Today's News

  • Marquis Cobb graduates from basic training

     Air Force Airman Marquis E. Cobb graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

    Cobb is the son of Stacey Martin of Elizabethtown, and Martino Cobb of Hodgenville.

  • FUNDRAISER: Hosparus to host tea and auction

     Hosparus Tea and Auction

    Hosparus Central Kentucky will host a tea and auction, “Once Upon a Tea” 2-4 p.m. March 31 at Severns Valley Baptist Church, 1100 Ring Road, Elizabethtown. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 and may be purchased at the Hosparus Elizabethtown office at 105 Diecks Dr., Elizabethtown. No reservations will be accepted without payment. The reservation deadline is March 26.

  • Several students named to Dean's List at St. Catharine

     Several local students were named to the Dean’s List at St. Catharine College, Springfield for the fall semester. The Dean's List includes all students who had a grade point average of 3.6 - 3.999.

    They include Christopher Brady, Melinda Norris, Angela Rogers and Steven Smith, all of New Haven; and Adrienne Leigh of Bradfordsville.

  • Magnolia man shares weight loss journey

    For Eli Whitlock, a cancer diagnosis led him to one of the healthiest times in his life.

    The 25-year-old Magnolia resident lost more than 100 pounds after deciding to change his lifestyle after receiving a cancer diagnosis four years ago.

    Whitlock was diagnosed with testicular cancer in the summer of 2008 and had surgery days after learning of the disease. He didn't need any other treatment to become cancer-free and he felt he "got off pretty lucky with that," he said.

  • PHOTO: American bald eagle over Howardstown

     Frank Thompson of New Haven spotted this American bald eagle in the Howardstown area.

  • PHOTO: Five generations of Eastridges

     Five generations of Eastridges gathered during the holidays. They are front from left, Morna Eastridge, Keaten Taylor, Hillary Taylor; back, Mike Eastridge and Bud Eastridge.

  • PHOTO: Five generations: Dougherty, Taylor, South, Eastridge

     Five generations gathered during the holidays. They are front from left, Hillary Taylor and Lorie Eastridge; back, Wayne Dougherty, Keaten Taylor and Judy South.

  • PHOTO: House on Reed Road burns

     Buffalo and Magnolia firefighters responded to a house fire just after 6 p.m. Jan. 3. A caller said they could see smoke coming from a residence on Reed Road, Buffalo. They were at the scene about two hours.

    LaRue County Road Department was called to the scene as the water used fighting the fire had accumulated and frozen on the roadway. 

  • Sheriff's audit released by state

     State Auditor Crit Luallen last week released the audit of the LaRue County Sheriff's Office for the period of April 16, 2010, through April 15, 2011.

    The auditor issues two reports each year for the sheriff: one reporting on the audit of the sheriff's tax account and the other reporting on the audit of the fee account used to operate the office.

    The audit found that the sheriff's financial statement fairly presents the taxes charged, credited and paid for the period.

  • Main Street building to be sold at courthouse door

     A pair of buildings that once held a restaurant in downtown Hodgenville will be sold at the LaRue County Courthouse door on Feb. 2.

    The historic buildings, formerly Mama Sond’s and later Abe’s Country Cooking, will be sold at a master commissioner’s sale beginning at 10 a.m.

    The property was owned by Hodgenville Main Street Renaissance Inc. until about a year ago when the organization was dissolved by the City of Hodgenville.