Today's News

  • State oversight of county, city financials discussed

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    State oversight of city, county financials discussed

    A discussion of state-level monitoring of county and city finances last week revealed that Kentucky county finances receive more state oversight than cities’, and that providing the same oversight for cities could be quite costly.

  • ECTC board of directors accepting nominations

     Nominations to the Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Board of Directors are now being accepted. Two positions have been created by term expiration.

    Information from all applicants will be presented to the Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Nominating Commission at its next meeting.  

    Applications can be requested from Cindy Cannon, deputy director, Boards and Commissions, by calling 502-564-2611 or by email at cindy.cannon@ky.gov. Applications can be accessed at www.kentucky.gov.

  • Division of Forestry collecting, planting native seeds

     Have you ever heard the expression, “from one small seed, a mighty tree can grow?” It means that things of lasting value often start small, even though the final results may not be seen for years.

  • COLUMN: Library offers Talking Books

    Kentucky libraries offer many services, but one service many people may not be aware of is the Kentucky Talking Book Library where audio and Braille materials are available, postage free.

    The collection includes fiction and non-fiction, with items suitable for all ages. The special equipment needed for the audio is also provided by the Kentucky Talking Book Library.

    Anyone who cannot see well enough to read regular print or cannot hold a book and turn the pages is eligible for this service.

  • Superintendent contracts available online

     Last Spring, State Auditor Adam Edelen recommended to the Kentucky Department of Education that it require all school districts to submit the superintendent contract for posting on a publicly-accessible website. The Department of Education accepted that recommendation and all school districts have complied.

    A copy of the contracts for school superintendents is available at http://education.ky.gov/districts/FinRept/Pages/Superintendent-Compensat....

  • CROSS COUNTRY: Sandidge wins Mid-Kentucky Conference

     Adam Sandidge, for the second year, won the Mid-Kentucky Athletic Conference meet at the Bluegrass Entertainment Center (formerly Hillbilly Heaven) in Bardstown.

    Last year, Sandidge had a time of 16:56.25.

    At the Oct. 22 event, he shaved several seconds off his time (16:21.08) in the 5,000-meter run.

    Eighty runners from eight teams competed in the event.

    Teamwise, LaRue County’s boys placed fifth.

    For the girls, LaRue’s Kristina Durbin placed 14th with a time of 21:36.51.

  • Personnel changes heard by school board

    The LaRue County School Board heard the following personnel recommendations at its Oct. 21 meeting:

    Employment of:

    • Alisha Willian as cafeteria manager at LaRue County High School.

    • Janet Long as United Way Tutor for Kids’ Crew

    • Regina McDowell as part-time instructional assistant at HES

    • Christy Robbins as food service assistant at LCHS

    • Jeanie Cox as ESS math interventionist at LCMS

    • Melika Menard as part-time instructional monitor at Kids’ Crew

  • PHOTO: Lincoln Dinner

    Rick Treitz, a Republican candidate for the 24th District legislature, met with Howard Ragland, at left, at the Lincoln Dinner.

  • PHOTO: Lincon Dinner

    Senator Mitch McConnell's campaign chairman Jesse Benton met with Howard Ragland, at right, at the Lincoln Dinner.

  • Glen Rice concert is Nov. 8

    Glen Rice, Family and Friends Musical Concert will be 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School in Elizabethtown.

    The concert will feature the music of “the greatest country groups” including The Oak Ridge Boys, The Statler Brothers, Alabama and The Gatlin Brothers.

    Southern Spice featuring Clinton Spaulding and Megan Stout, along with Allie Shae Hash and David Dunaway, will perform.