Today's News

  • ECTC sponsors free concert Nov. 23

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will sponsor a candlelight concert at 3 p.m. Nov. 23 at First Presbyterian Church on Pear Orchard Road in Elizabethtown. The free concert features musicians from the area.

  • Nationwide lands contract to stitch uniform trousers for Saudi Royal Guard

    Five members of Saudi Arabia’s Royal Guard toured Nationwide Uniform Corp. in Hodgenville last week.

    Several representatives of Fechheimer Brothers, Nationwide’s parent company, including the company president, vice president of operations, military sales director and director of merchandising, accompanied the two generals and three captains to the plant.

    John Karnes, president of the local plant, said the Middle Eastern visitors wanted to see how their uniforms were made.

  • Extended unemployment benefits possible

    More than $44 million in extended unemployment insurance benefits have been paid to 20,581 Kentuckians since the program began in July 2008 and more benefits will continue to be paid out, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training in the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    The extended 13 weeks of benefits are being paid to Kentuckians who exhausted their regular unemployment insurance benefits and are currently unemployed.

  • New Haven asked to lower business license fee

    A Hodgenville man and his wife attended this month's New Haven Board of Commissioners meeting to request a lowering of the business license fee for a tattoo and piercing shop they intend to open in downtown New Haven. The fee is currently $1,000.

    Larry Young said lowering the fee would help to make the couple’s business more successful. They said they would like to break the stereotype that sometimes goes along with tattoo parlors. The couple attended the meeting with their two young children and said they are drug-free, have family values and are attending school.

  • Local historic site may benefit from hotel contest

    Anyone interested in historic preservation or local Lincoln tourism is urged to vote early and often. A landmark preservation program sponsored by Hampton Inn has accepted the cabin at Lincoln’s boyhood home along Knob Creek as a possible beneficiary.

  • First on local ballots, Guthrie is last in Congressional office selections

    More than a month before taking office, Brett Guthrie learned that in Washington, D.C., some elevators don’t go all the way to the top floor.

    In his first official introduction to the House of Representatives, Guthrie experienced a hectic week of meetings, tours and presentations.

    He received his office assignment Friday. By tradition, freshman legislators draw for position to determine a selection order for what’s left after other House members have picked office space.

    Of the 54 representatives-elect selecting, Guthrie drew No. 54.

  • Cross country champion has LaRue roots

    One of Kentucky’s cross country champions has a LaRue County connection.

    Jacob Law, a senior at South Oldham High School, won the Class 2A Kentucky High School Athletic Association cross country championship Saturday at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

    He is the grandson of Douglas and Barbara Bennett of Hodgenville.

    Law won the individual title with a time of 16:12.91 minutes, which was eight seconds ahead of second-place finisher Thomas Canary of Lexington Catholic.

    Durbin finishes 66th

  • Former sheriff’s deputy named New Haven Chief of Police

    A former Nelson County Sheriff’s deputy who was terminated last fall has been hired as New Haven’s chief of police.

    Kenny “K.C.” Holbert was fired Aug. 31, 2007, after it was discovered that he used a department credit card for personal reasons. According to the statement made at the time of his termination, Nelson County Sheriff Mike Newton said a paper trail indicated Holbert had used the card at least 14 times for his personal vehicle.

  • State police concentrate on Thanksgiving traffic

    With fuel prices hovering around $1.70 a gallon, KSP expects increased traffic on the roadways this holiday.

    Thanksgiving is the most dangerous holiday of the year for motorists, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

    This includes the four-day holiday driving period surrounding that date when heavy traffic, weather and long-distance road trips combine to create severe travel conditions. Often, family celebrations include alcohol, which later evolves into impaired driving. Add that to heavy holiday traffic and you have a recipe for disaster.

  • Lincoln Museum's library opens today

    With support from the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site, the Lincoln Museum is preparing to open its research library Dec. 1.

    Four second-floor rooms have been restored, computers installed, the shelves assembled and the books put on the shelf. It’s been a lot of long hours for Museum Director Iris LaRue and a crew of largely volunteer laborers.

    “I had never created a library from banged up old drywall,” Russell Hinkle said during a break from the work last week.