Today's News

  • Nonprofit center offers classes in music and art

    Mandy Thompson, 13, smoothed light green paint on her sheet of drawing paper with a paintbrush, carefully copying the picture of a daisy.

    As she considered her work, she tilted her head.

    “I think it’s OK,” she declared in a voice barely above a whisper. “It could be better.”

  • Pearman selected as ExCEL winner in E’town

    Gary Pearman has been selected as the 2009-2010 winner of the ExCEL award for Elizabethtown Independent Schools. Pearman is an English teacher at T.K. Stone Middle School.

    The ExCEL award, which stands for Excellence in Classroom and Educational Leadership, is an education award given to several school systems in the region. It’s sponsored by WHAS-TV and E.ON. U.S., a Louisville energy company.

  • 4-H calendar

    4-H Camp

  • County requests changes to state waste tire fund

    LaRue Fiscal Court sent a message to Frankfort last month when it passed a resolution in support of the waste tire trust fund.

    The program, which gives counties the authority to manage scrap tires and the environmental concerns they pose, is “slated to sunset” this year, according to LaRue County Solid Waste Coordinator Jill Gray. 

  • Magnolia couple charged with manufacturing methamphetamine

    An active methamphetamine lab was discovered at 1979 Die-Shiboley Road.

    According to a report by the News Herald, Hart County deputies Jeff Wilson responded to the complaint. They arrested Michael A. Reynolds, 24, and his wife, Melissa Reynolds, 28, at the residence.

    Each was charged with one count of manufacturing methamphetamine, first-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Michael Reynolds was arrested also on two bench warrants, one from Hart County and the other from Warren County.

  • LaRue schools on one-hour delay

    LaRue County students will be back in class Wednesday after a two-day snow break.

    Schools will run on one-hour delay, the district said.

    Also, the varsity basketball teams have rescheduled Tuesday's games for tonight. The boys/girls doubleheader is at Washington County High School in Springfield.

  • LaRue jail escapee caught

    An escapee from the LaRue County Detention Center was captured Wednesday morning, about seven hours after he escaped.

    Kentucky State Police were notified by the LaRue County Detention Center at 6:10 p.m. of an escapee from their facility. George Richard Gaunt III was serving a sentence on charges of burglary and theft.

    Gaunt was caught by the Boone County Sheriff's Department around 3 a.m.

    Gaunt is accused of stealing a 1999 Blue Ford Crown Victoria after his escape. The vehicle was recovered, authorities said. 

  • State rep candidates vie for Republican nomination

    Local Realtor Craig Astor is seeking the Republican nomination for 19th District state representative.

    Astor will face Michael Lee Meredith of Brownsville in the May primary. The winner will take on incumbent Democrat Dottie Sims of Horse Cave in the general election in November.

    The district includes Edmonson, Hart and LaRue counties.

  • Farm calendar

    Grain Marketing Short Course

    A Grain Marketing Short Course will be 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Feb. 17 and 24 at the Hardin County Extension Service office in Elizabethtown. Various elements of grain marketing will be discussed including cash contracts, futures, basis, hedging, ACRE, crop insurance and marketing strategies. Enrollment is limited and there is a $20 registration fee. For enrollment or for more information, contact the LaRue County Extension Service at 358-3401. 

    Goat College

  • Shultz to speak at Lincoln Luncheon

    This year’s annual Lincoln’s Birthday Commemorative Luncheon, sponsored by Lincoln Days, returns to the basics.

    In 2008 and 2009, lofty plans were made by federal agencies to celebrate the 199th and 200th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln.

    An ice storm canceled the kickoff in 2008. Another ice storm in 2009 created havoc for the entire state and forced organizers to change plans in Hodgenville. The unveiling of a new Lincoln penny was shifted from the Birthplace Park to the high school.