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Today's News

  • Public input sought for disadvantaged business enterprise involvement

    There will be a public input session on May 17 at 634 E Dixie Hwy, Elizabethtown, KY 42702, regarding the proposed goals for increasing Disadvantaged Business Enterprise  involvement in highway projects.

    The Office of Civil Rights and Small Business Development will accept input on methodology and goals for the 2014 federal fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1.

    This information will be included online at http://transportation.ky.gov/Civils-Rights-and-Small-Business-Development from May 26 to June 25.

  • Fundraisers

    Double Buck Burger Eating Contest
    There will be a Double Buck Burger Eating Contest 6:30 p.m. May 17 at Bucksnort Cafe, Sonora. There is a $10 entry fee. All proceeds benefit the Sonora Veterans Memorial Park. For more information, contact Gale Hornback at 270-734-2483.

    Charity Softball Tournament for Ashley Long

  • Learn to curb those impulse buys

    Are you an impulse shopper? Try to never purchase expensive items on impulse. Instead, think over each expensive purchase for at least 24 hours. Acting on this principle will help you have far fewer regrets about impulse purchases. Also, indulgences can put a dent in your finances.

  • Dam runners
  • Forensics student makes school history at prestigious tournament

    Last weekend, Brian Anderson made LaRue County history as the first student to be invited to the prestigious National Extemp Tournament of Champions. This tournament, hosted by Northwestern University, is a by-invitation only tournament for the best of the best extemporaneous and impromptu competitors from all over the United States.

  • Senior Activities - May 15

    EHLRTA to meet
    The Elizabethtown, Hardin, LaRue Retired Teachers’ Association will have the last meeting of the 2012-13 year at 11:30 a.m. May 16, in the atrium of Severns Valley Baptist Church, 1100 Ring Road, Elizabethtown. Lunch is $10. The program will feature end-of-year activities, installation of 2013-14 officers and recognitions. The community service project is peanut butter. For more information, call 270-737-8063.

  • Sheriff's office investigates thefts

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a pair of thefts that occurred last week.
    Chief Deputy Russell McCoy said a lawnmower and trailer were taken from a residence on Talley-Oak Hill Road. This makes the second zero-turn mower taken in as many weeks.
    Sometime over the weekend, a white enclosed trailer was taken from the lot at Cumberland Products. McCoy said workers saw it at 10 a.m. Saturday and noticed it was missing Monday morning.
    The trailer is valued at about $13,000.

  • Community Calendar

    Lincoln Trail Board of Directors meet
    The Lincoln Trail Area Development District Board of Directors will meet 1:30 p.m. May 15 at the Lincoln Trail ADD office in Elizabethtown. Hal B. Goode from the Kentucky Association of Economic Development will speak.

    Free Seminar: Smart Start – Business Basics

  • Affordable Care Act creates concerns for small businesses

    Hidden taxes, additional costs and a lot of uncertainty face small employers as they begin dealing with the fallout of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
    PPACA, commonly called Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act, was signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2010. It’s a complex statute that many are struggling to understand.
    Recently, Bob Sims, community and economic development director, hosted a program that attempted to explain PPACA.  

  • FFA Forever