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Today's News

  • Simpson charged with assault

    An early morning fight in Buffalo that ended with a LaRue County man being stabbed three times in the back has spurred an Elizabethtown man's prosecution in Hodgenville on a charge of first-degree assault.

    According to Kentucky State Police Post 4 detective Jon Vaughn, more than a half-dozen people were at a Greensburg Road residence Dec. 5 when an argument erupted between two men.

    It escalated into a brawl when one man, Elizabethtown resident Adam Casey Simpson, 24, punched the other man, Douglas Ray Heath, 31, in the face, Vaughn said.

  • David Toczko speaks at State Theater Gallery

    The Hardin County Historical Society met Jan. 24 at the State Theater Gallery.  The dinner was followed by a program presented by David Toczko, a long-time Elizabethtown resident and graduate of Western Kentucky University. Toczko, above, shared information about Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill and the Shakers’ history through his very informative program. 

    The Historical Society meets again 6:30 p.m. April 25 in the State Theater Gallery. 

  • Lost ring signifies life for those who seek it

    By JEFF D'ALESSIO

    HODGENVILLE - The white gold ring with a blue stone and Daniel Parker were inseparable.

    If it wasn't on his hand, it was attached to his key chain with his car and house key. At times the ring could be found around his neck.

    It was rare that the ring wasn't in some way with Parker.

    That 2001 State Duals Championship ring he earned as a freshman on LaRue County High School's wrestling team meant everything to him, his mother, Linda Ireland, said.

  • Bernard, Armes take on Goofy Challenge

    Jennifer Bernard and Kim Armes ran in the Walt Disney World Goofy Challenge Jan. 7-9 in Orlando, Fla. They completed the half-marathon on Jan. 8 and the full marathon on Jan. 9 in Walt Disney World. They ran 39.3 during the two days.

  • Little Lady Hawks cheer for WKU

    The LaRue County fourth grade Lady Hawks Basketball team cheered on the Western Kentucky Lady Toppers at E.A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Jan. 16. The Lady Toppers won 73-46 over Florida Atlantic. From left, Bailey Rogers, Claire Keller, Ameena Wells, Emma Bell, Kristin Boone, Big Red and Chloe Childress. Team members not pictured are Kylee Thurman, Isabella Thurman and Mya Meredith.

  • ECTC presents free piano concert by Sami

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s Fine Arts Committee and the Multicultural Committee will present a free piano concert 7 p.m. Feb. 11 at First Presbyterian Church in Elizabethtown.

    The Japanese performer, Sami, resides in El Paso, TX. Following is his official site. For more information about Sami, visit http://www.samilive.com/about_sami.htm.

  • Book describes invasive plant life

    The USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station is distributing free copies of a new guide, titled “A Management Guide for Invasive Plants in Southern Forests,” that gives homeowners, gardeners, land managers and others information on controlling and removing invasive plants in the South.

  • Grassland Reserve Program applications being taken

    Natural Resources Conservation Service in Kentucky is accepting applications for the Grassland Reserve Program. Although GRP applications are continually accepted, the application ranking cutoff date for 2011 is March 31. Applications received after March 31, 2011 will be deferred until the next ranking cycle.

    The Grassland Reserve Program is a voluntary program offering landowners and operators the opportunity to protect grazing uses and related conservation values by conserving and restoring grassland resources. 

  • Cost share funding available through Conservation Office

    The LaRue County Conservation District will accept requests for cost share funding under the Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share Program through Feb. 28, 2011.           

  • Local students make honor roll at Bethlehem High School

    Two LaRue County students have been named to the honor roll for the first semester of the 2010-11 academic year at Bethlehem High School in Bardstown.
    Skyler Kaitlyn Frye, a sophomore, was named to the All A Honor Roll.
    Jesse E. Plouvier, a freshman, was named to the A-B Honor Roll.