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Today's News

  • Senior Hawks honored at final home match - Feb. 2, 2011

    The Mat Hawk seniors were honored Wednesday at their final home match. From left, Shaquille Cox, Cody Williams, Shelby Floyd and Vince Couch.

  • BASKETBALL: Lady Hawks win 20th game in season

    KENDRICK BRYAN

    Correspondent

    The LaRue County Lady Hawks ended January with a loss to the fourth-ranked Elizabethtown Lady Panthers (22-1) but started the first week of February with three convincing wins.

    The Lady Hawks defeated Bullitt Central on Feb. 1 and went on to defeat Breckinridge County on Feb. 3. LaRue County capped the week with a victory over district rival Green County on Feb. 4.

    Bullitt Central

  • Theresa Howard: Make the most of your tax refund

    This year develop a plan to make the most of your tax refund. The average person receives nearly $3,000 as a tax refund. This year, develop a plan to make the most of your tax refund. There are many ways to use your tax refund to build a better financial future.

    Consider the following:

    1. Pay past-due expenses

    2. Reduce credit card debt

    3. Create an emergency fund

    4. Save for a major appliance purchase

    5. Save for a child’s education

    6. Boost your retirement accounts

  • Helms announce birth of a daughter

    Dusty and Olivia Helm of Hodgenville announce the birth of a daughter, Mallorie Nichole Helm.

    She was born at 9:42 a.m. on Jan. 20, 2011 at Hardin Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds 3 ounces and was 18.5 inches long.

    She is welcomed home by a sister, Madeline, age 2.

    Maternal grandparents are Kim Colston and Dave Colston of Falls of Rough. Paternal grandparents are Jeff and Lisa Perkins of Buffalo; and Mike and Tracy Helm of Hardinsburg.

    Great-grandparents are Dexter and Connie England and Emmett and Helen Perkins.

  • Retired stock car driver loses battle with cancer

    By Michael Despain

    Media Contact/Track Announcer

    The Legendary Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY

    Bluegrass Speedway-Bardstown, KY

     

     

    Donald Gene Powell (1927-2003)

    Long time stock car racer Donald Gene Powell of Hodgenville lost the battle with cancer and passed away on Feb. 17, 2003.

  • Youth baseball signups begin Feb. 12

    LaRue County Youth Baseball signups are 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 12, 19 and 26 and 2-4 p.m. Feb. 27 at LaRue County Parks and Recreation. Leagues are available for ages 3 to 15 (age as of April 30, 2011).

    Children ages 3-4 need to sign up now because there will not be a Weiner League later in the spring.

    Cost for T-ball Junior (ages 3-4) and T-ball Senior (ages 5-6) is $45.

    Rookie (ages7-8), Minor (ages 9-10) and Major (ages 11-12) is $55.

    Babe Ruth (ages 13-15) is $60.

  • Historic Preservation seminar focuses on log structures

    The first workshop in the 2011 Pine Mountain School for Practical Historic Preservation series will take place March 13-18 at Putney Ranger Station in Harlan County. Care and Repair of Log Structures will include hands-on instruction in round log preservation and rehabilitation by instructors from the National Park Service Historic Preservation Training Center in Frederick, Md.

  • Hosparus tea planned as fundraiser

    Hosparus – Central Kentucky will host a tea and auction, “Arts & Humaniteas” 2-4 p.m., Saturday, March 19 at Severns Valley Baptist Church, 1100 Ring Road, Elizabethtown. Tickets are $30. No reservations will be accepted without payment. 

    The reservation deadline is Monday, March 14. For more information, contact Lisa Sanford at lsanford@hosparus.org or 270-737-6300. Purchase your tea tickets at the Hosparus Elizabethtown office at 105 Diecks Dr.

    Tea proceeds benefit Hosparus – Central Kentucky patients and families.

  • ECTC hosts free jazz concert

    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 3 p.m. Feb. 13.

    The Fine Arts Committee is sponsoring the performance, and there will be no admission charge. The public is cordially invited.

  • Middle School students learn ceremonial dances

    LaRue County school students identified as gifted/talented in the areas of dance, drama, creativity, and social studies experienced the realm of the performing arts last week.

    New Performing Arts of Louisville, a company providing live, professional performing arts programs to schools and smaller communities, hosted seminars for elementary and middle school students ranging from theatrical workshops to Native American dance.