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Today's News

  • OPINION: Kentucky open primaries may not be the best solution

    THE KENTUCKY STANDARD EDITORIAL BOARD

    Senate Bill 41, sponsored by Sen. Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon, has passed the Senate and has been sent to the House for approval.

    If passed the bill would allow those registered as Independent to vote in party primaries traditionally held in May.

  • STATE WRESTLING: Update

    103 - KYLE EDLIN, 1-2

    112 - SPENCER HINES - 2-2

    119 - NICK PADEN - 4-3   MEDAL SIXTH PLACE

    125 - RAYMUNDO PEREZ - 5-1 MEDAL THIRD PLACE

    135 - CALEB CANTER - 5-2  MEDAL FOURTH PLACE

    140 - SHAQUILLE COX - 3-2

    145 - SHELBY FLOYD - 4-1 - MEDAL SECOND PLACE

    152 - JARED WHITLOCK - 2-2

    160 - SHAWN HULL - 4-2 MEDAL FOURTH PLACE

    189 - BERNARD RAY - 6-1 - MEDAL THIRD PLACE

    215 - ELI MEREDITH - 0-2

    285 - B.J. CARMAN - 4-3 - MEDAL EIGHTH PLACE

  • AMERICAN IDOL: Lewis dropped after 'group night'

    Kenzi Lewis, the Hodgenville teen who received a golden ticket to Hollywood after her American Idol audition last summer, made it through the first round of Hollywood Week.

    Unfortunately, she was sent home after Wednesday’s “group” night. (The Herald News first reported she would be featured Feb. 17.)

    Lewis, 15, was shown last week in a short televised clip with host Ryan Seacrest before her audition at Pasadena Civic Auditorium. On that show, she survived a cut that narrowed the 327 contestants to 168.

  • Rissel named to advisory board

    William J. Rissel, president and chief executive officer of Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, was recently appointed to a two-year term on the newly formed Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council for the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. The 12-member council will hold its inaugural meeting March 1-2 to advise Eighth District Federal Reserve Bank President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. James Bullard on local credit, banking and economic conditions.

  • Flanders named Outstanding County Council Member

    Kelly Flanders of LaRue County was one of 15 people honored at theCommonwealth of Kentucky Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy conference earlier this month.

    Flanders, the owner and operator of R&K Angus Farms in Buffalo, was named Outstanding County Council Member from Extension District 5. The award was presented by First Lady Jane Beshear and GOAP Executive Director Roger Thomas to outstanding agricultural leaders who have played a role the past two years in helping continue the important initiatives of the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund.

  • Buddhist Monk to speak at ECTC

    Buddhist monk, Tsering Phuntsok, of Bir, India, will speak March 2 at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. The monk has also been invited to speak to several ECTC classes during his two-day visit to the community.

    His talk, entitled “Buddhist Compassion,” will be held at 7 p.m. in Room 212, the auditorium in the Regional Postsecondary Center. It is free and open to the public. 

  • PHOTO: Piggy bank champ

  • Glendale man found dead

    A long-time Glendale community leader was found dead Wednesday afternoon after firefighters responded to a grass and barn fire on his property.

    Firefighters found Hardin "Sonny" Hatfield, 79, dead in the yard of his home on Glendale-Hodgenville Road as they worked to put out the four-acre fire, said Richard Peters, chief of the Glendale Volunteer Fire Department.

    A noted woodworker, Hatfield owned Glendale Antique Mall. He and his late wife, Marcie, founded The Depot restaurant in Glendale.

  • UPDATED: Local scholarships

    County Homemaker Scholarship

    The County Homemaker $400 scholarship is available to a graduating LaRue County High School senior planning to earn a degree in family consumer science, agriculture or related fields or an adult who is a resident returning to college, vocational or technical school. Forms are available at the Extension Office or http://ces.ca.uky.edu/larue/FamilyConsumerSciences. Application deadline is March 12.

     

    Tri-County Car Club

  • Proposed bill seeks reimbursement for costs of illegal immigrants

    Rep. Tim Moore, R-Elizabethtown (26th District) announced the filing of House Bill 485, which if passed would direct any state, county or local government agency who determines that an illegal alien has been receiving any care, education, housing, incarceration, or treatment paid for by Kentucky tax dollars to persuade the Attorney General to seek reimbursement from the Federal government for those funds.