Today's News

  • Rep. Lewis to be honored today

    The Lincoln Museum will honor retiring U.S. Rep. Ron Lewis at the museum during a ceremony scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday. The program is expected to last about 30 minutes.

    Lewis, a Republican from Hardin County, is stepping aside after serving 14 years in Congress. His visit to Hodgenville is part of a farewell tour of the 21-county 2nd Congressional District.

    Brett Guthrie of Bowling Green will take the oath of office in January as the district's new member of the U.S. House of Representatives.


  • Stalking charge dismissed

    A charge of second-degree stalking was dismissed without prejudice Oct. 22 against Levi B. Cecil, 19, in LaRue District Court.

    On Oct. 5, Deputy Matt Darst was dispatched to Lincoln Farm Road to investigate a report of a reckless driver. He reported seeing Cecil driving a vehicle “right on the bumper” of another car driven by his ex-girlfriend.

    The charge was dismissed per recommendation of the county attorney.

    The plaintiff is allowed to bring a new case on the same claim if more evidence surfaces.

  • Count your blessings, name them one by one

    ‘Tis raining today, but it’s not dreary, I welcome the rain with open arms, as I am thankful I am here to enjoy the beauty that God has bestowed upon us.

    This week, many of us will be fortunate to gather with family and friends to enjoy a bountiful Thanksgiving, for that I am thankful, as there are those less fortunate who may not have anywhere to go for Thanksgiving.

  • Genealogy Society needs a home

    I’ve been trying to find time to make a short trip to Spencer County, Indiana, to do historical research.

  • Skipping over Thanksgiving

    I was raised with no Thanksgiving traditions.

    My parents weren’t heathens. We were taught to appreciate others, say thanks, appreciate our blessings. Like every other child who didn’t want to eat broccoli, we were told that  children in Africa were starving and we should be thankful that we had plenty to eat.

  • ECTC offers free classes for Clayton employees

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is offering employees of Clayton Homes the opportunity to take two free classes in February. They can choose from eight classes, including computers for beginners and Microsoft Excel.

    To register for the classes, employees can contact Angela Dorrough at (270) 706-8724 or e-mail adorrough0001@kctcs.edu.

  • LCHS softball star receives scholarship to Murray State

    Christian Cox, a LaRue County High School senior, signed a letter of intent last week to attend Murray State University this fall where she will play softball for the Racers.

    “To have two players, Tesha (Paysen at the University of Louisville) and Christian playing Division 1 softball, makes the young players know that dreams can come true,” LaRue County’s veteran softball coach Mielle DiStefano said.

  • More guilty pleas entered in teen’s death by overdose

    A LaRue County mother agreed to serve 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to the manslaughter of her son. Two other women have also entered guilty pleas in connection to the April death of the teen.

    Arrest records showed Vicki Mayo, 51, of Cissal Hill Road, was also on drugs the night her 17-year-old son, Cody Wayne Mayo, overdosed from a cocktail drug combination, including marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines, opiates and benzites.

    Mayo reportedly found her unresponsive son on the family’s couch and delayed calling 911, according to the indictment warrant.

  • Repairs to LCMS may be complete by spring

    The LaRue County School Board held a special meeting Nov. 20 to award bids for renovations at LaRue County Middle School.

    According to Superintendent Sam Sanders, the bid for windows and heating and air conditioning was awarded to Mechanical Consultants for $2,219,850. The bid included a base price of $1,863,450 and includes HVAC for the gym, windows in the alternative school and windows in the east wing (intermediate school).

    The asbestos abatement project for LaRue County Middle School was awarded to Abatement Solutions for the bid of $33,600.

  • 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.