Today's News

  • Circuit Clerks now issuing licenses with veteran insignias

     A new veteran designation is now being printed on eligible Kentucky drivers’ licenses and state-issued photo identification.

    The designation, created by House Bill 221 during the 2012 General Assembly, is available at no cost to anyone who has served in any branch of the armed forces. It eliminates the need for veterans to provide additional proof of military service when receiving certain benefits, discounts and special services.

  • COLUMN: Local newspapers connect us with our communities



    We can get our national news on cable television, catch the weather on local broadcast stations, listen to talk radio on the AM or FM dial and follow our favorite blogs on the Internet, but where do we turn for local information that directly impacts our daily lives? More often than not it is community newspapers.

    Technology has transformed how we gather information in the 21st Century. Newscycles run 24/7, tablets and laptops are becoming smaller and smart phones keep getting smarter.

  • Cross Country Results - Sept. 6

     Cross Country

    LaRue/Hart Dual


    5k BOYS

    1. Sandidge, Adam – 19:04.00       

    2. Thompson, Colton – 21:12.00       

    3. Dunn, Brent – 24:12.00       


    5k GIRLS

    1. Durbin, Kristina – 26:01.00                 

  • Relay for Life Fundraisers

     Bake sale 

  • Several indicted by Nelson grand jury

     The following people have been indicted by a Nelson County grand jury. They were arraigned in Nelson Circuit Court Oct. 4.

  • About $10,000 damage reported at East Hardin Middle School

     Three Hardin County teens face burglary charges after they allegedly broke into East Hardin Middle School over the weekend, causing an estimated $10,000 in damages, police say.

    Two suspects are juveniles while Christopher Blaine, 18, of Glendale, was lodged at Hardin County Detention Center and later released on an unsecured bond Sunday night.

    All three face charges of second-degree burglary and first-degree criminal mischief, said Norman Chaffins, spokesman for Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown.

  • EKU offers two local students

     More than 2,400 new freshmen enrolled at Eastern Kentucky University this fall.

    Two local students are part of the class: Carl Loomis-Anderson of Sonora; and Sean-Michael Wathen of Magnolia.

    EKU serves about 16,000 students on its Richmond campus, at its educational centers in Corbin, Danville, Manchester, Somerset and Lancaster, and throughout Kentucky. 

  • COLUMN: Fall care for lawns

     Summer can be hard on our lawns. With much of the country suffering from extreme heat and drought conditions this past summer, many lawns took a beating.

    Fall is the perfect time to help your lawn recover from the stressors of summer and prepare for winter. The warm soil and cooler temperatures promote root growth and thickening of the lawn.

  • PHOTO: Democratic Women

     Officers of the new LaRue County Democratic Woman's Club were installed at a recent meeting by Jo-Ann Winkenhofer, Elizabethtown, District Director, right. Officers are, from left, President Celia McDonald; Vice President Mary Lowe Jackson, Secretary Heather McDonald, Treasurer Peggy Hawkins. The club received its charter from the statewide organization Sept. 29 at a convention in Lexington. 

  • Nasty Gal brings 300 jobs to Shepherdsville

     Governor Steve Beshear recently announced international online fashion distributor Nasty Gal will locate a 527,000-square-foot national distribution center in Shepherdsville. The move will create 300 new, full-time jobs and an $18 million investment in the commonwealth.