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  • Novelist discusses slavery in Kentucky

    Marse Williams stepped away from the carriage, held up an official-looking paper with facing markings on it. “All this talk about the Emancipation Proclamation.” He wadded up the paper as if it were garbage and threw it on the ground. “This is the first day of 1863, but it’s still Kentucky. It doesn’t free any of you.”

    “It doesn’t free you,” he pointed toward Joe while he ground the paper beneath his boot heel. “Or you.” He pointed toward Rachel.

  • A classmate recalls Estel Myers

    Estel Myers, along with his younger siblings Orville, Iola,Kenneth and Bert, moved to the Leafdale road area in 1934.

    The children attended Stone House School, along with area families like the Dunn's, Powell’s, Pearman's, Riggs, Sidebottom's, and Ovesens. Their teachers at the one-room school were Jenny Nichols and Robert Wallace.

    After finishing his studies at Stone House, Myers decided to continue his education at Hodgenville High School, where he became close friends with Robert Dunn.

  • 'Belly of the Beast' tells Estel Myers' story

    Forward of Belly of the Beast

    "On December 13, 1944 Estel Myers was herded aboard the Japanese prison ship Oryoku Maru with more than 1,600 other American captives. Almost 1,300 of them would be dead by journey's end...."

     

    Japanese atrocities during World War II have been an overlooked fact in many history books. Although thousands of Americans were taken prisoner in the Pacific arena, few survived to tell the tale.

  • FERC initiates pipeline environmental assessment study

    Residents and agencies concerned about Kinder Morgan's proposal to convert a pipeline to carry NGLs through Kentucky now have an opportunity to provide comments and input on the project's environmental impact.

  • News of Record - April 22, 2015

      Marriages

    The following marriage licenses have been issued in LaRue County.

    Amanda Rae Mortensen, 26, and Justin Alexander Lee, 24, both of Hodgenville

  • Elvis and Meatloaf concert combines with food drive

    Elvis and Meatloaf will appear Saturday night at LaRue County Park and Recreation.
    Jesse Perkins and Colonel Perkins, brothers from the Ball Holler area, have been performing tribute concerts since the 1980s. Jesse began recreating Elvis performances while he was still in high school. Colonel joined the act in the late 1980s.
    The Perkins brothers have combined their concerts with fundraisers for various charities over the years, including animal shelters and the Historic State Theater.

  • Wildlife artist Ray Harm dies

    Kentucky naturalist and wildlife artist Ray Harm died April 9, 2015, at his home in Sonoita, Arizona. He was 88.

    Harm, who had been described as Kentucky's “most noted bird artist since John James Audubon,” was known for his intricately observed and detailed paintings of wildlife, in which he conveyed both personality and poetry of animals.

    He had been suffering from prostate cancer and was under Hospice care at the time of his death, said his daughter Linda Stampf of Richmond.

  • Model A club visits Hodgenville

    A group of Model A enthusiasts descended on LaRue County Friday afternoon.

    About 30 members of the Central Kentucky Model A Restorers’ Club enjoyed the Lincoln sites – while sharing their love of their Fords with local residents.

    Jerry and Annnette Kelly drove from their home in Stanton, stopping at several other locations, before arriving on Lincoln Square. Their top speed in the four-cylinder 1930 Model A was 40 to 45 miles per hour.

  • Nelson deputy rescues woman from smoke-filled apartment

    A Nelson County Deputy Sheriff is being regarded as a hero after he carried a woman on his shoulder out of a smoke-filled building Sunday morning.

    According to a press release from the Sheriff’s Department, Deputy A. J. Lewis responded to the New Haven Green’s Apartment complex on 5th Street in New Haven just after 2 a.m. Sunday, April 12, to check on a female resident. A neighbor, Johnny Bailey, called 911 when he heard a fire alarm in the woman’s apartment. Lewis said Bailey advised him the woman had been in the apartment for about an hour.

  • Twain's humor presented at Woman's Club

    Curtis O’Dell loves to walk.
    Two years ago when he was 73 years old, the Tennessee native walked 150 miles from Knoxville to his home in Hodgenville.
    On April 21, he’ll begin a journey of a different kind – portraying the American humorist and author Mark Twain at 6:30 p.m. at the Hodgenville Woman’s Club.    
    Sporting neck-length white hair and an ample snow-white moustache, O’Dell, has according to many people, an uncanny resemblance to Twain.