Today's News

  • City's water and sewer project halted while easement sought

     The City’s sewer line and water main improvement project came to a standstill last week after it was discovered an easement had not been obtained for one piece of property.

  • Concert features American Idol contestants

     Five American Idol contestants from Kentucky who advanced to the Hollywood stage of competition will be featured singers at the Glen Rice and Friends Musical Concert Series April 19 performance at the Performing Arts Center in Elizabethtown.

  • Deputy cleared in fatal shooting

     A LaRue County grand jury failed Monday to indict Sheriff’s Deputy James Eric Williamson in the fatal shooting of a Magnolia man.

  • Cyndi Martin joins ReMax team

     Cyndi Martin of Elizabethtown has joined Billy Ward’s Remax Executive Group in Sonora.

    The new agent is originally from Columbus, Ohio, but moved to Kentucky in 2002 with her husband, Scott, and three sons.

    She can be reached at 270-369-9731.

  • Daniel Risner joins Make It Happen Realty

     Daniel Risner of Buffalo has joined Make It Happen Realty, LLC, in Elizabethtown, as an agent.

    Risner, a native of Hardin County, teaches at Caverna Elementary School. He recently completed his Realtor training.

    He and his wife Tasha have a son, Nate.

    Risner can be reached at 270-766-9796.

  • Student wins $1,000 for giant cabbage

     Holden Underwood, a student at Cox’s Creek Elementary School, is the 2012 state winner of Bonnie Plants’ annual third-grade cabbage-growing contest.

    Holden’s cabbage grew to 20.5 pounds. He was selected at random from among 65 classroom winners from across the state. Holden earned a $1,000 scholarship from Bonnie Plants, which delivered 21,516 cabbage plants this past season to third-grade students at 284 Kentucky schools.

  • Cottrell awarded Homemakers scholarship

     Ashley Cottrell is the 2013 recipient of the $400 scholarship from the LaRue County Homemakers organization. She is the daughter of Michael and Diana Cottrell of Magnolia.

    Cottrell is a senior at LaRue County High School where she is serving as secretary of the FFA chapter. She also volunteers with the LaRue County Cattlemen’s Association and was in the Kentucky Governor’s Scholar Program. She plans to attend Western Kentucky University and become an agriculture education teacher.

  • Katy Cecil named Forensics Coach of the Year

     Kentucky’s 2013 National Forensic League Coach of the Year Katy Cecil realizes her greatest fulfillment as coach whenever she guides one of her LaRue County High School students to reaching higher goals.

    “When the first student I had worked with won his first award, I felt a sense of pride and accomplishment I never felt getting my own trophies,” said Cecil, who teaches English and coaches speech and drama.

  • Bridget Southwood to compete in State Geography Bee

     For the first time, LaRue County Middle School participated in the 2013 National Geography Bee. In December and January, the following students progressed to the final round in the School Geography Bee: Emma Bowling, Cameron Hensley, Jayden Kennedy, Noah Majors, Brady McDowell, Hunter McLaughlin, Rachel Sheffer, Bridget Southwood, Matt Underwood and Symone Whalin.

    Bridget Southwood won; Hunter McLaughlin was second; and Rachel Sheffer was third.

  • COLUMN: Obama's broken promise

     A recent study published by the Society of Actuaries — the nation's leading group of financial risk analysts, and as non-partisan a group as you will find — revealed that thanks to Obamacare, the costs of medical claims for Kentuckians next year would rise an average of 34 percent. With wages stagnant and gas and tuition prices skyrocketing, these premium increases will be especially devastating for middle-class families.