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Today's News

  • ENGAGEMENT: China Fleischer and Jody Pearman

    China Fleischer and Jody Pearman of Hodgenville wish to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.

    The bride to be is the daughter of David and Sheila Fleischer of Cincinnati, Ohio. She earned a master’s degree in elementary education from Indiana University and is employed by Hardin County Schools.

    The prospective groom is the son of Joe and Linda Pearman of Hodgenville. He earned a bachelor of science in marketing from Western Kentucky University. He is employed by FIS in Milwaukee, Wis.

  • Effie Irene Howard Weller celebrates 100th birthday

    Effie Irene Howard Weller will celebrate her 100th birthday May 29, 2011, at Christian Health Center in Bowling Green.

    Irene was born June 1, 1911 in Hardin County to G.W. and Effie Howard. She married Logan Weller and moved to the Youngers Creek area to farm. She taught school at the two-room schoolhouse at Dalington and later in Boston. They bought a farm near Colesburg until Logan’s health declined and they moved to a small farm in LaRue County. When Irene became a widow, she bought a condo and moved to Elizabethtown.

  • COLUMN: Use God's word in your daily life

    Apply God’s word to everyday living

    Only be strong and very courageous that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses my servant commanded you. Do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left that you may prosper wherever you go. This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth but you shall meditate in it day and night that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it, for then you will make your way prosperous and then you will have good success. Joshua 1:7-8

  • Fort Knox soldier killed in Afghanistan

    Gov. Steve Beshear Thursday recognized the sacrifice of a Fort Knox soldier who died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
     
    According to the Department of Defense, 1st Lt. Demetrius M. Frison (US Army), 26, of Lancaster, Pa., died May 10 in Khost province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Knox, Ky.
     

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Hawks defeat John Hardin, fall to Marion

    After his team had blown eight leads in the final two innings, first-year LaRue County coach Aaron Howell thought his Lady Hawks could be in line for another late-game setback May 10 while visiting cousin Corey Yates and his John Hardin Lady Bulldogs.

    Instead, the Lady Hawks finally caught a break in the top of the ninth inning as junior shortstop Megan Smith reached base on a no-out error and scored two batters later on a groundout by senior right fielder Cassady Crim as they held on for a 6-5 win.

  • Magazine names E'town area among best in nation for jobs

    The area has earned a new economic recognition.

    The Elizabethtown Metropolitan Statistical Area ranks 16th in the nation when an online journal of information related to urban issues, New Geography, posted its annual ranking of the best cities for new jobs. The rankings included all 398 statistical areas for which the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports monthly employment data.

    LaRue County is included in the EMSA.

  • Heartland Music Festival's Baby Contest planned

    The Kentucky Heartland Music Festival's Baby & Little Miss Contest will be held May 21 at the Towne Mall in Elizabethtown. Baby contests are open to boys and girls ages birth to not yet 5 years old. The Little Miss contests are open to girls ages 5-8.
    Registration forms are available at the following: 

    • Elizabethtown Hardin County Chamber of Commerce, 111 West Dixie, Elizabethtown

    • Republic Bank, 1690 Ring Road, Suite 5, Elizabethtown

    http://hardinchamber.com/Hardin-County-Applications.asp

  • ENGAGEMENT: Tracey Goldsmith and Bo Williams

    Tracey Goldsmith and Bo Williams would like to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The wedding will be 6 p.m. June 25, 2011, at their home, 8045 New Jackson Hwy., Hodgenville. There will be a reception directly after the ceremony.

    All friends and relatives are invited.

  • School Calendar: updated 5/11/11

    ALL SCHOOLS

    No school
    May 17 – Primary Election
    May 30 – Memorial Day
    Last day of school
    June 2

    First day of school
    Aug. 4

    ALES
    May 18 – Final day for library checkouts
    May 19 – ALES singers concert, 1:30 p.m.; Community Concert, 6:30 p.m.
    May 25-26 – Field Day
    May 27 – Volunteer luncheon, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    June 1 – Kindergarten celebration
    June 2 – Awards Day

  • Johnson honored at Tech Day

    ConnectKentucky honored the Commonwealth’s technology leaders for the fifth time at its 2011 Tech Day on April 29 at The Great American Ball Park before the Cincinnati Reds hosted the Florida Marlins. The event was sponsored this year by CBTS and Humana.  
    A LaRue County High School student was among those honored by ConnectKentucky.