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Today's News

  • Helms announce birth of a daughter

    Dusty and Olivia Helm of Hodgenville announce the birth of a daughter, Mallorie Nichole Helm.

    She was born at 9:42 a.m. on Jan. 20, 2011 at Hardin Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds 3 ounces and was 18.5 inches long.

    She is welcomed home by a sister, Madeline, age 2.

    Maternal grandparents are Kim Colston and Dave Colston of Falls of Rough. Paternal grandparents are Jeff and Lisa Perkins of Buffalo; and Mike and Tracy Helm of Hardinsburg.

    Great-grandparents are Dexter and Connie England and Emmett and Helen Perkins.

  • Retired stock car driver loses battle with cancer

    By Michael Despain

    Media Contact/Track Announcer

    The Legendary Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY

    Bluegrass Speedway-Bardstown, KY

     

     

    Donald Gene Powell (1927-2003)

    Long time stock car racer Donald Gene Powell of Hodgenville lost the battle with cancer and passed away on Feb. 17, 2003.

  • Youth baseball signups begin Feb. 12

    LaRue County Youth Baseball signups are 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 12, 19 and 26 and 2-4 p.m. Feb. 27 at LaRue County Parks and Recreation. Leagues are available for ages 3 to 15 (age as of April 30, 2011).

    Children ages 3-4 need to sign up now because there will not be a Weiner League later in the spring.

    Cost for T-ball Junior (ages 3-4) and T-ball Senior (ages 5-6) is $45.

    Rookie (ages7-8), Minor (ages 9-10) and Major (ages 11-12) is $55.

    Babe Ruth (ages 13-15) is $60.

  • Historic Preservation seminar focuses on log structures

    The first workshop in the 2011 Pine Mountain School for Practical Historic Preservation series will take place March 13-18 at Putney Ranger Station in Harlan County. Care and Repair of Log Structures will include hands-on instruction in round log preservation and rehabilitation by instructors from the National Park Service Historic Preservation Training Center in Frederick, Md.

  • Hosparus tea planned as fundraiser

    Hosparus – Central Kentucky will host a tea and auction, “Arts & Humaniteas” 2-4 p.m., Saturday, March 19 at Severns Valley Baptist Church, 1100 Ring Road, Elizabethtown. Tickets are $30. No reservations will be accepted without payment. 

    The reservation deadline is Monday, March 14. For more information, contact Lisa Sanford at lsanford@hosparus.org or 270-737-6300. Purchase your tea tickets at the Hosparus Elizabethtown office at 105 Diecks Dr.

    Tea proceeds benefit Hosparus – Central Kentucky patients and families.

  • ECTC hosts free jazz concert

    The Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Fine Arts Series will present a performance by the Jamey Aebersold Quartet: Jamey Aebersold - sax, Steve Crews - piano, Tyrone Wheeler - bass, and Jonathan Higgins - drums. The program will be in the Morrison Gallery of the College 3 p.m. Feb. 13.

    The Fine Arts Committee is sponsoring the performance, and there will be no admission charge. The public is cordially invited.

  • Middle School students learn ceremonial dances

    LaRue County school students identified as gifted/talented in the areas of dance, drama, creativity, and social studies experienced the realm of the performing arts last week.

    New Performing Arts of Louisville, a company providing live, professional performing arts programs to schools and smaller communities, hosted seminars for elementary and middle school students ranging from theatrical workshops to Native American dance.

  • Randy Newberry named to Athletic Director's Hall of Fame

    Randy Newberry, a long-time coach and referee in LaRue County sports, has been named to the 5th Region Athletic Director's Hall of Fame.

    Newberry was recognized Friday at halftime of the Lady Hawks' game. Formal recognition will take place at the girls’ basketball semi-final night at Marion County in March.

    Newberry was nominated for the award by LaRue County High School Athletic Director David Dawson.

  • B.J. Carman: New Mat Hawks legend pins Trinity titan

    After Head Coach Gary Canter prepared his wrestling team to make a run at a fifth State Duals championship, it was junior Nick Paden who addressed the team to further prepare them for the day’s event.
    “I wanted to let them know that today was a day in which one or all of us could do something that would cause future Hawk wrestlers to remember our names for the next 10 to 20 years. Today was that important of a deal,” said Paden.

  • Former bookkeeper sentenced to 30 days

    Jennifer Rose Priddy, 30, of Elizabethtown, a former employee of Dr. Douglas L. Baumgardner, was sentenced to 30 days in county jail and ordered to reimburse the practice $18,069.04.
    Priddy pleaded guilty to one count each of theft by unlawful taking and theft by deception over $300.
    The Commonwealth Attorney recommended five years incarceration. The sentence was diverted and final sentencing was conducted Jan. 3 in LaRue Circuit Court.
    The case will be reviewed July 18.