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Today's News

  • Ritchey to serve as assistant coach for Barons

    Roman Ritchey loves basketball. Playing or coaching, Ritchey feels right at home on the hardwood.

    He played one season on the junior varsity level at Georgetown College after graduating from LaRue County High School in 2003, and still plays in pickup games around the area. Ritchey also spent this past year as an assistant to John Veague at Elizabethtown Christian Academy.

  • STEVE LARUE: NOTES FROM GROUNDHOG HILL

    Zinnias are nearing their peak at Groundhog Hill this week: So many unexpected and vibrant colors. Usually, I mostly end up with purple.

    I grow zinnias for several reasons: They’re pretty, fairly drought-resistant and they’re fun to give away to people you really like. Also, zinnias remind me of my mother, Frances Bond Enlow LaRue.

  • 'Day of Caring' canceled in LaRue

    United Way of Central Kentucky’s first “Day of Caring” in LaRue County was canceled due to lack of volunteers.

    Organizers planned to construct a wheelchair ramp Saturday in front of the LaRue County Senior Center at 112 N. Walters Ave. in Hodgenville.

    Katie Carter, who oversees the Center, said the Day of Caring may be held at a later time.

    Supplies for the concrete ramp are being provided by the county.

  • Health departments 're-direct' services

    With recent changes in state budget allocations, Lincoln Trail District Health Department is redirecting services for patients outside of the targeted population in certain programs to other providers.

  • ECTC announces Dean's List

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College has announced the names of students who made the full-time Dean’s List for the spring semester.

    The Dean’s List recognizes academic excellence in students who achieve a minimum of a 3.5 grade point average overall for the semester.

    Students include:

    Summersville – Tivis William Hall and Juanita Michelle Huber

    Glendale – Angel M. Hawkins and Heather Marie Hodges

    Sonora – Darin Wayne Crossno, Tina Louise Fulkerson, Matthew Allen Herald,

  • Heath family reunion

    The family of Josephine and Doc Heath held their reunion July 14 at South Fork Baptist Church.

  • US 31-W bypass in E'town to close

    Demolition of the old KY 1600 bridge will require closure of the US 31W Bypass in Elizabethtown from the KY 1357 intersection to the US 31W intersection Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights of next week.  The closure is part of the KY 361 (Elizabethtown to Radcliff Connector) project as construction of the bypass interchange continues. 

  • Charlie Williams named Tree Farmer of the Year

     The American Tree Farm System has named Charlie Williams of Munfordville  as Central Regional Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year. STIHL is the presenting sponsor of the Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year awards, which annually recognizes outstanding sustainable forest management on privately owned woodlands.

    The award of a $500 Gift Certificate from STIHL was presented on June 15 at the 19th Annual National Tree Farmer Convention in Jacksonville, Fla.

  • Brockman Center to offer fall classes

    Campbellsville University will offer short-term certificate and degree course offerings at the Brockman Center in Hodgenville beginning Aug. 20.

    Carol Sullivan, director of the Technology Training Center at Campbellsville University, said the Tech Center will offer allied health certificates in state registered nurse aide; CPR healthcare provider; clinical medical assistant; pharmacy technician; and phlebotomy technician.

  • 4-Hers may enter unlimited items at County Fair

    The LaRue County Fair is an excellent opportunity for youth to showcase their talents. Numerous 4-H classes are offered. Categories include arts and crafts, photography, foods, houseplants, vegetables, crops, electric, woodworking, entomology, honey, forestry, geology, sewing, knitting, crocheting, breads, dairy foods, food preservation and home environment. 

    A complete list of 4-H classes is included in the Fair catalog. Stop by the Extension Office if you need a copy of the catalog or if you have questions about entry requirements.