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  • Sprowls recovering from stroke

    Lincoln Jamboree owner and emcee Joel Ray Sprowls was recovering Monday morning at Hardin Memorial Hospital after suffering a stroke at his home late last week.

    He’s expected to make a full recovery and could be released as early as today.

    Sprowls told the Herald News from his hospital bed Monday morning, that he was feeling “pretty good,” although doctors reportedly diagnosed him with high blood pressure.  

    “I want to thank everyone for all the calls and prayers,” he said.

  • Hornback rides for cancer fundraiser

    Tim Hornback of Elizabethtown, formerly of LaRue County, rode in the Ride to Conquer Cancer event in September.

    The Ride to Conquer Cancer is a two-day cycling fundraiser for the Norton Cancer Center of Louisville. More than 400 riders from all over the country participated, cycling 152 miles from Louisville to Lexington and back. Each participant was required to meet a $2,500 fundraising level.

    Hornback raised $7,630 – placing him in the top 10 fundraisers for this year’s event. He participated in honor of his wife Carolyn, who is a cancer survivor.

  • LaRue gamblers spent, won millions in lottery

    LaRue County gamblers won more than $1.2 million in prizes from the Kentucky Lottery this fiscal year, a report released last week by the agency showed. 

    Revenue in LaRue County, from scratch-off tickets and other Kentucky Lottery products totaled $1,885,921, the report showed, while pay outs here topped $1,227,981.

    The Kentucky Lottery has paid more than $3 billion to the Commonwealth since it began in April 1989.  Money generated from the lottery has funded more than 120,000 college grants and scholarships.

  • Alleged meth-mom, boyfriend surrender at jail

    A LaRue County mother and her live-in boyfriend wanted on drug charges surrendered about 3:15 p.m. Saturday at LaRue County Jail.

    Carrie Brown, 30, and Bruce Lewczyk, 33, are each being lodged there on a $50,000 cash bond, after they evaded authorities for six days. 

    “Their attorney contacted me earlier in the week,” Hodgenville Police Lt. Steve Johnson said.  “They agreed to surrender.”

  • Concert for a Cure focuses on diabetes

    "A Little Bit Longer" Concert for a Cure benefit will take place at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, at The Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.

    Four regional bands are scheduled to entertain at the American Diabetes Association benefit. Hardin Memorial Hospital representatives will open the show with an informative speech and booths will provide information about diabetes.

    For more informatiion, go to  www.alittlebitlingerconcertforacure.com or contact Amy Green at (270) 268-4943 or Ashley White at (270) 268-8107. 

  • Lincoln Trail District Health Department offering free vaccines

    Kentucky Department for Public Health has received a grant through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for public health efforts to address disease prevention and wellness among adults in our communities. As a result, Lincoln Trail District Health Department is offering three free vaccines to adults: Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis), Zostavax (Shingles) and PPV23 (Pneumonia).

  • Lights installed at Creekfront

    Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse watches George Griffey of Pike Energy and Don Winterrowd of Kentucky Utilities install the first of 17 lights at Creekfront Park Oct. 20. People utilizing the park after dark will benefit from the safety of the new lights.

  • Inmate indicted in Valium ring

    A LaRue County grand jury indicted an inmate last week on eight counts of promoting contraband and trafficking drugs in the facility.

    Nick Rager, 21, who is lodged in the LaRue County Jjail, could’ve conspired with two others to sell and distribute Valium at the facility, the grand jury charged.

    Michael Linton, 29, and Amanda Mortenson, 21, were both charged in September on similar drug charges, for their alleged roles in a LaRue County contraband ring.  

  • Veterans parade set for Nov. 8

    The American Legion Post 87 will sponsor a Veterans Day Parade at 2 p.m. Nov. 8 with a program and reception immediately following the parade at the Hodgenville Civic Center. Anyone interested in participating may pick up an application 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday at The LaRue County Herald News office, 40 Shawnee Drive.

  • Tobacco payment registration due Monday

    Tobacco quota holders and producers not currently enrolled in the Tobacco Transition Payment Program have until Monday, Nov. 2, to sign-up to receive a 2010 TTPP payment.

    Also known as the tobacco buy-out, the program provides approximately $10 billion in 10 annual installments to eligible tobacco quota holders and producers from 2005 through 2014. Payments for 2010 through 2014 will be issued annually in January.