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Today's News

  • Dawne Gee visits Junior Woman's Club
  • Free presentation: Prepare for Affordable Care Act

    The LaRue County Office for Economic Development will offer a free presentation to the public and local businesses concerning the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), according to Director Bob Sims.

  • New Haven tavern owner says farewell to friends

    The first thing Joe Thompson said to me when I walked into Bluegrass Tavern last week was “I’m starting a movement that could possibly change the world. Write this down.”
    For a man battling stomach cancer, sickly is not a word that would describe the 73-year-old bar owner, who’s been given a prognosis of any day now. He sat at a table surrounded by friends he calls family, and the moment I plopped down beside him I was considered the same.
    His movement, which he dubbed “Rebel With a Cause,” focuses on education.

  • Local volunteers honored by United Way

    LaRue County residents Wayne Moore, Bruce Barlow, and Darin Williams received recognition recently for their positive contributions to the community.
    Recipients of the Voice of LaRue County Award, Moore and Barlow played an influential role in increasing charitable giving by campaigning on behalf of the United Way of Central Kentucky at their workplace, Cumberland Products.

  • Nationwide Uniform honors Hawkins and Cuevas

    Rosa Cuevas was selected as the March Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.
    She has been employed with Nationwide since October 2005 and is under the supervision of JoAnn Pearman in the trouser department.
    Venita Hawkins was selected as the April Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.
    She has been employed with Nationwide since August 1976 and is under the supervision of Nellie Gaskin in the trouser department.
    They will receive awards for their dedication and service.

  • Hannah Mayfield accepted into nurse practitioner program

    Hannah Mayfield, a 2011 Summa Cum Laude graduate of Western Kentucky University’s nursing program, has been accepted into the school’s nurse practitioner program. Out of 80 candidates, only 30 were accepted.
    Mayfield is employed as a surgical nurse at the medical Center in Bowling Green.
     

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  • Rice, Family and Friends Musical Concert Series continues

    Glen Rice, Family and Friends Musical Concert Series continues a new season at 7 p.m. Friday, April 19 at the Hardin County Performing Arts Center.
    The concert features Kentucky’s Hollywood American Idols – Kenzi Lewis of LaRue County, Brandy Neelly, Kelly Casey and Jenny Beth Willis; and Clinton Spaulding of Louisville.
    The event will be held at John Hardin High School, 384 W.A. Jenkins Road, Elizabethtown.

  • Cell Phones and driving will never mix

    In a world molded by technological advancements, one that is constantly plugged in, it’s difficult to make room for what some used to call “free time” – time away from work and distractions.
    People are quick to jump in their cars to head home with a cell phone literally attached to their heads. People fail to realize how dangerous staying plugged in while driving can be.

  • Remembering Mae Burden: A tribute to a friend

    My heart and prayers go out to the family of Mae Burden.
    Mae was a wonderful woman who never seemed to meet a stranger. She loved her family fiercely and she treated her friends like family. Mae taught me many things through the years. She taught me how to diagram a sentence in junior high and how to type in high school. During my senior year of high school she was the yearbook advisor and I was one of her co-editors. Mae became a close friend that year and taught me many life lessons in addition to how to crop a picture and what organization personified looks like.