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Today's News

  • Frankfort Wrap-up: State Rep. Terry Mills

     At the start of each legislative session, it is impossible to know which proposals will clear the hurdles it takes for a bill to become law.

    Some are never heard in committee; others may make it through the House or Senate but get lost in the shuffle on the other side. Some may falter because of cost or a lack of time or public support.

  • Several indicted by a grand jury

     Several people were indicted April 21 by a LaRue County grand jury.

    Jason Gabriel Brangers (1977) of Hodgenville, was charged with two counts of theft by deception and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

    He is accused of obtaining property of another by passing checks in the amounts of $1,650 and $850 from a closed account. The alleged offenses occurred in November 2013.

  • LCHS named a bronze level school

     U.S. News and World Report has named LaRue County High School a bronze level school in the 2014 Best High School Rankings.

  • PHOTO: Governor signs chiropractor bill
  • LaRue's jobless rate falls in March

     Unemployment rates fell in 69 Kentucky counties between March 2013 and March 2014, while 43 county rates went up and eight counties stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    LaRue County’s rate was 7.6 percent in March, compared to 8.8 percent in February and 8.1 percent a year ago.

    Of a 6,981-person workforce, 6,451 were employed.

  • PHOTO: Johnson speaks to retirees

     Dennis Johnson, president and CEO of Hardin Memorial Health spoke at the April 14 meeting of Kentucky Public Retirees, Lincoln Trail Chapter. He updated the group on the growth of the hospital which covers 10 counties. The Lincoln Trail Chapter of KPR meets 11:30 a.m. on the second Monday of each month at Ryan's Family Steak House in Elizabethtown.

  • TENNIS: LaRue defeats Fort Knox

    TENNIS

    BOYS’ PREP

    April 25

    LARUE COUNTY 4, FORT KNOX 1

    University Drive Park in Elizabethtown

    Singles

    Alex Best (L) defeated Thomas Constantino (FK), 6-1, 6-1

    John Michael Lawler (L) defeated Derick Gullick (FK), 6-1, 6-3

    Rylee Greenwell (L) defeated Joseph Ament (FK), 6-2, 6-2

    Doubles

    Holden Blair /Cole Constant (LC) defeated

    Robert Bell/Will Ostlund (FK) defeated Holden Blair/Cole Constant (L), 3-6, 6-7, 5-7

    TENNIS

    GIRL’ PREP

  • COLUMN: This old barn belonged to Mr. Goff

    This old barn is located on Stiles Ford Road, on a farm owned by Earl Howell. The farm was previously owned by Ezra and Hazle Goff, the uncle and aunt of Earl’s late wife, Jean.

  • Sunrise Volunteers: Singing hymns and spiritual songs

    SUNRISE VOLUNTEERS

    I have received a few phone calls inquiring if volunteers help in the spiritual needs of residents at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home. Yes, we do.

    Volunteers run three spiritual activities every week, lasting about one hour each.

  • Ivy Brown named USAToday/American Family Insurance Kentucky Girls’ Basketball State Player of the Year

     Ivy Brown was on a bus Thursday en route to New York for the LaRue County senior trip when she picked up her phone and checked Twitter.

    It wasn’t exactly in the most official manner, but it caught her eye when she read she had been named the USAToday/American Family Insurance Kentucky Girls’ Basketball State Player of the Year.

    Brown is the second area senior to earn a State Player of the Year award this school year from USA Today. John Hardin lineman Matt Elam, a Kentucky signee, earned the football honor.