Today's News

  • Family matters as LaRue welcomes North Hardin

    Landmark News Service

  • Scout field corn for ear rot

    Diplodia ear rot may show up in some cornfields as they approach maturity. The abundance of wet weather around the silking period provided opportunities for infections to occur.

    This ear rot appears as white cottony fungal growth between kernels, usually progressing from the ear shank upward and from the cob outward.

  • Kentucky Heartland Festival takes place this weekend

    Landmark News Service

    The Heartland Shines in 2009 is the theme for a fun-filled weekend of events in Elizabethtown. It’s the 27th year for the Kentucky Heartland Festival that is held each year during the last full weekend in August at Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown.

    The festival opens Friday night with exhibits, food, children’s rides and music on the bandstand and picks up  Saturday morning with the country ham breakfast, 5K run and parade along Dixie Avenue.

  • Heartland Festival continues today in E'town

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  • Guthrie shares views on NATTBatt and health care

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie said the effort to develop a lithium-ion battery plant at an industrial site near Glendale is not dead.

    While failing to be selected for federal incentive money, the first-term Congressman told a gathering in Hodgenville last week that he continues to work with Gov. Steve Beshear’s office on behalf of the NATTBatt not-for-profit consortium. When announced earlier this year, the state said the plant could represent 2,000 jobs in the production of batteries for electric vehicles and other new technology

  • Eastridge has low score at Fort Knox

    Despite not having enough girls playing for a team score, LaRue County High School junior Hillary Eastridge claimed low-score honors Thursday over each of her opponents from Fort Knox.

    On the par-36 front nine of Lindsey Golf Course, Eastridge stroked a 47. Fort Knox’s Karen Whitaker was low for the Lady Eagles with a 51.

    “That course plays tough, and Hillary played it really well,” said LaRue’s head coach Rip Collins.


    Knox’s boys, led by Joey Hetrick’s 48, topped the Hawks 211-230 Thursday at Lyndsey.

  • 7-year-old wins Jamboree talent show

    A 7-year-old won the Lincoln Jamboree talent show, open to all ages, in July.

    Malerie Skaggs, 7, of Hodgenville sang "Coat of Many Colors" by Dolly Parton. She is the daughter of Troy and Paula Skaggs.

    She will appear again at the Jamboree on Aug. 22 as a guest on the show.

  • Trey Grayson to visit E’town today


  • Loved back-to-school bash

    We would like to thank Family Resource and all the staff at Hodgenville Elementary School and the bus drivers for making the back-to-school bash such a great success.

    LeAnn Greenwell

  • Clean-up progressing on Firestone building

    After many years of delays, the state is cleaning up the soil and groundwater contamination at the old Firestone building at 803 S. Lincoln Blvd.

    The site once held three underground storage tanks for retail gasoline sales. The tanks were removed in 1998, according to Trent Garrison, state reviewer and geologist, Corrective Action Section, Underground Storage Tank Branch, Division of Waste Management. At that time, “elevated constituent concentrations were encountered” in the excavation – both in soil and groundwater, according to a DWM report.