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Today's News

  • Failure is not an option

    ISSUE: School budgets
    OUR VIEW: Solvable problems

    School districts, like businesses, are faced with doing more with less. But unlike businesses, they have little control over the revenue with which they have to work.

    Unlike businesses, school districts have no control over who they serve. Indeed, they often face federal mandates, many unfunded, about services they must provide and to whom.

    In Frankfort, legislators are wrestling with the next biennium budget. Already things look grim.

  • Chitwood graduates from basic training

    Air Force Airman 1st Class Nathan K. Chitwood graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

  • Burke court martial delayed

    FORT CAMPBELL — A court martial has been delayed for Sgt. Brent Burke, charged with killing his estranged wife and her former mother-in-law.

    A military judge granted a request by prosecutors and Burke's lawyers to postpone the proceedings, which were scheduled to begin Monday at Fort Campbell.

    Burke has been charged with violating the Uniform Code of Military Justice in the deaths of Tracy Burke, and her former mother-in-law Karen Comer, at a home in Rineyville in September 2007.

  • 3rd ESC participates in mission-command exercise
  • LCHS band invited to national event

    Landmark News Service

    The LaRue County Band of Hawks have yet another recognition to celebrate. The 2011 Class 2-A state champions have been recommended by Gov. Steve Beshear to represent Hodgenville and the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the 2013 National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, D.C.

    The school recently received the news from Chris Keeling, concert tour and festival consultant.

  • March court date set for former LaRue teacher

    A preliminary hearing for Natalie Gentry was scheduled for 9 a.m. March 12 during her court appearance Friday in front of Hardin District Judge Kimberly Shumate.

    Gentry, 33, an Elizabethtown resident and a former teacher at LaRue County Schools, is charged with one count of first-degree sexual abuse and two counts of second-degree official misconduct for alleged sexual contact with two male students.

    The encounters allegedly occurred in Hardin County where Gentry lives.

  • Photo: A little pre-spring cleaning
  • Morrison Gallery exhibit features sculptures

    Sculptures incorporating experiences of exploring the woods around Bardstown take the spotlight beginning Monday at the Morrison Gallery at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    The sculptures are the work of artist John “Jake” Oxnard and will be on display through March 25.

    Oxnard, who graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, also used his study of cabinetry at Nelson County Vocational Technical School in Bardstown as a foundation for his work.

  • Local authors hold readings, signings in Radcliff

    Two local authors will read from and sign their books at 5 p.m. Friday at Bookends and More in Radcliff.

    Radcliff resident Billy H. Dean will sign copies of his books, “Underground” and “Raid on Innocence.”

    Dean grew up in southern Indiana and is a 22-year veteran of the U.S. Army. Work at Fort Knox brought him to Radcliff.

    Donia Lawson of Elizabethtown will sign copies of her book, “Always.”

    A discussion period follows the signings. There also is a drawing for a signed copy of one of Dean’s books.

  • HCP presents comic satire in 'Greater Tuna'

    The crazy antics of the folks in Tuna, Texas, return Friday to the Hardin County Playhouse.

    “Greater Tuna” is the first of four plays by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard, said HCP artistic director Bo Cecil.

    “Traditionally, two actors portray all of the citizens in Tuna, the third smallest town in Texas, and HCP follows that tradition with two actors and a group of backstage dressers rounding out the company,” Cecil said, adding quick changes are part of the magic of the series.