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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Scholarship available for early childhood development

    Kentucky’s child care providers and those who train child care providers may be eligible for the Early Childhood Development Scholarship to further their college education.
    The scholarships are available to those who work at least 20 hours per week or provide training in early childhood development at least 12 times annually for an approved organization. Kentuckians employed as a preschool associate teacher in a state-funded preschool program are also eligible.

  • Reed accepted to West Point

    LaRue County High School senior Spenser Reed has been accepted to the United States Military Academy at West Point.
    Cadets who enter the academy must do so with a nomination from a U.S. Senator or Congressman, and after completion of the four-year program are commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

  • LaRue teachers receive Excellence in Teaching award

    On May 21 Campbellsville University will recognize teachers Missy Flanders, David Noe and Chris Price as this year’s LaRue County recipients of the university’s Excellence in Teaching Award.
    The university began the award program in 1987 to recognize quality teaching and learning taking place throughout Kentucky.
    Flanders learned that she was the latest recipient while preparing for national board teacher certification the last of March.

  • Farmers have 30 days to submit notice of livestock losses to LIP

    Farmers who suffered losses of livestock due to the recent storms and flooding in Kentucky are reminded that they have 30 days after the livestock loss was apparent to submit a notice of loss with their local Farm Service Agency office. The notice of loss is the first step toward applying for partial reimbursement under the Livestock Indemnity Program.