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  • Our Lady of Mercy statue replaced

    A new statue was delivered last week to Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church.

    The old statue of the Virgin Mary was damaged Jan. 5 when it was struck by a car that hopped the curb in a parking space. The driver was not injured, but Mary suffered several chips and scuffs.

    The church decided to use insurance proceeds to purchase a new base and statue, according to Father Mike Tobin who pastors the Hodgenville church.

  • Unemployment rate down in LaRue

    Unemployment rates rose in 102 Kentucky counties between February 2009 and February 2010, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    LaRue County bucked the trend as the unemployment rate was 12.2 percent in February 2010, down from 12.9 percent in 2009. It was an increase over the January 2010 rate of 11.4 percent.

    Of 7,234 civilian labor force, 886 are unemployed.

  • Fiscal Court receives $10,779.51

    Rob Brown with the Kentucky Association of Counties presented LaRue County Fiscal Court with a $10,779.51 check at its meeting April 13 at the courthouse in Hodgenville.

    “This is the first time we have been able to pay a dividend, and we are pleased to present this as LaRue County’s portion,” Brown said.

    Since its creation in 1974, KACo has been representing the needs of county government in legislative matters and offering a variety of services to promote the progress of county government.

  • School Board hears neighbor complaint

    Hodgenville Postmaster Bob Hummer attended Monday night’s school board meeting to voice his concerns about the playground behind the Board of Education, which is adjacent to his home.

    Hummer said he recently called police because “some kids” were destroying property at the playground, and called it a “haven for people who shouldn’t be there at night.”

  • Sheriff’s injury prevents attendance at forum

    The April 13 forum for LaRue County Sheriff candidates gave two of the three contenders a chance to speak before an audience of about 100 at the LaRue County Courthouse.

    Incumbent Sheriff Bobby Shoffner, a Democrat, was unable to attend as he sustained an on-the-job injury earlier in the day.

    Shoffner said he tripped over something in the department’s storage room and hit his head. A family member transported him to Hardin Memorial Hospital where 12 stitches where required to close the gash on his forehead.

  • Next block watch organizational meeting is tonight

    A handful of residents attended a block watch organizational meeting April 5.

    But the low attendance didn’t discourage organizers who plan a second meeting Monday, April 26. The meeting, like the first one, will be at 7 p.m. at Hodgenville City Hall.

    Guest speaker Bryce Shumate, media relations officer for Radcliff City Police, said block watches have been successful in reducing vandalism, break-ins and thefts across the country. Crime rates have been lowered as much as 50 percent in communities sporting a “You are being watched” sign.

  • Next block watch organizational meeting is tonight

    A handful of residents attended a block watch organizational meeting April 5.

    But the low attendance didn’t discourage organizers who plan a second meeting Monday, April 26. The meeting, like the first one, will be at 7 p.m. at Hodgenville City Hall.

    Guest speaker Bryce Shumate, media relations officer for Radcliff City Police, said block watches have been successful in reducing vandalism, break-ins and thefts across the country. Crime rates have been lowered as much as 50 percent in communities sporting a “You are being watched” sign.

  • Next block watch organizational meeting is tonight

    A handful of residents attended a block watch organizational meeting April 5.

    But the low attendance didn’t discourage organizers who plan a second meeting Monday, April 26. The meeting, like the first one, will be at 7 p.m. at Hodgenville City Hall.

    Guest speaker Bryce Shumate, media relations officer for Radcliff City Police, said block watches have been successful in reducing vandalism, break-ins and thefts across the country. Crime rates have been lowered as much as 50 percent in communities sporting a “You are being watched” sign.

  • Lincoln presenters visit park, downtown

    More than 50 Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln presenters arrived in Hodgenville Saturday afternoon. They toured the Lincoln Museum, had photos taken in front of the statues on Lincoln Square and enjoyed lunch in the Museum’s community room.

    The Association of Lincoln Presenters took a three-day tour of the area typically considered “Lincoln Land” in Kentucky – Springfield, where the President’s parents married; Hardin County, where the young couple lived for a short time; and Hodgenville, where Lincoln was born.

  • Glendale woman injured when struck by own car

    A Glendale woman sustained life-threatening injuries when she was run over by her own car April 15.

    Emogene S. Hagan, 79, was seriously injured Thursday morning in the parking lot of Glendale United Methodist Church on Glendale-Hodgenville Road East about 11 a.m., according to Kentucky State Police.

    Investigators believe when Hagan exited the 2003 Saturn passenger car after parking, she inadvertently left the vehicle in gear. When she attempted to re-enter the car, she was struck by its door and knocked underneath the rolling vehicle.