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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Scholarship calendar

    Farm Kids for College

    A $1,000 Farm Kids for College scholarship is available to LaRue County seniors planning to pursue an ag-related degree. Application available at nfo.org. Follow drop-down menu under About Us to Scholarships. Essay and letters of reference required. Applications due March 15 to Clara J. Wheatley, 925 Wayne Ennis Road, Howardstown, KY 40051. For more information, contact Perry Garner at 1-800-247-2110, Ext. 4674, or pgarner@nfo.org.

    Class of 1968 Memorial

  • School Calendar

    ALES

    Feb. 17 – Academic team practice, 3-4 p.m.

    Feb. 18 – ADHD workshop, 6 p.m.

    Feb. 23 – PTO, 6:30 p.m.

    Feb. 24 – Academic team practice 3-4 p.m.

    LCHS

    Project Graduation spaghetti dinner

  • Gospel musical coming to ECTC Feb. 12

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and First Baptist Church will hold the 24th annual Gospel Musical in celebration of Black History Month at 7 p.m. Feb. 12 in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church, 105 Bishop Lane, Elizabethtown.

    The theme for this year is Diversity in Music and Culture. A variety of singing groups from Hardin County and the surrounding areas will provide the musical selections. The Gospel Musical illustrates how exciting and interesting the black culture is and continues to be.

  • Work on Lincoln Memorial Building progressing

    As Feb. 12 approaches, so does the close of a two-year celebration of the bicentennial anniversary of the birth of famed native son Abraham Lincoln.

    However, a local restoration project funded through federal funds will continue through April.

  • Magistrates hear road report

    Timmy Brown, county road supervisor, told members of LaRue County Fiscal Court that his crews spread about 50 tons of salt during last week’s snow storm.

    “That is the normal amount of salt we would use due to the temperature staying near the freezing mark,” he reported as magistrates met Feb. 9 at the courthouse in Hodgenville.

    Brown said the county has 125 more tons of salt on hand, enough for about two more rounds over the county’s roads. 

  • Jesus came to earth to minister to man

    Jesus said, “The Son of Man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister.”  He also said to his disciples, “So send I you.” He had a ministry and so do we as Christians.

    In 1 Peter 3:18-22 Peter speaks of Jesus’ ministry. First, he spoke of the death of Christ. He was the “Just One” who was treated unjustly. Why? That he might die for the unjust and bring them to God he died as a substitute for us (2:24). Peter tells us that Jesus suffered for well-doing and not because of any sins he committed (2:22).

  • Housing needed for influx of soldiers

    I recently had the privilege of meeting with the leadership of the 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, at their new Fort Knox headquarters. Col. Christopher Toner and his team want to do all they can to help their soldiers and families settle in to our region and we wanted to be sure they knew our region was here to make this job easier. I expressed the great affection our communities have for soldiers and their families and how appreciative we all are for their brave service.