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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Speech team honored

     Members of the LaRue County Speech Team were honored April 20 by the LaRue County School Board. From left, Austin Barnes, Brian Anderson, Josh Adams, Elena Cecil, Noah Majors, Kaylan Anderson, Damon Helton, Jacob Thomas, Alexia Trumbo, Trevor Mather, Zoie Webb, Nate Risner, Symone Whalin and Parker Anderson. The team is coached by Katy Blair Cecil, Eric Cecil and Bill Thompson.

  • Bethlehem, Ky. post office to close

    The most famous U.S. Post Office in Henry County will close, but at least one person is holding out for a miracle.

    Many holiday revelers from near and far have sought out the special Christmas postmark from Bethlehem, Ky., since it started in the 1940s. That’s only one of the ways the community post office is special, said Charles Spencer Wood, who serves as postmaster relief there.

  • A classmate recalls Estel Myers

    Estel Myers, along with his younger siblings Orville, Iola,Kenneth and Bert, moved to the Leafdale road area in 1934.

    The children attended Stone House School, along with area families like the Dunn's, Powell’s, Pearman's, Riggs, Sidebottom's, and Ovesens. Their teachers at the one-room school were Jenny Nichols and Robert Wallace.

    After finishing his studies at Stone House, Myers decided to continue his education at Hodgenville High School, where he became close friends with Robert Dunn.

  • 'Belly of the Beast' tells Estel Myers' story

    Forward of Belly of the Beast

    "On December 13, 1944 Estel Myers was herded aboard the Japanese prison ship Oryoku Maru with more than 1,600 other American captives. Almost 1,300 of them would be dead by journey's end...."

     

    Japanese atrocities during World War II have been an overlooked fact in many history books. Although thousands of Americans were taken prisoner in the Pacific arena, few survived to tell the tale.

  • Unemployment rate fell in all 120 counties in 2014

    Annual unemployment rates were lower in all 120 Kentucky counties in 2014 than in 2013, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. 

    LaRue County’s annual rate was 6.5 percent in 2014, down from 8 percent in 2014.

    There were 374 people unemployed on average in 2014, compared to 471 in 2013. The number of employable workers (civilian labor force) decreased from 5,882 in 2013 to 5,714 in 2014.

  • Spelling Bowl winners announced

    Caleb Coogle, a second-grader at Creekside Elementary, Mary Bell, a fifth-grader at Helmwood Heights Elementary, and John Thornhill, a seventh-grader at Breckinridge County Middle School are the three first place winners of the 51st Annual North Central Kentucky Spelling Bowl held at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College on April 17.

    Students representing primary, elementary, and middle schools from 12 surrounding counties competed in the primary match for grades 1-2, the elementary match for grades 3-5, or the middle school match for grades 6-8.

  • Man charged with theft of steaks

    Loretto Foodland is known for its low meat prices, but apparently they weren’t low enough for a Raywick man who was caught stuffing steaks down his pants last week.

  • PHOTO: St. Catherine Spelling Bowl

    Saint Catherine Academy, New Haven, students competed in a spelling bowl April 17 at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. From left, fourth-grader Zachary Ford, sixth-grader Grace Thompson and second-grader Lily Smith. Thompson placed fifth overall.

  • PHOTO: Outstanding Junior Angus member

    Ben Conner, Hodgenville, right, received the Outstanding Junior Member award at the Kentucky Angus Association Annual Meeting and Banquet, March 6 in Louisville. Presenting the award is Corbin Cowles, Kentucky Junior Angus Association vice president.

  • PHOTO: Grand champion female

    Voyager Angus, Buffalo, won reserve grand champion female at the Kentucky Sweepstakes. Accepting the award at the Kentucky Angus Association annual meeting and banquet are from left, Jamie, Jacob and Ellee Marksbury, and Rooter Gray.