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  • Women's Ministry sponsors retreat today at First Baptist

    First Baptist Church Hodgenville Women’s Ministry will host its annual Fall Women’s Day Retreat on Saturday. With a theme of “Ladies in Waiting,” the event will focus on what happens in life while women wait. After all women spend most of their time waiting for something or someone special,  for that special man to come into their lives, a on a great job, on that baby to complete the family or for that feeling that makes life worth living.

  • Man hospitalized after deer steps onto road

    A deer is blamed for an Oct. 30 wreck that sent a 60-year-old Hodgenville man to the hospital.

    According to a LaRue County Sheriff’s Office report, Russell H. Cooke was driving north on Bardstown Road about 9 p.m., nearly seven miles outside of Hodgenville's city limits, when he swerved to avoid a deer.

    His 1986 Buick overturned and landed in a nearby ditch, according to the report. Road conditions were wet, according to the report.

    Cooke failed a sobriety test administered by a deputy, the report said.

     

  • Former EMS director rehired on part-time basis

    LaRue County Fiscal Court hired Pat Helm as director of emergency medical services on a part-time basis.

    "The emergency services committee felt that making the job part time would save the district a significant amount of dollars as we won't have to pay benefits, which right now amount to 17 percent," said Tommy Turner, judge-executive, meeting Tuesday with the magistrates at the courthouse in Hodgenville.

    Helm, who retired from the director's position in June with 27 years of experience, will be on a one-year contract.   

  • 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.