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Today's News

  • The Historic State Theater presents Andy Griffith tribute

     An Andy Griffith marathon will be presented Aug. 14-18 at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.

    The theater, located at 209 West Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown, will pay tribute to “America’s favorite sheriff” with movies, classic episodes of The Andy Griffith Show and a comedy show.

    Aug. 14 –  “No Time for Sergeants” beginning at 7 p.m.  This film was the start to a beautiful friendship between Andy and Don Knotts (Barney Fife). Tickets are $3.

  • PHOTO: Bad Hair Day

     A foal is swatted by her mother’s tail on a farm off Holton Valley Road in Lyons Station.

  • Bardstown the Beautiful: winner of small town contest

    The Kentucky towns of Bardstown and Murray have been named to a list of the “five best small towns in America” by Rand McNally and USA Today.

  • COLUMN: You're saved or not – no in-between

     I was told recently that I am a conservative concerning scriptures. I have to agree, I am. 

    The way I perceive things is there is a right way and a wrong way: no in-between. In other words, “You can't straddle a fence.” I believe the scriptures say just what they mean and is God speaking to us through his word.

    I believe you are saved or you are not saved. There is no place for “I hope

    I am, I believe or I think I am.” You will know. 

  • PHOTO: White Pigeon

     A white pigeon made a circuit of several stores in the retail center on Lincoln Drive last week. Employees shared bread crumbs and set out water for the bird. Above, the pigeon checked out its reflection in the window of Lincoln Way Supports for Community Living.

           

  • Glen Rice Concert Series continues Aug. 10

    Glen Rice, Family and Friends Musical Concert Series continues its seventh season at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10 at the Hardin County Performing Arts Center.
    The concert is themed “Re-living the Memories” with songs from the 1950s and 60s. It will feature Rice, Christy Miller, Roger Conley, Pat Portman, Allen Hilbert and Amber Martin and The Musical Concert Series Band, Freddy Helm, Tony Cook, Ron Benningfield, Mike Ash, Camille Turner, Eddie Black, Rick Durham and David Keene.

  • PHOTO: Sunrise Iron Chef Cook-off

     Joyce Williams, front, Fonda Wetmore and Dylan Wetmore were the winners of Sunrise Manor Nursing Home’s Iron Chef Cook-off. They prepared chili.

  • Hitch a ride to Hike for Hosparus

     The sixth annual Hike for Hosparus will be Aug. 25 at Bowman Field in Louisville. Registration begins next to the food trucks at 8 a.m.; the 5K run begins at 8:30 a.m. and the walk starts at 9 a.m. Hike proceeds benefit Hosparus’ Kourageous Kids program for terminally ill children. 

  • Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange established by executive order

     Governor Steve Beshear last week issued an executive order establishing the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange, a requirement of the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA). 

    The Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange is an online marketplace that will provide one-stop shopping for individuals to enroll in qualified health coverage plans.  Those plans may be offered through the exchange or coverage through other federal or state health care programs, including Medicaid and the Kentucky Children’s Health Insurance Program (KCHIP). 

  • School board hears personnel changes

     The LaRue County School Board heard the following personnel recommendations July 16:

    Employment of:

    • Tonya Miller as instructional assistant at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, effective June 21.

    • Eric Allen as head baseball coach at LaRue County High School, effective June 25.

    • Diane Miller as secretary at the Central Office Family Resource Center, effective June 29.

    • Debbie Wooden as substitute bus monitor for the LaRue County Bus Garage, effective June 29.