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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Riding with a trooper is not for the faint-hearted

    The good thing about my job is that it’s relatively safe. I have no worries of large machinery lopping my hand off, being run over while doing roadwork, or getting attacked by wild beasts – unless you consider some select people wild beasts.

    So when the opportunity arose to “live a little” and go through the Kentucky State Police citizens police academy, I jumped on it.

  • Free legal aid clinic planned for veterans

    Legal Aid is hosting a free legal clinic for veterans 2 p.m. Nov. 4 at the American Legion Hardin Post 113, 1251 Ring Road in Elizabethtown. 

    Call 502-584-1254, ext. 3006 to make a reservation, which is required.

    Attorneys will be on hand to help veterans with civil legal problems that include divorce, child support, custody, bankruptcy, consumer issues, criminal record expungements, wills, powers of attorney, VA benefits, landlord/tenant issues, probate and guardianship, foreclosure and small claims.

  • Interruptions offer an opportunity to witness

    Cal Thomas said, "Love talked about is easily ignored. But love demonstrated is irresistible.” 

    Jesus not only talked about love and kindness, but he modeled it for us. In Luke 8:40-56 Jesus showed kindness to two individuals and thus illustrated for us ways we may show kindness to others.

  • Bacon Creek Watershed Council brings office to Magnolia Fire House

    The Bacon Creek Watershed Council will bring an “office hours” session 10 a.m.-noon and 1-2 p.m. Nov. 10 at Magnolia Fire House. If you live in the upper watershed areas of Bacon Creek, this is a good opportunity to learn more about the Bacon Creek Watershed Implementation project and apply for Agricultural Best Management Practices (BMPs) funding.

  • Several local people indicted in Hart County

    A Hart County grand jury indicted several people in October.

    They include:

    Sarah M. Sallee, 25, of Magnolia was indicted on one count of first-degree possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine) and complicity; possession of marijuana and complicity; and possession of drug paraphernalia and complicity.

    Michelle L. Lineske, 33, of Sonora, was indicted on one count of first-degree possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine) and complicity; possession of marijuana and complicity; and possession of drug paraphernalia and complicity.

  • SCHEDULE: Basketball combined Hawks, Lady Hawks games

    LaRue County Hawks Varsity Schedule

    Dec. 3   Corky Cox Classic          HOME                          T.B.A.  Varsity

  • PHOTO: Young Democrat

    Michael Wilson, president of the Young Democrats chapter for LaRue, Hardin and Meade Counties, hanged campaign posters on Lincoln Square last week as he waited for a campaign bus to arrive in Hodgenville.

  • FFA teams excel in national dairy foods competition

    Members of the LaRue County FFA Chapter in Kentucky were one of 38 teams participating in the National FFA Dairy Foods Career Development Event. The event was held in conjunction with the 84th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind.

    The team, led by advisor Misty Bivens, was awarded a Silver emblem. Members also competed for individual awards with 141 other participants. Lydia Richardson received a Gold emblem, Caleb Whelan received a Silver emblem, Ben Tucker received a Silver emblem, and Jesse Hornback received a Silver emblem.

  • Glen Rice concert set for Nov. 11

    Glen Rice, Family and Friends Musical Concert will be 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at the Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School in Elizabethtown.

    Besides Rice, performers include Ron Benningfield, Eddie Black, Glenn Williams, Rick Durham, Mike Ash, Camille Turner, Freddy Helm and Tony Cooke.

    The concert will feature a tribute to The Oak Ridge Boys, The Statler Brothers, The Gatlin Brothers and Alabama.

  • Slick roads a factor in fatality

    A LaRue County woman died Thursday afternoon as a result of injuries sustained in a single vehicle crash on Howardstown Road.
    Tania Terri Balazs, 37, was driving a 2001 Ford Taurus toward Hodgenville in the 1200 block about 4:20 p.m. when she lost control of the vehicle, according to Deputy Eric Williamson. The vehicle left the roadway and traveled down a steep embankment. It struck a small tree which caused it to roll on its side. It then struck a large cedar tree.
    Deputy Coroner Brad Turner said the crash appeared to be weather-related as the road was slick.