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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Showcase features speech team talent

    The LaRue County community will have a chance to see the state championship and nationally recognized performances of several speech students at a showcase being hosted by the LaRue County High School Speech team this month. The showcase will take place 6:30 p.m. April 28 in the LCHS auditorium and is free to the public.

  • Anderson, Parker, excel at middle school speech tournament

    The LaRue County Middle School Speech Team competed at the Kentucky High School Speech League Junior State Speech Championships at the University of Kentucky on March 31 and returned home boasting a state finalist and two state semi-finalists. The team also won an Award of Distinction for their overall team efficiency.  

  • Floyd wants to bring back eminent domain bill in 2015

    State Rep. David Floyd, a Bardstown Republican, was disappointed this week that his bill to protect landowners from the threat of condemnation of their property for the planned Bluegrass Pipeline didn’t pass in the 2014 session of the legislature.

    But he thinks it can be brought back next year.

  • Honor Roll - Abraham Lincoln Elementary School

    Abraham Lincoln Elementary School

    Third quarter

    All A

    Noah Cundiff, Rachel Cundiff, Adara Dobson, Katelyn Eads, Will Faulkner, Gabe Fortier, Layne Gribbins, Jacob Hinton, Harper Hynes, Hailey Kelly, Tristen Locke, Kayla Maupin, Makenna Montgomery, Connor Nicholas, Samantha Perkins, Makayla Phillips, Isaiah Pruitt, Abigail Riggs, Jake Skaggs, Brenna Southwood, Macy Stillwell, Haley Thompson, Mason Thompson, Biven Turner, Zoe VanRiper, Layla Vertrees, Madison WIlmoth

    A/B