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Today's News

  • Coffey, Coffey walk in Oaks Parade

     Ramona Coffey of Hodgenville is one of 138 cancer survivors who walked in the May 4 Survivors Parade on Kentucky Oaks Day.

    Those honored were selected through an online nomination and selection process. Three hundred sixty women from around the country were nominated.

    The Oaks is the Derby’s companion race for 3-year-old fillies. Patrons are encouraged to wear pink, the official color of the Oaks. The event raises funds and awareness for cancer research.

  • Ghostbusters, Cornbread Mafia available at library

     The LaRue County Public Library has several new books and DVDs that may be checked out.

    Books – Come Home by Lisa Scottoline; Following Your Heart by Jery Eicher; Same Sun Here by Silas House; Vanish in Plain Sight by Marta Perry; Cornbread Mafia by James Higdon; House Beautiful: Decorating with Books; Flea Market Finds by Matthew Mead; Strength Training Anatomy Workout 2 by Frederick Delavier; and Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed.

    DVDs – The Conspirator and Ghostbusters.

  • After 8 years, heart still listens for Mom

     I had an odd encounter the other day.

  • COLUMN: New journey begins for staff writer

     In June 2010 I embarked upon one of the most interesting, fun and sometimes crazy journeys of my entire life – the start of my job at The LaRue County Herald News. 

  • ECTC may add sports

     For the first time since 1981, intercollegiate athletics could be available to Elizabethtown Community and Technical College students – possibly as soon as this fall.

    A survey of students this year showed a budding interest in the possibility of having sports teams. School officials had been curious about the possibility and survey results confirmed interest.

  • Schaefer earns full scholarship to University of Kentucky

     Nathaniel “Nate” Schaefer, a 2012 graduate of LaRue County High School, has earned a full scholarship to University of Kentucky School of Mining Engineering.

    He received the Governor’s Scholarship, Kees Scholarship for 4.0 grade point average and 35 Math/Science ACT, UK School of Engineering Scholarship and UK School of Mining Scholarship.

    Schaefer is an AP Scholar, member of National Honor Society and was chosen as the recipient of the UK Class of Kentucky representing LCHS.

  • Sonora man leads police on chase

    A Sonora man faces more than 20 felony charges after he led police on a 40-minute pursuit Wednesday night in Elizabethtown, reaching speeds of more than 100 mph.

    Tyler-Ray Fairthorne, 20, is charged with 18 counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, two counts of first-degree unlawful imprisonment, first-degree fleeing or evading police, under-21 driving under the influence, possession of alcohol by a minor, open container in a motor vehicle, reckless driving, six counts of disregarding a stop sign and license plate not legible.

  • PHOTO: Class of 2012

    The LaRue County High School Class of 2012 posed for a group photo May 3 at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park.

  • 'Hugo' kicks off Free Movie Night

     Free Movie Night kicks off the summer with a 2011 film “Hugo.”

    The movie will be shown at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 19 in the auditorium of the Hodgenville Civic Center (City Hall). There is no charge to attend.

    The event coincides with the Goodtime Cruisers’ classic car cruise-in on Lincoln Square.

    Hugo is set in 1931 Paris. Asa Butterfield plays Hugo Cabret, a 12-year-old boy, who lives with his widowed father, a master clockmaker.

  • ECTC honors students

     The Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Honors Reception to recognize outstanding academic achievement was April 27 at the State Theater in Elizabethtown.

    Several local honors students were named. They include students who have attained and maintained a grade point average of 3.5 or above on a full year's worth of coursework at ECTC.