Today's News

  • Just like riding a bike, all over again

    It’s true that you never forget how to ride a bike. I learned that Sunday. But you can forget how to do it well.
    I can’t remember the last time I was on a bicycle before last weekend. It was at least 20 years ago. I was 15 then and I’m sure I thought I was too cool to ride a bike.
    I’m not too cool anymore. The problem now is I’m not cool enough. My wobbly riding proved that as soon as I got up the nerve to get on the bicycle and take off.

  • Glen Rice, Family and Friends begin spring concert series

    Glen Rice, Family and Friends Musical Concert Series begins its sixth season at 7 p.m. Friday, April 8.
    The concert features former educator Rice, Ron Benningfield, Eddie Black, David Keene, Ricky Puckett, Mike Ash, Camille Turner, Freddy Helm, Tony Cook and Emily Portman.
    Kenzi Lewis of Hodgenville, the 15-year-old who appeared in early segments of this season’s American Idol, will perform also.

  • Escaped inmate captured in Kenton County

    Police have captured an inmate who escaped last May from the LaRue County Detention Center.
    Jorge Ivan Vegan-Caban, 25, was arrested March 21 in Kenton County, according to court records. He was extradited to LaRue County March 25 and is lodged in the detention center under $25,000 cash bond. Caban told officers he had a job in construction in Kenton County.
    No other information is available as of presstime.

  • Our Lady of Mercy participates in God's Closet project

    Many young ladies in Clay County dream of the day they will attend prom. Unfortunately, many do not have the money to afford a prom dress.
    God’s Closet, ran by Manchester Baptist Church, has stepped up to help these girls. Donations are brought in and each girl that needs a dress is given a day of pampering by their personal prom consultant. The girls are given the opportunity to pick out a dress, try it on, model it to their families, then pick coordinating shoes, jewelry, purses and makeup.

  • Laptop initiative receives 'House approval'

    Congressman Brett Guthrie holds a Master’s degree from Yale University, graduated from West Point and once served as top Republican on the Higher Education, Lifelong Learning and Competitiveness Subcommittee in Washington.

  • Treasure Hunters Roadshow coming to Elizabethtown

    The Treasure Hunters Roadshow will be held this week in Elizabethtown.

    During the free event, the Treasure Hunters are expecting to see more than 1,200 residents bringing in their rare and unusual collectibles. Locals will have a chance to talk to world-renowned antique and collectible experts.

    They are interested in coins and paper currency issued prior to 1965, toys, dolls, trains, vintage jewelry, old and modern musical instruments, war memorabilia, gold and silver jewelry, costume jewelry, advertising memorabilia, swords, knives and daggers.

  • Ian Mather named Kentucky Speech Student of the Year

    LaRue County High School senior Ian Mather has been named Kentucky Speech Student of the Year.

    He received the honor last week at the National Forensic League District Speech tournament where he also took first place in dramatic interpretation and qualified for competition at the NFL National Tournament in Dallas, Texas in June. This award is given to a student in speech who has exhibited not only talent and an ability to win, but also a dedication to speech and speech education that far outweighs trophies and awards. 

  • Clerk's office receives grant for plat cabinet

    LaRue County Clerk Linda Carter has received a $3,305 grant from the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives to preserve and manage local government records. KDLA is an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    The grant funds will be used to purchase and install a plat cabinet for the storage of permanent plats recorded in the county clerk’s office.

    The Local Records Program is dedicated to the preservation and management of Kentucky’s local government records of enduring value.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Karen Woodcock and Bobby Yarborough

    Karen Woodcock and Bobby Yarborough, both of Hodgenville, announce their engagement and forthcoming wedding.

    The bride to be is the daughter of Johnny Woodcock of Hodgenville.

    She is a student at Ashworth College, studying animal science.

    The prospective groom is the son of Robert E. Yarborough of Hodgenville.

    He is employed at Publisher's Printing in Lebanon Junction and a graduate of LaRue County High School.

    The wedding is June 17, 2011 at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.

  • Nunns celebrate 50 years

    Ronald Dale and Barbara Nunn will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary March 30, 2011. They were married March 30, 1961.

    They have two children, Ted and Gregory; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.