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Today's News

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Talk of the Hawk gets new look

    LaRue County High School’s online student publication, “Talk of the Hawk,” is sporting a new look this year.

    For several years, students published in a format that mimicked an actual print magazine with the readers digitally “turning pages.”

    Last year, students decided that they wanted a more "website" type presentation, according to their adviser, creative writing teacher and English department chair Summer Garris.

  • ECTC to host Louisville Vocal Project

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will present a concert by an outstanding a cappella choir, the Louisville Vocal Project.

    The concert is 6:30 p.m. Nov. 21 in the Science Auditorium of the College. The public is invited and there is no admission charge.

  • Striking oil in Raywick

    Fans of the television series “Dallas” will recall that Southfork was where the fictional Ewing family made its oil fortune.

    Today, Dry Fork Road in Marion County is producing oil, and it’s real.

    “It’s like anything you’d get out of the Middle East,” said Elmer George, who owns the property in question along with Joe Paul Daugherty.

    They hired Tim Carnes and Paul Whitlow to drill a few months ago, and to date, they have shipped more then 350 barrels of oil.

  • PHOTO: Lincoln Days Quilt Show People's Choice
  • COLUMN: Check out the new library services

    Most people envision books and magazines when they think of the library.

    If you regularly peruse articles featuring the LaRue County Public Library, you may also be aware of the many services available to you, from Internet service to faxes.

  • CROSS COUNTRY: Sandidge takes fourth at State

    In a typical race, LaRue County senior Adam Sandidge usually kicks things into another gear after the first mile.

    That’s when he gets comfortable and keeps a steady pace, but Saturday wasn’t a typical race for him.

    Chest and leg pain prevented him from taking the intensity up a few notches, but Sandidge wasn’t going to let that keep him from another top-five finish at the KHSAA State Cross Country Championships.

  • Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning Permits, October 2013

    Oct. 1 – Violette McMurtry, Knob School House Road, Sonora, plat

    Oct. 2 – Jeff Metcalf, White City Road, residence

    Oct. 2 – Michael Stinnett, New Jackson Highway, residence

    Oct. 3 – Blake Wheeler, Stiles Ford Road, addition/deck

    Oct. 7 – Danny Elliott, 800 Edlin Road, New Haven, plat

    Oct. 8 – Reggie McCubbin, Poplar Avenue, Magnolia, garage

    Oct. 8 – Sybil Skaggs, Bailey Road, Magnolia, plat

    Oct. 9 – Jeremy Lee, Gleanings Road, New Hope, garage

  • Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning Permits, September 2013

    Sept. 4 – Patsy Thomas, Greensburg Road, Buffalo, storage

    Sept. 5 – Matthew Willis, Vaughn Avenue, Hodgenville, storage

    Sept. 5 – Christine Whitlock, Tanner Road, residence

    Sept. 6 – Melinda Whitlock, Tanner Road, residence

    Sept. 6 – Steven Culver, Rust Road, New Haven, porch

    Sept. 9 – Donnie Sutherland, Ferrill Hill Road, Buffalo, deck

    Sept. 10 – Brett Carter, Harned-McCubbin Road, storage

    Sept. 11 – Elaine Alvord, Levelwoods Road, Campbellsville, residence

  • Legislation would tighten farm subsidy rules

    Billionaires continue to receive farm subsidies; legislation would tighten rules

  • Breathitt federal building transformed into apartments

    AU Associates, Inc., the company that transformed the old Buffalo Elementary School into Buffalo Apartments, has completed another project: Federal Place Apartments, located in Jackson.

    A building, originally constructed in 1914 to house a post office and the federal court, has been repurposed into 14 apartments for seniors – 10 one-bedroom and four two-bedroom units.