Today's News

  • Katy Cecil named to KHSSL Hall of Fame

    The LaRue County High School Speech and Drama team set new standards this season, with competitors winning major tournaments and snagging college scholarships.

    Now, the spotlight is on their coach, Katy Blair Cecil, who is being honored for lifetime achievement.

    Cecil will be inducted into the Kentucky High School Speech League Hall of Fame in March.

    Cecil was notified of the honor after the KHSSL Board of Directors met in June. She sits on the board, but recused herself when the vote was cast.

  • Former jail deputy charged in 2002 inmate's escape

    Former LaRue County chief deputy jailer Travis Jay Strader has been indicted by a Hart County grand jury for allegedly assisting an inmate – Billy J. Rucker – who escaped custody in 2002. He was charged with second-degree escape, complicity, according to the Hart County Sheriff’s office.

    Hart County Sheriff Boston Hensley and Deputy Lanny Jewell served Billy J. Rucker, 48, of Munfordville, with an arrest indictment in April. Rucker is charged with second-degree escape and being a persistent felony offender.

  • Jail victims share $850,000

    A total of $850,000 will be divided among 13 women who were victimized over a two-year period inside the LaRue County Detention Center.

    The women, who ranged in age from mid-20s to early 50s, claimed they were “mistreated, harassed, assaulted, forcibly raped and forced to perform sexual acts” between 2008 and 2010.





    ELIZABETHTOWN — Complete round-by-round results from the 21st annual Elizabethtown Tennis Commission/Central Kentucky Tennis Series State Farm E’town Open, which was held Saturday and Sunday at Freeman Lake Park, American Legion Park and University Drive Park:

    Boys’ 15-Under Singles

    First Round

    Trevin Cox def. Luke Johnson 6-4, 6-1

    Suleman Khan def. James Thompson 6-2, 6-0

    Nathan Anderson def. Tucker Bradley 7-6 (5)6-1

  • Brice Taylor dies after ATV crash

    The family of Brice Taylor, 20, who sustained injuries from an ATV crash June 30, announced Saturday morning on Facebook he had died.

    “Early this morning, David Brice Taylor joined his sister, Brian­na Jewell-Rachae Taylor, in Heaven,” the post said.

    Taylor’s death came 12 days after Brianna Taylor, 17, died from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Deckard School Road and Patriot Parkway in Elizabethtown.

  • PHOTO: Blab School
  • PHOTO: Usher Board

     The Usher Board of First Baptist Church are: Grayling Smith, Dolvinia Watson (former vice president), Ella Doepp (vice president), Darrell Williams, Arneva Smith (secretary/treasurer and the oldest active member) John Smith (president) and Mary E. Smith (president emeritus). 

  • PHOTO: United Way Day of Caring

    United Way’s Day of Action was June 21. This activity encourages community volunteers to give something even more valuable than their money to help others – their time. One of the projects was to spruce up the playground at Kids Crew Plus at the LaRue County Board of Education. Pictured are some of the volunteers that weeded, painted, raked, and cleaned the playground. From left are Katy McDowell, Mike Williamson, Ben Hornback, Sarah Hornback, Kyle Williamson and Allison McDowell. Not pictured are Paul Hornback and Dana Taylor.

  • PHOTO: Linda Funk honored

    Linda Funk, the executive director of Warm Blessings Soup Kitchen, was presented the Harry Lee Waterfield Humanitarian Award June 12 at the 31st annual Kentucky Public Retirees Conference in Louisville. This award is given annually to the Kentucky Public Retiree member who has been selected because of outstanding work in the community. From left, Charles Brackett, Funk, June Pugh and RoseGayle Waterfield Hardy.

  • Donald Ray Reynolds

    Donald Ray Reynolds, son of Curt and Wenona Reynolds, in 1953.