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Today's News

  • About $10,000 damage reported at East Hardin Middle School

     Three Hardin County teens face burglary charges after they allegedly broke into East Hardin Middle School over the weekend, causing an estimated $10,000 in damages, police say.

    Two suspects are juveniles while Christopher Blaine, 18, of Glendale, was lodged at Hardin County Detention Center and later released on an unsecured bond Sunday night.

    All three face charges of second-degree burglary and first-degree criminal mischief, said Norman Chaffins, spokesman for Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown.

  • EKU offers two local students

     More than 2,400 new freshmen enrolled at Eastern Kentucky University this fall.

    Two local students are part of the class: Carl Loomis-Anderson of Sonora; and Sean-Michael Wathen of Magnolia.

    EKU serves about 16,000 students on its Richmond campus, at its educational centers in Corbin, Danville, Manchester, Somerset and Lancaster, and throughout Kentucky. 

  • COLUMN: Fall care for lawns

     Summer can be hard on our lawns. With much of the country suffering from extreme heat and drought conditions this past summer, many lawns took a beating.

    Fall is the perfect time to help your lawn recover from the stressors of summer and prepare for winter. The warm soil and cooler temperatures promote root growth and thickening of the lawn.

  • PHOTO: Democratic Women

     Officers of the new LaRue County Democratic Woman's Club were installed at a recent meeting by Jo-Ann Winkenhofer, Elizabethtown, District Director, right. Officers are, from left, President Celia McDonald; Vice President Mary Lowe Jackson, Secretary Heather McDonald, Treasurer Peggy Hawkins. The club received its charter from the statewide organization Sept. 29 at a convention in Lexington. 

  • Nasty Gal brings 300 jobs to Shepherdsville

     Governor Steve Beshear recently announced international online fashion distributor Nasty Gal will locate a 527,000-square-foot national distribution center in Shepherdsville. The move will create 300 new, full-time jobs and an $18 million investment in the commonwealth.

  • Text a tip: Report a crime

     The Kentucky State Police is initiating a new proactive program where citizens are now able to text confidential tips from their cell phone. The program, “Text a Tip,” is designed to report criminal activity, assist with neighborhood watch and serve as an additional resource for schools and college campuses.

  • Your newspaper will be there for you

     Ron Dzwonkowski Associate Editor for the Detroit Free Press  

     

    Your newspaper will be there for you.

    A simple statement, but let’s break it down a bit.

  • Fall Fire Season: Oct 1 to Dec. 15

     The Kentucky Division of Forestry is once again preparing for an active wildfire season as lack of rain this summer and increased fuel loads from spring storms could pose problems for fighting fires. 

  • Perez: No time off for talented athlete

     Raymundo Perez had a choice — football or soccer. Only the sly LaRue County junior found another option.

    Both.

    Soccer players who kick for the football team are far from uncommon. Fellow LaRue County student Curtis Milby does it. As do North Hardin’s Justin Musselman, John Hardin’s Jacob Drexler and Fort Knox’s Cody Lewis.

    However, none of those four actually play the field during football.

  • Bulk Foods and More bulking up business

     You may have driven past signs for Bulk Foods and More on KY 210 (Old E’town Road) and Walter Reed Road and thought a farmer was selling an overabundance of crops.