Today's News

  • Registration open for Bluegrass State Games

    The largest sporting event in Kentucky has opened its online registration. The Get Healthy Kentucky Bluegrass State Games will host 31 sports and more than 1,500 athletes this year including cornhole, volleyball and bowling.

    The Get Healthy Kentucky Bluegrass State Games will take place in central Kentucky July 17-19 and July 24-26. The Celebration of Athletes will take place July 24 at Applebee’s Park in Lexington.

  • Lile, Cecil chosen for ALES Presidential Cabinet

    Abraham Lincoln Elementary announced the Lincoln Presidential Cabinet for April. Ashley Lile was recognized as the certified employee and Stacey Cecil was chosen as the classified employee.

    Lile, who teaches kindergarten, was nominated for her “go-getter” attitude and infectious laugh. Known for creating a warm and loving student environment,  Lile is very organized and manages her classroom with daily routines and procedures. She is always willing to go above and beyond to help her students, their parents and co-workers.

  • Community calendar

    Retirees to meet

    Kentucky Public Retirees, Lincoln Trail Chapter, will meet 11 a.m. June 8 at Stone Hearth Restaurant in Elizabethtown. Roger Dennis, owner of Upton Florist, will be the guest speaker. He will speak about his work on the Rose Parade and the Academy Awards.

    Blood drive

  • Teen recovering from horse riding accident

    A Hodgenville teen is recovering at home after being thrown from a horse last week.

    Blake Brown, 13, and her mother Sharon Friend were horseback riding on Trumbo Road about noon May 29 when Blake’s horse spooked.

    Friend said a tractor hauling a hay conditioner came down the road, frightening the horse.  Blake’s horse didn’t buck, she said, but “kicked out” and caused her to lose her balance. She hit her head on the pavement.

    “I saw her convulse,” Friend said.

  • City’s water tower project proceeds after rezoning

    The Greensburg Street water tower project is one step closer to completion.

    The process was stalled when it was learned the proposed site for the tower was zoned incorrectly.

    On Thursday, the Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning Commission corrected the issue by recommending the lot at 375 Greensburg St. be rezoned from residential to public. The change brings the land into compliance with the comprehensive plan.

  • Thomas the Tank Engine returning to Railway Museum

    Thomas the Tank Engine is coming to the Kentucky Railway Museum in New Haven.

    The appearances are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 6, 7, 13 and 14.

    Thomas, the beloved and courageous storybook engine, is set to roll into Kentucky Railway Museum for the Day Out With Thomas 2009: The Hero of the Rails Tour, presented by HIT Entertainment, a worldwide leader in children’s entertainment, and sponsored by The LEGO Group.

  • Summer annual grasses are a temporary solution

    The last few years have been tough on grass pastures and hay fields and many are not in a good productive condition. Also, reseeding last fall and this spring was not done in a lot of cases due to weather and cost. Considering this, livestock producers may want to consider summer annual grasses to supplement their forages.

  • South Fork Area Homemakers

    The South Fork Area Homemakers met May 19 at the LaRue County Extension Office with Mary Lou Owen presiding. 

    Treasurer’s report was given by Della Thomas and secretary’s report by Bowen.

    Officer election for the upcoming year was conducted. President will be Emogene Gardner; vice-president Billie Shalaya; secretary and treasurer Janice Bowen; inspirational leader Delores Bale; and recreation leaders Norma Jean McDonald and Ann E. Flanders.

  • Bluegrass adds high speed 3G

    Bluegrass Cellular recently added 3G high-speed data service coverage to its cellular towers in Glendale, Upton and Sonora. The new sites will improve 3G data service in those areas and also along the Interstate 65 corridor. These sites add high-speed wireless data access to the existing 3G, EV-DO high-speed data network that Bluegrass Cellular has in place across its 38-county coverage area.

  • Got a whistle?


    The Mid-Kentucky Officials Association, which encompasses 20 schools in the 5th Region area, is looking for new officials for the 2009 season.

    Potential officials must be 18 years old and in good standing with the Kentucky High School Athletic Association. Testing and training begins in June for the fall season.

    Call MKOA recruitment officer Chad Laswell at (502) 507-1156 with questions.