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Today's News

  • Curves add Zumba classes

    Curves of Hodgenville is adding Zumba classes to its fitness facility.

    Owner Karen Elliott has earned a license to teach Zumba, an exercise regime that relies on high-energy, Latin-inspired music to keep participants motivated.

    Elliott called the simple dance moves “a real stress reliever."

    "It really works the abdomen and hips and tones all over,” she said. “You’ll feel stronger after a workout.”

    Zumba can burn up to 500-calories in a 30-minute workout.

  • Electric rates to increase

    The Kentucky Public Service Commission has granted a rate increase to Winchester-based East Kentucky Power Cooperative, the wholesale electric power supplier for Nolin RECC and 15 other member cooperatives.

    The PSC approved the rate increase for service rendered on and after Jan. 14, 2011. EKPC sought the rate increase to strengthen its financial condition and continue building equity.

  • Twins channel energy from Wickland spirits

    BY ERIN L. MCCOY

    The crowd was fixated on two L-shaped rods gripped in the woman's hands just as they started to turn.

    "Cross the rods, Antoine," Michael Wilhite asked again.

    The rods turned toward each other, but the woman's hands weren't moving. Whoever - or whatever - moved the rods was invisible to everyone present.

  • Bluegrass Speedway Schedule of Events

    Bluegrass Speedway

    2221 New Haven Road

    Bardstown, Kentucky

    April 9 - Test and Tune for All Divisions (6-10 p.m.)

    April 16 - 2011 Season Opener: Super Late Models, UMP Modifieds, UMP Sportsman, UMP Street Stocks

    April 23 - Weekly Racing Series: Super Late Models, UMP Modifieds, UMP Sportsman, UMP Street Stocks

  • ECTC offers "The Man and his Dream"

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College plans to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. this month with a biographical movie, "The Man and The Dream," followed by discussion. The movie will be shown 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19 in room 112 of the Administration Building. Light refreshments will be served.

    The movie is free and everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

  • Lincoln Heritage House nears completion

    After months of work, reconstruction of the Lincoln Heritage House at Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown is almost finished.

  • Seminar provides basics of naturalization laws

    A representative from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will be at the LaRue County Board of Education 10 a.m. Jan. 22 to provide an overview of USCIS and discuss the requirements and benefits of naturalization. Anyone interested in learning more about obtaining citizenship is invited to attend.  Contact Sarah Hornback at 358-8334 for more information.

  • Parent involvement is important to schools

    As teachers in the local school system, we understand how important it is that our schools have the support of parents and the community. Students are more secure and achieve more when their parents are involved in their education and when community members are willing to be involved in school activities. Schools are working hard to provide a high quality education for every child. But they can't do it alone. Parent and community involvement is critical to creating great schools.

  • CAIP offers investment potential to farmers

    LaRue County has been allocated $135,000 for the County Agricultural Investment Program.  The program applicant is the LaRue County Beef Cattle Association and the grant administrator is Dyan Puckett.

    Producer grant applications will be accepted for a two-week period, Jan. 26-Feb. 9 at the LaRue County Cooperative Extension Service, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road in Hodgenville. The deadline for returning grant applications is 4:30 p.m.  Wednesday, Feb. 9. Office hours are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

  • 4H Rabbit Club

    4-H Rabbit Club members participated in a Skillathon after the Dec. 28 meeting.  From left, Benjamin Lope, Holden Madriaga, Caitlin Aubrey, Sierra Mullins, Rachel Lope, Michaela Rock, Hallie Madriaga and Sarah Lope.