Today's News

  • LCHS student dies in wreck

    Alma Teresa Martinez Flores, a 17-year-old student at LaRue County High School, was excited to start the school’s quilting club, her friends told Principal Paul Mullins. Today marks the club’s first meeting, but she will not be there.

    Flores died in a single-vehicle wreck Sunday night on Ky. 210 near the Hardin-LaRue county border.

    “Alma was a very sweet young lady who had a beautiful smile and an infectious personality,” Mullins said about the teen, who was in her first year at LCHS and also played on the junior varsity soccer team.

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  • JHHS holds prom fashion show and sale today

    Students will get the chance to be their own top models this weekend, but without all of the judgment from Tyra Banks.

    John Hardin High School is hosting its third annual prom fashion show from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday in the commons area of the school. John Hardin students will model dresses and tuxedos provided by local stores for students, parents and community members to view.

    This year’s show also includes a sale of gently worn formal wear as well as some discounted new items provided by stores.

  • Tax preparation help begins Wednesday

    Kentucky residents can get free tax help beginning Wednesday.

    American Association of Retired Persons volunteers begin their annual appointments to help people with simple federal and Kentucky tax returns.

    The effort continues through April 12 by appointment from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays at the Hardin County Public Library branch on Jim Owen Drive in Elizabethtown.

  • Instead of praying against, pray for a loving heart

    Although the Republicans have been going at it for several months, we are not yet into the heat of the presidential race, and already some Christians are praying for the early demise of President Obama.

    When I say, “demise,” I mean death.

    At least that’s the implication of the recent email sent by Mike O’Neal, the Republican speaker of the Kansas House of Representatives. That email followed a previous one in which O’Neal had referred to Michelle Obama as “Mrs. Yomama.”

  • Doctors, not bureaucrats, should decide appropriate care

    As a member of the House Energy and Commerce Health subcommittee, I have voted to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and participated in dozens of hearings that revealed astronomical costs, billion-dollar slush funds and countless other negative consequences of the health care law.

  • Sitter charged with murder

    A little more than 24 hours after a 2-year-old died, Kentucky State Police Detective Jason Propes walked into the Hardin County Detention Center on Monday afternoon and charged the child’s  babysitter with murder.

    Ashley N. Chapman, 28, of Vine Grove is accused of inflicting a fatal beating on Layla Marie Johnson.
    Chapman has been lodged in the jail since Thursday on a first-degree criminal abuse charge. The babysitter is being held on a $25,000 cash bond for the abuse charge and a $500,000 cash bond for the murder charge.

  • Four-day Tommy Fest features concerts, workshops

    Now in its 10th year, Tommy Fest, part of an annual concert series at Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center, features Australian musician Tommy Emmanuel and is a consistent draw for audiences.

    “It’s something I look forward to every year,” Emmanuel said.

    As a self-described honorary resident of LaRue County and actual Kentucky Colonel, the guitarist feels connected to the Bluegrass State.

    “I have a long love affair with Kentucky,” he said.

  • USDA herd counts influence price for producers and consumers

    On Jan. 27, USDA released its annual cattle inventory report, giving the total number of cattle residing in the U.S. as of Jan. 1. As expected, the report suggested that the U.S. cattle industry will continue to experience short supplies and high prices for calves and feeder cattle and as a result higher retail beef prices. 

    However, the numbers released also show the trend toward herd reductions may be coming to an end.

  • ON CAMPUS: Dickerson records another double-double for Rose-Hulman (01/30)

    Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology senior forward Alisa Dickerson, a former Elizabethtown High School standout, recorded her 23rd career double-double for the Engineers as they earned a 55-44 win Saturday in Cincinnati against Mount St. Joseph.

    Dickerson scored 21 points with a game-high 12 rebounds for Rose-Hulman.