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Today's News

  • Coaches kickstart new careers

    Within the past four years, three former LaRue County veteran school educators and coaches –Rodney Armes, Chris Estes and Dee Hutchins Jr. – have made the difficult decision to leave the classroom in order to focus on their careers as independent distributors of Zija, a worldwide marketer of health and wellness products.
    Estes, a former middle school physical education teacher with eight years experience in the county, resigned from the school system in 2010.

  • PHOTO: Tickle Me Princess

    Carey Lynn Coffey and her mare Tickle Me Princess received the Chris Jewell Memorial Plaque for winning the open barrels at the Larue County Saddle Club's annual memorial horse show. The award was presented by Pam Meredith, left.

  • Mini horses a new rein for retired educator

    When Fred Wells decided to raise and breed horses, he started small – as in miniature.
    “I was retired, and started with my horses about 12 years ago as kind of a hobby that I found I really enjoyed,” said the 1964 LaRue County High School graduate, former teacher, and LaRue County Middle School principal who lives with his wife Karen off Hawkins Road. “I love to watch them play, romping around and flashing their tails and manes in the air.”

  • PHOTO: Lincoln Diorama

    A diorama, “A Legacy of Lincoln,” was debuted during October’s Lincoln Days Celebration at Creekfront Park. The triangular structures contain historical images of the 16th President’s tenure. Megan Kelley, a 2003 graduate of LaRue County High School and art curator in Nashville, Tenn., designed the art project.

  • Slim & Trim adds SilverSneakers program

    Slim & Trim Fitness, located at 217B S. Maple Street in Sonora, has become a certified SilverSneakers facility.
    SilverSneakers offers free basic fitness membership to members of participating Medicare health plans.
    To qualify, you must be a Medicare-eligible member of a health plan that offers the SilverSneakers Fitness Program.
    To find out if your health plan offers the SilverSneakers Fitness Program, visit www.silversneakers.com or call Slim & Trim at 270-949-2199.
    Slim & Trim is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Stormie's Stitches opens downtown

    Stormie Sidebottom began embroidering when she decided to add flair to a baby quilt for a close friend and colleague.
    “I had made my daughter Ashley’s clothes when she was little and then I got out of it once I started working a lot. The baby quilt I embroidered later on is where I got my start – everything just went from there,” said Sidebottom. “It started out as a hobby and I just loved it.”

  • PHOTO: Spirit of Jefferson

    A group from Hodgenville and surrounding counties had a lunch cruise Sept. 4 on the Spirit of Jefferson in Louisville. The cruise was sponsored by Bancorp Investment Office and hosted by local representatives Regina Byrd, Page Beard and Gail Kelly.

  • Applications accepted for ECTC board

    Nominations to the Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Board of Directors are now being accepted. Two positions have been created by term expiration.
    Information from all applicants will be presented to the Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Nominating Commission at its next meeting.   
    Applications can be requested from Cindy Cannon, deputy director, Boards and Commissions, by calling 502-564-2611 or by email at cindy.cannon@ky.gov. Applications can be accessed at www.kentucky.gov.

  • Local Masons honored at Louisville meeting

    Members of B.R. Young Lodge #132 were honored at last week’s Grand Lodge meeting at the Galt House in Louisville.
    The lodge was presented with the Grand Master’s Lodge of Excellence Award. Only 22 of 394 lodges successfully completed the requirements for this prestigious award.
    Accepting the award for all members was this year’s Worshipful Master, Bill Gehr.

  • PHOTO: Clarity Solutions

    Elizabethtown Junior Women’s Club collected supplies for Clarity Solutions for Women for their quarterly product drive. Pictured are Hilary Skaggs, Eileen Townsend, Leanna Milby and Leslie Steiner.