doubles as the visiting LaRue County Hawks dispatched 18th District rival Green County in a 76-41 rout Friday night.

    Ford totaled 23 points and 11 rebounds, while Key had 18 points and 10 boards. Sophomore forward Tyler Howell added 10 rebounds to give the Hawks (12-2 overall, 3-0 district) three players with 10 rebounds or more.

  • Hodgenville woman dies in crash

    Amber Witten Thurman, principal at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, died as the result of a car crash about 5:04 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7.

    Thurman, 47, was traveling west on KY 84 one mile west of Hodgenville when the 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue she was driving crossed the centerline, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Thurman overcorrected and lost control of the vehicle. It left the right side of the roadway, struck an earth embankment and overturned.

    She was ejected from the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene by the LaRue County Coroner.

  • COLUMN: What is a chamber of commerce?

     I laughed as I watched a new sitcom, “Two Broke Girls,” when one of the girls told a rude gold dealer that she was going to turn her in to the chamber of commerce. In reality she would have needed to turn her in to the Better Business Bureau.

    This prompted me to write this article because it reminded me that some people do not have a clear understanding of the purpose of the chamber of commerce.

  • Marquis Cobb graduates from basic training

     Air Force Airman Marquis E. Cobb graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

    Cobb is the son of Stacey Martin of Elizabethtown, and Martino Cobb of Hodgenville.

  • FUNDRAISER: Hosparus to host tea and auction

     Hosparus Tea and Auction

    Hosparus Central Kentucky will host a tea and auction, “Once Upon a Tea” 2-4 p.m. March 31 at Severns Valley Baptist Church, 1100 Ring Road, Elizabethtown. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 and may be purchased at the Hosparus Elizabethtown office at 105 Diecks Dr., Elizabethtown. No reservations will be accepted without payment. The reservation deadline is March 26.

  • Several students named to Dean's List at St. Catharine

     Several local students were named to the Dean’s List at St. Catharine College, Springfield for the fall semester. The Dean's List includes all students who had a grade point average of 3.6 - 3.999.

    They include Christopher Brady, Melinda Norris, Angela Rogers and Steven Smith, all of New Haven; and Adrienne Leigh of Bradfordsville.

  • Magnolia man shares weight loss journey

    For Eli Whitlock, a cancer diagnosis led him to one of the healthiest times in his life.

    The 25-year-old Magnolia resident lost more than 100 pounds after deciding to change his lifestyle after receiving a cancer diagnosis four years ago.

    Whitlock was diagnosed with testicular cancer in the summer of 2008 and had surgery days after learning of the disease. He didn't need any other treatment to become cancer-free and he felt he "got off pretty lucky with that," he said.