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Today's News

  • Elvis and Meatloaf perform fundraising concert

     The Perkins Brothers, also known as Elvis and Meatloaf, will present a fundraiser concert at 3 p.m. July 31 in Elizabethtown.

    Tickets are $10 in advance or $20 at the door. Part of the proceeds will benefit Ray and Mary Daughtery of Hardin County who are struggling to pay medical bills.

  • Saddlebred horse show canceled

    The saddlebred horse show, scheduled for Saturday at the LaRue County Fairgrounds, has been canceled.

    Organizers of the event say many of the participants don't want to get their horses out in the intense heat.

    The LaRue County Fair will continue Monday with other shows, rides and pageants.

  • Maddie Lee selected as Broyhill Leadership Council President

    Maddie Lee, the daughter of Marty and Teresa Lee and a student at LaRue County Middle School, was elected by peers from across the United States as the 2011 Broyhill Leadership Council President.

    The Broyhill Leadership Conference was held on the campus of Queens University of Charlotte in Charlotte, N.C. The five-day event emphasizes leadership skills.

    She is the current state chaplin for the Kentucky Chapter of the National Beta Club. She has traveled to numerous states in the past year as a middle school state Beta ambassador.  

  • 'Freedom Drive' arrives at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace on July 27

    It's difficult to escape the subject of slavery when discussing the legacy of Abraham Lincoln.

    Although slavery was outlawed with the passage of the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution, human trafficking is now the world's fastest-growing criminal activity.

  • BIRTH: Jensens welcome Anden Leo Wayne

    Anthony and Stephanie Jensen of Magnolia are proud to announce the birth of a son, Anden Leo Wayne Jensen. Anden was born 2:28 a.m. July 16, 2011. He weighed 7 pounds 7 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.

    Grandparents are Jerry and Kathy Evans of Magnolia and Steven and Shawn Filkins of Scottsville.

    Great-grandparents are Pee Wee and Erma Evans, Richard and Shirley Chelf and Barbara Gerratt.

  • Hardin-LaRue metro area in Forbes listing

    The Elizabethtown Metropolitan Statistical Area has notched another honor, this time from a major business publication.

    Forbes magazine ranked the Elizabethtown MSA — consisting of Hardin and LaRue counties — No. 34 overall among the best small places for business and careers out of 184 MSAs across the United States.

    The area was sandwiched between two Pacific Northwest MSAs in Wenatchee, Wash., at 33 and Medford, Ore., at  35. Manhattan, Kan., near Fort Riley, took the top spot on the list and Vineland, N.J., rounded out the list at 184.

  • Horse racing a barrel of fun for Clark and Metcalf

    Lauren Clark still marvels at how her barrel racing career has worked out so well.

    Especially since her favorite – and top prize-winning horse – was bought by mistake.

    When Clark purchased him four years ago, the 2011 Elizabethtown High School graduate thought she’d picked up a horse with the registered name Streaking Six. Instead of streaking to titles, it was seeking gold.

  • Raywick fire chief resigns

    "Where there's smoke there's fire."

    That old adage could ring true regarding the recent resignation of Raywick Fire Chief Chuck Helm. He resigned last week, but the reason for his resignation isn't exactly clear.

    According to Helm, his out-of-town job commitments cause him to be away from the community too much, which is why he decided to resign.

    However, Kevin Corbett, who was appointed to be the acting chief for the time being, said a "disagreement" between Helm and the fire department led to Helm's resignation.

  • Former CEO Wade expands suit vs. Citizens Union Bank

    Defendants, claims added; jury trial scheduled for spring

    Former CEO Billie Wade’s lawsuit against Citizens Union Bank is headed for a jury trial next spring – with some new defendants and claims that were added this week.

    Wade, who had led CUB since 1991, left the bank in March 2010 amid state and federal reviews of the bank’s lending practices, and in July 2010 filed suit, charging wrongful termination, that the bank lied about his departure, cost him income and discriminated against him.

  • Hodgenville man struck by lightning

     According to LaRue County 911, a Hodgenville man was struck by lightning during a storm about 10:45 p.m. Tuesday.

    Steve Druen, 42, was sitting in a metal lawn chair outside his home on S. Lincoln Boulevard when lightning struck a nearby light pole, according to City Police Chief Steve Johnson. The lightning "came across the yard and got him," Johnson said.

    Druen was able to walk to the ambulance that transported him to Hardin Memorial Hospital. He was treated and released.