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Today's News

  • New Year ... New You

    It’s that time of year when most of us look to make changes in our lives, a do over as such. Whether it’s diet and exercise, finances, stopping bad habits, etc., we look to try to improve ourselves with great intentions.
    We want to help you with those resolutions. Starting next week, we will focus on the New Year.... New You. We are offering our readers the opportunity to call or e-mail questions to us about select subjects that you would like help on for the new year.

  • LCHS students visit Walt Disney World

    Students enrolled in LaRue County High School business classes and FBLA members traveled to Disney World in November for a field trip.
    While in Disney World, students learned about careers, advertising, marketing, animation, technology, photography, leadership and The Walt Disney Company.
    Students learned how technology has changed over time, how technology is used in Disney attractions, and how technology will change the future. Students and chaperones learned how animations started, how to draw a character, and what it takes in developing a motion picture.

  • LaRue County Reads need volunteers

    Start the New Year with a resolution to help others. Volunteer with LaRue County Reads and help a child improve their reading skills.
    With an investment of as little as 30 minutes a week, you can assist children at Hodgenville Elementary or Abraham Lincoln Elementary.
    The next volunteer tutor training will be 10 a.m. Jan. 13 at the Board of Education.
    For more information or for a different training date and time, contact Sarah Hornback at sarah.hornback@larue.kyschools.us or 358-8334. 

  • LaRue County students brush up on painting history

    Frida Kahlo, born in 1907, was an artist whose works, mostly self-portraits, reflect the pain she experienced in her life.  
    There was plenty of it. When she was six, she contracted polio, leaving her right leg thinner than her left. She was also thought to have spina bifida which affected her spinal cord and leg development.  

  • Essay and Poster Contest offered by Kentucky Proud

    Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer invites Kentucky students to explore the roles of Kentucky Proud and Kentucky agriculture in their everyday lives in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s annual Poster and Essay Contest.

  • Registration open for Master Cattlemen Program

    Beef producers in LaRue, Hardin and Meade counties have the opportunity again in 2011 to participate in the Heartland Master Cattlemen Program.   
    The Kentucky Master Cattlemen Program consists of 10, four-hour sessions focusing on beef production and the beef industry. These individual educational sessions cover management skills, forages, nutrition, facilities and animal behavior, environmental stewardship and industry awareness, genetics, reproduction, herd health, end product and marketing and profitability.  

  • College hosting juried art exhibit

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is hosting a juried art exhibit.
    The exhibition theme is inspired by natural elements. Over the last 100 years artists have continually turned to organic design as a response to mass-produced, machine-made and computer-generated designs. For some, organic is an attempt to reevaluate what it means to be “modern.“
    Topic: Works of art of every media type and style that address the topic of nature, and organic design through one or more of the following themes:
    •Nature
    •Environmentalism

  • COLUMN: If you don't want it in ink, don't do it

    Last week my husband and I went to dinner. A simple, pleasant dinner, until I heard “it.”
    “It” was the remark that the paper, this paper, had printed false information about a particular person. I didn’t catch the person’s name they were referring to but I would have liked to know. The few key words I did catch were “in jail, meth and wrongly accused.”

  • Meredith sworn in

    Surrounded by family and friends, Representative-elect Michael Meredith, R-Brownsville (19th District), was sworn in during a Dec. 30 ceremony held at the Old Courtroom of the Edmonson County Courthouse in Brownsville. Meredith was elected in November to serve as the 19th District State Representative for LaRue, Edmonson and Hart Counties. Meredith is the youngest legislator in Frankfort and only the fifth legislator age 25 or younger in Kentucky history.

  • Bardstown man indicted for cultivating marijuana

    Christopher P. Sinclair, 43, of Bardstown, was indicted Dec. 20 by a LaRue County grand jury on one count of cultivating marijuana, five or more plants.
    The alleged incident occurred March 31, 2010, according to Kentucky State Police.
    He was arraigned Jan. 3. Bond was set at $9,500 cash only.
     The indictment of a person by a grand jury is an accusation only and the person is innocent until and unless proven guilty.