Today's News

  • Students participate in APES program

     Congratulations to the participants in the American Private Enterprise Seminar (APES) program held April 30 and May 1.

  • Firefighters blessed in honor of St. Florian

     Two dozen firefighters from throughout Nelson County stood in thoughtful silence as Karl Lusk, a volunteer firefighter for 40 years and counting, sprinkled Holy Water on the equipment that keeps firefighters and citizens safe every day.

    Standing by his side were Chief Fred DeWitt and Chief Frank Hall of the New Haven and Rolling Fork fire departments.

  • Office of Employment and Training receives grant

     Kentucky’s Office of Employment and Training will receive a grant of $299,382 from the U.S. Department of Labor to implement the Re-employment and Eligibility Assessment initiative for Kentuckians receiving Unemployment Insurance benefits to help them find a job.

    Kentucky is one of 42 states that will receive about $65 million in grants to implement or continue the REA initiative. According to recent evaluations of existing programs, the use of REAs expedites the re-employment of UI claimants.

  • Bardstown Community Theater presents 'The Faery's Kiss'

  • HealthSouth holds open house with free health screenings

     In recognition of National Stroke Awareness Month, HealthSouth Lakeview Rehabilitation Hospital, 134 Heartland Drive, Elizabethtown, will host an open house 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. May 30.

    There will be free blood pressure and blood sugar screens, stroke education, fall and safety education, technology inservice (equipment used for stroke rehab) and brown bag pharmacy (bring prescriptions and pharmacist will screen for adverse drug interactions).

    A light lunch will be provided and door prize awarded.

  • Regional track meet: Two LaRue athletes going to State

     LaRue County Track and Field athletes competed Thursday in the Class 2-A, Region 2 Meet. Two advanced to the State contest.

    The Lady Hawks placed fifth with 48 points.

    Junior Alisha Durbin won the 100 hurdles and long jump, was third in the 300s and helped LaRue County to a fourth-place finish in the 1,600 relay.

    “I felt great all night,” she said. “I still can't believe I got two. It’s amazing. My coaches have really helped me out. Coach (Drew) Simpson has made me better.”

  • Reality Store gives middle schoolers a reality check

     Like participants in television reality shows, eighth graders at LaRue County Middle School sampled their own taste of the real world when they participated in the Reality Store in the school's gym May 14.

  • Hay! That could spontaneously combust!

     Hay growers should be aware of the potential hay fires. When hay is baled too wet, hay or barn fires can occur. However, hay fires can generally be prevented if hay is baled at appropriate moisture and the temperature of recently baled hay monitored.

    Hay usually will go through a heating phase within one to two weeks after baling. During this time, hay should be monitored to ensure it does not reach temperatures that can damage the hay or lead to spontaneous combustion.

  • COLUMN: Get busy and burn those calories

     With spring and summer, the list of chores that you want to do around the house has probably gotten a little longer. After being stuck inside for the winter months you may be glad to know that all of those chores will count as your daily physical activity.

    Here are some activities that you may have on your “to-do” list and about how many calories you will burn while you are doing them.

  • ECTC offers small business workshop

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and the Kentucky Small Business Development Center are joining forces to provide information about exporting, procurement and landing those government contracts.

    "Your Fair Share: Government Contracting and Exporting" will be 8:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m. June 4 at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. The agenda covers exporting and procurement, including Fort Knox procurement, lunch and breakout sessions.