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Today's News

  • Community Calendar -August 7, 2013

    Hosparus needs volunteers
    Hosparus needs volunteers in the Central Kentucky area and will offer a free training session 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 22 at its Elizabethtown office at 105 Diecks Dr. for patient support. Lunch is included. Hosparus volunteers must be in good health, have available transportation. To register or for more information, contact Annette Jones at 270-737-6300 or ajones@hosparus.org.

    Bluegrass Pipeline meeting

  • Football Camp
  • They xploded in wins
  • Sports Shorts -August 7, 2013

    Pool’s hours
    The LaRue County Park and Recreation swimming pool will be open weekends only in August. It will be open 1-5 p.m. Sundays and 12:30-5:30 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is $6 for 12 and older, and $3 for under 12.

    Youth soccer registration

  • ALES Kindergarten Launch draws large crowd

    Last Thursday, lines of little ones with wide eyes and bright smiles filled the halls of Abraham Lincoln Elementary School.

    Kindergarten – the first immersion into the public school system and the most important year in developing a successful school experience was kicked off with the ALES Kindergarten Launch.

    Karen Downs, ALES principal said the launch helps promote a strong beginning for both parents and students.

    “It’s hard to let your baby into the real world,” said Downs.

  • Byers to perform in Les Miserables at the PAC

    LaRue County’s Trent Everett Byers will play the role of Grantaire in the chorus of the dramatic play Les Miserables, hosted by the Hardin County Performing Arts Center.

    Byers had been involved in performances at the PAC while he attended LaRue County High School from 2003 to 2007; and has since been involved in productions with Pandora, Stephen Foster Amphitheater, Northern Kentucky University and the University of Louisville.

  • Fundraisers -August 7, 2013

    UPTON LODGE: Breakfast
    Upton Masonic Lodge #749 F&AM, 315 Grayson St., Upton, will serve breakfast 8-11 a.m. Aug. 10; $5 per person.

    Valley Creek pig roast
    Valley Creek Fire Department, 2569 Valley Creek Road, Elizabethtown, will hold a pig roast 11 a.m. Aug. 17. An auction will begin at 3 p.m. The Bryan Young Band will perform.

    UPTON LODGE: Fish fry and breakfast

  • Juneteenth was a success

    What started as a whisper of hope ended in a shout of joy in 1865 when freedom came, and that same enthusiasm swept LaRue County on Sunday, June 16, when celebrants gathered to remember that blessed news once again. And what better place to recall the original announcement of freedom than the “Cradle of Emancipation” where the noble ideas of freedom were born along with the noble man who would suffer martyrdom to achieve them.  

  • Sonora man charged with kidnapping

     A Sonora man accused of kidnapping a woman and her 3-year-old child was arrested in Morgantown and now faces six felony charges.

    Allen W. Riggs, 24, is charged with two counts of kidnapping, theft by unlawful taking-automobile, second-degree burglary, first-degree criminal mischief and second-degree assault.

    According to Kentucky State Police Post 4, the charges stem from separate incidents which occurred between June 25 and June 27.

  • Turner’s Daily Show stint can be viewed online

    LaRue County Judge/executive Tommy Turner appeared on The Daily Show on July 31. The segment is called “Can’t Touch This” and lasts less than six minutes.

    The Daily Show’s producers contacted Turner in May after learning LaRue Fiscal Court had held reading of an ordinance to nullify state laws. The ordinance, which was not given a second reading, was in response to the state senate’s vote to nullify federal laws.

    Turner said the county’s ordinance was designed to poke fun at the state’s nullification law.