Today's News

  • Notes from Groundhog Hill: Bertha goes to the Fair

     Sometimes, when picking zucchini, any attentive yet error-proned gardener may overlook one because the huge leaves can hide a bloom rendering it invisible ... for weeks. That hidden bloom forms a zucchini and before you know it, you have a Big Bertha.

    Big Bertha and siblings ... the one zucchini you miss picking until it's way too late.

    The first thought that pops into the mind is, "Wow! That's big."

  • Diabetes Support and Information

    Hardin & LaRue Diabetes Coalition

    The Hardin & LaRue Diabetes Coalition will meet 6 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Lincoln Trail District Health Department, 108 New Glendale Road, Elizabethtown. It is open to anyone with interest in early diagnosis, reduction of complications, prevention and elimination of diabetes. For more information or to register for classes, contact Melissa Conder at 769-1601, Ext. 1035.


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  • New Haven man dies after car crash

     A New Haven man died as a result of injuries sustained after a three-car accident that occurred 7 a.m. Tuesday, July 10 in Jefferson County.

    Jon Brock Burd, 28, was taken to University of Louisville hospital and pronounced dead around noon.

    Burd was driving eastbound in his Ford Focus on Taylorsville Road east of the Gene Snyder Freeway, when according to Alicia Smiley, spokesperson for Louisville Metro Police, he crossed over the line for “unknown reasons.”

  • Hodgenville man sentenced to five years

     Jason Clay Sanders, 41, Hodgenville, was sentenced in Nelson Circuit Court last week to five years in prison for seven counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.

    He was granted probation for a period of five years following set conditions, including having no contact with witnesses.

  • COLUMN: It's county fair time

    The LaRue County Fair is July 30-Aug. 4 and features many livestock and crop exhibitions.

    Livestock entries are generally open to the world, but must meet several requirements including Exhibition Health Requirements with a health certificate and ownership by certain date. Some livestock show classes require an entry fee, some do not.

    The dairy show will be 7 p.m. Saturday, July 27. This is a date change from previous years. There will be heifer and cow classes of all five dairy breeds: Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Jersey and Holstein

  • COLUMN: Cancer screenings sponsored by Extension Homemakers

    The mobile mammogram unit from the James Graham Brown Cancer Center in Louisville will be at the Extension Office, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 4.

    The LaRue County Extension Homemakers organization is sponsoring the unit.

    To qualify for a screening mammogram on the unit a woman must be age 40 or over, not have breast implants and not be pregnant or breast feeding.

  • PHOTO: Field and woods fire

     LaRue County firefighter Chris Schmittou sprayed water on a field fire that reached a patch of woods Tuesday, July 10 in Hodgenville. Hodgenville and LaRue firefighters also were dispatched to the area between Boone and Polley Avenues. The fire departments worked about 20 minutes extinguishing the flames that were close to several homes.

  • 75 attend 4-H Camp

     Seventy-five campers and 14 teen and adult leaders spent four days at Lake Cumberland June 26-29 enjoying such activities as swimming, boating, fishing, archery, riflery, arts and crafts, recreation, high ropes and low ropes. 

    4-H Camp would not be possible without all the help from the adult and teen leaders who volunteer their time for the week.

  • PHOTO: Warm Blessings pays off note

  • Cameron Dawson wins golf tourney

    Cameron Dawson won the 13-14-year-old division in the Pepsi Junior Golf Tour at Kearney Hill in Lexington. Cameron, an eighth grader, is the son of LaRue County High School Athletic Director David Dawson. He has been playing the sport for nine years and has competed in the regional golf tournament.