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Today's News

  • 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.
     

  • New law requires inspection for HVAC installation

    Contractors who install heating and cooling units face more red tape, thanks to a state law that went into effect Jan. 1.

    They are now required to apply for HVAC permits and have those installations inspected.

    The law requiring the Division of HVAC to establish a permitting and inspection program was passed in April 2008. The act required the program be in place by Jan. 1, 2011.

    The new regulations cover all initial installations of HVAC systems in commercial buildings, single family and multi-family buildings.

  • Abell joins staff of Rust-Wright Funeral Home

    Roy Abell of Buffalo has joined the staff of Rust-Wright Funeral Home in Hodgenville.  He will serve as director’s assistant to Funeral Director Ron Rust.
    He recently retired from Core-Mark of Leitchfield after 12 years. He worked also for International Harvester in Louisville for more than 20 years.
    Abell has been married to the former Brenda Helvey for 46 years. They have three children, Rhonda Whitlock of Hodgenville; Ruthie Abell of Oregon; and Annie Bell of Glendale; and two grandchildren.

  • Concert honors Elvis, raises funds for animal shelter

    Elvis Aaron Presley was born in a two-room house in Tupelo, Miss., on Jan. 8, 1935.
    It would be difficult to count the numerous tributes that will be held around the country in honor of The King’s birthday. But you don’t have to travel to Graceland to get a dose of “Hound Dog.”
    A tribute concert and fundraiser for a no-kill animal shelter will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown.

  • Hoffies welcome new son

    Shayne Aaron Hoffie would like to announce the birth of his brother, Caleb Joseph Hoffie.

    Caleb was born Dec. 16, 2010, at 10:10 a.m. He weighed 7 pounds and was 19-inches long.

    Proud parents are Jerome and Carla Hoffie.

    Maternal grandparents are Joe and Glenda Dohn. Paternal grandparents are Bob and Patty Hoffie.

    Maternal great-grandparents are Dixie Pearman and the late John “J.T.” Pearman and Fred and Nan Dohn. Paternal great-grandparents are Ken and Betty Hoffie and the late Elaine Linstead Hoffie.

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks win National Guard Holiday Classic

    The LaRue County Hawks basketball team won their own National Guard Holiday Classic Dec. 28-30, defeating three very solid teams: Louisville Atherton, Bullitt Central and Barren County.

    Atherton annihilated