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Today's News

  • Mother of deceased inmate files federal suit against jail

    The mother of a former LaRue County Detention Center inmate who died while in custody has filed a federal lawsuit against the Detention Center, individual county employees and the nurse who was treating her daughter.
    Named in the suit are Southern Health Partners, the company responsible for providing medical care to inmates; LaRue County; LaRue County Detention Center; former jailer Ralph “Mac” Trumbo; Brandi Howson, a licensed practical nurse; John Adams II, M.D., a doctor who treated inmates; and deputy jailer Marie Flewwellin.

  • COLUMN: April is Child Abuse Awareness Month

    Childhood is supposed to be an age of innocence, but for too many in the Commonwealth it’s a time of suffering. In 2009 a report revealed that Kentucky led the nation in the number of children who die as a result of abuse and neglect. Statistics show that every minute in Kentucky, two children are victims of abuse and neglect that can leave emotional and physical scars that last a lifetime. No doubt there are countless more cases that go unreported.

  • WorkNow program successful in putting people to work

    WorkNow Kentucky, an employment program launched last summer, helped job seekers in the Lincoln Trail area find permanent positions. WorkNow Kentucky was a collaborative effort of the state’s workforce and human services agencies that helped nearly one in five Kentuckians find a permanent position. The program was administered through local Workforce Investment Boards, including the Lincoln Trail WIB.

  • ECTC Toy Box Theatre presents 'Give & Take'

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s Toy Box Theatre will present a children’s play, Give & Take, 7 p.m. April 26 in the Science Auditorium on ECTC’s campus. Admission is $2.

  • PHOTO: Lap quilts donated to Sunrise Manor

    Submitted photo
    Lap quilt donations for Sunrise Manor residents

  • CANCER SURVIVOR'S STORY: Carol Routt relied on family and friends during her bout with breast cancer

    The second of several stories about local cancer survivors.
    In the summer of 1998 Carol Routt was enjoying her life with her husband Ray and two teenage children Charaye and Heath. Her large extended family and friends were very much a part of her life but she would not know how much she would come to depend on them until later that summer.
    Carol found a small lump in her breast during a monthly self-exam. So not only was school scheduled to begin the first of August for this loyal Hodgenville Elementary School instructional assistant, but so was a mammogram.

  • TOUCHPOINTS: Discipline your spiritual self to experience God's joy

    I Corinthians 9:24-27 says, “Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may win. And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:
    But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be rejected.”

  • CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Golf scramble being planned

    Happy April!
    It looks like winter is finally behind us. The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce has been, and continues to be, busily involved with a number of activities including planning and preparing for two important events.
    The first event is our biggest fundraiser of the year. The Chamber will hold its 17th Annual Golf Scramble on April 30. We hold this event to offset operation expenses and to provide an opportunity for our community to come together and have a good time.

  • Tips to eliminate the green ring in boiled eggs

    Here are tips for the perfect hard cooked eggs this Easter season from the American Egg Board. Place eggs in saucepan large enough to hold them in single layer. Add cold water to cover eggs by 1-inch. Heat pan over high heat just to boiling. Remove from burner, cover pan.
    Let eggs stand in hot water about 15 minutes for large eggs (12 minutes for medium eggs; 18 minutes for extra large). Drain immediately and serve warm or cool completely under cold running water or in bowl of ice water, then refrigerate.

  • April 18 is last day to register to vote in May primary

    April 18 is the last day to register to vote in the May 17 Primary Election.
    Only state offices will be on the May 17 primary ballot as no local races are scheduled.
    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear will not have an opponent for the Democratic Party nomination. His running mate is Jerry E. Abrahamson.