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Today's News

  • Adoption Support group plans training in E'town

    Adoption Support for Kentucky Support will have support and training on “Creating Life Books for Foster and Adoptive Children” from 7 to 9 p.m. May 15; and “Stable and Resilient Children” 1-3 p.m. May 16 at the DCBS office, 916 N. Mulberry St., Elizabethtown.

    Refreshments and child care will be provided.

    Another training, “Nine Signs a Placement is in Trouble” will be 9:30-11:30 a.m. May 21 at Shoney’s Restaurant on North Mulberry Street in Elizabethtown.

    Meal will be on your own and no child care provided.

  • Relay for Life begins at 5 p.m. Friday

    When Becky Hawkins’ second-grade class at Hodgenville Elementary started a fund drive for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life in December, they thought $500 would be a worthy goal.

    The response has been so great, however, that they have had to increase their objective several times, while the HES “Hawks for Hope” team has also ballooned from one 22-member class to 19 classrooms.

  • Scout organizes ‘eCycling’ event

    Seventeen-year-old Stephen McKellep hopes to join the ranks of Bill Gates, Neil Armstrong, H. Ross Perot and Gerald R. Ford by summer. He’s working on his Eagle Scout Badge through the Boy Scouts of America. It’s the highest honor awarded in scouting.

    McKellep, the son of David and Marsha McKellep of Upton, has planned a two-day electronics recycling or “eCycling” event with the assistance of Hodgenville’s Renaissance Recycling Center.

  • Eek, our country says I may be married to a terrorist

    I’m not a person that is interested in politics so I usually don’t know much about what’s going on until Dennis informs me. Most of the time I pretend to listen and shake my head at appropriate times and pray he’s almost done. But once in a while he tells me something that sends me into a tizzy.

  • LaRue baseball standout promoted

    Jordan Newton is moving up in the baseball world.

    Newton, a former LaRue County standout, was promoted in the Detroit organization, moving from West Michigan to Lakeland, Fla. Both are Class A teams, but Lakeland is considered high Class A.

    Newton was batting .386 with three doubles, two triples and three home runs. He had scored 11 runs and driven in nine. Newton had an on-base percentage of .438 and his slugging percentage was .750.

  • Tennis teams enter 5th Region play

    The LaRue County tennis team entered 5th Region competition Monday at University Park Drive with high hopes of seeing some of their young players in the finals and looking at possible state berths.

    Coach Chris Estes’ young team has shown ambition and drive all year and enter regions with a winning record for both boys' (10-3) and the girls' (8-4) squads.

    Match play started early and saw Nancy Howell and Hannah Carter, a sixth seed in the regional, capturing first round victories 6-0 and 6-1 to Bardstown.

  • Indiana penny to be released Thursday

    The U.S. Mint will introduce the new “Indiana” penny depicting Abraham Lincoln’s youth at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 14, at the Lincoln Amphitheatre in Lincoln City, Ind.

    The design, on the tails side of the penny, shows Lincoln, as a young man, reading a book while taking a break from rail splitting. The Lincolns lived in Indiana 1816-1830.

  • Study validates importance of Main Street to communities

    Study validates importance of Main Street to small communities

    Small communities benefit most from being part of the national Main Street organization, according to a study by the Journal of the American Planning Association. The study also cites the value of volunteers, investing in the community that is “serious work that is seriously fun.” This study illustrates with great factual basis a lot of things which people working for and as part of Main Street have long believed to be true.

    The following material is quoted from a press release in entirety.

  • Seymour has shot at state

    Landmark News Service

    After day one of the regional tennis tournament, LaRue County girls ranked third in the standings.

  • There will be no cents from this office today

    A lady called our office last week hoping to persuade one of us to “share” one of the new Lincoln bicentennial pennies with her. While we were sympathetic that she has not been able to find one, we weren’t about to mail one of the keepsakes to a perfect stranger.

    It’s not like the pennies have been showing up in pocket change.