Today's News

  • Boston man injured in Lyons Station crash

    A Boston man was injured in a collision around 8 a.m. Monday morning at the intersection of Lyons Station Road and U.S. 31E in New Haven.

    Michael Ramsey, 33, of Bardstown, was driving east on Lyons Station and didn’t stop at the intersection, according to a Nelson County Sheriff’s Office media notice.

    Ramsey’s 2000 Chevy Malibu struck a southbound 2002 Dodge Caravan driven by David Newman, 67, of New Haven.

    Ramsey told the investigating officers that he was unfamiliar with the road and the glare of the rising sun obscured his vision.

  • Farm Safety Symposium is March 13

    It’s a parent’s worst nightmare – a phone call or a knock on the front door from authorities bearing the news that a loved one has been killed or injured in an accident.

    “A Parent’s Worst Nightmare” is the theme of the 2015 Louis Crosier Farm Safety Symposium at the Dixie Fire School in March. The symposium is scheduled for March 13 at 7 p.m. EST in the RPC212 auditorium at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

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  • PHOTO: KPR donates to Warm Blessings

    Kentucky Public Retirees President Judith Lesher, left, delivered donations to Linda Funk at Warm Blessings Soup Kitchen in Elizabethtown. Members collected personal hygiene items and Styrofoam plates in November and December for the kitchen. Warm Blessings provides 50-to-70 meals to those in need each day.

  • DOMINATION: Governor's Cup Winners

    While the basketball season is over in LaRue County, the Elementary Governor’s Cup Academic Teams are still in contention with regional play as Hodgenville Elementary and Abraham Lincoln Elementary made a sweep in the district competition Saturday at New Haven Elementary.

    Both schools placed within the top-five in nearly every academic category which included math, science, social studies, language arts, written composition, and arts/humanities. Students placing in the top-five advance to regional competition.

  • COLUMN: Sunrise Volunteers, March 4, 2015

    The Red Hat Society of Sunrise Manor Nursing Home – a group of residents who raise funds for diabetes, multiple sclerosis, cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease – held a Valentine’s Day indoor yard sale Feb. 13 at the nursing home.

    The president of the Red Hat Society said the proceeds went to the heart disease foundation. Items were donated by Sunrise employees and volunteers.

    Sunrise Volunteers assisted in set-up and sales.

  • COLUMN: Understanding food labels

    Concerns among consumers about food origin, safety and quality continue to increase. Here is a list of terms found on food labels and their definition as defined by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture or the Food and Drug Administration. The USDA makes no claims about one type of food being more nutritious or safer than another.

  • COLUMN: Farm Safety Symposium addresses childhood accidents

    There are two great things you can do for youth in upcoming weeks.

    The first thing you can do is attend the annual Farm Safety Symposium associated with the Dixie Fire School 7-9 p.m. Friday, March 13 at the RPC building, Room 212 at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    The topic is “A Parent’s Worst Nightmare.” Losing a child or loved one to an accident is a nightmare shared by many. A few courageous people, from all over the country, will tell their story of how this nightmare became a reality for them.

  • Man to serve life for fatal crash

    Kyle Thompson, who called June’s fatal crash that killed Ashlee Nicole Berry “an accident,” was handed a heavy sentence by a Hardin County jury — a term of life plus 70 years.

    “I think they were trying to send a message,” said Commonwealth’s Attorney Shane Young, adding Kentucky statutes do not allow consecutive sentences added to a life sentence.

  • 4-H Calendar - March 4, 2015

    Poetry contest deadline extended

    The 4-H Poetry Contest deadline has been extended until Friday, March 6. Turn in poetry entries to the Extension office.


    Making dog treats

    A class, “Making Dog Treats,” will be held for 4-H members 2-4 p.m. March 6 at the Extension office. Call 270-358-3401 for more information.


    Livestock Club meeting canceled

    The LaRue County 4-H Livestock Club will not meet in March.