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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Big mouth bass

    William Thornton caught this big mouth bass Monday afternoon in McDougal Lake. The photo has been submitted to Kentucky Outdoor Magazine. Watch for it next month.

  • PHOTO: Claire's hair

    Claire Higginbotham, the 6-year-old daughter of Adam and Amanda Higginbotham of Lexington, donated 11-inches of her hair to Locks of Love. LOL is an organization that provides hair pieces for children who have lost their natural hair to disease. Claire is the granddaughter of Bud and Linda Ireland  and great-granddaughter of Marie Parker, all of Hodgenville.

  • Relay for Life DJ shares story

     In February 2011, I was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia and my story all began with a skin cancer on my nose. Dr. Timothy Brown, my dermatologist, suspected leukemia as he examined the slides from the cancer he removed. The cells were abnormal and he quickly ordered additional blood work.

    I admit I was skeptical at first and thought the doctor was crazy. My wife pushed me to have the blood work done there in Dr. Brown’s lab the next day and I was given the horrific results. My platelet counts were so low that I could have bled out at any time.

  • PHOTO: NARFE Banquet
  • Relay for Life begins Friday

     Pajama Party! This is the theme of the 2014 LaRue County Relay for Life which will be held this Friday, May 16 at Hodgenville Elementary School. Survivor registration begins at 6 p.m. with the actual ceremonies kicking off at 6:30. The Heartland Fillies, a local women’s barbershop singing group, will be on hand to entertain survivors and the gathering crowd.

  • Top student-athletes honored at banquet

     This past Friday at First Christian Church in Elizabethtown the News-Enterprise held their third annual Select Preps Banquet honoring the area’s finest student-athletes. The area school’s recognized were LaRue County, John Hardin, Central Hardin, North Hardin, Elizabethtown, Fort Knox and North Hardin Christian. The winners were selected by a panel of News-Enterprise employees. 

  • McConnell race reveals 'not-so-secret' cockfighting

     The 2014 U.S. Senate race has been remarkable in several ways and none more so than the fact that cockfighting has been an issue more than any of the major issues facing the country.

    You read that right. Cockfighting.

    A brutal sport that many in the urban areas had assumed was left on the dung heap of our society is something that rural folks know goes on, particularly in Eastern Kentucky where you often see game birds tied to barrels as you drive through the hollers.

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Students receive new laptops

     LaRue County Schools are expanding their use of laptop technology, buying new units for the high school and transferring the current computers for use by middle and elementary students and teachers.

    Assistant Superintendent Amanda Reed said the success of laptops at LaRue County High School, in its fourth year of implementation, is not only shown in higher student achievement, but also is visible in other aspects as well.

  • Unbridled Learning testing begins this week

      LaRue County High School students will start taking the Quality Core End of Course exams required by the Unbridled Learning Accountability System on Thursday, May 15.

  • Brandenburg Telephone settles suit through mediation

    A civil trial scheduled for April 28 was averted when the parties settled the case through mediation.

    Brandenburg Telephone Company filed a civil suit last year in an attempt to recoup expenses related to damage to a transformer.

    The suit named Timothy Yoder of Clarkson, Kevin Wilson of Falls of Rough and J.B. Hunt Transport.

    BTC claimed Yoder was operating Wilson’s log truck in a negligent manner on Nov. 7, 2011, near the intersection of Ky. 84 and U.S. 31-E.