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  • Rhinehart benefit auction to include ‘Twilight’ items

    A benefit for Tayler Rhinehart will be 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at Lutheran House of Prayer, 904 N. Mulberry St., Elizabethtown.

    Tayler was born with spina bifida, a birth defect in which the spinal canal and backbone do not close, and has required several surgeries.

    The 8-year-old needs another surgery.

    The fundraiser will include a barbecue pork meal 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for $5.50, delivery available; auction at 3 p.m.; and gospel singing at 6 p.m. A love offering will be taken during the gospel singing.

  • Bonds to be issued for nursing home project

    LaRue County Fiscal Court approved a resolution Nov. 24 authorizing bonds to be issued for the Sunrise Manor Nursing Home expansion project.

    “Fiscal Court has not had involvement in the design or building of the project,” Tommy Turner, county judge-executive, explained to magistrates meeting at the courthouse. “The county becomes the vehicle to allow the issuance of the bonds, but Sunrise Manor property will secure them.”

  • Judge attends fall college

    District Court Judge C. Derek Reed, who serves LaRue and Hart counties, participated in the 2009 District Judges Fall College at Lake Barkley State Resort Park in Cadiz. The Administrative Office of the Courts offered the college Oct. 18-21 for district court judges throughout the state.

    The judges attended courses about managing extradition proceedings,  admissibility of evidence at trial and sentencing for enhanceable offenses.

  • Job seeker's seminar set for Dec. 7 in Hodgenville

    To assist the jobless with their employment quest, the Office of Employment and Training will hold a free employment seminar Dec. 7 in LaRue County. Facilitators will offer advice on interviewing skills, cover letter writing, resume writing and filling out applications.

    The seminar will be 6:30 p.m. at the LaRue County Adult Education Center in the Board of Education building, 208 College St., Hodgenville.

    The meeting will begin as a group setting and depending on attendance, will progress to one-on-one.

  • Large crowd welcomes university to Hodgenville

    Campbellsville University dedicated its new Brockman Center in Hodgenville and honored two major contributors Thursday afternoon.

    LaRue County Judge/Executive Tommy Turner dubbed the event “not only a great day for the community but for Campbellsville University as well.”

    The addition of the campus will “change the face of our community” in terms of quality of life and the potential of attracting new businesses, he said. The availability of higher education is a major selling point to prospective employers.

  • Man dies after Ky. 210 crash

    A Magnolia man died Sunday as a result of injuries suffered in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Carter Brothers Road and Old Elizabethtown Road.

    A 2000 Dodge Ram operated by Joshua Burks, 23, of Hodgenville was traveling south on Carter Brothers Road around 9 a.m. Sunday.

    In a news release, Kentucky State Police said the pickup failed to stop at the intersection with Old Elizabethtown Road, which is also Ky. 210.

    Burk’s truck was struck by an eastbound 1998 Pontiac Grand Am driven by Geneva Taylor, 67, of Magnolia.

  • Birthplace Park featured on KET special

    This fall, Ken Burns and PBS thrilled America with a compelling documentary showcasing the history and beauty of the country’s national parks. Now viewers can learn how five sites in Kentucky came to be protected by the National Park Service in the new high-definition KET production Kentucky’s National Parks: A Kentucky Life Special, premiering 8 p.m. Dec. 1 on KET.

  • Crash sends one to hospital

    A Hodgenville woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash Nov. 17.

    Loretta Miller, 75, was driving a 2001 Oldsmobile on Lincoln Boulevard when it was struck from behind by a 1991 Buick Regal driven by Stephanie Brescan, 17, of Hodgenville.

    Neither Brescan nor her passenger, Casilda Haynes, 16, of Hodgenville were injured.

    Miller complained of chest pain, possibly related to seatbelt use, and was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital by LaRue County EMS, according to investigator Lt. Steve Johnson. She was treated and released.

  • Grand jury returns murder indictment

    The man accused of killing a LaRue County resident was indicted Nov. 19 by a grand jury in Nelson County.

    Kenneth Craig “Sprout” Mattingly, 33, of Boston faces multiple charges including one count of murder and a charge of complicity to commit murder.

    The victim was Donald Carey Marshall, 47, of Hodgenville, owner and operator of Marshall Quality Builders and the father of two sons, Branden Marshall and Kippy Marshall. He was buried in a family cemetery in New Haven on Nov. 14, the same day Kentucky State Police arrested Mattingly.

  • Joel Ray back on stage after stroke

    Fans attending the Lincoln Jamboree Nov. 14 were pleasantly surprised when, after the opening number, featured singer Heidi Shea Baldwin introduced Joel Ray Sprowls, who walked onstage to a long, loud ovation.

    Sprowls, owner and producer of the Jamboree since he started the country music show in 1954, returned to the stage for the first time after suffering a stroke Oct. 30 at his residence about three miles from Hodgenville.

    He was a patient at Hardin Memorial Hospital for five days. Despite the stroke, he missed only two Jamboree performances before returning.