Today's News

  • Local eateries face challenge on the menu

    Making ends meet in this sluggish economy is tough enough for individuals, but it causes even more of a challenge for small businesses.
    Still, some are meeting that challenge by finding a niche – a product or service – that, coupled with hard work, determination and the ability to adjust to an ever-changing environment, allows them to keep going.
    Several local restaurants are finding ways to stay afloat even though they are located off the beaten path.
    Take, for example, Beth Keith, owner of Pizza Zone in Buffalo.

  • Kentucky State Police receive new crime scene truck

    The Kentucky State Police post in Elizabethtown received a new vehicle last week that will allow officers to process crime scenes more quickly.

    Capt. John Ward, commander of the KSP Elizabethtown post, visited Frankfort last Wednesday o pick up the Ford Super Duty Truck from Gov. Steve Beshear and KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer, according to a KSP news release.

    The truck is equipped with a utility bed and all the tools necessary to process a crime scene, including evidence gathering supplies, said Bruce Reeves, KSP public information officer.

  • PHOTO: 4,648 volunteer hours
  • WKU Dean’s and President’s List, Spring 2011

    Several local students were named to the Dean’s and President’s List for the spring semester at Western Kentucky University.
    Students making the Dean’s List have a grade-point average of 3.4 to 3.79 in a 4.0 scale. Students on the President’s List have GPAs of 3.8 to 4.0 and are indicated by an asterisk (*). To be eligible for the either list, students must have at least 12 hours of coursework that semester.
    Students who list their information as “confidential” in TopNet (WKU’s website) are not listed.
    They are:

  • School Calendar: Updated 06/21

    First day of school
    Aug. 4

    July 11-15 – Camp Invention, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
    July 19 – Registration for returning and new students. 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
    July 28 – Kindergarten Launch 8:30 a.m.-noon
    Aug. 1 – Parent Orientation Night 6-7:30 p.m. (This is a change on what was originally sent home with students.)

    SBDM special called meeting

  • Changes for scheduled vaccines begin July 1

    Regulations governing the state’s immunization schedule for infants, toddlers and school-age children have been amended, adding or altering the types of certain vaccines required for school, day care, preschool and Head Start entry and changing the vaccination schedule for others, the Kentucky Department for Public Health announced today.

  • GED offers opportunity for successful future

    Among those receiving their General Education Development certificates this spring were two brothers, Michael and Patrick Hyde and their girlfriends Anna Anderson and Tearra Parker.
    Anderson, who with several others received her certificate in a cap-and-gown graduation ceremony June 20 at LaRue County High School, said the four decided in January that if they wanted to succeed and accomplish bigger and better things, they needed more education.

  • PHOTO: This is my fish
  • Grant approved for regional livestock facility

    The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board, chaired by Governor Steve Beshear, last week approved $4,522,098 in 30 agricultural diversification projects across the Commonwealth during its June board meeting held at the Franklin County Cooperative Extension Office.
    Projects include $40,000 for a regional livestock facility. Tim and Wanda Quiggins were approved for up to $40,000 in county funds to construct a multi-purpose facility in Hart County to be available for livestock auctions and shows, youth agricultural organization meetings and clinics, and community events.

  • Farm Calendar: Updated 06/21

    FSA nominations
    The nomination period for local Farm Service Agency county committees ends Aug. 1. To be eligible to serve on an FSA county committee, a person must participate or cooperate in a program administered by FSA, be eligible to vote in a county committee election and reside in the local administrative area in which the person is a candidate. To become a candidate, an eligible individual must sign the nomination form, FSA-669A. For more information, visit http://www.fsa.usda.gov/elections or call the Hardin/LaRue FSA office at 765-2702.