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Today's News

  • Transportation Cabinet awards projects

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has approved nearly $2.6 million in safety improvement road projects.

    The projects, which include guardrail repair, striping of narrow roadways and sign repairs, are under the Highway Safety Improvement Program funded by federal funds and administered by the state.

    Under HSIP, the state will allocate between $25 million and $35 million this year for highway safety projects that have the potential to achieve significant reductions in highway fatalities and serious injuries.

  • Enter to win: My Old Kentucky Home contest

     

    May is National Historic Preservation Month and the Kentucky Heritage Council wants to know, where is your favorite Old Kentucky Home? Show us by entering KHC’s “This is MY Old Kentucky Home” Facebook photo contest for a chance to win an all-expense paid weekend in Bardstown, site of Federal Hill, the house said to have inspired Stephen Foster to write our state song, “My Old Kentucky Home.”

  • Top students attend APES

    Congratulations to the participants in the American Private Enterprise Seminar (APES) program held April 17-18. Fifteen LaRue County High School juniors participated and learned about American economics. They are Clarissa Baker, Taylor Burd, Kaylee Bush, Jacob Carroll, Lindsey Dangerfield, Kristina Durbin, Jaqueline Hazelwood, Madison Lee, Benjamin Locke, Cody McDowell, Kylie Rogers, Allison Schurfeld, Kaylee Smith, Darian White and Rachel Wolf.

  • 4-H Calendar May 7, 2014

    Dog Club

    The 4-H Dog Club will meet 3:30-4:45 p.m. May 8 at the Extension office.

    Livestock Club

    The 4-H Livestock Club will meet at 4:15 p.m. May 9 at Martin Meadow Farms for a goat judging clinic. Members from Taylor County will attend. Contact the Extension office at 270-358-3401 for directions.

    Poultry Club

    The 4-H Poultry Club will meet 3:30 p.m. May 14 at the Extension office.

    Fair Project day camp

  • Fort Knox Federal hosts annual meeting

    Fort Knox Federal Credit Union will host its 63rd annual membership meeting on May 13 at the Performing Arts Center, 384 W.A. Jenkins Road,  Elizabethtown. 

    Tom Mabe will be the featured entertainment. The membership meeting begins at 5:30 p.m.

  • FRANKFORT UPDATE: New law may assist college-bound

    It will take some time to gather the information, but one of this year’s new laws has the potential to play a significant role when it comes to helping college students decide which career to pursue.

     

  • ANNIVERSARY: 25 years for Todd and Melinda Skaggs

    Todd Ray Skaggs and Melinda Elliott Skaggs, of Hodgenville, recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary.

    Todd is co-owner of Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home in Hodgenville and Dixon-Rogers Funeral Home in Magnolia. He also serves as LaRue County coroner. 

    Melinda is a nurse with Elizabethtown Physicians for Women.

    They have two children, Trevor, a student at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, and Mallory, a sophomore at LaRue County High School.

  • HES SBDM Council holds special meeting

     The Hodgenville Elementary School Site-Based Decision-Making Council will have a special called business meeting at 4 p.m. May 5 in the school’s library.

  • City Council hears testimony

    Hodgenville City Council met Thursday evening in a public hearing to consider removing Mayor Terry Cruse from office.

    The council's attorney presented evidence garnered from a Kentucky State Police investigation, along with alleged violations of city ordinances and state law.

    Cruse's attorney, Ron Mather, called one witness, Police Chief Steve Johnson. The moderator adjourned the meeting before cross examination could commence.

    The hearing will continue at 9 a.m. May 15.

  • Students recognized by Campbellsville University

     Campbellsville University recognized outstanding faculty, staff, and students during this year's annual Honors and Awards Day ceremony.

    Kaitlyn Brooke Skaggs of New Haven received an academic award in Social Studies and graduated cum laude, with a grade point average of 3.5-3.69.

    Christian Michelle Nally of New Haven also graduated cum laude.

    Megan Elizabeth Mier of Buffalo graduated summa cum laude with a grade point average of 3.85-4.0.

    Alpha Chi inductees for 2013-2014 included Lucas Ryan Pepper of Hodgenville.