Today's News

  • Church Calendar - March 5, 2014

    World Day of Prayer observed at Christ Episcopal Church
    World Day of Prayer will be observed 12:05 p.m. March 7 at Christ Episcopal Church, Poplar Street, Elizabethtown. Refreshments will be furnished. Entrances are through the front door or outside stairs, both on Poplar Street. Parking is available near the Historic State Theater. For more information, call Rev. Ellen Morrell at 270-765-5606.

    Child sex trafficking in America: a survivor’s perspective

  • PHOTO: Travelin' man

    Connor Baker, a member of the fifth-grade traveling basketball team, brought the ball down court at a Nelson County gym.

  • Sonora man charged with drug trafficking

     A Sonora man is facing drug trafficking charges after allegedly selling marijuana and hydrocodone to an informant.

    William J. Norman, 63, was charged with trafficking in marijuana, less than 8 ounces, second offense; trafficking in controlled substance; and trafficking in controlled substance, within 1,000 feet of a school by the LaRue County Sheriff’s office.

    Deputy Eric Williamson obtained a search warrant for Norman’s residence, according to court records. Norman lives in a camper on a relative’s property on Munfordville Road.

  • Community Calendar – March 5, 2014

    Extension memories wanted

  • William R. Rust Funeral Home, Hodgenville Chapel, has ribbon-cutting

    William R. “Ronnie” Rust knew what he wanted to be when he grew up.
    At the age of 7, or perhaps 8, he saw an ambulance drive by his home in Lyons Station. He watched it until it passed out of sight.
    “I said, ‘That’s what I want to do … help somebody.”
    Helping others who are “going through a tough time” continued to appeal to him. As he grew older, he realized that dealing with the death of a loved one was a tough time indeed.

  • Just Ask: What's up with the traffic light?

    I was in the left turning lane at the intersection by Hardee’s recently. I sat there for nine minutes and watched other lights keep changing – but mine never did. I finally ran the red light after I made sure no one was coming. That is not the first time I have had to sit at that red light for what seemed like forever.
    I even put my car in reverse to move back a little, thinking I wasn’t in the right place to trigger the light to change – but it didn’t make a difference.
    What is the deal?


  • Hear the train, it's going to rain

    On Saturday, my husband Bud visited a friend who lives in the vicinity of Nolin Baptist Church.
    He said he could hear the train running at Glendale several miles away – something that occurs only as bad weather is approaching. The phenomenon is due to the cold air being a good sound conductor.
    Anyway, he said it’s a reliable method of predicting bad weather – for that area of the county at least.
    I had my own weather predictor Saturday. It was Old Uncle Arthur – and he is never wrong.

  • Scholarships: March 5, 2014

    The National Farmers Organization is offering Farm Kids for College scholarships to high school seniors.
    High school seniors planning to pursue an ag-related degree from an accredited college or university are eligible and must submit materials by March 6. Three winners of $1,000 scholarships will be announced April 17.
    For more information or an application, call Clara Wheatley at 270-358-8643 or write to her at 925 Wayne Ennis Road, Howardstown, KY 40051 or email Helene Bergren at hbergren@nfo.org.


  • School Calendar - March 5, 2014

    Spring break

    Spring break is March 31-April 4.

    Kindergarten registration

  • Court Briefs: March 5, 2014

    Declared a fugitive
    Joshua Jason Logsdon (1984) was declared a fugitive Feb. 3 in LaRue Circuit Court. He is charged with convicted felon in possession of a firearm, possession of marijuana and first-degree persistent felony offender.
    Failed to appear
    Joshua Aaron Murray (1990) failed to appear Feb. 3 in LaRue Circuit Court. A bench warrant was issued.
    Guilty plea