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Today's News

  • Campbellsville University offers matching funds for KEES

    Campbellsville University is offering students in LaRue County an expanded financial aid program, the KEES-Matching Scholarship, which will earn students more money in the fall.

    Local students can earn up to $1,500 per year with the KEES-Matching Scholarship, which is an increase from last year's maximum amount of $1,000.

    Students in Washington, Hart, Metcalfe, Nelson and Cumberland counties are now eligible for the matching money in addition to those in Taylor, Green, Adair, Marion, Casey, LaRue, Hardin, Russell and Pulaski counties.

  • Historic Confederate pension applications available online

     The complete collection of Confederate Pension Application files is now available in a digital format on the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives website. The applications are searchable by name, unit and county and provide invaluable information to genealogists, local historians and anyone interested in Civil War history.

    The applications and other supporting documents are online in the e-Archives section at http://kdla.ky.gov/records/e-archives/Pages/default.aspx.

  • Early Childhood Development Scholarship available

     Kentucky’s child care providers and those who train child care providers may be eligible for the Early Childhood Development Scholarship to further their college education.

    The scholarships are available to those who work at least 20 hours per week or provide training in early childhood development at least 12 times per year for an approved organization. Kentuckians employed as a preschool associate teacher in a state-funded preschool program are also eligible.

  • Bill proposes release of redistricting information to public, press

    Two House Republicans have filed a bill for the 2012 Legislative Session that if passed would require any proposed legislation dealing with redistricting for state and Congressional districts be released to the public and press five days before a vote could be taken in the General Assembly.  House Bill 460’s primary sponsors are Representative Jill York, R-Grayson, and Representative C.B. Embry, Jr., R-Morgantown.

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks are 18th District Champs

    The LaRue County Hawks became 18th District Champions Friday after a decisive 69-46 victory over third-seeded Green County in Greensburg.

    The Hawks (22-7) are the first team to win four district titles since the district formed in 1966. Three of the four teams have won three consecutive championships. LaRue County won three straight from 1986-88, while Hart County (1999-2001) and Caverna (1977-79) have achieved that mark once.

  • Upton woman dies in wreck

    An Upton woman died Thursday morning when police say the 2001 Dodge Caravan she was driving crossed the center line and collided with another vehicle.

    Deanna M. Barton, 33, was westbound on Ky. 224 around 10:20 a.m. when her vehicle collided head-on with a 2000 Ford F-150 driven by Paul A. Neff, 56, of Hardinsburg.

    Barton was pronounced dead at the scene by Hardin County Deputy Coroner Kenneth Spangenberger, according to a Kentucky State Police news release. Barton was not wearing a seatbelt according to the news release.

  • Hawks face Green County for 18th District Tourney

     The LaRue County Hawks will play Green County Friday in Greensburg for the 18th District Tournament championship.

    The game begins at 7:15 p.m.

    Green County advanced after defeating Hart County 63-70 in overtime Tuesday.

  • Diabetes Awareness groups meet in March

     Hardin & LaRue Diabetes Coalition to meet

    The Hardin & LaRue Diabetes Coalition will meet 6 p.m. March 6 at the Lincoln Trail District Health Department, 108 New Glendale Road, Elizabethtown. It is open to anyone with interest in early diagnosis, reduction of complications, prevention and elimination of diabetes.

    The group will not meet if schools are closed due to weather. For more information or to register for classes, contact Melissa Conder at 769-1601, Ext. 1035.

     

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  • The Jamey Aebersold Quartet to perform at ECTC

    The Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Fine Arts Series will present a performance by the Jamey Aebersold Quartet: Jamey Aebersold, sax, Steve Crews, piano, Tyrone Wheeler, bass, and Jonathan Higgins, drums.

    The program will be in the Morrison Gallery of the College's James Owen Administration Building 3 p.m. Sunday, March 4. The Fine Arts Committee is sponsoring the performance, and there will be no admission charge. The public is invited.

  • Chong Mike named Employee of the Month at Nationwide

    Chong Mike has been selected as the January Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since May 1996 and is under the supervision of Dawn Burgess in the special forces dept.

    She will receive a special award for her dedication and service.