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Today's News

  • Duncan drafted by Edmonton Eskimos

    Former Elizabethtown Panthers and Kentucky Wildcats offensive lineman Zipp Duncan, formerly of Magnolia, was involved in a draft-day trade Sunday by the Canadian Football League as the Edmonton Eskimos acquired him from the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
    Edmonton sent the 10th and 13th overall picks to Hamilton for the No. 5 selection and the rights to Duncan.
    The 6-foot-5, 297-pound Duncan was an undrafted free agent with the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles in 2010. In 2009, he was a second-team All-SEC selection at left tackle for Ken-tucky.

  • Dobson competes at All Star Cheerleading Worlds in Orlando

    Sydney Dobson, a 17-year-old senior at LaRue County High School, competed May 1 at the U.S. All Star Federation Cheerleading Worlds Competition at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla.
    Her squad, Lexington-based Kentucky All-Stars, took fourth out of more than 30 squads in the small senior limited coed, level 5 division.
    The prestigious competition hosted squads from around the nation and Canada, Great Britain and Japan.
    Sydney is the daughter of Dennis and Missy Dobson of Hodgenville. She plans to attend the University of Kentucky after graduation.

  • Baseball: Hawks improve record with back-to-back wins

    The LaRue County Hawks Baseball Team won back-to-back games May 4-5 defeating the Hart County Raiders 11-0 in five innings and the Grayson County Cougars 4-1, improving the Hawks’ record to 17-5. The Hawks now have the second best record in the Fifth Region, winning their seventh game in a row.      
    LARUE COUNTY 11, HART COUNTY 0

  • PHOTO: Bus donated to ECTC

    Jefferson County Public Schools recently donated a fourth school bus, used for training purposes, to the Elizabethtown Community and Technical College diesel technology program. JCPS also donated buses in 2003, 2005 and 2006. On hand to accept delivery of the school bus were from left, Jim Engler, assistant director, vehicle maintenance JCPS; Doug Poteet, Les Pike and Jerry Clemons, ECTC auto/diesel technology instructors; and Pete Jones, JCPS Bus technician/inspector and ECTC graduate.

  • Gream offers variety in 'Kentucky Art Lady' shop

    Janet Gream is quick to point out her downtown Elizabethtown business is called Kentucky Art Lady, not “the” Kentucky Art Lady.
    Gream didn’t want the name of her gallery to focus on her or have her name in it. The name of her shop doesn’t refer to anyone in specific.
    “My daughter came up with it,” she said of the name.
    The work of local and regional artists fills the business. Baskets, paintings, drawings, pottery, soaps and even socks are some of the handmade arts and craft items in her store.

  • COLUMN: Always ask for God's counsel

    The men of Israel made a big mistake when they “did not ask counsel of the Lord.” Because of this, they entered into a covenant that was not approved by God, and yet one they felt they had to honor, even when they discovered they had been deceived.

  • LCHS Drama Club to perform in 'The Nerd'

    The LaRue County High School Drama Club is in production for spring performances of The Nerd, a comedy by playwright Larry Shue. The cast includes seniors Ian Mather, Timmy Gibson, Jeshua Logsdon, Angelia Whitlock, Maegan Davis, junior Jake Lutze, and sophomore Curtis Milby.

  • COLUMN: God is gracious to forgive all our sins

    The judge asked, “How does the defendant plead?” Without hesitation the accused answers, “Guilty as charged.”
    This is not true today in the movies, on television, nor in real life.  Most of the time the accused pleads innocent whether they are guilty or not.

  • RELAY FOR LIFE: Kathy Ross reflects on 'C' word survivors

  • COLUMN: May is Foster Care Awareness Month

    May is National Foster Care Month, a time to shine the light on the foster care experience. Let’s start with some facts and figures:
    • More than 6,800 Kentucky children and youth are in out-of-home care, with 75 to 80 percent of those in foster care. Most are placed in temporary foster care due to parental neglect or abuse.
    • The average age of a child in care: 10.7 years.
    • More than 73 percent of the children/youth in care are white; 19.3 percent are black and 4.3 percent are Hispanic.