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  • Red Hat Society raises $1,000

    Red Hat Society of Sunrise Manor presented a check to the Alzheimers Foundation for $500 as well as a check to the American Heart Association. The money was raised by the Ladies of the Red Hat Society with help from the Sunrise Volunteers.

    “Each year we raise money for 5 charities,” said LaDorothy Hutchinson, President of the Red Hat Society, “MS, Cancer, Alzheimer’s, Heart Disease and Diabetes. We aim to raise $500 for each. Once we accomplish that, we start for over the next year.”

  • PVA asking people to check for unclaimed property

    The LaRue County PVA office is asking everyone in LaRue County to check and see if they have unclaimed property in the state.

    LaRue County PVA Scotty Lee said that 1,835 LaRue County residents have $223,786.51 in unclaimed property. With 14,193 citizens in the county. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, approximately one out of seven LaRue Countians have unclaimed property.

  • Local musician to tour with well-known quartet

    Most kids utter common responses when asked what they want to be when they grow up such as a policeman, firefighter, or doctor.

    Blake Whitlock, however, the son of Ricky and Deborah Whitlock who live on Leafdale Road in Hodgenville, had a much less common response.

    “He was barely into his teens when I asked him what he wanted to be, and he said, ‘Dad, I’m going to be a bass singer in a quartet,’” Ricky Whitlock remembered.

  • Jail Log - November 11, 2015

    Bookings at the LaRue County Detention Center from Monday, November 4 to Monday, November 9.

    Clifford E. Aubrey, Jr., 52, of Buffalo was charged with violation of a Kentucky EPO/DVO, first degree wanton endangerment, second degree domestic violence assault, third degree terroristic threatening. He remains lodged in LCDC on bond. Arresting agency was the Kentucky State Police.

  • A family of service

    One LaRue County family had three siblings who each served their country in a different military branch.

    The Back family consists of Adrian G. Back Jr. who served in the Navy, Otis Kent Back who served in the Air Force and Ursa Linn Back Coleman who served in the Army.

  • Local pastor recalls military career

    South Fork Baptist Church Pastor Jonathan Carl was in his senior year at West Point Military Academy on that sky-blue clear September 11th morning in 2001 when terrorists flew passenger planes into the Twin Towers in New York City.

    “We could see the smoke from where we were,” Carl recalled.

    That morning’s event produced lasting effects on the graduating cadets as Carl said most requested infantry or armor assignments as they entered active duty.

  • LaRue FFA members recognized at national convention

    The LaRue County High School FFA Chapter earned multiple honors at the 2015 National FFA Convention and Expo in Louisville.

    LCHS FFA Advisor Misty Bivens said individual students and teams may earn a bronze, silver or gold rating at the national competition, where only about one percent of the nation’s 600,000 FFA members compete.

  • POW recalls memories of WWII

    Though 71 years have passed since the sound of gunfire and screams of the wounded shattered the silence of that hot August morning in southern France, those memories sometimes flash back in hauntingly realistic fashion to Verner Miller of Hodgenville.

    A 20-year-old Army rifleman with the 141st Infantry’s 36th Division, Private First Class Miller, who had grown up near White City, was among several soldiers on August 24, 1944, in an advance squad crossing a road into an open field when the Germans opened up with machine gun and rifle fire from hidden positions.

  • Harp Twins perform

    Hodgenville Civic Center was host to approximately 500 people last Saturday, November 6, for a free concert by the Harp Twins. Camille and Kennerly Kitt are the world’s only professional identical twin Harp Duo.

    The Harp Twins perform internationally on both acoustic concert grand harps and modern electric harps, which was their choice of instrument Saturday evening.

  • Council approves reading of ethics ordinance

    The Hodgenville City Council approved the first reading of an amended ethics ordinance during their monthly council meeting on Monday, November 9.

    The 25 page ordinance includes 46 separate sections that establish a code of ethical conduct for the officers and employees of the city and city agencies. Clerk Toni Burton said the ordinance needed to be amended as a result of some typos and wording issues in the existing ordinance.

    Mayor Kenny DeVore said the proposed amended ethics ordinance is a model ordinance based on the Kentucky League of Cities plan.