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Today's News

  • Longhorn Steakhouse coming to E'town

    Elizabethtown residents soon may have a chance to dine in a restaurant inspired by the American West.

    The Elizabethtown Planning Commission granted conditional approval for a development plan for Western-themed LongHorn Steakhouse adjacent to Towne Mall.

    The steakhouse will be at 1614 N. Dixie Ave., which is the site of a former Blockbuster video store.

    The restaurant, once constructed, is projected to be 6,242 square feet, Elizabethtown Planning Director Ed Poppe said in an email.

  • Library has several new DVDs and books

    The LaRue County Public Library has several new items.

    Books

    11/22/63 by Stephen King; Wonder of Your Love by Beth Wisemen; Explosive 18 by Janet Evanovich; and Drop by Michael Connelly.

    DVDs

    Trepass; Dance off the Inches: Hip Hop Party; Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides; Carjacked; Prep and Landing; Sarah's Key; Larry Crowne; Cars 2; and Water for Elephants.

    For more information, contact Librarian Dana Jolly at 358-3851.

  • COLUMN: Listen to the sounds of Christmas

    It’s that time of year when all around us are the sights and sounds of Christmas. These all remind us that Christmas is near. Bells will be ringing, choirs singing and Christmas music filling the air.

    I am concerned that the noises of Christmas might cause us not to hear the sounds of that first Christmas night – the noisy inn and the mother’s lullaby. 

  • Glen Rice plans concert at Civic Center

    Glen Rice and Friends will perform a Christmas concert 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11 at Hodgenville Civic Center.
    Performers include Pat Portman, Roger Conley, Amber Martin, Ron Benningfield, Mike Ash, Camille Turner, Eddie Black and Glenn Williams.
    A portion of the proceeds will be donated to charitable causes.
    Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. For more information or tickets, call 325-3256 or 270-528-4014 or visit www.glenrice.com.

  • Trio named to Dean's List in Savannah

    Three LaRue Countians have been named to the Dean's List at the Savannah College of Art and Design for fall quarter 2011.

    They include Ian Mather of Buffalo; Timothy Gibson of Hodgenville; and Jeshua Logsdon of Upton.

    Full-time undergraduate students who earn a grade point average of 3.5 or above for the quarter receive recognition on the Dean's List.

  • BIRTH: Saydee welcomes baby brother Finley 'Jett' Loyall

    Saydee LeAnne Darst is proud to announce the birth of her baby brother, Finley “Jett” Loyall.

    Finley Jett was born 11:07 a.m. June 3, 2011, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds 4 ounces and was 19.25 inches long.

    He is the son of Detra Darst and Zach Loyall, both of Hodgenville.

    Maternal grandparents are Bobby and Tami Tawney and Darrell and Cathy Whitlock.

    Paternal grandparents are Daphne Loyall of Hodgenville and the late Mike Loyall.

  • Relay for Life 2012 dates set

    The County Committee for LaRue County's Relay for Life has set the dates of May 11-12 for the annual event at Hodgenville Elementary School. The relay will return to a 7 p.m. start time on Friday and an ending time of noon on Saturday. Survivor registration will begin one hour earlier.

    To date, eight teams have pre-registered and collected $1,314.00 toward the county goal of $49,500. New or returning teams have until Jan. 24 to pay the $50 fee and register at www.relayforlife.org/larue. After this date, the registration rate increases to $100.

  • Heart of Kentucky Men's Chorus presents concert Dec. 9

    The Heart of Kentucky Men's chorus sings in the season at 7 p.m. Dec. 9 at Severns Valley Baptist Church in Hardin County with “A Christmas Jubilee.”

    This is the group's sixth Christmas show and it's grown every year. It started with about 300 in attendance at the Historic State Theater.

    By 2007, the audience had grown and had to move to Severns Valley Baptist Church on Ring Road to accommodate, group member Brian Simpson said.

    Now more than 1,000 come to see the holiday production each year, filling the room.

  • One Knox site links returning soldiers with assistance

    Community members are invited to welcome home soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division through use of a website designed to provide multiple ways for residents to thank those who have served.
    The website, www.oneknox.com/welcomehome, was launched by One Knox in conjunction with the organization’s Army partners and the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce’s Military Affairs Council.

  • PHOTO: Robo Hawks visit Rotary Club

    The LaRue County Middle School Robo Hawks were the featured presenters Thursday at the Hodgenville Rotary Club. The Robo Hawks will compete at the First Lego League Regional Dec. 3 in Owensboro. Team members are from left, Assistant Coach Price Smith, Mary Gearon, Isaac Johnson, Parker Smith, Celeste Menard, Ethan Johnson, Gilbert Cox and Head Coach David Walsh.