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Today's News

  • LCMS students compete at Mathcounts

    The LaRue County Middle School Mathcounts Team placed third in competition Feb. 16 in the My Old Kentucky Home Chapter. Team members Andrew Lawson,

    Hannah Keith, Austin Madriaga and Skyler Hornback each placed in the top 12 individually and competed in the Countdown Round.

    Hornback placed second individually and received a $1,000 four-year renewable scholarship from Western Kentucky University.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Ashley Brooke Hedgespeth and Brandon Chan

    Larry and Cheryl Hedgespeth of Hodgenville are happy to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashley Brooke, to Brandon Chan, son of Clyde and Rachel Chan of Sumter, S.C.

    Ashley is a graduate of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and attended Ozark Bible Institute.

    Brandon is a graduate of Ozark Bible Institute, earning his bachelor’s degree in biblical literature.

  • Lincoln Park plans clean up day

    The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park will host a “Park Clean-Up Day” 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 27. Those interested in participating are encouraged to register for the event by calling the park’s visitors center at 270-358-3137.

  • Peregrine falcon available on webcam

    Three of five peregrine falcon eggs have hatched inside a nest box and can be seen live on Kentucky’s first peregrine falcon web camera, launched last week by Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. 

    The nest box is located 300 feet above ground at LG&E’s Mill Creek Generating Station. 

  • PHOTO: Rotary welcomes Kelly Vick

    Kelly Vick from iPay Solutions in Elizabethtown, right, visited the Hodgenville Rotary Club Thursday as a guest of Rotarian Cheryl Thomas.

  • Three men indicted for Nelson burglaries

    Three Indiana men suspected of burglarizing three Nelson County businesses in the span of one hour in February have been indicted.

    Joshua C. Johnson, 38, Daniel C. Stovall, 42, and Billy D. Roach, 31, all of Indianapolis, were indicted on three charges of third degree burglary, three charges of complicity to third degree burglary, three charges of second degree criminal mischief and three charges of complicity to second degree criminal mischief by the Nelson County Grand Jury Wednesday. 

  • ECTC presents Toy Box Theatre

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s Toy Box Theatre will present a children’s play, “Telling Tales Again, Sam?”, at 7 p.m. April 25 in the Science Auditorium on ECTC’s campus. Admission is $2.

  • Man dies in fire near Mount Sherman

    A Mount Sherman man died Saturday evening in a mobile home fire on Greensburg Road near Mount Sherman.
    LaRue County Constable Tim Ford, who owns the property, said he was notified the home was on fire about 6 p.m.
    Ford and neighbors broke a window in an attempt to get to the man but there was too much smoke.
    "Smoke was just billowing out when I got there," Ford said.
    Buffalo and Magnolia firefighters, the LaRue County Sheriff's Department and LaRue County EMS responded to the scene.
    Kentucky State Police, the State Fire Marshal and the coroner have been dispatched to the property.

  • Shameful: Kentucky is tops in child abuse

    It’s not always a good thing to be at the top of a list. In a region ranked among the best in the country for college sports, places to raise a family and start a business, there is one ranking many of us may not be aware of and one we must change immediately. Kentucky is one of the top – meaning worst – states in the nation for frequency of child abuse and deaths due to non-accidental trauma.

  • ANNIVERSARY: Williamses celebrate 50 years

    Paul and Edna Williams of Elizabethtown will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on April 12, 2013.

    They were married April 12, 1963, by Rev. C.C. Omer in his home in Hodgenville.

    Edna is the daughter of the late Joseph and Louise Essex. She became a homemaker, raising their four children - Teresa Pearsall, Lisa Childress, Tim Williams and Melody Lowther - and caring for their six grandchildren.

    Paul is the son of the late Albert and Hallie Williams. He retired in 1999 from Dow Corning, is a longstanding member of Valley