Today's News

  • Bluegrass Cellular introduces wireless emergency alerts

     Bluegrass Cellular last week announced the introduction of “Wireless Emergency Alerts,” a system that allows the Federal Emergency Management Agency to deliver warning messages to wireless carriers. Bluegrass Cellular Motorola Milestone X2 customers will be among the first to receive the service.

  • A beautiful garden starts now

     Get out the shovel and trowels – its Memorial Day weekend and that means gardening for many. Spend a bit more time getting your garden off to a good start and reap the benefits all season long. Proper planting and post planting care means less maintenance, fewer pests and more produce and beautiful flowers in your landscape.

  • Hodgenville man a winner in Buck$ for Bright Ideas program

     The 13 winners in the 2012 Buck$ for Bright Ideas program are one step closer to making their business dreams a reality.

     “We will be meeting with each winner to determine their needs and we will tailor the award to meet those needs,” said Doug Rohrer, Associate Vice President for Research and Development at Western Kentucky University and Executive Director of the Central Region Innovation and Commercialization Center.

  • Governor signs concussion bill into law

    Governor Steve Beshear, joined by Rep. Joni Jenkins and school and athletics officials, last month ceremonially signed legislation to protect students who participate in athletics, particularly those who may suffer concussions.

  • Balanced Senate postal reform is best solution

    Now that the U.S. Senate has passed bipartisan S 1789 to reform the ailing U.S. Postal Service, critics are trying to disable the bill on its way to the House. Both postal unions and USPS want more for their side, and some Republicans mistakenly believe the bill burdens taxpayers.

    Unfortunately, Kentucky Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul both bought into that logic and opposed 1789.

  • Campbellsville University tennis team claims national title

     A long season hit a new peak Friday as Campbellsville University men's tennis claimed its first-ever national championship in the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) Tournament at the Mobile Copeland-Cox Tennis Center. Campbellsville (19-6) went 5-0 on the week and won the championship with a 5-1 victory over Spring Arbor University, Michigan.

  • Diabetes Coalition and support groups meet

     Hardin & LaRue Diabetes Coalition

    The Hardin & LaRue Diabetes Coalition will meet 6 p.m. June 5 at the LaRue County Extension Office, Old E’town Road, Hodgenville. It is open to anyone with interest in early diagnosis, reduction of complications, prevention and elimination of diabetes. For more information or to register for classes, contact Melissa Conder at 769-1601, Ext. 1035.


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  • PHOTO: Lady Hawks Softball Team

     Members of the Lady Hawks Softball Team are front from left, Coach Katie Wheatley, Courtney Johnson, Kayla Skaggs, Brittany Enlow, Bethany Skaggs, Megan Smith, Kayla Nunn, Peyton Gardner, Brigitte Skaggs, Coach Jessie Shartzer; back,  Coach Kyle Baker, Jill Hughes, Delany Eastridge, Shakeya Washington, Trishtian Cruse, Sierra Mullins, Emillee Cundiff, Mallory Skaggs, Haleigh Gregory and Head Coach Aaron Howell.

  • Kelton Ford makes Kentucky Junior All-Stars

     Kelton “Putt Putt” Ford, a junior point guard for the LaRue County Hawks was invited to try out for the Kentucky Junior All Star team.

    Tryouts were held May 6 at Georgetown College and included some of the top junior basketball players in the state.

    Ford was selected to play with the Kentucky Junior All-Stars who will scrimmage the Kentucky Senior All-Star team in Lexington on June 4 and the Indiana Junior All-Stars on June 15 in Indianapolis.

  • Unemployed veterans eligible for new job training assistance

     Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs are working together to make military veterans aware of new job training benefits available to them.

    Last November Congress passed the VOW to Hire Heroes Act, which includes the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program for unemployed veterans age 35-60. Scheduled to start July 1, VRAP offers training assistance in high-demand occupations to 99,000 unemployed veterans over two years-45,000 from July 1-Sept. 30, and 54,000 next year.