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Today's News

  • ECTC presents 'Words that Fly and Words that Die'

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will present "Words that Fly and Words that Die: Acceptable Language in Diverse Communities" 7 p.m. March 9 in room 212 of the Regional Postsecondary Center.

    The free program will include a panel of ECTC faculty and a discussion facilitated by Mikal Forbush of The University of Louisville's Muhammad Ali Center for Peace and Justice and will provide an opportunity to learn about language as a tool to promote peace-building and healthy diverse relationships.

  • PHOTO: Pamida Foundation donation

    Pamida employee Melanie Creekmore presents LaRue County Schools Superintendent Sam Sanders with a $750 check from the Pamida Education Foundation.

  • DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: Hawks to play in championship

    Kelton Ford isn’t a big social studies or history buff, but suffice to say LaRue County’s standout sophomore point guard liked learning from history.

    After struggling offensively in his Hawks’ two regular-season wins against Green County, Ford had no trouble getting in a rhythm against the third-seeded Dragons on Tuesday night in the 18th District Tournament semifinals. Ford hit his first five shots and scored his team’s first 12 points en route to career-high 32 points to lead the second-seeded Hawks to a 78-68 win.

  • Three dead, four injured in I-65 collision

    A collision at 3:25 a.m. today has left three people dead and four sent to the hospital, according to Kentucky State Police.

    The people involved in the collision are not being identified by law enforcement officers at this time, KSP spokesman Bruce Reeves said.

    The collision between a Nissan Pathfinder and a FedEx tractor trailer pulling double trailers occurred just beyond mile marker 87 northbound on Interstate 65, Reeves said.

  • Graduation date set for June 3

    The last day of school for LaRue County students is June 2.

    June 3 will be Graduation Day for seniors.

    The graduation ceremony is at 8 p.m. in the high school gymnasium.  The front doors to the gym will open at 6:30 pm.  There will be reserved seats for handicapped and for wheelchairs.  Saving seats for other family members is not allowed.

  • Fatalities reported in crash on I-65

    Three people, including an infant, reportedly have been killed in an early morning collision on Interstate 65 north of Glendale.

    The crash, which occurred before 4 a.m., involved a semi and a passenger vehicle. Preliminary reports say three people were killed and as many as four others injured. Emergency helicopters removed those hurt from the scene.

    Investigators from Kentucky State Police remain on the scene this morning. Highway department employees, firefighters and other emergency workers also are on hand.

  • Former deputy jailers charged with providing contraband to inmates

    A two-year investigation by Kentucky State Police has led to serious allegations against three former LaRue County Detention Center employees.
    All three are accused of bringing banned items into the jail. Two are accused of offering  contraband to female inmates in exchange for sexual favors.
    Travis Strader, 39, of Sonora, served as chief deputy under Jailer Ralph “Mac” Trumbo for several years. He lost his job last summer – along with most of the staff – after Trumbo stepped down at the suggestion of the Department of Corrections.

  • Former deputy jailers charged with providing contraband to inmates

    A two-year investigation by Kentucky State Police has led to serious allegations against three former LaRue County Detention Center employees.
    All three are accused of bringing banned items into the jail. Two are accused of offering  contraband to female inmates in exchange for sexual favors.
    Travis Strader, 39, of Sonora, served as chief deputy under Jailer Ralph “Mac” Trumbo for several years. He lost his job last summer – along with most of the staff – after Trumbo stepped down at the suggestion of the Department of Corrections.

  • BIRTH: Millers welcome Piper Denise

    Abe and Cheryl Miller of Hodgenville announce the birth of a daughter, Piper Denise Miller.

    Piper Denise was born at 9:09 p.m. Jan. 4, 2011, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds 9 ounces and was 19 1/2-inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Jeannie and Gary Bell of Elizabethtown and the late Tim Hines. Paternal grandparents are Jim and Lisa Miller of Brandenburg.

  • STUDENT FEATURE: Adolf Hitler

    The main leader of the holocaust was Adolf Hitler. He blamed Jews for Germany’s economic problems. He then spread hateful theories about Jews, Gypsies and other German groups. He claimed that the Jews were not as good as other Germans. Though many people did not believe Hitler, he was dead serious about what he said. To show that he was serious, he ordered attacks on neighboring countries and forced them under German rule. He quickly captured Jews and non-Jews as prisoners to fill his concentration camps.