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Today's News

  • Hardin County pair plead not guilty to sex charges

    Two Hardin County residents arrested on sex charges involving a minor pleaded not guilty Tuesday and will remain free on bail.
    Jeffrey Mark Farmer, 46, of Elizabethtown, and Christin Nicole Dague, 26, of Radcliff, entered separate pleas Tuesday morning when they were arraigned in Circuit Court.
    Both defendants were arrested Feb. 8 at their residences and charged with Class B felonies of complicity to commit use of a minor in a sexual performance and complicity to commit promoting a sexual performance by a minor.

  • Main Street disbanded

    A tumultuous relationship between the Hodgenville Main Street/Renaissance organization and Mayor Terry Cruse came to a head Monday night when the mayor dissolved the volunteer group.

    Kentucky Main Street began in 1979 as a way to channel state grants and volunteerism into improving downtowns. During the last five years, Hodgenville Main Street has received grants to renovate a restaurant and improve storefronts in the downtown.

    Cruse read a prepared statement to City Council and members of Main Street in attendance.

  • CHAMBER: Annual golf scramble is in the works

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce holds true to its mission of supporting local business and the community by hosting many events  that are informative and entertaining.

  • COLUMN: Several agencies appreciate gift of donated textbooks

    Each semester college students purchase textbooks to accompany their upcoming classes. The books are often mandatory and carry a hefty price tag.
    Some students will use these books, others will not, but either way they’re stuck to pay the price. The only incentive of the purchase is that at the end of the semester most college bookstores have a “book buyback.” Although buy back pricing is severely lower than original purchase price, it gives students a little money in their pocket … sometimes.

  • COLUMN: Student 'problem-solving' team works toward downtown Wi-Fi access

    For the very first time ever, LaRue County Middle School has formed a Community Problem Solving Team. Community Problem Solving provides one of the most significant learning experiences available to students confronting real-life problems. It’s also about students generating and developing a sense of environmental and community awareness.  

  • National Retired Federal Employees elect officers

    Elizabethtown’s National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 1050 met Feb 7 at Nolin RECC.  
    The Chapter held their quarterly potluck and 41 members attended. Chapter president Kay Bennett announced that the NARFE State Convention would be April 12-14 at the Clarion in Lexington.  Anyone wishing to be a delegate or attend must notify her no later than March 7. Chapter 1050 will pay the registration fee for those wanting to be delegates.  

  • Extension offers 'gear up to save' program

    In a down economy Americans are saving more, but their level of savings may not be enough to help them navigate through an unforeseen financial hardship.
    America Saves Week and Kentucky Saves Week, the state level campaign, were created to encourage people to find ways to save more, whether that’s building a savings account or emergency fund or paying off credit card debt. This year, the week is Feb. 20-27.

  • Flags taken from American Legion

    Last week, two new flags – the American flag and P.O.W. flag – were cut down and taken from the pole outside American Legion Post 87 in Hodgenville. A section of rope was cut and left on the ground.
    Long-time Legion member Tom Brett said the flags were valued at about $75. Total replacement cost will run about $125.
    Volunteer firefighters used a ladder truck to hang the original flags. Brett said the Legion would need assistance from someone with a boom truck to hang the replacements.

  • DEAN'S LIST: Elizabethtown Community and Technical College

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College has announced the names of students who made the Dean’s List and the President’s Honor List for Fall 2010 Semester.  
    The President’s Honor List is awarded to full-time and part-time students who are eligible based on the following criteria:
    Full-time degree-seeking students earning a 4.0 grade point average and successfully completing at least 12 hours of course work for the academic term, excluding developmental courses, are included in the Full-time student President’s Honor List.

  • County enters federal inmate contract

    LaRue County Fiscal Court has entered into a federal inmate contract with the U.S. Marshal’s Office that County Judge-Executive Tommy Turner says will more than offset a potential $750,000 reduction in state funding at the jail.
    Turner said Kentucky will soon be moving about two thirds of state inmates out of county jails due to major changes being made in probation, parole and sentencing guidelines.