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Today's News

  • 191 LCHS seniors walk the stage Friday

    About 191 LaRue County High School seniors will walk across the stage in the gymnasium to accept their diplomas May 28.

    Speeches will be made by valedictorian Eli Ernst, son of Bob and Sharon Ernst and salutatorian David Cruse, son of Mike and Anita Cruse.

    Both men are members of the Band of Hawks and the National Honor Society.

    Ernst plans to study biology at Western Kentucky University and transfer to Auburn University to pursue a degree in veterinary medicine.

    Cruse plans to major in chemical engineering at the University of Kentucky.

  • Southbound I-65 being detoured at Upton

    ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (May 28, 2010) — Traffic on southbound Interstate 65 is being detoured at Upton after a wreck just south of Bonnieville, at the 67 mile marker, in Hart County, this morning.

    Southbound motorists should detour via Exit 76 to U.S. 31W south to I-65 at Munfordville, Exit 65.

  • Flood help thanks

    Sunday morning, as we monitored the rising water conditions around Athertonville, it became apparent that our only course of action was to evacuate my parents and their neighbors from the path of the rising floodwaters. I would like to express my gratitude to those who came to the rescue in the heavy rainfall as the floodwaters rose to assist the residents of Athertonville.

  • Read the signs, but know your candidate

    It seems that no matter how hard candidates campaign, how many signs they put up, how many ads they buy or how much coverage they receive on the Internet or newspapers, some voters simply do not pay attention.

    It happens on the local level as well as state and national.

    For instance, last week I heard someone talking about long-time jailer Ralph “Mac” Trumbo running for re-election.

    They looked at me strangely when I said, “No, Mac is retiring. It is his son who is running in this election.”

  • Golf scramble thanks

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce thanks everyone who played in this year’s Chamber Golf Scramble on May 8. We appreciate the LaRue County Golf Course staff for their help in making the scramble a great success. To the Chamber Board and Golf Committee, Donnie Davis, Shirley, Katy and Nathaniel Nash, Todd and LaDean Self and other volunteers for a job well done.

  • Fun Day was wonderful

    Youth softball would like to thank the community for coming to the park and supporting our league for Fun Day this year. We had a wonderful day. A special thanks goes out to the businesses that donated items for our auction and for all those wonderful people pitching in to make Fun Day a success. Also, I want to thank parents for letting kids play softball and their support this year.

    Regina Devers

     

  • Thanks to volunteers

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank the city employees for their diligence and commitment in helping control the onslaught of the rain that fell on our community May 2 and 3, 2010. A leader is only as good as those working for him. Thank you for all of your hard work.

  • Northbound I-65 blocked again today

    For the second consecutive day, traffic is being detoured off Interstate 65.

    This morning's crash occurred in the southwest corner of LaRue County. Northbound lanes are blocked and traffic is being detoured onto U.S. 31W.

  • City provides assistance to social workers

    The officer referred to in last week’s letter from Lisabeth Blair is me, Lt. Steve Johnson. I worked with Mrs. Blair and the Cabinet for Social Services for several years and continue to have a good working relationship with the present cabinet employees. It is for this reason the letter came as a surprise to me.

  • Laptop petition drive continues

    Kenny Rambo, on behalf of the community support group L.O.L. N.O.W. (Laptops of LaRue No Opportunity Wasted), addressed the school board Monday night to give a report from the group’s efforts at a petition drive to get the laptop initiative back on the ballot.

    The initiative, a plan to place a laptop computer in the hands of each high school student, was voted down by one board member in March. Superintendent Sam Sanders had requested the vote be unanimous.