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Today's News

  • Sailor's medals arrive, 48 years later

    Two weeks before Christmas, Gordon Bright received a present that was 48 years in arriving – medals he had earned for service in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.
    “I got to thinking what medals I might be eligible to receive after I had talked to several guys that I served with,” said Bright, a 68-year-old LaRue County native who entered service in 1966.  
    “I served for three years, eight months, and seven days,” he recalled from his home off Highway 357 about five miles from Hodgenville.  

  • Weather: Icy roads and wildfires

    Local firefighters have been busy the last two weeks fighting field and brush fires.
    LaRue County Fire Chief Jason Sadler estimates that his crew of volunteers has been on nine runs – some of them back-to-back. Almost every area of the county has been affected, from Hibernia to Gleanings to Parkers Grove Road to Salem Church Road to Castleman Road.
    The spate of fires was preceded by a barn fire, believed to have been caused by an electrical short, said Sadler. Darrell Sprowls’ barn and several farm implements were a complete loss.

  • Free screening: Civil War, The Untold Story

    A free screening of Civil War: The Untold Story, episode 5 of a five-part series, will be shown 7 p.m. March 25 at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown. Panel discussion to follow movie, which is sponsored by Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park and Eastern National.

  • Weather affects 5th Region Tournament

    UPDATE: The Girls' 5th Region Tournament games for Tuesday night have been postponed because of weather for the second consecutive day.

    Elizabethtown was scheduled to play Adair County after the Nelson County-Caverna matchup. The games will be played Wednesday. Nelson County and Caverna play at 6 p.m. followed by Elizabethtown and Adair County at 8 p.m.

  • BIRTH: Welcome, Sydney Rose

     Jeff and Amy Skaggs of Hodgenville announce the birth of a daughter, Sydney Rose Skaggs.

    Sydney Rose was born at 1:32 p.m. Jan. 22, 2014, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds 1 ounce and was 19-inches long.

    Grandparents are Fred and Lois Clark of Raywick, and Junior and Sybil Skaggs of Mount Sherman.

    Sydney Rose was welcomed home by Morgan, 5, and Kelsey, 2.

  • Lenten luncheon rescheduled

    First Baptist Church is rescheduling the Lenten Luncheon originally scheduled for Tuesday.  It will now be on Wednesday at 12:05 p.m.  Check for further information on FBC Facebook.

  • Elementary Schools compete in Governor's Cup

    Abraham Lincoln Elementary School hosted the Elementary Governor’s Cup March 1.

    Four schools – ALES, Hodgenville Elementary, Boston and Foster Heights – are in the 53rd District.

    About 85 students competed.

    HES was the overall winner; ALES was runner-up.

    Students pictured will compete in the Regional competition at Glasscock Elementary School in Lebanon on March 22.

  • Bowl for Kids' Sake begins Saturday

     Starting this weekend, bowlers clad in rock ‘n’ roll costumes will descend on an Elizabethtown bowling alley to raise money and, more importantly, have fun.

    The Hardin County office of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana hosts its annual Bowl For Kids Sake at Dix-E-Town Lanes beginning Saturday and continuing on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until March 23.

  • 5th REGION TOURNAMENT: Hawks play Wednesday

     Area rivals will meet in the Boys’ 5th Region Tournament for the first time in more than a decade, while familiar foes could play one another once again in the postseason.

    The 17th District champion Elizabethtown Panthers (21-8) face rival and 18th District runner-up LaRue County (16-13) at 6 p.m. at Wednesday in the quarterfinals at Marion County’s Roby Dome.

  • FRANKFORT FOCUS: Rep. Terry Mills

    FRANKFORT – With March the last full month of this year’s legislative session, the Kentucky House and Senate are nearing the point where they will focus less on their own legislation and more on finding common ground with the other chamber.

    While the House is still finalizing several of its key bills, my fellow representatives and I have already passed a productive list for the Senate to consider.