Today's News

  • Gauchos player has local ties

     Kara Sherrard, granddaughter of Vivian Sherrard of Hodgenville, is a member of the University of California Santa Barbara volleyball team.

    In 2011, as a sophomore, Kara appeared in all 31 of the Gauchos’ games, finishing third on the team in kills with a total of 323. She had 43 blocks and earned double-doubles in 13 games.

    She was named to the All-Big West Freshman Team in her first year of college play.

  • 4-H Calendar Dec. 12, 2012

     Poultry Club and Explorers

    The 4-H Poultry Club and the 4-H Explorers Club will meet together 3:30-5 p.m. Dec. 12 at the LaRue County Extension Office. If you have any questions, call the Extension Office at 358-3401.


    Photography Club

    The 4-H Photography Club will meet 3:30-4:45 p.m. Dec. 13 at the LaRue County Extension Office.  New members are welcome to attend.


    Rabbit Club

  • NARFE elects new officers

     President Kay Bennett opened the recent meeting of National Active and Retired Federal Employees so more than 50 members and guests could enjoy a Thanksgiving feast. During the business meeting, Bennett announced that the June, July, and August meetings would be at 6:30 p.m.

    Blue Cross Blue Shield representative Sue Horn brought the membership up to date with changes for 2013. Detailed information is available at www.fepblue.org.  Bennett reported that the 2014 National Convention will be in Orlando. Go to www.narfeky.org for more information. 

  • PHOTO: NARFE officers

     The newly elected National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter Board of Directors are from left, Treasurer Roland Haun, President Mary Tom Haun, Second Vice President Kay Bennett, First Vice President VP Sally Watkins and Secretary Carol Aiken.

  • COLUMN: Magic number for safe eggnog is 160 degrees

     Since colonial times, eggnog has been a favorite part of the holidays for many Americans. George Washington is said to have had his own secret recipe for the treat. However, consumers need to keep in mind that salmonella is a concern when consuming homemade eggnog. 

  • BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU - Beware of holiday scams



    1. The Trademark Registration and Monitoring Office sends fake invoices to businesses stating “important information regarding your federal trademark.” A local business received the invoice that states they must “pay the full amount of $485 to avoid additional penalties.” The company has an “F” rating with the BBB.

  • COLUMN: You don't have to overeat during holidays

     You'll arrive at a holiday dinner party with good intentions and wanting to do the right thing. You are just going to dip out small portions onto your plate. But you just can’t help yourself because the selections on the table just keep getting better and better. 

  • PHOTO: ECTC donates $90 to Warm Blessings

     The Biology Department at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College conducted a book sale to benefit Warm Blessings Soup Kitchen. Gail Haycraft, left, presented the $90 proceeds to Warm Blessings volunteer Linda Funk. The donation helps the program provide hot meals weeknights to those in need, van pick-up to those who have no transportation to the facility, meal delivery to homebound seniors, and other supportive services to those living in marginal circumstances. Donations to support Warm Blessings may be sent to P.O. Box 2384 Elizabethtown, KY 42702.

  • Kentucky Historical Society offers Lincoln app

     The Kentucky Historical Society debuted its “ExploreKYHistory” smartphone application this summer with a statewide Civil War tour. Now the Abraham Lincoln tour is available.

  • ANNIVERSARY: Sheltons celebrate 12/12/12

     Hugh and Maureen Shelton of Mount Sherman will celebrate their 58th wedding anniversary on Dec. 12, 2012.

    They were married Dec. 12, 1954 and will have a notable 12/12/12 celebration.