Today's News

  • Sports Shorts

    Let’s Get Physical Camp

    LaRue County Schools Youth Service Center is sponsoring a free “Let’s Get Physical” camp 10 a.m.-noon June 15-18 at the LaRue County Middle School gymnasium. Open to incoming 6th-9th graders. Pre-register by calling 358-9745. Participants receive a T-shirt.

    UK basketball camp

  • Today is deadline to sign up for conservation program

    LaRue County landowners still have time to sign up for the Conservation Stewardship Program at their local Natural Resources Conservation Service office but the deadline for signing up for the second CSP ranking period is quickly approaching. According to NRCS District Conservationist Billy Finkbeiner, USDA has announced the national cutoff date for CSP is June 11, which requires landowners submit applications quickly.

  • Guthrie holds forum at ECTC

    Congressman Brett Guthrie made a stop in Elizabethtown last week to speak with residents of surrounding counties.

    Guthrie represents the Second Congressional District of Kentucky in the House of Representatives. His June 2 visit was part of an effort that he, along with several other members of Congress, is participating in known as America Speaking Out.

  • Fort Knox Federal to have ribbon cutting today

    Fort Knox Federal Credit Union expands its branch network with the official opening of its newest facility at 299 Lincoln Drive in Hodgenville. 

    The ribbon-cutting ceremony will be 11 a.m. June 11 at the new branch building. 

  • More charges filed against Hatcher

    A routine traffic stop led to more problems for an Elizabethtown man May 27.

  • FEMA inspectors follow specific guidelines

    Inspectors contracted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency are calling Kentucky residents to schedule inspections of homes damaged by the severe storms, flooding, mudslides and tornadoes that began May 1.

    To be considered for disaster assistance, you must register with FEMA online at www.disasterassistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-3362 (TTY 1-800-462-7585).

  • Disaster assistance available for flood victims

    Individuals in LaRue County are eligible to receive disaster relief from the federal government. The county has been approved also for public assistance in the wake of the May flood. Public assistance covers repair of bridges and sewers and non-profit agency loss.

    LaRue County Judge/Executive Tommy Turner said it was “great news for the county as it will allow us to address the issues created by the flooding. It’s also great for the citizens who lost personal belongings or had property damage due to the flooding.”

  • Wired65 seminar comes to Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University will host a Wired65 Entrepreneurial Networking Seminar next month. The seminar will take place 1-5 p.m. Thursday, June 3, at the University’s Training and Technology Center. All 50 seats are available first-come first-serve at no cost. Those interested must register for the event at www.wired65.org.

  • Inmate's escape noticed three days later

    An inmate escaped from the LaRue County Detention Center Saturday, May 22. Officials said his absence went unnoted for three days.

    Chief Deputy Travis Strader said Jorge Caban, 24, a state inmate, was serving a three-year sentence in the LaRue County Jail after being found guilty of first-degree possession of controlled substance in Kenton County. He had been at the jail less than two months.

  • City ends fiscal year in the black

    The City of Hodgenville ended fiscal year June 30, 2009, in the black with general fund revenues exceeding expenditures by about $55,000.

    Susan Mouser of Clauson, Mouser & Co, certified public accountants, presented the city’s audit at the May council meeting.

    “It felt like a good year for the city,” Mouser said.

    If there is “too much excess” in revenue, it could indicate services not being provided. She did not believe that was the case.