Today's News

  • PHOTO: Vincent wins $20 gift certificate from summer reading program

    Candy Vincent was the winner of a $20 gift certificate from Lincolns Loft for the LaRue County Public Library’s adult summer reading program. Another drawing for a $20 certificate will be held on July 31. The more books you read, the more entries you have. Cathy Luttrell, LCPL adult programs coordinator, presented Vincent with the certificate.

  • Underwood to serve 15 years

    A Campbellsville man will serve 15 years in jail after pleading guilty to an amended count of second-degree assault.

    Jimmy Dean Underwood, 47, of Coakley Road, was charged Jan. 29 with first-degree assault; first-degree wanton endangerment; operating motor vehicle while license suspended for DUI, first offense; operating motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, second offense; reckless driving; and possession of open container in vehicle.

  • Fort Knox Federal begins construction of Valley Station branch

    Fort Knox Federal Credit Union will build its first free-standing branch in Jefferson County at 9905 Dixie Highway in the Meijer’s Shopping Center complex.  Construction will commence immediately with a tentatively scheduled opening by the end of 2012, Bill Rissel, Fort Knox Federal President and CEO, announced Friday at the Southwest Government Center. 

  • Chamber of Commerce director resigns

     Jessica Davis, executive director of the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce, announced her resignation Friday to Chamber members.

    According to Davis’ letter to the membership-at-large, her family will be moving to Bowling Green so she can pursue other career goals and her husband can finish his degree.

    “This decision was not easy and I will miss the people here,” she wrote. “My most rewarding experience during my time here was working with such civic minded people.”

    Davis’ last day is July 27.

  • BIRTH: Ben and Angela Roberts welcome daughter, Audrie Faith

     Ben and Angela Roberts of Elizabethtown announce the birth of a daughter, Audrie Faith Roberts, at 8:18 p.m. April 10, 2012.

    Audrie Faith was born at Hardin Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds 14 ounces and was 19-inches long.

    She is welcomed home by a sister, Addilyn Grace Roberts.

    Maternal grandparents are Dan and Maxine Davis of Louisville.

    Paternal grandparents are John and Diane Roberts of Hodgenville. Paternal great-grandmother is Elizabeth Gordon.

  • Literacy Council presents volunteer awards

     The LaRue County Literacy Adult Community Education (LACE) Council recognized local volunteers at a May 22 meeting.

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce was named recipient of the Community Education Service Award.

    The Chamber has been instrumental in supporting and promoting the Council’s student activities, sharing information on various programs while committing to educating the whole community. Director Jessica Davis accepted the award on behalf of the Chamber.

  • PHOTO: Coyote pups

     Pat Burd, who works for the Property Valuation Administrator, snapped this photo of a coyote pup near a stream in northern LaRue County.

  • Supreme Court upholds healthcare reform law

     Voting 5-4, the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the federal health-care reform law, the core of which requires individuals to get health insurance or pay a fine.

    The decision means about 280,000 more Kentuckians will qualify for Medicaid, and about 220,000 will qualify for insurance under a state exchange where they can choose from various policies. More than 900,000 Kentuckians who were previously denied coverage for pre-existing conditions will now also be able to get coverage.

  • SPORTS: Jordan and 'Smurf' take separate paths to college

     When Jordan Brewer and Anthony Myrks look up into the stands or over at the bench during their basketball games this coming winter, it’ll be a whole new feeling for the recent Bardstown High School grads.

    No longer will their father, Tiger head coach James “Boo” Brewer, be on the sidelines barking out instructions to them, and no longer will mother Debbie Brewer and other family members be there in the bleachers cheering them on.

  • Column: Prayer can reclaim America

     America is a great place to live. It is not perfect, far from it – but it is better than any other nation I know.

    But America has drifted from the principles and standards of our forefathers.  This drifting is not for the better. We are not what we were in the past.