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Today's News

  • 28th annual Bike Trek to Shakertown planned for Sept. 14-16

    The American Lung Association in Kentucky’s 28th annual ride, presented by Kindred Healthcare and KentuckyOne Health, is scheduled for Sept. 14-16.

    To register for the trek, each rider pays a $65 registration fee and agrees to raise pledges to fight lung disease.

    For more information about the Bike Trek to Shakertown, including pre-trek information programs, training rides and corporate teams, call the American Lung Association at 1-877-893-5864 or visit www.BikeTrektoShakertown.org.

  • Sandidge expected to lead cross country team

    Cross country running offers competitive opportunities for the individual as well as the team that other sports lack, according to LaRue County High School coach Jim B. Phelps.

    “In cross country, an athlete can race against himself from race to race and try to get better,” he said. “As a team, I hope we will be competitive.  I think we have the potential to make a good run in region this year if everyone works hard leading up to November.”

  • Young Hawks open with four-on-the-road

    LaRue County High School head football coach Josh Jaggers had mixed feelings as he discussed the status of this year’s Hawks varsity team.

    “I really like our depth, to be honest,” the coach in his second year at the Hawks’ helm said. “We are deeper with available bodies than we were last year, but that depth is just so young and inexperienced.”

    Among the positive points is the effort he’s seeing from his two quarterbacks, Koy Lindsey and Hunter Griffin.  

  • EPD officer resigns

    Officer James Richardson resigned in January following a reinstatement by the Elizabethtown Police Department.

    The city noted a mistake in his termination proceedings, an open records request filed by The News-Enterprise revealed.

  • TRACTOR PULL CANCELED

     For the second time this summer, the LaRue County Fair's tractor pull has been called off due to weather.

    It was planned for Saturday night - a makeup date from June.

    The track is too muddy for the event, according to Fair Board member Ann "Snookie" Morrison.

    The tractor pull has been rescheduled for 4:30 p.m. Sept. 14.

  • Man dies from injuries

     A Magnolia man died Wednesday as a result of injuries suffered in a motorcycle crash.

    Aaron Barnes, 44, lost control of the 1996 Harley Davidson he was driving about 5 p.m. Sunday. He wasn’t wearing a helmet, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Barnes was flown from the scene to University Hospital in Louisville.

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  • MOUNT SHERMAN; Moonshine was fine at one time

    The Kentucky Legislature in 1918 made it unlawful for anyone to buy, bargain, sell, loan, have in possession, or to operate or aid, abet, or encourage in the operation, or to harbor a person in the possession or in the operation of an illicit or “moonshine” still.

    This was known as Prohibition – a “social experiment” that lasted about 10 years.

    Violating the law could lead to fines of $50 to $500 or imprisonment of up to six months. Second offenders could spend up to five years in jail.