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Today's News

  • Plastics manufacturer building plant in E'town

    Landmark News Service

    A new manufacturing industry is headed to Elizabethtown.

    WL Plastics Corp. will open a pipe manufacturing facility next spring, which will create about 40 jobs in management and production, the company announced. The company plans to begin filling those positions in March, according to a news release.

    “It’s good news in a down economy,” said Rick Games, president and COO of the Elizabethtown-Hardin County Industrial Foundation.

  • Overflowing recycling bin taken to task by New Haven commissioners

    New Haven’s recycling trailer has been overflowing, residents say. The trailer, which sits behind City Hall, has become a bit of a sore spot for those who have to see its contents outside of the receptacle.

    “We need a clean system. We OK’d it as long as it’s clean,” said Mayor Tessie Cecil, adding that the city was up front from the beginning that it didn’t have the manpower to contribute to the upkeep of the receptacle.

  • Third time’s the charm for Magnolia mechanic

    For Magnolia mechanic Parker Meredith, third time was the charm as his application for a conditional use permit was granted last week. It was the third time he had appeared before the LaRue County Board of Adjustments since July, requesting a permit to work on cars at his home at 126 Old L&N Turnpike.

    Board chairman Jim Whitlow, who has been on the board 24 years, said he could not remember another instance where an individual tried for a permit three times.

  • Holidays can be a sad time

    “He is … acquainted with grief.” Isaiah 53:3

    Christmas can be a difficult time when you’ve lost a loved one. The sounds and sights that once brought joy just reinforce your sense of loss. There’s no magic formula; grief is a process you must walk through, and it takes time.

    Here are some ideas that might help:

    •Keep things in prospective. Christmas is just one day out of 365. You can do anything for 24 hours because God promised that “Your strength will equal your days.” Deuteronomy 33:25. 

  • Mat Hawks tops at Oldham Super Duals

    For the fourth year in a row, the LaRue County Mat Hawks won the Oldham County Super Duals tournament. The team cruised through the easy tournament, beating five teams in the process.

    “I am glad for the win,” said head coach Gary Canter. “But we identified some weaknesses we need to address this week. Our middleweights need some work. Our upper and lower weights looked good and did a great job for us.”

    The Mat Hawks middleweights went a combined 29-3 and the upper weights went a combined 17-4. 

  • Bethlehem, Campbellsville fall to LaRue's ladies

    The LaRue County Lady Hawks won two games over the weekend, beating Bardstown Bethlehem, 33-30 in the Nelson County Panarama on Saturday and homestanding Campbellsville, 51-37 on Friday.

    Eighth-grade forward Ivy Brown scored 13 points and had five rebounds and three steals to lead LaRue County past Bethlehem.

    Junior guard Valerie Whitlock chipped in with five points, while her sister Lyndsay Whitlock added four points, three steals and two assists.

  • Lady Hawks: Young but experienced

    Young but experienced: On the surface, it appears to be a contradiction. But it could be the best way to describe LaRue County High School’s girls’ basketball team.

    The Lady Hawks have no seniors on the roster. The only two juniors are twin sisters Lyndsay and Valerie Whitlock.

    But as Coach Travis Wootton points out the team returns 95 percent of its rebounding and scoring from last season’s team which finished 14-12.

  • Compassionate Friends to hold candlelight ceremony for bereaved parents

    The Bardstown-Nelson County Chapter of The Compassionate Friends will take part in a worldwide candle lighting program at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Hospice of Nelson County office, 111 N. Third St., Bardstown. The entrance is at the rear of the building.

    The event will honor the loss of children of any age and consists of readings and special music. Candles will be provided for the ceremony.

    Those attending are encouraged to bring photos or other remembrances of the child for the memory table.

    Light refreshments and sharing time will follow the candle lighting.

  • Tri-sport athlete dons mascot suit

    Not only is Bo Haun a LaRue County High School athlete who plays soccer, football and tennis, he also goes “undercover” as the LaRue County Hawk — the school’s mascot.

    Haun, a junior, describes his time in the Hawk outfit in two words – fun and hot.

    “The old suit was actually a little hotter than the new one which has a small fan that at least blows air on my head,” Haun said. “But I’m soon drenched in sweat after I put the suit on, and sometimes I step outside to take off the Hawk head and cool off.”

  • Locals compete in Ultimate Magic Showdown

    French Lick Resort and Casino in Indiana held auditions to find the “best of the best” magicians in the country. Auditions were held in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio.

    Out of 40 magicians, eight made the cut to appear Oct. 10 at the French Lick Resort.

    Dinky Gowen and his partner, Jennifer Wheat, placed third in the Ultimate Magic Showdown.