Today's News

  • Bradley attends Graduate School of Banking

    Deena Bradley, senior vice president of Magnolia Bank, is among 153 bankers who took part in the 63rd annual Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University.

    The two-week session ended June 1 and included courses in all aspects of banking and economics. The school is sponsored by 15 southern state bankers associations in cooperation with the Division of Continuing Education at LSU.

    Students traveled from 20 states and Mexico to participate in the session. 

  • Nature license plates re-issued

     The Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund is re-issuing three past nature license plates: the bobcat on a rhododendron branch, the Viceroy butterfly perched on a goldenrod stem and the cardinal landing on a Kentucky Coffeetree branch.

    These plates are now available for purchase.

  • Student art contest commemorates Emancipation Proclamation

    Student art contest commemorates 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation

    The National Park Service, in partnership with the National Park Foundation’s African American Experience Fund, has launched a nationwide artistic competition to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.

  • PHOTO: Mudcats win

     The Mudcats are Rookie League Tournament Champions.Team members are front from left, Jameson LaRue, Braden Sferro, Dylan Derosha, Pablo Hernandez, Jacob Hinton; middle, Thomas Hoppes, Dylan Thompson, Parker Nalley, Samuel Bowling, Carsen DeVary, Hayden Cleveland; back, Coach Eric DeVary, sponsors Jeremy Hinton and Joanna Hinton, Coach Dan Nalley and Coach Jack LaRue.

  • COLUMN: Recycling Center back in business

    Yes, we are back in business full force at Renaissance Recycling!

    Here are some helpful hints that will help us to process recyclables much quicker and help tremendously with our amount of trash:

    Please remove lids from all bottles and jars (metal lids go in the tin can window), and make sure food is completely rinsed out of all containers. We are receiving some recyclables with quite a bit of food waste still in them and these cannot be recycled so they have to be thrown in the trash. Remember the idea is to reduce the amounts going to the landfill. 

  • Recycling made easy by TerraCycle

    As people enjoy parks, lakes, beaches and even their own yards this summer, they have a way to protect them, too.  They can send their non-recyclable trash to TerraCycle for free, to be, indeed, recycled. TerraCycle collects difficult-to-recycle products and packaging such as Frito-Lay chip bags, Kraft Singles wrappers, Solo cups and Old Navy flip-flops, among other items. 

  • ENGAGEMENT: Aletha Nicole Tharp and Blake Garrison Bault

    Aletha Nicole Tharp and Blake Garrison Bault, both of Elizabethtown, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride to be is the daughter of Cale Tharp of Hodgenville and Melissa Tharp of Greensburg. She is a 2009 graduate of LaRue County High School and plans to attend nursing school at the University of Louisville this fall. She is employed by HealthSouth Lakeview Rehabilitation Hospital.

  • South Fork Area Homemakers resume meeting in September

    The South Fork Area Homemakers have had a busy time these past two months.

    In May, Patsy Thomas demonstrated to the Club how to make a fruit centerpiece.  She discussed how fruit provides lots of color, nutrients and taste and makes great gifts when cut and arranged into a beautiful bouquet or other types of arrangements.  We then were rewarded by getting to eat the different fruits that she provided.

    Our Club voted to donate $175 to the local 4-H Camp endeavor.

  • COLUMN: Have a safe, fun summer

    It seems that not too long ago the summertime used to be called "summer vacation." 

    Now it's nothing like a vacation but rather the "summer work season." Between our regular jobs, getting kids to their sporting events and the endless list of things to do around the house, we wonder how will we ever get everything done.  What shortcuts can be taken? How fast will this lawnmower go? One thing that we never want to do is to take shortcuts with safety. 

  • Hardin Memorial Hospital offers support groups

    Hardin Memorial Hospital, located at 913 N. Dixie, Elizabethtown, offers several support groups and services:

    • Hardin County Breast Cancer Support Group meets 7-8 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month in the hospital’s Cancer Care Center. For more information, contact (270) 706-5470.

    • Breast Cancer Support: Reach to Recovery provides information and support to anyone facing breast cancer though one-to-one contact with American Cancer Society volunteers. For more information, call 1-800-227-2345.