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  • Filters being changed at City’s water plant

    It’s time for some updating. The water plant in Hodgenville is conducting a filter change.

    While this may not sound like a big deal, keep in mind, the filters at the plant aren’t like the filter you have for your hot water heater at home.

    These filters are massive, extending 20 feet deep into the plant. Each one looks to be roughly the size of a normal hot tub in diameter.

    Jerry Gaulke, superintendent at the plant, said the filters are changed when they’re needed, and it’s been about 22 years since it was done last.

  • Truck and Tractor Pull raises $30,802.50 for breast cancer awareness

    The word “cancer” means one thing to the Hornback family: “We can and will fight this disease any way possible.”

    What began as an idea to raise funds through a tractor pull event three years ago, Tim Hornback and siblings, Connie Heath, Helen Cecil and Brent Hornback, along with his daughters, Jena Hornback and Beth Stinnett, and wife Carolyn, have well exceeded their goal of not only raising money for cancer research but also awareness, through the Battle of the Bluegrass events.

  • Guthrie stumps in county

    In recent weeks, Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes has declined to say publicly whether she voted for President Barack Obama. In an interview with Kentucky Educational Television, she referred to the “sanctity of the ballot box” as a reason not to reveal the information.

    Grimes was a delegate for Obama at the 2012 convention.

  • PHOTO: Pumpkin painting
  • Festival of Trees approaching

    The ninth annual Festival of Trees is coming up quickly. The festival, a joint effort by the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce, Hodgenville Woman’s Club and the Lincoln Museum will take place Nov. 19-22.

    Community members will be able to decorate a tree, wreath or garland and submit their creation to the Chamber. Beginning on Nov. 19, following the November Chamber of Commerce Luncheon, people will be able to bid on the items. The creators can choose which not-for-profit organization receives the money from the auction.

  • Glen Rice plans two musical events

    Glen Rice, a retired elementary school principal who has made a second career in music, is organizing two events in Hardin County in November.

    On Nov. 7, the Musical Concert Series presents “Lovin’ It All” at the Hardin County Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School. The show begins at 7 p.m.; doors open at 8 p.m.

    The show will feature performances by The Penny Loafers, Emily Portman, Natalie Berry Marshall, Kaley Fleming, Rodney Watts and others.

  • Reunions


    A reunion for all former Bussman and time plant employees and spouses will be Nov. 1 at Nolin RECC, Ring Road, Elizabethtown. Potluck at noon. Meat, drinks and paper products furnished. For more information, call Georgia Reed at 270-862-3829.

    ALES/BES/MES retired employee dinner

    Employees who retired from Abraham Lincoln Elementary, Buffalo Elementary, and Magnolia Elementary will have a homecoming 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22 at Decades Restaurant in Magnolia. Reservations are required by Nov. 4 by contacting Kathy Ross at 270-234-3309.

  • Louisville man sends message: ‘Love yourself. Go for a walk.’

    A man, a dog and a giant inflatable globe were spotted traveling down Bardstown Road Sunday afternoon.

    Erik Bendl, 52, of Louisville, has walked, pushing the globe in front of him, for several years to raise awareness about diabetes. His 8-year-old dog, “Nice,” accompanies him every step of the way.

    Bendl said he was walking from Louisville to Tennessee. So far, he’s been in 42 states.

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  • ‘Meatloaf’ back on stage after battling thyroid cancer

    A local musician who nearly lost his voice to thyroid cancer is returning to the stage this weekend.

    Colonel Perkins – the Meatloaf half of the “Elvis and Meatloaf” act – said he knew something was wrong four years ago when he had “to scream with all (his) might to force (his) voice out.”