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Today's News

  • Slick roads contribute to numerous wrecks

    This week’s warmer weather is a welcome relief from last week’s snow and sleet.
    LaRue County Schools closed two days and released students early one day due to wintry weather.
    Slick roads also contributed to several wrecks.
    A three-vehicle collision Feb. 10 sent one man to a local hospital for treatment.

  • PHOTO: Lincoln Days Luncheon

    Opal Dail presented the Richard Burks Award to this year’s recipient, Charles Setters. The award is given annually to a person or organization who acts as an ambassador for LaRue County and the Lincoln legacy.

  • HONOR ROLL: LaRue County High School

    All A’s

  • Johnna Brown named to Dean's List

    Johnna Brown has been recognized for high scholastic achievement and has been placed on the fall Dean’s List for full-time students at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.
    She is the daughter of John Brown and Debbie Noe and stepdaughter of David Noe.
    She is the mother of Kaitlynn, Nevaeh, Allyanna and Jaelynn.

  • Brooke Washington named Employee of the Month

    Brooke Washington has been selected as the February Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.
    She has been employed with Nationwide since April 2008 and is under the supervision of Shirley Cobb in the trouser department.
    She will receive an award for her dedication and service.

  • PHOTO: Gus and the snowman
  • Higdon and Fisher chosen to serve on healthcare board

    Two of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s faculty have been elected by their peers as officers for the Kentucky Society for Respiratory Care. Rebecca Higdon, ECTC’s Director of Clinical Education in the Respiratory Care Program, was elected president of the organization for 2011, while Pat Fisher, Respiratory Care Program Coordinator, was named treasurer.  
    Both are from Hodgenville.

  • OPEN HOUSE: Buffalo Apartments ready for rent

    Potential renters got their first look at Buffalo School Apartments Thursday during an open house.

    AU Associates, LLC, of Lexington, a company that specializes in converting old hospitals and schools into affordable housing, purchased the Depression era school for $60,000 from the LaRue County School District two years ago. The $2.8 million construction project, funded mostly with tax credits, has stayed on schedule since funding was approved.

  • Kenzi Lewis survives first round of 'Hollywood Week' on American Idol

    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.

    Lewis, 15, was shown Thursday in a short televised clip with host Ryan Seacrest before her audition at Pasadena Civic Auditorium. She told Seacrest this was the “biggest thing” she’s ever done.

    Lewis sang Martina McBride’s “Independence Day” before the judges, according to her Facebook page.

  • Neigbors, firefighters rescue horse caught in sinkhole

    Neighbors and firefighters combined forces to rescue a Tennessee Walking Horse Wednesday from a sinkhole on Plouvier Road.
    It wasn’t a large sinkhole in width, just big enough to trap the slender right back leg of “Velvet,” a horse owned by Carl and Jeannie Mattingly. It was, however, about four-feet deep.
    Neighbors aren’t sure how Velvet got out of her field or how long she was stuck in the hole. Clifford LaFollette said she wasn’t there when he drove past about midnight.