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Today's News

  • Hunt graduates from EKU

    Eastern Kentucky University recognized 1,708 graduates at the conclusion of the spring semester.

    Local EKU graduates include Kristopher R. Hunt of Sonora, who earned a bachelor’s degree in music.

  • Reunions

    Catlett - Mather
    The Catlett Mather reunion is noon July 20 at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown. Relatives and friends are invited in memory of Ed and Cynthia Mather Catlett. For more information, call Lorena Catlett Russell at 358-3551.

    Class of 1973
    LaRue County High School Class of 1973 will have a 40th reunion on July 27 in Elizabethtown. Call Becky Tedder at 270-358-4032 if you have not been contacted.

    Howardstown Homecoming

  • WEDDING: Dockery

    Danielle Lee Lobb and Eddie Ray Dockery, both of Buffalo, were married July 14, 2013, at Rough River State Park. Roy Dockery presided.

    The bride is the daughter of Denny Lobb of Green County and Cyndi Lyons of LaRue County. She is an employee of Bullfrogs and Butterflies Child Development Center LLC.

    The groom is the son of Roy and Lyris Dockery of Morgantown. He is an officer with the Hodgenville Police Department.

    Their children, Bryson Elisha Lewis and Holly Dockery, were in attendance.

    A reception followed the ceremony.

  • Prepare your child for school with these tips

    It is never too early to start providing the kinds of experiences that will help your child enter school ready to succeed.

    “School readiness” refers to the academic knowledge, independence, communication and social skills children need to do well in school. Getting your child ready for school requires you to spend time reading, talking and playing with your child.

    Even if you have older children, reinforcing these learned skills and behaviors will help them continue to be successful in school and in life.

  • Photo contest returns

    Any happy snappers out there? We think there are – because we’ve heard from several of you this year, asking if – and when – we will hold our annual photo contest.

    It’s on!

    There are a few changes from previous contests.

    We are accepting only digital photos this year. Scanned photos do not have the quality of digital – so it’s not fair to those entries. We apologize if this inconveniences anyone.

  • Price hired as assistant principal at LCHS

    Chris Price has been named the new assistant principal of LaRue County High School.

    He learned of his selection July 15 from newly selected principal Kyle Goodlett.

    “I was really excited; hoping that he’d call me to tell me that I did get the job – you never know until you get that phone call …until then there was a lot of nervousness,” Price said.

  • State Champs
  • E-town woman receives diverted sentence

    An Elizabethtown woman was sentenced July 9 on charges of receiving property taken from a Buffalo home where a woman was found dead in December 2011.

    Belinda Rae Martin, 28, was indicted in February 2012 for receiving stolen property more than $500.

    According to Kentucky State Police, Martin received items removed from the residence Kristie L. Allen of Hodgenville was housesitting when she was found dead. Abdullah Rahman White of Radcliff is accused in Allen’s death.

  • JUSTICE DELAYED Murder trial postponed one year

    Friends and family members of Kristie Lynn Allen shook their heads in disbelief after learning they will have to wait another year for her accused killer to be tried.

    Monday, defense attorneys for Abdullah Rahman White – the man accused of asphyxiating Allen – asked for a new trial date for the summer of 2014.

    Allen was just 28 when she was found dead of asphyxiation on Dec. 30, 2011, at the home of longtime friends. She was house-sitting for them while they vacationed.

  • MAGNOLIA; Looking Back at Magnolia