Today's News

  • Blue mold outbreak found in tobacco fields east of LaRue

    A fairly significant outbreak of blue mold has been found in several fields east of LaRue County in Clark, Montgomery and Fleming counties. The disease appeared to have started in early July. The incidence and severity of blue mold was quite high. Actively sporulating lesions were abundant, making this a strong source for blue mold to spread.

  • Former employee files civil suit against school system

    A former LaRue County School District employee has filed a civil suit against the LaRue County Board of Education in LaRue Circuit Court.

    Melissa Enlow, a LaRue County Middle School lunchroom supervisor, was terminated June 15. Her suit claims violation of Kentucky’s Whistleblower Statute which protects public employees from reprisals if they divulge information of a suspected law violation.

    According to the suit, Enlow began employment with the school district as a part-time custodian in 1998, became a lunchroom worker in 2000 and eventually a supervisor.

  • Hawks aggressive in Nelson scrimmage

    The LaRue County Hawks packed a meaty offensive effort and focused on their defense in a preseason scrimmage against Nelson County Friday night in Bardstown.

    Nelson County, returning 22 seniors and 34 juniors, starts the season with a new coach and different mindset from last year. The team is running more of a spread offense - just the kind of offense Hawks Coach Rodney Armes had in mind to prepare his football team for the upcoming year.

  • Two charged after teen hospitalized

    Two Hodgenville residents have been charged with providing alcoholic beverages to several teenagers.

    According to Lt. Steve Johnson, city officers responded to a report of an intoxicated juvenile entering a residence on Beechtree Drive about 8 p.m. Friday. The teen was “so intoxicated alcohol poisoning was suspected,” Johnson said, and the family was taking the child to Hardin Memorial Hospital for evaluation.

    During the investigation, three more teens “showed up” under the influence, Johnson said.

  • Lincolns Loft to host author

    Lincolns Loft, 25 Lincoln Square, will host a book signing from a Kentucky author.

    Christian fiction writer Ann Gabhart will sign her new book The Believer beginning at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20.

    For more information, call Lincolns Loft at 358-0124.

  • Youth football leagues hold final registration tonight

    LaRue County Youth Football will have a last chance registration for tackle (grades 3-6) and flag (kindergarten-grade 2) football teams tonight.

    The signups are set from 6 to 8 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. Interested players need to attend registration for fitting of equipment.

    Registration fee is $55 for tackle and $30 for flag.

    For more information, call Scott Clemons at 358-4199.

  • White Hall unveils Lincoln exhibit Thursday

    White Hall State Historic Site will unveil a new exhibit that will highlight Abraham Lincoln memorabilia as well as the important role that enslaved African Americans played at the historic home.

    White Hall served as the home of Cassius Marcellus Clay, an emancipationist who was a friend of Lincoln’s and served as his ambassador to Russia. The home near Richmond was built in 1798-99 and was renovated in the mid-1860s.

  • Open records can show where your hard-earned money goes

    In Kentucky, it’s presumed that government documents are open unless there’s a good reason to keep them secret.

    Until July 1, people in South Dakota had to prove documents were open as they sought information. A new law shifts the burden to government to show why it has the right to withhold information.

    Officials think it will have a “long-term positive impact on government,” according to a news account. It’s a long overdue development.

  • ECTC provides a sense of direction

    Landmark News Service

    With classes back in session this week, Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is helping students maneuver around construction on campus.

    ECTC set up tents in two locations to help new students navigate around construction of the Phase II building of the Regional Postsecondary Education Center. The tents are between the Administration Building and the Science Building and in front of the Occupational/Technical Building.

  • KY 222 improvements still in works after NAATBatt flops

    Hopes of establishing a lithium-ion battery research center and production facility in Glendale were derailed last week when federal development dollars went elsewhere.

    A consortium of companies – known as the National Alliance for Advanced Transportation Batteries or NAATBatt –  applied for a $342 million federal stimulus grant to build a 1 million-square-foot plant to manufacture four different formats of lithium-ion battery cells. Several hundred new jobs were expected to be created in the field of electrical car power.