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Today's News

  • Relay for Life begins Friday

     Pajama Party! This is the theme of the 2014 LaRue County Relay for Life which will be held this Friday, May 16 at Hodgenville Elementary School. Survivor registration begins at 6 p.m. with the actual ceremonies kicking off at 6:30. The Heartland Fillies, a local women’s barbershop singing group, will be on hand to entertain survivors and the gathering crowd.

  • Top student-athletes honored at banquet

     This past Friday at First Christian Church in Elizabethtown the News-Enterprise held their third annual Select Preps Banquet honoring the area’s finest student-athletes. The area school’s recognized were LaRue County, John Hardin, Central Hardin, North Hardin, Elizabethtown, Fort Knox and North Hardin Christian. The winners were selected by a panel of News-Enterprise employees. 

  • McConnell race reveals 'not-so-secret' cockfighting

     The 2014 U.S. Senate race has been remarkable in several ways and none more so than the fact that cockfighting has been an issue more than any of the major issues facing the country.

    You read that right. Cockfighting.

    A brutal sport that many in the urban areas had assumed was left on the dung heap of our society is something that rural folks know goes on, particularly in Eastern Kentucky where you often see game birds tied to barrels as you drive through the hollers.

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Students receive new laptops

     LaRue County Schools are expanding their use of laptop technology, buying new units for the high school and transferring the current computers for use by middle and elementary students and teachers.

    Assistant Superintendent Amanda Reed said the success of laptops at LaRue County High School, in its fourth year of implementation, is not only shown in higher student achievement, but also is visible in other aspects as well.

  • Unbridled Learning testing begins this week

      LaRue County High School students will start taking the Quality Core End of Course exams required by the Unbridled Learning Accountability System on Thursday, May 15.

  • Brandenburg Telephone settles suit through mediation

    A civil trial scheduled for April 28 was averted when the parties settled the case through mediation.

    Brandenburg Telephone Company filed a civil suit last year in an attempt to recoup expenses related to damage to a transformer.

    The suit named Timothy Yoder of Clarkson, Kevin Wilson of Falls of Rough and J.B. Hunt Transport.

    BTC claimed Yoder was operating Wilson’s log truck in a negligent manner on Nov. 7, 2011, near the intersection of Ky. 84 and U.S. 31-E.

  • Several honored at Select Preps banquet

    LaRue County senior Ivy Brown had an idea once the first sentence was read about the Female Athlete of the Year it was about her.

    Brown was among the Select Preps winners during Friday’s banquet at First Christian Church. This was the third installment of Select Preps, which was launched by The News-Enterprise in 2012 to recognize the total package of student-athletes. It encompasses what a student-athlete does in the classroom and the community as well as in athletics.

  • PHOTO: New nurses pinned at Campbellsville University
  • GROUNDHOG HILL: Companion gardening in its many forms

     Groundhog Hill is situated atop a knoll on Gypsy Acres, our family farm owned by my sister Paula. My maternal grandparents, Paul and Pearl Daugherty Enlow considered themselves gypsies based on their many re-locations, hence, the name they gave their farm. The name stuck, and Paul and Pearl enjoyed many wonderful years together there.

  • Students graduate from McKendree University

    McKendree University announces the following local students are among its Class of 2014 graduates:

    • Lauren Ford of Magnolia, BSN in nursing.

    • Nena Hoenck of Campbellsville, MSN in nursing management.

    • Teresa Perkins of New Haven, BSN in nursing.

    • Kara Smith of Upton, MSN in nursing management.