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  • Make it a healthy Thanksgiving

    It’s the biggest meal of the year filled with lots of turkey, pies, fresh baked breads, creamed corn, and more. It’s a time to celebrate with friends and family. No matter how good we might be throughout the year, Thanksgiving tends to be a day of indulgence.

    The truth is, having a day like this every now and then isn’t a bad thing, the problem is our Thanksgiving attitude often tends to stretch itself all the way through New Year’s Day. Here are a few tips to make your Thanksgiving feast (and the rest of the holiday season) a healthy one:

  • Woman’s Club prepares for home tour

    The Hodgenville Woman’s Club is hosting its annual Holiday Home Tour and Tasting Party on Dec. 6. The pre-tour party at the clubhouse on Lincoln Square begins at 2 p.m., includes delicious holiday treats and beverages, and concludes at 3:30 p.m.

    The home tour begins at 2:30 p.m. The three Hodgenville homes on this year’s tour are Larry and Susie Skaggs, 4326 Tonieville Road; Paul and Sarah Hornback, 3650 Bardstown Road; and Don and Martha Costello and Nancy Conner, 223 South Greensburg Street.

  • Man charged with felony while deer hunting

    Dale Francis O’Bryan, 54, of New Hope, was charged Nov. 5 with illegal take/pursue deer/wild turkey; tampering with evidence; third-degree criminal trespass; and cruelty to animals, by a LaRue County game warden.

    According to Officer Brandon Boone’s citation, O’Bryan illegally killed a deer, cut its head off, attempted to hide evidence (the remainder of the carcass) in a fence row, and did not have permission to hunt on the land. The report also claimed O’Bryan fled the scene.

  • Cottingim sentenced to five years

    A New Haven man was sentenced Nov. 6 in Nelson Circuit Court.

  • New Haven man indicted on several counts

    A New Haven man was indicted on numerous counts by a Nelson County grand jury. He was arraigned in Nelson Circuit Court.

  • Grand jury to hear case against Rollin

    The case of a Hodgenville man accused of soliciting sex acts from an 11-year-old girl will be heard by a LaRue County grand jury.

    Timothy Allen Rollin, 37, was charged Nov. 5 with distribution of obscene matter, prohibited use of electronic communication system to procure minor/sex offense, two counts of failure to comply with sex offender registry and sex offender IM/chat/network.

    He has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

    Kentucky State Trooper Brian Washer testified about the investigation in a preliminary hearing Nov. 12 in LaRue District Court.

  • Fundrai$ers

    Hodgenville Woman’s Club Holiday Home Tour and Tasting Party

    The Hodgenville Woman’s Club will have a holiday home tour and tasting party on Dec. 6.

    Heroes For Eli T-Shirts

    Heroes for Eli has T-shirts available for purchase, ranging in price from $12 to $20, depending on size. Orders should be submitted to heroesforeli@gmail.com. Payment must be received before any shirts can be ordered. Proceeds will offset the medical expenses of Eli Marcum. For more information, call Tabitha Williams at 270-763-2308.

     

  • Ragland honored at NAILE

    Dr. Kim Ragland of Danville received the Vision Award at the North American International Livestock Exposition on Nov. 13.

    Ragland, a native of Magnolia, is well known for her work with education, livestock agriculture, 4-H and the NAILE.

    She was presented the major leadership award at the mid-expo manager’s banquet in the Saddle & Sirloin Club. Harold Workman, vice chairman of the NAILE’s executive committee and co-founder of the expo, presented the award.

    Workman said Ragland is a prime example of leadership in agriculture.

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  • School board considers make-up days

    The LaRue County Board of Education made the decision at their Nov. 17 meeting to accept a proposed 2015-16 school calendar.

    The calendar included two make-up days that would be used in the case of inclement weather or other cancellations. Those days are March 11 and May 6. Board member Price Smith suggested the board add two more days: Dec. 22 and 23.

    Smith said he felt the additional days would help keep the schools from having to go into the first week of June if the area has another winter like last year.