Today's News

  • Quinones named to Who's Who

     The 2012 edition of Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges will include the names of nine students from Elizabethtown Community and Technical College who have been selected as national outstanding campus leaders.

    Arlene Quinones of Upton is among them.

    Quinones will graduate from ECTC this spring with an Associate in Applied Science Degree in business/human resources. She plans to transfer to Western Kentucky University in the fall. 

  • Former teacher charged with misconduct

     Kentucky State Police Post 4 arrested former LaRue County teacher, Natalie Gentry, 33, of Elizabethtown Thursday.

    She has been charged with one count of first-degree sexual abuse and two counts of second-degree official misconduct.

    The charges stem from an investigation conducted by Det. Aaron Gabhart of Post 4 where Gentry was alleged to have had sexual contact with students that attended the school where she taught. 

    At the time of Gentry's arrest her bond was $20,000 cash. 

  • COLUMN: Find security in the new year

     There is a crucial event in the history of Israel that is relevant to us because of the way they reacted. The way they reacted is often the way we react.

    God freed the people of Israel from Egyptian slavery and brought them to the borders of the Promised Land. Moses says to the people, “Now is the time for us to go in and take the land which God has given to us” (Numbers 13).

    Twelve men were sent to spy out the land. Their report was mixed and all did not agree. The majority begins their report with the word, “But.”

  • COLUMN: Choose your thoughts well

     “For as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he” (Proverbs 23:7). Feelings do follow thoughts. Actions follow thoughts. We become what we think about.

    What are you filling your mind with?

    The Christian has new life by his rebirth. Paul says in II Corinthians 5:17,  “We have become new creatures in Christ Jesus.” 

    Christian living activates our new mind. Romans 12:2 tells us, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind.”

  • Crews to begin working on utility poles

     Inter-County Energy will be treating electric utility poles in LaRue, Nelson, Taylor and Marion Counties through March. Crews will be working in and around roads in Howardstown, New Hope and Raywick.

    Osmose Utility Services will be working on behalf of Inter-County Energy and will be on customers' property in order to treat the poles. Osmose vehicles will display Inter-County Energy signs at all times and crews may also utilize off-road, all-terrain vehicles to access remote poles.

  • KSP schedules testing date for cadets

     The Kentucky State Police has scheduled the final testing date for its next cadet class at 9 a.m. Jan. 28 at KSP headquarters located at 919 Versailles Road, Frankfort.

    All application materials must be completed and returned to the KSP Recruitment Branch at the above address by Jan. 20. The next cadet class is scheduled to begin in the fall of 2012.

  • 'To Bury Caesar: An Evening with John Wilkes Booth' performed Feb. 10-12

     The one-man play “To Bury Caesar: An Evening with John Wilkes Booth” will be performed Feb. 10-12 at the Hardin County Performing Arts Center.

    Bart Lovins, actor and director of the PAC, will portray Booth on his last evening as a free man – just prior to Lincoln’s assassination at Ford’s Theatre.

    The 90-minute play will be performed 7 p.m. Feb. 10; 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Feb. 11; and 3 p.m. Feb. 12.

    Tickets are $10. For more information, call 270-769-8837.

  • Food Service Inspections - Dec. 2011 and Jan. 2012

  • Lady Hawks rout Lady Waves 67-41

     The Lady Hawks defeated Meade County Tuesday 67-41.

    Junior forward Ivy Brown and freshman guard Alexis Brewer scored 15 points each for the host Lady Hawks, while junior forward Alisha Durbin added 13 points in the win.

    LaRue County snapped its three-game losing streak and ended the Lady Waves’ two-game winning streak. The Lady Hawks also avenged a 55-50 loss to Meade County on Dec. 2 by taking control with defense.

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks fall to Adair 47-46

     The host Hawks struggled from the 3-point line Tuesday, hitting just 3-of-23 from beyond the arc as Adair County snapped their six-game winning streak. Adair nudged LaRue 47-46.

    Junior guard Kelton Ford paced LaRue County with 18 points, six steals, six rebounds and three assists, while senior guard Kyle Sheeran had 14 points, two assists and two steals.

    Sophomore guard Kody Key added eight points and five rebounds.

    Kyle Meredith, Tyler Howell and Jonathon Firquin each scored two.