Today's News

  • Cook that turkey safely

    The Website for the National Turkey Federation - http://www.eatturkey.com/consumer/thanks.html provides tips for safely preparing and cooking your holiday turkey. Check out the links for thawing and thermometer guidelines. You can also check with the USDA Meat & Poultry Hotline (1-888-674-6854) or Web site www.fsis.usda.gov. Look for the Turkey Basics link.

  • Local attorney serves on ECTC commission

    Hodgenville attorney Robert K. Claycomb has been appointed to the Elizabethtown Community and Technical College nominating commission to serve through April 15, 2013.

    Gov. Steve Beshear announced the appointment Friday.

  • Sunrise Manor celebrations

    Sunrise Manor recently celebrated numerous milestones and events.

    Employees competed in a Halloween costume contest in October.

    In November several residents and employees celebrated birthdays.

    Employee service recognitions were given to Diane Curry for 25 years of service and Mary Rose Thompson for five years of service.


  • LaRue’s FFA You Tube contest

    The Kentucky Soybean Promotion Board has announced the Top Ten videos of the Kentucky Farmers are the number one Advocate for Animals Video contest. The LaRue County High School FFA again has two videos in the finals of the YouTube contest. You can help them win by going to www.youtube.com/watch?v=41HCsQaGKBO or www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLqwLpXE-3U. They’re asking everyone to view these videos and send to as many people as possible. First, second and third place winners are based on number of views on YouTube.

  • Farm calendar

    CAIP grant applications

    Applications for the 2009 LaRue County Agricultural Investment Program administered by the LaRue County Beef Cattle Association, are available at the LaRue County Cooperative Extension Service office, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road in Hodgenville. Applications must be submitted by Nov. 25.

    Dead animal pick-up

  • Disabled Veterans say thanks

    On behalf of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 003 Elizabethtown, I extend my warmest thanks to the area businesses that allowed us to conduct our annual Forget-Me-Not fundraising drive at their businesses. Without the cooperation of the Elizabethtown and Radcliff Wal-Mart, Dolphin Drive Kroger, and the Ft. Knox Commissary, the DAV would not be able to help our local veterans and their families in their times of need.

  • Adoption seminars set for Nov. 20-21

    Adoption Support for Kentucky, 916 N. Mulberry St., Elizabethtown, will hold seminars Nov. 20-21.

    “Training and support on Guardianship and SSI” will be held 7-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20. Sandra Mahoney from Adult Protection will speak.

    “Training and Support on Transitioning Youth Into Adulthood” will be 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21.

    Child care and refreshments provided at both sessions.

    Adoption Support is accepting donations for the foster/adoptive children’s Christmas Party.

  • Hawks eliminated from football playoffs

    For the second time this season, Marion County defeated the LaRue County Hawks. Friday night's 41-14 playoff loss eliminated LaRue from postseason play.

    The Hawks finish the season at 7-5. Coach Rodney Armes' team had lost a regular season district meeting Oct. 16 by a score of 33-7.

    LaRue opened the Class 4A playoffs last weekend with a 35-32 victory over Valley. Marion County reached the second round with a 64-14 win over Breckinridge County.

  • Campbellsville U dedicates Hodgenville campus

    Campbellsville University celebrated its new Hodgenville branch and the contribution of two major donors in a 45-minute ceremony Thursday afternoon that reflected the college's standing as a Christian institution and center of higher education.

    The ribbon-cutting ceremony and dedication of the renovated 5,500-square-foot Brockman Center including a speech by Dr. Michael V. Carter, CU's president, in which he expressed appreciation to the gathering and the community's enthusiastic response to the university's expansion.

  • Scholarship competition open to high school juniors

    One Kentucky high school junior will win a $500 scholarship to use at a Kentucky college of his or her choice – and a photo shoot for the winner’s school. All the junior has to do is tell about the biggest challenge high school students face in 200 words or less.

    The “Promote Your School” scholarship contest is sponsored by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority. Photos from the winning school will be used in KHEAA books and other publications.