Today's News

  • Williamson named to Dean's List

    Kimberly Williamson of Hodgenville was named to the spring Dean’s List at Bellarmine University.

    The dean’s list recognizes students who receive a grade point average of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale.

  • Get fresh taste when freezing corn

    Preparation – Select only tender, freshly gathered corn in the milk stage. Husk and trim the ears, remove silks and wash.

    Blanching (scalding vegetables in boiling water or steam for a short time) is a must for almost all vegetables to be frozen. It stops enzyme actions which can cause loss of flavor, color and texture.

    Blanching cleanses the surface of dirt and organisms, brightens the color and helps retard loss of vitamins. It also wilts or softens vegetables and makes them easier to pack.

  • Loyall flying high

    Daphne Loyall, administrator of Sunrise Manor Nursing Home, may be the first employer to sign a statement of support inside a flying C130 aircraft.

    Loyall, while on an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve BossLift to the Wendell Ford National Guard Training site in western Kentucky June 17, signed the statement of support with Kentucky ESGR Field Chair Bob Silverthorn looking on.

  • 4-H calendar

    Teen Leadership

    Applications for the 4-H Teen Leadership Academy are due at the Extension Service office by 4:30 p.m. Aug. 3. The program is open to 8th-11th graders and will include day-long sessions each month from September through April focusing on improving leadership and communication skills. Applications are available from the Extension Service.


    Rabbit show

    The State Fair 4-H Rabbit Show will be Aug. 21. Return entry form to the Extension Service office before 4:30 p.m. Aug. 7.

  • Thanks for Australia trip

    I just wanted to thank all the businesses in Bardstown, Elizabethtown and Hardin County, all my family, friends and neighbors for helping support me on my trip to Australia for the track and field competition. I had a blast and it wouldn’t have happened without them.

     Truman Padgett

  • Some time off with grandkids

    Discussing a crowded Saturday schedule of shopping, playgrounds and pool time, my 4-year-old grandson asked, “Are you trying to wear me out?”

    After a week-long visit, Grant was on to me. At age 4, a boundless supply of energy exists and he knows it.

    “Cause I don’t wear out,” he continued. “I just be awake and be awake.”

    Just before midnight that evening when a weary grandfather tried to corral him into bed, the boy started sprinting back and forth across the room.

  • Emily Whitlow crowned Miss LaRue County Fair

    The LaRue County Fair kicked off Monday night with the first of several beauty pageants.

    Six contestants vied for the Miss LaRue County Fair crown. Emily Whitlow, the 16-year-old daughter of Jason Whitlow and Trish Greenwell, was the winner. She will represent the county at the state pageant.

    Leeann Carothers, the 17-year-old daughter of Christine Davis and Tim Carothers, was first runner-up, Miss Congeniality and the winner of the People's Choice Award.

    Christina Simpson, the 17-year-old daughter of Nancy and Kris Blair, was second runner-up.

  • All-Star thanks

    The LaRue County 9-Year-Old All-Star team would like to thank the many fans who supported them during the Cal Ripken 10th District Tournament held at LaRue County Parks and Recreation and the Cal Ripken West Kentucky State Tournament held in Elizabethtown.

    Community support for these players was tremendous. Fans filled the stands at every game and the many phone calls asking how the team was doing was incredible.

  • Site work begins for new Sunrise

    July 22 was called a “day of history-making” by local officials who braved a downpour and muddy field at a groundbreaking for the new Sunrise Manor Nursing Home.

    A large number of Sunrise employees, volunteers and board members joined representatives of Branscum Construction for the ceremony and a reception back at the nursing home. Branscum – from Russell Springs –  is building the $10.8 million 142-bed two-story facility on a 13-acre lot beside the current nursing home.

    Site work will begin this week.

  • Fire destroys Magnolia house

    Fire destroyed a house at 392 Old L&N Turnpike in Magnolia early Monday. Neighbors noticed flames coming from the roof about 2 a.m., according to Deputy Russell McCoy, who is also a volunteer firefighter.

    The fire appeared to start in the rear of the house, although the cause is unknown, McCoy said.

    Patrick Bawkin, who resided at the house, arrived from work about 8 a.m. to find his possessions, including two vehicles, destroyed.

    Bawkin said he was housesitting for his mother.