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Today's News

  • BIRTH: Welcome, Sydney Rose

     Jeff and Amy Skaggs of Hodgenville announce the birth of a daughter, Sydney Rose Skaggs.

    Sydney Rose was born at 1:32 p.m. Jan. 22, 2014, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds 1 ounce and was 19-inches long.

    Grandparents are Fred and Lois Clark of Raywick, and Junior and Sybil Skaggs of Mount Sherman.

    Sydney Rose was welcomed home by Morgan, 5, and Kelsey, 2.

  • Lenten luncheon rescheduled

    First Baptist Church is rescheduling the Lenten Luncheon originally scheduled for Tuesday.  It will now be on Wednesday at 12:05 p.m.  Check for further information on FBC Facebook.

  • Elementary Schools compete in Governor's Cup

    Abraham Lincoln Elementary School hosted the Elementary Governor’s Cup March 1.

    Four schools – ALES, Hodgenville Elementary, Boston and Foster Heights – are in the 53rd District.

    About 85 students competed.

    HES was the overall winner; ALES was runner-up.

    Students pictured will compete in the Regional competition at Glasscock Elementary School in Lebanon on March 22.

  • Bowl for Kids' Sake begins Saturday

     Starting this weekend, bowlers clad in rock ‘n’ roll costumes will descend on an Elizabethtown bowling alley to raise money and, more importantly, have fun.

    The Hardin County office of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana hosts its annual Bowl For Kids Sake at Dix-E-Town Lanes beginning Saturday and continuing on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until March 23.

  • 5th REGION TOURNAMENT: Hawks play Wednesday

     Area rivals will meet in the Boys’ 5th Region Tournament for the first time in more than a decade, while familiar foes could play one another once again in the postseason.

    The 17th District champion Elizabethtown Panthers (21-8) face rival and 18th District runner-up LaRue County (16-13) at 6 p.m. at Wednesday in the quarterfinals at Marion County’s Roby Dome.

  • FRANKFORT FOCUS: Rep. Terry Mills

    FRANKFORT – With March the last full month of this year’s legislative session, the Kentucky House and Senate are nearing the point where they will focus less on their own legislation and more on finding common ground with the other chamber.

    While the House is still finalizing several of its key bills, my fellow representatives and I have already passed a productive list for the Senate to consider.

  • Roads are slick, use caution

    Roads in LaRue County are treacherous, thanks to a coating of ice and covering of snow.

    Road crews are out - but motorists should use extreme caution.

    The majority of roads across all Kentucky counties were covered with snow and ice this morning. Crews have been working around the clock to keep routes passable.

    Condition reports on major routes are available by calling 511 or by logging onto the 511 traffic and travel information website, 511.ky.gov.

  • As Bluegrass Pipeline gets attention, competing project looms

    Standing next to a herd of cows and their calves on his family’s farm in eastern Franklin County, Kevin Hockensmith pointed to a sinkhole — a visible sign, he said, that Kentucky’s underground limestone terrain isn’t suited for a pipeline.

    Hockensmith, who tends more than 100 cattle on the 500 acres, said he recently turned down an offer of $190,000 for an easement to allow construction of the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline through his property, worried a leak could harm his cattle and his farm’s water.

  • On Educating LaRue: Quilt commemorates Lincoln play, musical

     Nancy Sprowles is a practical person who believes in the old adage “waste not, want not.”

    She incorporated that philosophy with leftover pieces of material used in costumes for a school production into a full/queen-size log cabin quilt that she presented to Penny Akers, music teacher at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School last month.

    The quilt, like the school, has a direct connection to the Abraham Lincoln motif.

  • PSC: Improper use of generators is dangerous

     With a winter storm bearing down on Kentucky today, the Kentucky Public Service Commission is urging residents who lose power to exercise caution when using portable generators or clearing storm debris.

    The National Weather Service is forecasting ice accumulations of more than half an inch in parts of Kentucky, making this the worst ice event since January 2009. Strong winds tonight are expected to put further strain on ice-coated trees and power lines.