Today's News

  • SCHOLARSHIP: Michelle Benningfield receives Homemaker scholarship

    Michelle Benningfield, daughter of James and Donna Benningfield of Hodgenville, is the recipient of the LaRue County Homemaker Scholarship.

    She is a graduating senior at LaRue County High School and an active FFA member, serving as chapter reporter this year. She served three years on Teen Court under District Judge Derek Reed and last year was a representative from LaRue County at the state 4-H Kentucky Youth Seminar at University of Kentucky.

    She plans to attend Western Kentucky University and pursue a career in veterinary service.

  • Calvary was not an afterthought of God

    When God was going to redeem the world, he was faced with a difficult problem: How can I love the sinner and punish his sin at the same time?

    The cross was the answer. In Calvary we see the law of God and the love of God.  We see the justice of God and the mercy of God.

  • KSP investigating burglary in Sonora

    Kentucky State Police are investigating a break-in that occurred between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. March 21 at the 700 block of Nolin Road in Sonora.

    According to KSP, someone forced their way into the residence and took several thousand dollars worth of belongings while the homeowner was away. Items taken included several firearms, prescription medication, several hundred bi-fold knives, 30 to 40 gold pocket watches, numerous old coins and paper money and numerous pieces of jewelry.

  • BIRTH: Higginbothams welcome Lucy

    Amanda and Adam Higginbotham of Lexington are pleased to announce the birth of a daughter, Lucy Danielle, on Feb. 5, 2010.

    Lucy weighed 7 pounds and was 20 1/4-inches long.

    She is welcomed home by a sister, Claire.

    Maternal grandparents are Linda and Bud Ireland of Hodgenville; and Roger and Elaine Parker of Pennsylvania. Paternal grandparents are Charlene and Ken Kuykendall of Alabama and the late Jim Higginbotham.

    Maternal great-grandparents are the late Donald Gene and France Powell; and Aubrey and Marie Parker, all of Hodgenville.

  • FUNDRAISER: Hosparus offers 50 percent off sale

    The Hosparus Thrift Shoppe, located in Elizabethtown’s Helmwood Plaza, will host a 50 percent off clothing sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 16.

    Along with stopping by to shop, load up your car with your used wares to donate to the Shoppe.  The Shoppe accepts donations of gently used clothing and home items; proceeds benefit Hosparus patients and their families. For more information, call 270-769-0569.

    Proceeds from the Shoppe benefit Hosparus patients and their families. To learn more, visit www.hosparus.org.

  • Proposed bill would offer sales tax relief to storm victims

    A bill was passed last week in the House of Representatives that may offer relief to victims of the Feb. 29-March 3 storms.

    According to Rep. Michael Meredith, who represents LaRue, Edmonson and Hart Counties, HB 165 offers a tax rebate to those who were greatly impacted by recent storms and tornadoes. It cleared the House 96-0 and now goes to the Senate. The bill would offer a refund on sales and use tax paid on materials used to rebuild in areas that are declared to be federal disaster areas.

  • Inmate appeals escape conviction

    A Ludlow man, convicted of escaping from the LaRue County Detention Center in 2010 has appealed his conviction to the Kentucky Court of Appeals.

    George Richard Gaunt III, now 23, was serving a three-year sentence at the LCDC on burglary and theft charges, according to court documents. On Feb. 9, 2010, he walked out an unlocked door at the jail and drove away in the jail’s 1999 Crown Victoria, using the key that was left in the ashtray.

    He was arrested by Kentucky State Troopers at a rest area off Interstate 71.

  • Winners of Martha White Cookoff announced

    Emily B. of Antigo, Wis., is the Grand Prize Winner of the fourth annual Martha White Muffin Mix Challenge for her Ultimate Ice Cream Sandwich Emily will receive the $5,000 Grand Prize for her creative recipe entry.

    Emily turned to her waffle iron to create the Ultimate Ice Cream Sandwich using Martha White Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffin Mix to create warm, chocolaty waffles to sandwich scoops of creamy, vanilla ice cream. The waffles and ice cream are topped off with hot fudge and chopped peanuts to create the “ultimate” indulgence for kids and adults alike.

  • PHOTO: Sunrise residents enjoy pizza

    Sunrise Manor Nursing Home residents and staff enjoy a meal at Pizza Hut in Hodgenville. From left, are residents Gonda McCubbin, Barbara Abell and Sunrise employee Lorrie McCoy.

  • Stephen Foster announces 2012 concert lineup

    For the 2012 season, the Stephen Foster Drama Association is promising plenty of entertaining showcases, as well as top tapping beats during the 2012 Live At The Park Concert Series.

    Members of the drama association met for their annual meeting Thursday at My Old Kentucky Home.

    Managing Artistic Director Johnny Warren presented a recap of the 2011 season, as well as presenting events planned for the coming months.