Local News

  • Senior Life: Friendship as we age

    True friendship comes in different forms, and it comes to us in different stages of our lives. Friends share our happy times, cry with us during sad times and carry us through difficult times. No matter our age, friendships play an important role.

  • Indiana man injured in I-65 wreck

    An Indiana man was injured in a single-vehicle crash Sunday morning after his pickup truck slammed into a rock embankment on Interstate 65 near Elizabethtown, according to Kentucky State Police.

  • Veterans tribute entering final stage of fundraising

    As crews chip away at the Ring Road property that soon will be home to the Elizabethtown Nature Park, Hardin County Veterans Tribute officials are entering the final lap of fundraising.

    Rik Hawkins, a member of the Hardin County Veterans Tribute committee, said the group has gathered about 75 percent of the $550,000 it needs and hopes to reach its goal within the year as the group prepares for a Veterans Day reveal.

    “We’re not far off,” he said. The group also is in discussions with more potential donors.

  • Local housing authorities receive HUD funding

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded three local housing authorities funding as part of a statewide allocation totaling nearly $32 million to improve public housing units.

  • Empty Bowls draws crowd

    Warm Blessings was handing out empty bowls and filling empty stomachs this weekend.

    The local organization held its first Empty Bowls fundraiser at its East Dixie Avenue facility Saturday evening, awarding any donor who gave a gift of $15 a handmade ceramic bowl crafted by volunteers at the organization.

    “The empty bowls will represent that some people’s bowls are empty,” said Linda Funk, Warm Blessing’s executive board chairwoman.

  • Saturday blaze destroys coach's home

    A home in the 2000 block of Flint Hill Road in the Sonora area was destroyed Saturday afternoon after its owners had made repairs from a previous fire that forced them from the home, according to Sonora Fire Department Capt. Chris Stilts.

    However, authorities were unsure what caused the blaze at the home, which is owned by Tommy Adams, an assistant coach with the LaRue County High School girls’ basketball team. No one was injured in the fire and officials said the family was away from the home when the blaze started.

  • Lawmakers weigh into ‘Obamacare’ suit

    Challenging reform regulations as an inappropriate federal imposition into health care, 27 states have entered a legal battle that will reach the U.S. Supreme Court next month.

    While Kentucky has declined to join the case, a group of 59 state legislators – all Republicans – signed onto a legal brief to be filed Monday with the nation’s highest court. It formally adds their voices to opposition of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

  • Hodgenville could be headed to a restaurant tax

    Will Hodgenville residents support a restaurant tax?

    Members of the LaRue County Parks and Recreation Board hope so. The group will present a proposal Monday to Hodgenville City Council asking for a 2 percent tax – or less – to be added to prepared food in establishments within city limits.

    State law permits cities to enact such a tax with proceeds going to the tourist and convention commission.

  • Kenzi Lewis cut from Idol

    Kenzi Lewis, Hodgenville’s American Idol contestant, was cut from the popular TV show Thursday in round one of Hollywood Week.

    Lewis, a 16-year-old junior at LaRue County High School, has received two “golden tickets” to Hollywood after auditioning for the 2011 and 2012 seasons of American Idol. She was briefly seen onstage Thursday before half of the contestants were sent home.

    In last year’s Idol, Lewis made it through the first round of Hollywood Week.

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