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Today's News

  • Looking for a bargain?

    Renaissance Recycling Center is filled with the noises of crunching paper, the clinking of cans thrown into boxes and the crushing of glass. Every now and then, a still-usable item finds its way into one of the bins.
    For Jill Gray, LaRue County’s solid waste coordinator and manager of the recycling center, those items are gold.

  • Child Safety Event

    The Phoenix Club and Elizabethtown Community and Technical College are holding a free program April 18, “Keeping Children Safe Through Education and Awareness.” 
    The event will be geared to parents and their children interested in child safety. Face painting and other child friendly activities will be available. Bring a flashlight.
    The event will be held on ECTC’s at the Student Center.
    For more information, contact Susan Berry at 270-706-8436 or susan.berry@kctcs.edu.
     

  • ECTC sponsors exhibit, nature hike

    The Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission is hosting an exhibit and event to increase awareness of biodiversity in the Commonwealth.
    The exhibit, which will be on display in the college’s Morrison Gallery, includes cleverly designed aluminum images, primarily taken from The Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission book, Kentucky’s Natural Heritage: An Illustrated Guide to Biodiversity.

  • Dawne Gee visits Junior Woman's Club
  • Free presentation: Prepare for Affordable Care Act

    The LaRue County Office for Economic Development will offer a free presentation to the public and local businesses concerning the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), according to Director Bob Sims.

  • New Haven tavern owner says farewell to friends

    The first thing Joe Thompson said to me when I walked into Bluegrass Tavern last week was “I’m starting a movement that could possibly change the world. Write this down.”
    For a man battling stomach cancer, sickly is not a word that would describe the 73-year-old bar owner, who’s been given a prognosis of any day now. He sat at a table surrounded by friends he calls family, and the moment I plopped down beside him I was considered the same.
    His movement, which he dubbed “Rebel With a Cause,” focuses on education.

  • Local volunteers honored by United Way

    LaRue County residents Wayne Moore, Bruce Barlow, and Darin Williams received recognition recently for their positive contributions to the community.
    Recipients of the Voice of LaRue County Award, Moore and Barlow played an influential role in increasing charitable giving by campaigning on behalf of the United Way of Central Kentucky at their workplace, Cumberland Products.

  • Nationwide Uniform honors Hawkins and Cuevas

    Rosa Cuevas was selected as the March Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.
    She has been employed with Nationwide since October 2005 and is under the supervision of JoAnn Pearman in the trouser department.
    Venita Hawkins was selected as the April Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.
    She has been employed with Nationwide since August 1976 and is under the supervision of Nellie Gaskin in the trouser department.
    They will receive awards for their dedication and service.

  • Hannah Mayfield accepted into nurse practitioner program

    Hannah Mayfield, a 2011 Summa Cum Laude graduate of Western Kentucky University’s nursing program, has been accepted into the school’s nurse practitioner program. Out of 80 candidates, only 30 were accepted.
    Mayfield is employed as a surgical nurse at the medical Center in Bowling Green.
     

  • League of Cities magazine