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Today's News

  • Lincoln Heritage House nears completion

    After months of work, reconstruction of the Lincoln Heritage House at Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown is almost finished.

  • Seminar provides basics of naturalization laws

    A representative from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will be at the LaRue County Board of Education 10 a.m. Jan. 22 to provide an overview of USCIS and discuss the requirements and benefits of naturalization. Anyone interested in learning more about obtaining citizenship is invited to attend.  Contact Sarah Hornback at 358-8334 for more information.

  • Parent involvement is important to schools

    As teachers in the local school system, we understand how important it is that our schools have the support of parents and the community. Students are more secure and achieve more when their parents are involved in their education and when community members are willing to be involved in school activities. Schools are working hard to provide a high quality education for every child. But they can't do it alone. Parent and community involvement is critical to creating great schools.

  • CAIP offers investment potential to farmers

    LaRue County has been allocated $135,000 for the County Agricultural Investment Program.  The program applicant is the LaRue County Beef Cattle Association and the grant administrator is Dyan Puckett.

    Producer grant applications will be accepted for a two-week period, Jan. 26-Feb. 9 at the LaRue County Cooperative Extension Service, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road in Hodgenville. The deadline for returning grant applications is 4:30 p.m.  Wednesday, Feb. 9. Office hours are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

  • 4H Rabbit Club

    4-H Rabbit Club members participated in a Skillathon after the Dec. 28 meeting.  From left, Benjamin Lope, Holden Madriaga, Caitlin Aubrey, Sierra Mullins, Rachel Lope, Michaela Rock, Hallie Madriaga and Sarah Lope.

  • Birth announcement: Haydon DeWayne Skaggs

    Lauran Skaggs and Joshua Barnes of Mount Sherman announce the birth of a son, Haydon DeWayne Skaggs, on Jan. 3, 2011, at Hardin Memorial Hospital.

    He weighed 7 pounds 12 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Latessia Skaggs and Bryant Skaggs. Paternal grandparents are Gary Barnes and Susan Barnes.

  • BARDSTOWN: Stephen Foster drama being revamped

     After a year that saw an 18 percent drop in admissions, the Stephen Foster Drama Association is retooling for next summer with the aid of local governments.

    Nelson County Fiscal Court voted Nov. 16 to give $30,000 to the non- profit theater company and the Bardstown City Council decided Dec. 28 to pitch in $12,500. It marks the first time the municipalities have given money directly to the arts organization.

    The association’s managing artistic director Johnny Warren said the extra funds will be used to replenish a depleted marketing budget.

  • Trial date set in stabbing death

     The suspect in the stabbing death of a New Haven man received a pre-trial date of June 17 and a trial date of July 11 at an arraignment Jan. 6 in Nelson Circuit Court.

  • Cracker Barrel one step closer to Bardstown

     Cracker Barrel is one step closer to building a restaurant in Bardstown after the Development Review Board decided Tuesday to recommend approval of its building site, landscaping and lighting plans. The DRB recommendation will go before Bardstown City Council at its Jan. 25 meeting, said Jan Johnston, Joint City-County Planning Commission director.

    If city council approves, Cracker Barrel will be able to proceed with building and zoning permits, Johnston said.

  • LaRue County High School's writing scores soar

    Results from on-demand writing assessments show that LaRue County High School seniors this fall produced the highest scores since writing accountability was initiated.

    Working toward a goal of 100, the students garnered an index of 85.53, up 8.2 points over last year’s scores.

    “It shows a great effort from both our teachers and students,” said an elated Paul Mullins, LCHS principal. “Our students are taking pride in the successes of our high school.”