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  • Community supports police officer

    There has been a large amount of community support through donations for a Hodgenville Police Officer and his family after they lost their home to a house fire last Wednesday morning.

  • Man extricated from vehicle
  • Burglary under investigation

    Local police have one suspect and are looking for two more people that were involved in a burglary at a residence on Old Elizabethtown Road in Hodgenville last month.

    According to the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office, the homeowner of the residence had set up a video camera with his smartphone and a video from the smartphone allegedly caught three people entering his residence on July 18. The burglars reportedly stole a small amount of medication during the burglary.

  • Hemp field day scheduled

    An Industrial Hemp Field Day event will take place at 2 p.m. this Thursday at the David Pepper Farm on 4566 Glendale Road in Hodgenville.

    The event will feature several speakers including Dr. Todd Willian and Dr. Paul Woosley from Western Kentucky University, Dr. Tom Keene from the University of Kentucky and Andy Graves and Tom Hutchins from Atalo Holding, INC.

  • Knob Creek exhibits discussed

    A public meeting was recently held to discuss the preliminary designs for new exhibits for the Lincoln Tavern at the Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek.

    Several people attended the meeting at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park on Monday as representatives from Color-Ad, Inc of Manassas, Virginia and Design Minds, Inc of Fairfax, Virginia presented presentations of the preliminary drawings to the crowd. The exhibits are being designed to portray the story of Lincoln’s childhood at Knob Creek.

  • HPD officer loses home in fire

    A Hodgenville Police officer lost his home in a house fire early Wednesday morning.

    According to Hodgenville Police Chief Marcus Jackson, officer Eddie Dockery came home from working a night shift early Wednesday morning to discover a fire at his house in Taylor County near Campbellsville.

    Jackson said that Dockery’s wife and son were not injured in the fire. He said the house is believed to be a total loss and the cause of the fire remains unknown. No other details have been released at this time.

  • Hodgenville man to attend DNC

    After three decades as a Repub­lican, Craig Astor of Hodgenville spent a brief time as a Libertarian Party Congressional candidate. Now he’s a Democrat serving as a delegate to the party’s national convention and ready to happily cast his vote for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders in Philadelphia this week.

    The May primary in Kentucky earned Sanders 27 delegates. Astor and 26 other Sanders supporters are attending the four-day Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, which begins Monday.

  • Notes based on shape

    Where Julie Andrews in the movie, The Sound of Music, associated each note of the musical scale with an animal or object(“Do, a deer; re, a drop of golden sun”), the system of music Tess Milby teaches assigns a different shape to each note.

    Though positioned on the same lines and spaces as songs written in round notes, the sight-reader relies on each’s notes shape instead of position for its pitch.

  • Lost in LaRue - July 27, 2016

    Often you hear of my travels and the things I take photos of while I’m out and about, but you don’t get to hear the rest of the story or the stories that spring from a photo taken that stirs memories, blowing off the dust of time bringing someone back to a simpler days. Today I’m going to share with you one such ‘behind the picture’ story.

  • NO Pokémon at Electrical Substations

    With Pokémon Go players on the rise, Nolin Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation is concerned about people looking to catch the virtual characters around high voltage equipment.

    Power lines and electrical substations are no place to be playing around, says Nolin RECC Communications Manager Patsy Whitehead. The consequences of getting close to an electrical substation are electrocution or death. It’s not a game, it’s a reality. and definitely no one will be going home a winner or with more Pokémon characters.