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  • E'town man dies in crash

    An Elizabethtown man died as a result of injuries suffered in a single-ehicle crash Monday.

    About 8:45 a.m., a 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Marshall H. Cox, 62, was traveling east on KY 210 when it ran off the left shoulder of the roadway, striking a tree.

    The airbag was deployed. Cox was not wearing a seatbelt and was dead at the scene.

    The crash is being investigated by Trooper Brian Mouser. 

  • City offers free movie night

    If the poor economy has forced you to slash your family’s entertainment budget, a city-sponsored “Movie Night” may be just the ticket.

    Saturday, the City of Hodgenville will show “Stuart Little,” a 1999 movie based on the E.B. White novel of the same name. The movie will be shown at the Hodgenville Civic Center, formerly First Baptist Church of Hodgenville. No admission will be charged.

  • Jobless rate up in county

    Unemployment rates rose in all 120 Kentucky counties between March 2008 and March 2009, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    LaRue County’s rate was 12.7 percent, up from 12.4 percent in February and more than double the rate of a year ago. In March 2008, LaRue’s unemployment rate was 6.2 percent.

    In the Lincoln Trail area, Grayson County had the highest rate – 14 percent. Hardin County’s was lowest at 10.5 percent.

  • 194 seniors to graduate tonight at LCHS

    Friday night, 194 seniors will graduate from LaRue County High School.

    As in years past, organizers expect a packed house of relatives and friends in the gymnasium, but a new air conditioning system should help keep everyone cool.

    Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the 8 p.m. ceremony. No reserved seating; handicapped seating will be available.

    Valedictorian Hannah Canter, daughter of Gary and D.J. Canter, and salutatorian Chelsie Morrison, daughter of Nathan and Sarah Graham, will speak to the crowd.

  • Sonora school building sold

    The City of Sonora will purchase the former Sonora Elementary School building. The Hardin County School Board voted May 21 to sell the building that formerly housed Sonora Elementary to the town government.

    Sonora placed two bids for the building, one for $43,000 that would be paid at the closing of the deal, and one for $45,000 that would be paid in $15,000 increments. The School Board unanimously chose the $43,000 bid.

  • Regional farm workshop set for Thursday in Munfordville

    The Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy will hold a regional workshop Thursday, May 28, at the Hart County Extension Service in Munfordville.

    The workshop begins at 9 a.m. CDT and is one of 11 workshops that GOAP will hold to discuss new policy and program changes of the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund.

    GOAP’s compliance team, area project analysts, and others will discuss all new policy changes, as well as, changes concerning KADF programs, including the new on-farm energy investment area and the County Agricultural Investment Program.

  • School Board member asked to resign by audience member

    Monday’s meeting of the LaRue County School Board turned heated when an audience member asked one of the board members to resign.

    Donna Miles and Penny Van Dyke, both of Hodgenville, addressed the board during the “audience comments” portion of the meeting.

    Van Dyke voiced her support for board member Norbert Skees. She said she is “very proud he is trying to address issues that have been a problem.”

  • WWII veterans honored for service

    Two area World War II veterans received French Legion of Honor medals for helping defeat Germany.

    Blond H. Puckett and James Calvin Sarver received the honors May 14 before a group of family and fellow vets gathered at Pritchard Community Center.

    Dave Jarrett, a veteran service officer for Disabled American Veterans, worked with the French Consulate in Chicago on the presentation. Those who receive the award – which Napoleon established – are considered knights of the French Republic.

  • School Board meeting centers on transportation, safety

    Monday night’s school board meeting gave board members, minus chairman Ronnie Chelf, a chance to review and discuss in detail the bus routes for the county.

    Phil Fulkerson, transportation director, and Ron Whitlock, area director of transportation, presented a detailed overview of the bus routes displayed on a map of the county, and discussed some possible alternatives to certain routes.

  • Former sheriff, three-term mayor die within week

    Two men who spent several years as civil servants passed away last week.

    Former LaRue County Sheriff John A. Smith Sr., 81, of Magnolia died May 11 at Logan Memorial Hospital in Russellville.

    Former Hodgenville mayor R.K. Keith, 84, died May 16 at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home – the facility he served as a volunteer for many years.

    Smith served as deputy 1970-78 and as sheriff 1978-82. He was an unopposed Democratic candidate for sheriff elected in November 1977.