Today's News

  • ECTC recommends applying now for spring semester

    Students are encouraged to apply now and register soon for spring semester classes, which begin Jan. 12 at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    Students should submit their 2008-09 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as soon as possible.

    Registration for classes will be Jan. 7-8 for classes starting Jan. 12. 

    Tuition and fees are due no later than Jan. 16.

    ECTC offices will be closed Dec. 20-Jan. 4.

    To learn more about how to enroll, call 270-706-8800, toll-free 1-877-246-2322 or visit www.elizabethtown.kctcs.edu.

  • Add young Abe to your Christmas tree

    The newest adornment in downtown Hodgenville is featured on the latest Christmas ornament developed by the Lincoln Museum.

    The new statue of Abraham Lincoln as a boy is depicted in bronze on the light beige globes being sold for $7 each. The museum began developing an annual commemorative ornament in 1991, said Iris LaRue, museum director. The new statue ornament is the fifth in a series of seven in the bicentennial series, honoring the 200th anniversary of Lincoln’s birth on Feb. 12, 1809.

  • Ivy Davenport last to be born in Lincoln cabin

    When the late LaRue County resident Ivy Davenport appeared on the nationally televised game show “I’ve Got a Secret” in 1963, his secret was something that was almost unbelievable to the game show panel members and to the viewers watching.

    “I was the last person born in the same cabin in which Abraham Lincoln was born,” was the “secret” displayed on the television screen.

  • Shipp honored as ‘champion’ at prayer center

    Julian Shipp was honored as a “Champion of Champions” Oct. 6 at Evangel World Prayer Center in Louisville.

    Shipp earned this recognition by reading all 36 books in the Champions of Honor Curriculum since January 2006. In addition to a commemorative silver sword he earned last year, Shipp was presented a shield and figurine of a knight on horseback. The ceremony, which recognized 86 men, was officiated by the Rev. Charles A. Brewster, who founded Champions of Honor in January 2005.

  • LaRue County son serving in Iraq

    U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Norman Dennis Copley Jr. is deployed with VMFA-122 at Al Asad Air Base in Iraq supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. He has been stationed there two months.

    Copley has served in the Marine Corps for three years and three months and he is a lance corporal/E3. He previously has been deployed to Okinawa, Japan; Thailand, and a day in Korea. In late March of 2009, Copley hopes to be back at the Marine Corps Air Station in Beaufort, S.C.

  • Lexington will host fruit, vegetable conference

    After a difficult 2007, including a late freeze and extreme drought conditions, Kentucky’s fruit and vegetable growers saw better growing conditions in 2008. Soon, growers will have an opportunity to hone their skills when the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture hosts a joint meeting of the Kentucky State Horticulture Society, the Kentucky Vegetable Growers Association, the Kentucky Farmers’ Market Association and the Kentucky Grape and Wine Short Course, Jan. 5 and 6 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Lexington.

  • Band of Hawks Christmas concert is tonight

    The LaRue County Band of Hawks will hold a Christmas concert 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, in the LaRue County High School auditorium.

    The concert will feature the middle school bands and the high school band. 


  • KB Toys closing, files Chapter 11

    KB Toys Inc. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection with plans to close its chain of stores, including its Towne Mall location in Elizabethtown.

    The Elizabethtown store is having a closing sale, according to its manager, who was unaware of any definitive closing date.

    The Pittsfield, Mass.-based retailer cites sharp declines in consumer spending in its petition for bankruptcy protection.

    KB Toys Inc. has 460 stores companywide and six in Kentucky. It opened its first store in 1922 and is the country's oldest mall-based toy store.

  • Wind advisory in effect

    A wind advisory has been issued for 35 Kentucky counties, including LaRue, until 7 tonight.

    The National Weather Service said southwest winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph will persist through this afternoon. Some locations, especially in areas of slightly higher elevation, may see gusts as high as 50 mph at times.

    Winds will shift to the northwest as a cold front works through the region later today, with wind speeds decreasing gradually through early evening.

  • Fundraisers

    Middle Creek bake sale

    The Middle Creek Baptist Women will have a bake sale, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec.13, at IGA in Hodgenville.