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Today's News

  • FFA teens take top honors in Soybean Board’s video contest

    Four LaRue County FFA students will share $5,000 in a contest sponsored by The Kentucky Soybean Promotion Board.

    Valerie Sherrard and Emilee Whitt took first place while Craig Dunn and Julia Johnson took second in a video contest sponsored by the board. The teams produced videos themed “#1 Advocate for Animals” that were shown on the Internet site www.youtube.com. Winners were decided based on number of views.

    Sherrard and Whitt had 22,144 views in the month-long contest and won $3,000. Their video was about grazing lands.

  • Free magic show offered today

    Dinky Gowen presents his 16th annual Kid’s Day Christmas Spectacular 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, at LaRue County Parks and Recreation.

    Dinky, who performs about 600 shows each year, will be joined by two guest magicians   and escape artist Jennifer Gowen.

    The festivities include magic shows – with new illusions – costumed characters who will meet and greet the children, games, door prizes and a special appearance by Santa Claus. No admission is charged and the program is suitable for all ages.

  • Hosparus holds Holiday Remembrance program

    The holiday season is filled with emotions, and for many of those who have lost loved ones, it can be an especially difficult time.

    Hosparus’ Holiday Remembrance is one way those who have lost someone special can celebrate their lives.

    The event begins at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church on Pear Orchard Road in Elizabethtown. Hosparus officials expect about 50 people to participate.

  • Hosparus holds Holiday Remembrance program

    The holiday season is filled with emotions, and for many of those who have lost loved ones, it can be an especially difficult time.

    Hosparus’ Holiday Remembrance is one way those who have lost someone special can celebrate their lives.

    The event begins at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church on Pear Orchard Road in Elizabethtown. Hosparus officials expect about 50 people to participate.

  • Hosparus holds Holiday Remembrance program

    The holiday season is filled with emotions, and for many of those who have lost loved ones, it can be an especially difficult time.

    Hosparus’ Holiday Remembrance is one way those who have lost someone special can celebrate their lives.

    The event begins at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church on Pear Orchard Road in Elizabethtown. Hosparus officials expect about 50 people to participate.

  • Benefit is Saturday for woman who needs bone marrow transplant

    The date and location for the Crystal Craddock fundraiser has been changed.

    The fundraiser will be Saturday, Dec. 5, at Grace Heartland Church in Elizabethtown. Craddock, a mother of two, has been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and needs a bone marrow transplant.

    The fundraiser will include live gospel music performed by several artists from local churches, a silent auction, chili supper, bake sale and family fun. Donations may be given Dec. 5 at the event.

    For more information, e-mail craddockfundraiser09@yahoo.com.

  • Hawks begin basketball season Saturday at Casey County

    The 2009-10 basketball season promises to be an unpredictable, yet exciting season for the LaRue County Hawks.

    Having lost three starters, Christian Seymour, Bryan Bault and Tyler Hornback to graduation, Coach Paul Childress has some holes to fill. 

  • Rhinehart benefit auction to include ‘Twilight’ items

    A benefit for Tayler Rhinehart will be 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at Lutheran House of Prayer, 904 N. Mulberry St., Elizabethtown.

    Tayler was born with spina bifida, a birth defect in which the spinal canal and backbone do not close, and has required several surgeries.

    The 8-year-old needs another surgery.

    The fundraiser will include a barbecue pork meal 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for $5.50, delivery available; auction at 3 p.m.; and gospel singing at 6 p.m. A love offering will be taken during the gospel singing.

  • LCMS wrestling holds cornhole benefit

    A cornhole tournament and chili supper will be Dec. 4 in the LCMS cafeteria with proceeds going to the LaRue County Middle School wrestling program. Sign up is 6-7 p.m. Tournament begins at 7:30 p.m.

    Supper costs $5 and begins at 6 p.m. Includes drink and dessert. Awards and 30 percent payback.

    For more information, call 234-4920 or 358-9014.

  • Bonds to be issued for nursing home project

    LaRue County Fiscal Court approved a resolution Nov. 24 authorizing bonds to be issued for the Sunrise Manor Nursing Home expansion project.

    “Fiscal Court has not had involvement in the design or building of the project,” Tommy Turner, county judge-executive, explained to magistrates meeting at the courthouse. “The county becomes the vehicle to allow the issuance of the bonds, but Sunrise Manor property will secure them.”