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Today's News

  • Food service inspections - February and March, 2012

  • Disaster unemployment assistance available to storm victims

     Kentuckians in the 21 counties, including LaRue County, who have lost work or whose businesses were damaged due to severe weather that occurred Feb. 29-March 3, may be eligible for disaster unemployment assistance.

    The deadline to apply is April 16, 2012.

    Farmers and self-employed people who normally are ineligible for unemployment insurance benefits also may qualify for disaster unemployment assistance, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

  • ECTC's welding competition honors former teacher

     Thirty-five high school students from five area school districts participated in the fourth annual welding contest on March 9, sponsored by Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s welding program. The competition was named posthumously  in honor of Tim Turner, a former ECTC welding associate professor who served as program coordinator. 

  • Lady Hawks win season opener

     The LaRue County Lady Hawks won their softball season opener Tuesday with an 11-1 victory over Nelson County's Lady Cards.

    The win took six innings as senior Brittany Enlow struck out seven and five players collected two or more hits. The Lady Hawks scored four runs in the first inning; one in the second and sixth innings; and five in the third.

    The Lady Cards' only run came in the third inning.

  • Lorene Noe celebrates 80th birthday

     Family and friends surprised Lorene Noe with a party March 10 honoring her 80th birthday.

    Attending were her children, Arthur Noe, Carolyn Noe, Ruby Stearman, James Noe, Brenda Skaggs, Lou Loyall, Wayne Loyall and Ricky and Sandra Loyall.

    Grandchildren attending with family were Curtis and Christy Noe, Gene Johnson and children, Mark and Hope Noe, Michael and Sissy Stearman, Melisa and Bryon Logsdon, Kenneth and Ginny Bailey, Billy Noe, Megan and Ryan Loyall and Kayla Powers.

  • FEMA workers will show identification

     Survivors of the Feb. 29 and March 2 tornadoes, straight line winds and flooding and storms in Kentucky should be on the alert for scam artists who may approach you in person, by telephone or via the Internet.

    • Be alert when your doorbell rings. People going door-to-door to damaged homes or telephoning disaster survivors and claiming to be building contractors could be frauds. If visitors or callers solicit personal information such as Social Security or bank account numbers, or for money, they are not legitimate.

  • Lee earns $1,000 Beta scholarship

     Zachary Lee, a senior at LaRue County High School, has been named a Beta Scholar which entitles him to a $1,000 scholarship.

    Lee competed against more than 700 candidates nationwide for the honor; 221 recipients were chosen. 

    Lee plans to study electrical engineering in college.  He was recommended for this award by the local Beta Club sponsor, Rex Hanson and high school principal, Paul Mullins.

  • Campbellsville University hosts nature photo exhibit

     Dr. Robert Doty, a retired Campbellsville University English professor, will be having a nature photo exhibit of birds through March 30 in Campbellsville University's Art Gallery, 205 University Drive, Campbellsville.

    The exhibit will feature birds from Florida, Kentucky, Illinois and Ontario. Most of the images are made with a Nikon D 40 with three lenses – Nikkor AF-S 18-55, 55-200 and 70-300.

  • Buffalo firefighters take first in firefighter challenge

    Several LaRue County firefighters attended the 49th annual Dixie Fire School in Elizabethtown this weekend.
    The fire school held at the Elizabethtown Community and Technical College campus, had 805 people pre-registered for 2012 classes – a far cry from the 60 who attended the few classes offered in 1963.

  • Whobrey begins work at Basketball Hall of Fame

    Operating in borrowed office space behind a desk relocated from the basement of his own home, Rick Whobrey began work as executive director of the new Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame.
    It’s a modest beginning for a 53-year-old Elizabethtown resident who spent nearly two decades as an executive with Kentucky Farm Bureau. The Hall of Fame has no site and no exhibits and has yet to name the first members of its inaugural class of 100 inductees.