Local News

  • LaRue ag event among nation's best

    LaRue County’s celebration of agriculture, AGstravaganza, is one of 24 programs nationwide to be recognized by the American Farm Bureau Federation.

    It is among the most “innovative program ideas” to be highlighted during AFBF’s 95th annual convention in January in San Antonio, Texas.

    Price Smith, agency manager of LaRue County Farm Bureau, said the organization is “very honored and pleased to have been nominated and to have received this recognition.”

  • Districts receive new program review data

    An additional piece of the new education accountability model shows while several local schools have successful arts and career programs, many others need improvement to meet proficiency.

    Reviews of arts and humanities, practical living and career studies and writing programs were released for each school in the state this week. This is a new piece of the Unbridled Learning: College/Career Readiness for All model, and next year’s scores will be included in the overall scores given to each school and district.

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  • Lincoln Trail Alzheimer’s Walk sets fundraising record

    The Alzheimer’s Association’s Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana Chapter raised more than $43,000 at the annual Lincoln Trail Walk to End Alzheimer’s, held Sept. 14 at Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown. More than 400 people gathered for the event, following several months of individual and team efforts to raise money to fight Alzheimer’s disease.

  • Radcliff shooting victim identified

    The man shot and killed in Radcliff on Saturday has been identified.

    Darren Johnson, 47, of Radcliff, was killed by a single gunshot wound in the shooting at 355 Shelby Ave., at what police have called a private club.

    Two others were wounded in the incident. A fourth shooting victim was treated at Hardin Memorial Hospital on Saturday, but police are unsure if that person was involved in the same or a separate incident.

  • Program review results

    These are scores from the reviews of the arts and humanities, practical living and career studies and writing programs at local schools. Twelve is the highest-possible score.

  • Free diabetes expo returns

    Hardin Memorial Hospital’s annual diabetes expo returns Monday to Elizabethtown.

    The expo is from 4 to 7 p.m. at Pritchard Community Center and is free to the public. It includes informational booths on diabetes medication, insulin pumps, blood glucose monitors and self-care, according to HMH. The hospital also features free diabetic foot and eye screenings.

  • Organizations extend gratitude to Rep. Jimmie Lee

    While Pritchard Community Center was full of people ready to express their gratitude to state Rep. Jimmie Lee, Hardin County Sheriff Charlie Williams thought the attention should be shifted to Lee’s wife, JoNell.

    Williams listed the countless fish frys and pancake breakfasts JoNell has attended as a legislator’s wife, along with political campaigns that pop up every two years.

    “Jimmie, you have a saint who’s been with you every step of the way,” Williams said, which drew an “amen” from Lee.

  • Al Rider steps away from foundation leadership

    A change in leadership in the Central Kentucky Community Foundation takes place at the beginning of the next year.

    CKCF President and CEO Al Rider announced Friday his retirement from the leadership position. Davette Swiney, vice president, steps in upon Rider’s departure.

    Rider, speaking to community members assembled at Nolin RECC, said a love of the job one does can make it “difficult to see clearly when it is time to quit.” But he knows this a good step for the organization, he said.

  • Traditional Music Festival

    For many attendees, the annual Traditional Music Festival is not just a chance to improve one’s skills, but it serves as a yearly reunion as well, Martha Richard said.

    “It’s kind of like inviting people to a party,” said Richard, a member of the Heartland Dulcimer Club.

    The club hosted its annual festival this weekend, offering instruction and vendors selling instruments and other items. Classes were offered on a variety of instruments, including harps, irish drums and ukeleles.