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  • 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. 

  • Rumpke schedule delayed for the Thanksgiving holiday

    Waste and recycling collection will be delayed one day the week of Thanksgiving for customers in LaRue and Hardin County whose regular collection occurs on Thursday or Friday. The regular collection schedule will resume Nov. 30.

    The collection schedule can be viewed online at www.rumpke.com or call 800-678-6753.

  • Trial postponed for employee arrested at jail

  • 81-year-old charged with arson

    A Mount Sherman man has been charged with third-degree arson after his neighbor accused him of setting a camper on fire. Alco Warren, 81, is also facing a charge of menacing for a separate incident.

    According to a warrant that required Warren to appear in LaRue District Court, Warren allegedly “started a fire or caused an explosion” in the step van on the neighbor’s property Sept. 13.

    Warren was charged with menacing after allegedly pointing a gun at the same neighbor in September.

  • Campbellsville U dedicates Hodgenville campus

    Campbellsville University celebrated its new Hodgenville branch and the contribution of two major donors in a 45-minute ceremony Thursday afternoon that reflected the college's standing as a Christian institution and center of higher education.

    The ribbon-cutting ceremony and dedication of the renovated 5,500-square-foot Brockman Center including a speech by Dr. Michael V. Carter, CU's president, in which he expressed appreciation to the gathering and the community's enthusiastic response to the university's expansion.

  • Grand jury returns murder indictment

    The man accused of killing a LaRue County resident was indicted Thursday 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.

  • Board member questions District Improvement Plan

    The LaRue County School Board approved an updated version of the Comprehensive District Improvement Plan Monday night, but not without controversy.

    After Amanda Reed, instructional supervisor, presented the plan, board member Norbert Skees asked if this was a document he had ever seen before. Reed explained it was updated from the previous year. Skees questioned why he was listed in the document as a member approving it since he had no involvement, and she said it was meant to be the approved document after the vote at the meeting.

  • Schools to provide flu shot clinics for students

    Lincoln Trail District Health Department is working with LaRue County Schools to give the 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine to children at school clinics as soon as the vaccine arrives, according to Mike Brown, the school district’s health coordinator.

    A health department spokesman said vaccine, which will be given free of charge, could arrive as early as mid November until early January, Brown stated.

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