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Today's News

  • Lincoln Park named favorite historic site

    Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Park recently was voted the top historic landmark to visit in Kentucky.

    Kentucky Living magazine included the park in its “Best in Kentucky” April issue. The site dedicated to Lincoln’s Kentucky years draws about 200,000 visitors annually to the Sinking Spring and Knob Creek Farms both outside Hodgenville.

    The 16th President’s homestead beat out second-place Mammoth Cave National Park (two million visitors annually) and third-place My Old Kentucky Home in Bardstown (30,000 visitors annually).

  • Strawberry season is here again

    The LaRue County Farmers Market is open two afternoons a week until October in the Extension Office parking lot. The market is 2-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. You’ll find a variety of items now such as herbs or other bedding plants, flowers, honey, or early season fresh produce like asparagus. Local beef is also available and grilled hamburgers will be offered on many Fridays.

  • LaRue students gear up for summer learning activities

    Even though the last bell of the spring semester will soon sound, summer learning activities abound for LaRue County students.

    At Kids Crew, director Stephanie Ash has planned a variety of events and programs. An American Red Cross representative will conduct a swim safety course for school age children on June 3. Each Friday those children will board a bus to LaRue County swimming pool after lunch. 

  • Sports Shorts

    Softball Youth Fun Day

    LaRue County Youth Softball will have fun day beginning at 10 a.m. May 15 at the LaRue County Parks and Recreation. For more information call Regina Devers at 270-234-6217.

    Physicals for athletes

  • Zipp Duncan signs with Eagles

    Zipp Duncan, former Elizabethtown High School standout and Kentucky offensive lineman, signed a free agent contract with the Philadelphia Eagles.

    Among the 11 undrafted free agents the team announced it had signed, Duncan was one of only three offensive linemen and the only offensive guard.

    Duncan, who played tight end and defensive end at Elizabethtown, moved to the offensive line in his redshirt sophomore season at Kentucky. He started 39 straight games on the offensive line and was among the first Wildcat class to appear in four bowl games.

  • Suspect in New Hope shooting arrested on drug charges

    The Kentucky State Police have arrested a man on drug charges who is a suspect in conjunction with a shooting Monday that occurred in the St. Francis and New Hope areas of Nelson and Marion counties

    According to a press release from the Columbia post of the KSP, Douglas Hutchins, St. Francis, is a suspect in a shooting that injured Michael Greenwell, 26, around 3 p.m. Monday. Greenwell was transported by EMS from his home in New Hope to the New Hope Fire Department and the flown to University Hospital in Louisville. He is listed in stable condition.

  • E’town church offers 'Living the Vision' today

    May Friendship Day “Living the Vision” will be held 7 p.m. May 14 at Holy Apostles Anglican Church, 56 Public Square, Elizabethtown. The service focuses on how women can work together to transform communities and the world.

    This annual celebration is open to all Christian faiths and is an opportunity to worship together and celebrate the Fellowship of the Least Coin. Donation of a bar of bath-size soap will be collected at the service for the World Service Kit program.

    For more information, call Linda Funk at 737-2929.

     

  • Former LaRue standout named basketball coach at Doss

    K.C. Goodin, a point guard for Georgetown College’s 1998 NAIA national championship team, has been named the boys’ basketball coach at Louisville Doss.

    He replaces Dwight Bransford, who went 21-59 in three seasons.

    Goodin, 33, was an assistant at Georgetown the past four seasons. The 1995 graduate of LaRue County High School played two seasons each at Carson-Newman and Georgetown.

    Goodin and his wife, Anne, have three sons, Aaron, Kenyon and Kade. Anne teaches at Anne Mason Elementary School in Georgetown.

  • Trumbo's retirement opens path for jailer candidates

    Kentucky is the only state in the union that has an elected partisan jailer. The jailer serves a four-year term and is responsible for overseeing local and state inmates. The person must be 24 years old and live in the state two years, the last year within the county, to qualify for the position. The candidate must complete a basic training course before taking office.

  • Meet your candidates for LaRue County magistrate

    All four seats of LaRue Fiscal Court are up for grabs this year and three races will be settled in the May 18 primary.

    By state law, Fiscal Court works with the judge/executive to oversee county spending and the road system. Each magistrate (also called justice of the peace) is elected to a four-year term.  (Salaries are about $578.69 monthly and are adjusted annually by the consumer price index.)

    District 1 - Hodgenville and Hodgenville West

    Democratic incumbent Peggy Hawkins faces a challenge from Gary T. “Tony” Stewart in District 1.