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Today's News

  • CHAMBER: Golf scramble planned for April 25

     It’s time to play.

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce’s 20th annual golf scramble is Friday, April 25 at the LaRue County Golf Course.

    This year’s golf scramble is sponsored by Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, LaRue Insurance and Lincoln National Bank.

    This is a time for our members and community to enjoy some fun in the sun and support the Chamber in its biggest fundraiser. Players who prepay by April 15 will receive a discount. Entry fees are $60 for individuals and $240 for a team of four. 

  • Relay for Life making plans for May 16

     With LaRue County’s annual Relay for Life just around the corner, plans by the local County Relay Committee are taking shape. New this year is a Ms. Relay competition featuring many local personalities and political candidates. Already on tap for this event are Ronnie Chelf, Russell McCoy, Larry Howell, and Kyle Williamson with more “beauties” signing up this week with local Relay teams. Each Ms. Relay personality will solicit funds before and during Relay to determine the winner of the coveted title.

  • Plant Fair set for May 17

    The Lincoln Trail Area Master Gardener Plant Fair will be 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 17 at the Hardin County Extension Office, 201 Peterson Dr., Elizabethtown.

    The plant fair is a fundraiser for the LTAMGA which provides two college scholarships. 

    The Plant Fair usually has more than 35 vendors with flowering and vegetable plants and garden decor. Garden demonstrations will be held throughout the day and there will be door prizes. 

  • Fruit of the Loom plant closing in Jamestown

    By Larry Rowell
    Casey County News

    Steve Burchell shakes his head in utter disbelief as he talks about the news he received at work on Thursday.

    “I’m shocked. There were people crying when they told us,” Burchell said, referring to Fruit of the Loom COO Tony Pelaski informing 601 employees that the textile plant in Jamestown was closing by Dec. 31. Layoffs will be scheduled in phases, beginning June 8, according to a letter given to employees.

  • Drug overdose is leading cause of death in state

    Most Kentucky adults don't know that drug overdose is the leading cause of death in the state, but those in the east do.

  • CENSUS: LaRue losing population

    Is the county dying?

    The U.S. Census issued a report last week showing births and deaths in all U.S. counties from the end of June 2011 to July 1, 2012. There were more deaths than births in 36 percent of the nation's 3,100-plus counties.

    In rural counties, the percentage of places with more deaths than births was even higher. Nearly half (46 percent) had more deaths than births. A number of news reports, according to The Rural Blog, carried headlines saying that these counties were “dying.”

  • Shrimp boil and fish fry fundraiser planned for Addie

     A shrimp boil/fish fry to benefit the family of Addie Roberts will be at 6 p.m. April 19 at Claudia’s Tea Room and the Thurman Phillips Guest House in Sonora. Addie is the 3-year-old daughter of Ben and Angela Roberts, formerly of Hodgenville, who is battling cancer.

    There will be music by the Blue Soul Gypsys and a live auction.

  • You can download a book for free

     Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to check out a library book from anywhere – a free one that can’t be lost, stolen, overdue or eaten by the family dog?

    That opportunity is available right here in LaRue County through the LaRue County Public Library, according to Dana Jolly, LaRue County librarian.

  • FFA teams excel at Agriculture Field Day

     More than 1,300 students representing 47 schools from across the Commonwealth attended the 42nd annual University of Kentucky 4-H/FFA Agriculture Field Day. This event, hosted by the College of Agriculture and the Department of Community and Leadership Development, took place at Commonwealth Stadium. The field day events assessed students’ content knowledge in the areas of agriculture, food, and natural resources. Twenty-eight competitive events assessed students’ core academic knowledge in the area of agriculture.

  • PHOTO: Kosair donation

     Proceeds from the 49th annual Brotherhood Banquet for Kosair Charities were presented by members of the Riasok Shrine Club and the Elizabethtown Knights of Columbus in the amount of $22,000 to Randy Coe, CEO of Kosair Charities. The members of both organizations are preparing for the 50th anniversary celebration to be held Feb. 28, 2015.