Today's News

  • Prostate screening recommended at age 50

     The American Cancer Society reports that an estimated 241,740 American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year.

    As the second leading cause of cancer death among men, the disease will claim more than 28,170 lives in 2012. In Kentucky, almost 3,200 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year, and nearly 360 will die from this disease.

  • Western Kentucky University announces honors list

     Western Kentucky University has announced the students named to the Dean's and President's lists for the spring 2012 semester. Full-time undergraduate students with a semester grade-point average of 3.4 to 3.79 are named to the Dean's List. Students with a GPA of 3.8 to 4.0 are named to the President's List. Their names are marked with an asterisk (*).

    Students who have asked their information to be kept private will not be listed.

  • Food Service Inspections – May and June 2012

  • Four Hawks named to Baseball All-Region

     Figures the two teams who met in the 5th Region Baseball Tournament championship would dominate the all-region team this season.

    Central Hardin and LaRue County each placed a total of four players on the team. No other team had more than two selections. Central Hardin knocked off LaRue County, 4-2 to win its third consecutive region championship.

    LaRue County had senior Slade Owens named to the first team, while seniors Jesse Johnson and Kyle Sheeran and junior Cole Hughes were selected to the second team.

  • Building Permits – May 2012

     May Building and Rezoning Permits

    Information compiled from Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning records


    May 2 – John Gustafson – Pepper Road, Hodgenville – sun room and garage

    May 3 – Shawn Dones – Bardstown Road, Hodgenville – residence

    May 3 – Lincoln National Bank – 203 Woebegona Way, Hodgenville – residence

  • PHOTO: Mark Twain visits Ancestral Trails

     Ancestral Trails met earlier this month with Monie Matthews as guest speaker. He portrayed the writer Samuel Clemons also known as Mark Twain. He explained how he got his name and his adventures in the Civil War. Clemons’ parents were from Adair County. ATHS will meet again Friday, July 6 when Steve Mather will demonstrate his grave-dowsing skills at the Elizabethtown Cemetery.

  • County Clerk's Audit – year ending Dec. 31, 2011

     State Auditor Adam Edelen last week released the audit of the 2011 financial statement of LaRue County Clerk Linda Carter. State law requires the auditor to conduct annual audits of county clerks and sheriffs.

    The audit found that the clerk's financial statement presents fairly the revenues, expenditures, and excess fees of the LaRue County clerk in conformity with the regulatory basis of accounting.

  • Bardstown's Buttermilk Festival seeks vendors

     The Buttermilk Days Festival Committee is now taking applications for arts and crafts vendors as well as food and refreshment vendors for this year’s festival which will be Aug. 23-25 on South Third Street in Bardstown.

    The three-day festival will again include a homemade wine-tasting and wild meat cookout on Thursday evening, a kids street concert on Friday night, the famous Buttermilk Days breakfast on Saturday morning and the third annual street concert on Saturday evening. 

  • PHOTO: Fort Knox Federal Credit Union opens Bardstown branch

     Fort Knox Federal Credit Union held ribbon-cutting ceremonies June 12 for its new, free-standing office at 100 Kelly Drive in Bardstown. Helping cut the ribbon to open the Bardstown branch are from left, Carolyn Drake, executive vice president; Sandra Cunningham, branch manager; J. Marvin Hawk, member of the board of directors; Howard Williams, board chairman; Bardstown Mayor Bill Sheckles; Bill Rissel, president and CEO; Rosemary Deaton, board member; Henry Wheatley, board member; and, Reba Watson, board member. 

  • PHOTO: Skaggs named Academic All-State

     Kayla Skaggs, a junior at LaRue County High School, was named to first-team Academic All-State by the Kentucky Softball Coaches Association. She played first base and pitcher for the Lady Hawks. In order to be considered, players must appear in at least 50 percent of their teams' varsity games. Only juniors and seniors are eligible. Based on a 4.0 grade-point average, the breakdown is 3.75 to 4.0 for the first team, 3.50 to 3.74 for the second team and 3.25 to 3.49 for honorable mentions.