Today's News

  • Reunion calendar

    Catlett Mather reunion

    The descendants of Edd and Cynthia Mather Catlett will have a reunion at noon July 17 at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown. A silent auction will be held for expenses of next year’s reunion. Bring anything you wish to donate. Bake-off contest for cakes, pies, cookies and candy. All relatives and friends are invited. For more information, call Lorena Catlett Russell at 358-3551.

  • Sports Shorts

    Updated physical needed

    All student-athletes need to have an updated physical, parent permission and drug consent form. Packets can be picked up at the middle and high school offices. For more information, call David Dawson at 270-766-7419.

    Lady Hawks Basketball Camp

    LaRue County girls’ basketball will hold a camp for 1st-8th grade girls July 7-9. Camp fee is $30 per girl and includes a T-shirt and three days of instruction. The camp will run 10 a.m.-noon at LaRue County High School.

    Boys’ soccer camp

  • Floods don't keep mail carrier from his appointed rounds

    A local mail carrier recently received national recognition and honors for his simple, yet unexpected, acts of kindness.

    According to Magnolia Postmaster Michael Baldwin, Harold Webb was always a hard-working mail carrier. But during the May flooding, Baldwin said Webb went above and beyond the call of duty.

  • Edwards 'excited' to umpire at Little League Softball World Series

    John Edwards of Buffalo is one of 12 umpires who’ll work the 37th Little League Softball World Series in Portland, Ore., Aug. 12-18.

    The Green County High School graduate who lives on South L&N Turnpike, said he was “pretty excited” upon hearing that he had been selected.

    Though this is his first World Series, Edwards is a post-season umpiring veteran, having worked a Little League softball regional in Missouri in 2007 and a baseball regional in 2008 at Indianapolis.

  • There's no need to live in fear

    Fear is a word which means alarm and agitation caused by expectation or realization of danger. Some people live in fear and feel frightened about circumstances. 

  • Fort Knox tour bus took a detour into writer's history

    During the last few years, I have wished more and more that I had written down all the stories my mom and dad told me when I was growing up.

    No matter how hard I try to remember, some of those details have slipped away. But every now and then, something will jolt a memory – like the jolt you get when the rickety bus you’re riding in hits a pothole.

    Two weeks ago, I had a chance to re-visit the story of how my parents met 60 years ago – on a bus bound for Fort Knox.

  • Buffalo High School photos sought

    The Buffalo School Apartments development is scheduled to begin very soon. The LaRue County Economic Development office working with Lexington based AU Associates and RHDI plan to demonstrate how preservation and reuse of historic buildings helps the community preserve its unique heritage, creates jobs putting people to work locally and encourages the preservation of traditional building skills. The local Board of Education also played a major role in the partnership.

  • Help cattle beat the summer heat

    Periods of heat stress call for cattle producers to be vigilant in making sure their animals are adequately prepared. One of the most important things producers can do is provide cool, clean drinking water. Providing an adequate source of drinking water helps to keep animals’ internal body temperatures within normal limits. Above-ground water lines need to be shaded so they do not act as solar water heaters and make the water too hot to drink.

  • Outdoor burning restricted

    Be aware of the following precautionary measures to prevent wildfires:

    • Outdoor burning is illegal between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. in or within 150 feet of any woodland or brushland during forest fire hazard seasons.

    • Debris burning should be avoided altogether during fire hazard seasons.

    • In addition to forest fire laws, outdoor burning laws include air pollution regulations and restrictions imposed by local ordinances. 

  • Honor our heroes

    I am Matt Hanson’s aunt from Michigan and I am sad to hear that this community is arguing over whether a park should be named after my nephew.

    (Editor’s note: Lance Cpl. Matthias Hanson died of combat-related injury in Afghanistan in February.)

    Until Matt’s death, I didn’t understand what all military service men, women and their families signify until now. I took my freedom for granted and I am sorry for the lack of respect I showed. All military deserve to be called “heroes” for the commitments they make to protect our country.