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  • 'An Evening with John Wilkes Booth' presented at The Lincoln Museum

    Before John Wilkes Booth became infamous as the assassin of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, he was a famous actor.
    He was dubbed “the most handsome man in America.”
    With focus on the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and the bicentennial of Lincoln’s birth, Booth has returned to the limelight.
    Bart Lovins, actor and director of the Hardin County Performing Arts Center, is presenting a one-man play about Booth’s last evening as a free man – just prior to Lincoln’s assassination at Ford’s Theatre.

  • Revisiting 911

    For Terry Wise, an epiphany – a change in the way he views life itself – came during a June 15 visit to the site where the Twin Towers once stood in New York City.
    “When I stood there where the Towers had been and looked at the street where 32 people jumped to their death to avoid burning to death, I could somehow feel the presence of those who died,” said Wise, a Hodgenville native who is an editorial cartoonist and was on assignment in the Big Apple as a software trainer with the U.S. Army.

  • PHOTOS: Kosair benefit car show

  • I-65 construction halted for July 4

     Contract crews will have all lanes open through Monday along Interstate 65 from Munfordville to Elizabethtown.  Work is scheduled to resume on Tuesday, following the Fourth Of July holiday weekend.  Resurfacing will continue on the inside Southbound lane near the Nolin River Bridge (MP 83), approaching Sonora.  Resurfacing will continue on the outside Northbound lane at Munfordville (MP 64).  Motorists exiting or entering the interstate at Munfordville (Exit 65) should be especially cautious as resurfacing passes these ramps.  Delays are expected.

  • Ireland, Carpenter honored by Society of Professional Journalists

    Two members of The LaRue County Herald Newsí staff were honored June 23 by the Society of Professional Journalists at the Louisville Metro Journalism Awards ceremony.

    Editor Linda Ireland won three first-place awards and one second-place in the non-metro division. Staff writer/graphic artist Candis Carpenter had one first-place award.

    Ireland and Carpenter shared the win in feature photography for 2010 Lincoln Days coverage.

  • Missing Gravel Switch woman found

    The Kentucky State Police Post 15 - Columbia is conducting a missing person investigation in regards to Patricia Ann Moddrelle, 78, of Gravel Switch.

    Mrs. Moddrelle is 5 foot 1 inches and weighs about 160 pounds with brown-grey hair and hazel eyes. The last contact with Mrs. Moddrelle was on June 27, 2011 and she was last seen wearing black or green pants with black or tan shoes. Mrs. Moddrelle is possibly operating a maroon 1996 Ford Taruas station wagon with a possible destination of Danville.

  • Bardstown OB/GYN has his medical license suspended

    A Bardstown obstetrics/ gynecology doctor's medical license was suspended last month, with the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure alleging poor judgment and complications during and after surgery, a 44 percent "complication rate" at Flaget Memorial Hospital, and citing past restrictions placed on the physician's privileges to operate at Flaget.

    An emergency order issued May 26 prohibited Dr. James T. Dodge, D.O., from "performing any act which constitutes the 'practice of medicine,'" which includes any diagnosis or treatment.

  • Woman injured in car vs. tractor trailer crash

    A Gamaliel woman was injured Friday in a car vs. tractor trailer collision at an intersection on Campbellsville Road.
    According to Chief Deputy Russell McCoy, Linda Harris, 53, was driving a Chevrolet Monte Carlo on Ky. 470 and attempted to cross the intersection with Ky. 210. The vehicle pulled into the path of a tractor trailer driven by Philip McCoy, 54, of Somerset. The tractor trailer, owned by Ready Mix Concrete of Somerset, was unable to avoid the collision and struck the car on the front passenger side, Deputy McCoy said.

  • Saxton's Cornet Band to perform at park

    The Saxton’s Cornet Band of Kentucky will perform a free concert July 4 at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park.

    The historically-accurate group plays brass band music from the Civil War era from both the North and South. The instruments are from that era and musicians wear authentic uniforms of the period.

  • Hodgenville woman injured in crash

    A Hodgenville woman was injured Friday during a crash Friday on East Dixie Avenue between Bishop Lane and New Glendale Road.

    John Grimm of Elizabethtown was pulling out of the E’town Motel in his 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee because traffic stopped to wave him across one lane, according to police.

    Grimm didn’t see Vanessa McCoy of Hodgenville southbound in the left lane in her 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser, according to police.