Today's News

  • Main Street looking for new members

    I recently spent two days with many of my peers – Main Street managers from all over the state. It was a fun, inspirational, concretely helpful time. My mind is buzzing with things I have learned, ideas about things we could or should do and how to do them.

  • Retired teachers to meet Thursday

    The Elizabethtown, Hardin, and LaRue Retired Teachers’ Association will meet 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 18, in the atrium of Severns Valley Baptist Church, 1100 Ring Road, Elizabethtown. Lunch is $10. Afterwards, Kenny Tabb will speak about the Hardin County History Museum.

  • County fire department plans expansion

    LaRue County Fire Department is taking steps to build a second facility to house trucks and equipment.

    The existing 60-feet by 120-feet metal building on East Water Street is shared by county and city volunteer firefighters. It is no longer large enough to hold the equipment of both squads.

    LaRue County Fire Chief Jason Sadler squeezed between one of the department’s fire trucks and the bay door as he gave a tour of the facility last week. The firefighters used creative means to get everything inside the building. 

  • Hosparus teleconference focuses on cancer, grief

    Hosparus presents The Hospice Foundation of America’s 17th annual Living With Grief Teleconference: “Living With Grief: Cancer and End-of-Life,” 1-4:30 p.m. March 24. The free teleconference will be broadcast at Taylor Regional Hospital, 1700 Old Lebanon Road, Campbellsville, and Hardin Memorial Hospital, 913 N. Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown.

  • LaRue’s unemployment rate back up

    Unemployment rates rose in 119 Kentucky counties between December 2008 and December 2009, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    Union County, the only county rate to decrease compared to last year, fell from 10.5 percent in December 2008 to 10.1 percent in December 2009. This is the first time since January 2009 that all 120 counties rates have not risen over the same month the previous year.

  • 4-H talent show set for Friday

    The annual 4-H Talent Show will be 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 26, in the LaRue County High School auditorium. Participants must register in advance by calling the Extension Service office at 358-3401.

    Categories include vocal, instrumental, physical skills and theatrical. Age divisions are junior and senior. Junior members are ages 9 to 13 as of Jan. 1; senior members are ages 14 to 18 as of Jan. 1.

    Cash prizes will be given to the first- and second-place winners in each category and age division. First prize is $15 and second prize is $10.

  • State Theater will host free concert

    The Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown will host a free concert 6 p.m. Thursday, March 18.

    The show “Open Up” is an opportunity for local musicians to display their talent to the community.

    Those performing will be Glenn Rice, Eddie Black, Junell Street and Mama Kitty Southwood.

    If you have a talent or know someone with talent, contact the Historic State Theater at 270-234-8258.

    For more information about the theater, visit www.historicstatetheater.org.

  • 4-H contest deadlines approaching

    The 4-H Talent Show will be 6:30 p.m. March 26 at LaRue County High School auditorium. Pre-registration is required by March 22. In order to pre-register, call the Extension Office at 358-3401 or stop by to pick up a registration form. 

    The talent show is open to all LaRue County youth ages 9 to 18. A variety of categories are offered. A group act category is also offered for acts with five or more participants. Other acts may have from one to four participants.

  • Improve your nutrition by building better eating habits

    March is National Nutrition Month and most of us know that a healthy diet is a very important part of a healthy life style. But what if our eating habits are a bit less than nutritious or healthy? Where should we start to make our habits –and our children’s habits – better? The American Dietetic Association reminds everyone that an easy way to focus on eating better is to start with the basics and to build better eating habits from the ground up.

  • Pamida Foundation gives back

    The Pamida Foundation announced its 2009 donation of $158,800 to local schools.

    The donation will be divided, then distributed to schools or organizations in the communities that Pamida serves. Schools and organizations chosen to receive donation dollars were selected by the Pamida stores in their communities. The funds will be used to help maintain quality education.

    In Hodgenville, LaRue County Board of Education will receive a check in the amount of $750 to enhance various learning programs for its students.