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  • Shining like a new penny

    Thomas Podnar pressure-washed the sculptures on Lincoln Square, then applied a coat of Butcher’s Paste Wax on Monday to protect their finish.

    As part of the process, Podnar heated the head of the 100-year-old A.A. Weinman statue with a propane porch before applying the wax with a brush. Podnar works for McKay Lodge Conservation Laboratory Inc. of Ohio. The project is in conjunction with the Kentucky Arts Council.

  • Sonora boy treated after hit and run

    A Sonora boy was injured Monday after he was hit by a truck on Maple Street, police said.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, the mother of Nikki Meiser, 10, reported the hit-and-run shortly after 7 p.m. Monday.

    The boy’s grandmother, Loretta Meiser, said Tuesday that the driver was not located after the incident.

    Her grandson was treated for minor injuries Monday night and released from Hardin Memorial Hospital, she said.

    “There were no broken bones or anything,” Meiser said.

  • Bardstown changes liquor laws

    Grocery, liquor and convenience stores in Bardstown can sell packaged liquor on Sundays starting July 1. Bardstown City Council unanimously passed second reading of the ordinance Tuesday. May 12, allowing the sales in all three store types as well as altering the hours for Sunday liquor-by-the-drink sales. The ordinance calls for hours for all liquor sales on Sunday to be 1 p.m.-midnight. They had previously been 2 p.m.-midnight. The ordinance allows sales until 1 a.m. on New Year’s Eve.

  • Car hydroplanes, strikes utility pole

    Michael Maggard, 19, of Hodgenville, escaped serious injury when he lost control of his car Friday afternoon.

    About 4:45 p.m., Maggard’s 1988 Chevrolet Camaro hydroplaned when it hit a patch of water on Campbellsville Road just outside city limits. The car struck two driveway culverts and two signs before its final collision with a telephone pole in front of 1368 Campbellsville Road.

    It took about four hours to clear the scene and replace the pole.

  • Herald News staffers recognized

    Two LaRue County Herald News staffers were recognized by parent company LCNI in the annual editorial contest.

    Editor Linda Ireland won second in best ongoing coverage for Lincoln Bicentennial stories.

    General Manager Ben Sheroan won the excellence in editorial writing for daily newspapers for editorials he wrote while employed by The News-Enterprise.

  • WJCR holds Food Ministry Benefit today

    Christian radio station WJCR plans to have its third annual Food Ministry Benefit beginning at 1 p.m. EDT Saturday to help feed needy families and entertain those who go with music and other activities.

    The big draw will be Inspirational Country Music Awards winner Tommy Brandt, who will perform during a 7 p.m. concert, station Vice President Lauree Powell said.

  • ECTC holds graduation tonight

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will hold its 44th annual commencement at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 14, in the gymnasium at Central Hardin High School in Elizabethtown.

    The commencement address will be delivered ECTC alumni Col. Mauhee Edmonson, mobilized senior nurse and executive and deputy commander of nursing at Fort Knox’s U.S. Army Medical Department. He will address about 155 graduates who are expected to march at the ceremony.

  • Adoption Support group plans training in E'town

    Adoption Support for Kentucky Support will have support and training on “Creating Life Books for Foster and Adoptive Children” from 7 to 9 p.m. May 15; and “Stable and Resilient Children” 1-3 p.m. May 16 at the DCBS office, 916 N. Mulberry St., Elizabethtown.

    Refreshments and child care will be provided.

    Another training, “Nine Signs a Placement is in Trouble” will be 9:30-11:30 a.m. May 21 at Shoney’s Restaurant on North Mulberry Street in Elizabethtown.

    Meal will be on your own and no child care provided.

  • Relay for Life begins at 5 p.m. Friday

    When Becky Hawkins’ second-grade class at Hodgenville Elementary started a fund drive for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life in December, they thought $500 would be a worthy goal.

    The response has been so great, however, that they have had to increase their objective several times, while the HES “Hawks for Hope” team has also ballooned from one 22-member class to 19 classrooms.

  • Indiana penny to be released Thursday

    The U.S. Mint will introduce the new “Indiana” penny depicting Abraham Lincoln’s youth at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 14, at the Lincoln Amphitheatre in Lincoln City, Ind.

    The design, on the tails side of the penny, shows Lincoln, as a young man, reading a book while taking a break from rail splitting. The Lincolns lived in Indiana 1816-1830.