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Today's News

  • New holiday: Celebrate Sibling Day April 10

    Sibling Day, which falls on April 10, is a new holiday that the Sibling Day Foundation, a public non-profit charity, is working toward making a federal holiday. Making this a holiday, like Mother’s and Father’s Day, they hope to benefit families and communities. Since 1998, 33 states officially have established Siblings Day. Kentucky is not one of these states. Sibling Day offers brothers and sisters around the country a special day to honor and acknowledge living siblings and remember those who died.

  • Rice concert is April 16

    Tickets are on sale for Glen Rice, Family and Friends Musical Concert Series.

    Rice, a retired educator from Buffalo, will perform 7 p.m. April 16 at Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center, John Hardin High School, 384 W.A. Jenkins Road, Elizabethtown.

    Also performing are local entertainers Ron Benningfield, Eddie Black, Ricky and Tiffany Puckett and Camille Turner; Mike Porter and Marsha Banning, the Illinois Country Music Duo of the Year; and JoAnn Kai Cobb.

  • Preserving community historic assets a necessity

    In light of ongoing bad news about joblessness in Kentucky and with state and federal budgets experiencing record shortfalls, supporting and maintaining successful programs that have a demonstrated return on investment is of paramount importance to our state’s future. Preservationists across the state are rallying to remind elected officials and their local leaders and decision makers that preserving a community’s historic assets not only generates public-private investment but creates jobs and spurs related investment.

  • Central Kentucky Art Guild to meet April 19

    The Central Kentucky Art Guild will meet 6:30 p.m. April 19 at the Nolin RECC building in Elizabethtown. Merle Rosen, a working artist with Golden Acrylics, will cover some of the basic principles of painting with acrylic paints. She usually brings samples for each participant.

    Rosen, a practicing artist in Cincinnati for the past 36 years, has shown extensively in museums and galleries including the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, J.B. Speed Museum in Louisville and the Kharkiv Museum in the Ukraine.

  • Couple charged with providing marijuana to young teen

    A Hodgenville couple was arrested after allegedly providing marijuana to a 13-year-old.

    According to LaRue County Sheriff Bobby Shoffner, officers obtained a search warrant for the Miami Court residence of Staci Lee Cox, 39, and Ralph Charlie Hardin, 27, in response to a complaint by the child’s mother.

    A small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia were found inside the home.

    Both were charged with second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and prescription drug not in proper container.

  • Graduating seniors may apply for 4-H scholarship

    Applications are available for LaRue County graduating seniors to apply for the $500 4-H Scholarship.

    Applicants should be active 4-H members. April 15 is the deadline to apply.

    Scholarship applications are available from the Extension Service office and online at ces.ca.uky.edu/larue/scholarshipapplication. Scholarship judging is based on the essay as well as past years of the 4-H Awards Point System Record Forms.

  • Pickup drives through store window

    A Hodgenville man escaped serious injured late Wednesday when he drove his pickup through the front window of Circle K.

    Hodgenville City Police investigated.

  • Census: LaRue’s return higher than state average

    In the race to get 2010 U.S. Census forms returned, LaRue County exceeds the state average. According to the U.S. Census Web site, 73 percent of LaRue County Census forms have been returned. The state average is 69 percent.

    Neighboring Nelson, Taylor and Hart Counties are at 74 percent; Hardin County is at 71 percent; Green County is 75 percent; and Marion County is at 69 percent. The national 2010 Census participation rate is 65 percent.

  • New legislation broadens public scrutiny

    Gov. Steve Beshear signed into law two Senate bills that will ensure that public entities and affiliated organizations such as the Kentucky Association of Counties and the Kentucky League of Cities conduct their business operations under the light of public scrutiny.

  • God cannot be limited by man

    The man who limits God simply does not know God. Do you think anything is too hard for God? If your answer is yes, you need to revise your thinking. The Bible says “with God all things are possible.”

    Sennacherib and his mighty army came against Hezekiah, the King of Judah. He wrote an insulting letter to Hezekiah. Hezekiah went to God’s house and spread the letter out before God and asked God to save Judah.