Today's News

  • Identity hearing held in Gilbert case

    An identity hearing and arraignment was held April 16 in the case of Richard Gilbert, the Hodgenville chiropractor who faces charges of tax evasion and obstructing the Internal Revenue Service.

    “Identity hearings are usually only held when the defendant says that the person indicted is not him,” Jennifer L. Pollard, public information officer for the IRS, said in an e-mail.

    The federal magistrate  determined that Gilbert was the same individual that was indicted, Pollard said.

  • Swine flu confirmed

    The Kentucky Department for Public Health reported one confirmed case and one probable case of swine flu Thursday to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • Hawks struggle in Louisville

    The LaRue County Hawks participated in the Louisville Invitational Tournament last weekend at Pleasure Ridge Park, dropping both games to strong competition.

    In the opener, the Hawks participated in a slugging lottery with Henry Clay only to fall 23-15.

    LaRue’s Slade Owens was chalked with the loss from the mound but no one would have ever thought Henry Clay would scoot 23 runs across the plate.

    “All hitting and no defense or pitching,” LaRue Coach Chris Price said.

  • Juried art show open

    The Central Kentucky Art Guild All Member Juried Art Show will be 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays through May 18 in the Morrison Gallery at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. The Morrison Gallery is in the ECTC main administration building and public parking is available.

    The guild art show represents about 40 artists. Many of the artists are award winning.

    Fine art such as landscapes, portraits, florals, still life, woodcarvings, and sculptures are examples of art that will be shown. Your selection may be purchased from the artist upon request.

  • Quarry celebrates grand opening

    Jacobs Energy, a natural resource development company specializing in oil and gas exploration and servicing, is opening Sand Castle Quarry on Attilla Road off Campbellsville Road. The quarry is at the location of the former Tri-County Sand & Aggregate LLC.

    Sand Castle Quarry is a supplier of sand and pea gravel to both commercial clients and individuals at the retail site. Delivery service is available. The products can be used for construction and recreational projects.

  • Bourbon City Go Karts

    Stock Lite

    1st-#13 Charles Bennett

    2nd-#15 Shane Bennett


    Stock Medium

    1st-#93 Tony Phillips

    2nd-#48 David Morris

    3rd-#26 Roger Taylor

    4th-#007 Rambo Harmon



    1st-#31 Zach Lamb

    2nd-#65 Troy Lamb


    OHV Blue Rookie

    1st-#U1 Dalton Underwood

    2nd-#64 Matthew Henon


    OHV Blue Junior 2

    1st-#81 Tristen Bowen

    2nd-#17 Tyler Patterson

    3rd-#23 Matt Underwood


    OHV Blue Adult Beginners

  • ECTC presents children’s play

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s Toy Box Theatre will present a children’s play, In One Basket, 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Science Auditorium on the Elizabethtown campus. Admission is $2. The performance is open to the public.

  • Shipp selected to Georgia Leadership Institute

    Dr. John Todd Shipp, son of Johnny L. and Joan Doty Shipp of Hodgenville, has been selected to attend the Georgia Leadership Institute for School Improvement. The Institute was designed to help school administrators incubate and support sharing of systematic solutions to improve education leadership. The GLISI curriculum is rigorous both mentally and physically. In June, each school system cohort team will send a group of administrators to climb to the top of Stone Mountain, Ga.

  • Tennis teams fall in conference play

    The LaRue County High School tennis team participated in conference play Thursday and Friday with early upsets that saw the boys’ and girls’ tennis teams leaving the tournament early in the bracket seedings.

    LaRue’s Dylan Parr advanced to the second round before being upset in three sets.

    “He played a little inconsistent early but improved throughout the match,” coach Chris Estes said.

    Eighth-grader Ryan Abell also advanced to the second round.

  • Commonwealth Cleanup Day was a success

    Wow, this year is going by so quickly, I feel like I am in a time warp.

    With our winter ice storm and the debris she left behind, we have had a crazy beginning to our New Year.  I have heard that the debris removal teams have just about finished and may be done by the end of the month. A big thanks to all who assisted with this huge-mongous job.