Today's News

  • Health departments 're-direct' services

    With recent changes in state budget allocations, Lincoln Trail District Health Department is redirecting services for patients outside of the targeted population in certain programs to other providers.

  • ECTC announces Dean's List

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College has announced the names of students who made the full-time Dean’s List for the spring semester.

    The Dean’s List recognizes academic excellence in students who achieve a minimum of a 3.5 grade point average overall for the semester.

    Students include:

    Summersville – Tivis William Hall and Juanita Michelle Huber

    Glendale – Angel M. Hawkins and Heather Marie Hodges

    Sonora – Darin Wayne Crossno, Tina Louise Fulkerson, Matthew Allen Herald,

  • Heath family reunion

    The family of Josephine and Doc Heath held their reunion July 14 at South Fork Baptist Church.

  • US 31-W bypass in E'town to close

    Demolition of the old KY 1600 bridge will require closure of the US 31W Bypass in Elizabethtown from the KY 1357 intersection to the US 31W intersection Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights of next week.  The closure is part of the KY 361 (Elizabethtown to Radcliff Connector) project as construction of the bypass interchange continues. 

  • Charlie Williams named Tree Farmer of the Year

     The American Tree Farm System has named Charlie Williams of Munfordville  as Central Regional Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year. STIHL is the presenting sponsor of the Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year awards, which annually recognizes outstanding sustainable forest management on privately owned woodlands.

    The award of a $500 Gift Certificate from STIHL was presented on June 15 at the 19th Annual National Tree Farmer Convention in Jacksonville, Fla.

  • Brockman Center to offer fall classes

    Campbellsville University will offer short-term certificate and degree course offerings at the Brockman Center in Hodgenville beginning Aug. 20.

    Carol Sullivan, director of the Technology Training Center at Campbellsville University, said the Tech Center will offer allied health certificates in state registered nurse aide; CPR healthcare provider; clinical medical assistant; pharmacy technician; and phlebotomy technician.

  • 4-Hers may enter unlimited items at County Fair

    The LaRue County Fair is an excellent opportunity for youth to showcase their talents. Numerous 4-H classes are offered. Categories include arts and crafts, photography, foods, houseplants, vegetables, crops, electric, woodworking, entomology, honey, forestry, geology, sewing, knitting, crocheting, breads, dairy foods, food preservation and home environment. 

    A complete list of 4-H classes is included in the Fair catalog. Stop by the Extension Office if you need a copy of the catalog or if you have questions about entry requirements. 

  • Tips to prepare your child for school

     It is never too early to start providing the kinds of experiences that will help your child enter school ready to succeed. “School readiness” refers to the academic knowledge, independence, communication, and social skills children need to do well in school. Getting your child ready for school requires you to spend time reading, talking and playing with your child. 

    Academic readiness

  • COLUMN: Be safe when canning tomatoes

     Tomatoes have traditionally been canned in a boiling water bath. To ensure the safety of whole, crushed or juiced tomatoes; USDA recommends adding acid, whether they will be processed in a boiling water bath or pressure canner.

  • COLUMN: It's County Fair Week - Enter those veggies

     The 2012 LaRue County Fair is July 30-Aug. 4 and LaRue County residents are encouraged to enter garden and crop exhibits. Agriculture remains a strong part of our 105th LaRue County Community Fair.

    Specific details for all the exhibits and events can be reviewed in the 2012 LaRue County Fair and Livestock Expo supplement to the July 11 issue of The LaRue County Herald News. It can help you meet the rules and regulations for these and other County Fair events.