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Today's News

  • WJCR holds Food Ministry Benefit today

    Christian radio station WJCR plans to have its third annual Food Ministry Benefit beginning at 1 p.m. EDT Saturday to help feed needy families and entertain those who go with music and other activities.

    The big draw will be Inspirational Country Music Awards winner Tommy Brandt, who will perform during a 7 p.m. concert, station Vice President Lauree Powell said.

  • ECTC holds graduation tonight

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will hold its 44th annual commencement at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 14, in the gymnasium at Central Hardin High School in Elizabethtown.

    The commencement address will be delivered ECTC alumni Col. Mauhee Edmonson, mobilized senior nurse and executive and deputy commander of nursing at Fort Knox’s U.S. Army Medical Department. He will address about 155 graduates who are expected to march at the ceremony.

  • Lady Hawks to be honored in May 12 ceremony

    The LaRue County High School Lady Hawks softball team will honor several former players and retire the jerseys of three players in a May 12 ceremony.

    “… The program has taken a look at all the former Lady Hawks, and will retire the numbers of three most dominant players in our program’s history,” said head coach Mielle DiStefano.

  • Family’s boa still squeezin’ after freezin’

    In her 36 years as administrator of Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in Hodgenville, Daphne Loyall has experienced her share of emergencies.

    The late January ice storm that knocked out electric power to her home on Salem Church Road for 10 days, however, put her in the role of saving an unusual potential victim – the family’s 11-foot-long, 25-pound red-tail boa constrictor.

    The boa was a gift to her son Zach about 12 years ago. At that time, it was only about one foot long.

  • Adoption Support group plans training in E'town

    Adoption Support for Kentucky Support will have support and training on “Creating Life Books for Foster and Adoptive Children” from 7 to 9 p.m. May 15; and “Stable and Resilient Children” 1-3 p.m. May 16 at the DCBS office, 916 N. Mulberry St., Elizabethtown.

    Refreshments and child care will be provided.

    Another training, “Nine Signs a Placement is in Trouble” will be 9:30-11:30 a.m. May 21 at Shoney’s Restaurant on North Mulberry Street in Elizabethtown.

    Meal will be on your own and no child care provided.

  • Relay for Life begins at 5 p.m. Friday

    When Becky Hawkins’ second-grade class at Hodgenville Elementary started a fund drive for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life in December, they thought $500 would be a worthy goal.

    The response has been so great, however, that they have had to increase their objective several times, while the HES “Hawks for Hope” team has also ballooned from one 22-member class to 19 classrooms.

  • Scout organizes ‘eCycling’ event

    Seventeen-year-old Stephen McKellep hopes to join the ranks of Bill Gates, Neil Armstrong, H. Ross Perot and Gerald R. Ford by summer. He’s working on his Eagle Scout Badge through the Boy Scouts of America. It’s the highest honor awarded in scouting.

    McKellep, the son of David and Marsha McKellep of Upton, has planned a two-day electronics recycling or “eCycling” event with the assistance of Hodgenville’s Renaissance Recycling Center.

  • Eek, our country says I may be married to a terrorist

    I’m not a person that is interested in politics so I usually don’t know much about what’s going on until Dennis informs me. Most of the time I pretend to listen and shake my head at appropriate times and pray he’s almost done. But once in a while he tells me something that sends me into a tizzy.

  • LaRue baseball standout promoted

    Jordan Newton is moving up in the baseball world.

    Newton, a former LaRue County standout, was promoted in the Detroit organization, moving from West Michigan to Lakeland, Fla. Both are Class A teams, but Lakeland is considered high Class A.

    Newton was batting .386 with three doubles, two triples and three home runs. He had scored 11 runs and driven in nine. Newton had an on-base percentage of .438 and his slugging percentage was .750.

  • Tennis teams enter 5th Region play

    The LaRue County tennis team entered 5th Region competition Monday at University Park Drive with high hopes of seeing some of their young players in the finals and looking at possible state berths.

    Coach Chris Estes’ young team has shown ambition and drive all year and enter regions with a winning record for both boys' (10-3) and the girls' (8-4) squads.

    Match play started early and saw Nancy Howell and Hannah Carter, a sixth seed in the regional, capturing first round victories 6-0 and 6-1 to Bardstown.