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  • UPDATE: BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED

    The boil water advisory that was issued for several areas in Hodgenville was lifted about 9 a.m. Friday.

    Water samples were OK'd through tests, according to city officials.

    The advisory went into effect Wednesday, Aug. 10 after a water main break.

  • Boil Water Advisory continues

    A boil water advisory has been issued for Lincoln Boulevard, Forest Avenue, Maple, Churchill, Polly, Kirkpatrick, Hill, KC Estates, Strange Road, Tanner, Peak and Old Sonora Road in Hodgenville beginning at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10.

    Until further notice, boil all water for drinking and cooking, bringing the water to a rolling boil for three minutes before using.

    The advisory continues in effect, city officials said Friday.
    Crews worked until 1 a.m. Thursday to repair a broken water main.
     

  • Pvt. Juan Rojas graduates from basic training

    Pvt. Juan Pablo Rojas Jr. graduated from U.S. Army basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri on Aug. 4. He will continue his advanced training at Fort Leonard Wood.
    He is the son of Juan and Teri Rojas of Hodgenville.

  • Picture perfect fundraiser assists fire department with equipment

    With the help of Parrish Photos of Campbellsville and community donations, Buffalo Fire Department was able to raise $4,855.50 to assist in the purchase of a new Bullard thermal imaging camera.
    The thermal imaging device replaces an outdated thermal imager that the department has utilized for several years and cuts down the time it takes for searching, according to Buffalo Fire Department Capt. Dustin Helm.

  • Antique Linotype to be displayed at Genealogy Society

    An antique Linotype owned by The LaRue County Herald News is on display at the LaRue County Genealogy Society.
    The Mergenthaler Linotype was moved from the Herald’s office at 40 Shawnee Drive by city workers and hauled by forklift to the Genealogy Society on Greensburg Street. The LCGS is located in the city’s maintenance building.
    It will be on loan for an indefinite period of time.
    Mayor Terry Cruse, who assisted with the move, said the old machine was placed in the hallway at the Society rather than in the office area because of its size.

  • Veterans memorial coming to Sonora

    Sonora residents want to show how much they appreciate veterans’ sacrifices.

    Part of a private residence in the city is planned to become a memorial park honoring veterans in the Sonora, Upton and Glendale area who have died.

    There are 65 known veterans from the area who have died, said Carol Rogers, who owns Carol’s Flowers and Antiques on Main Street in Sonora and has helped organize the effort.

  • Man claims Bardstown artist's work as his own

    A Louisville man has admitted to claiming a painting by nationally known Bardstown artist Jim Cantrell as his own.

    Cantrell and his wife, Jeannette Cantrell, confronted artist Jim Mahanes at Highlands Art Studios on Bardstown Road in Louisville last week. They were armed with a slide of the painting, taken when it was painted in 1977, and Jeannette's extensive documentation, dating back nearly four decades, of the works Jim Cantrell has produced.

  • Woman injured in motorcycle crash

    A Hodgenville woman was injured July 26 in a motorcyle crash in the Devers Curve area.
    Edward Bandurske was driving a motorcycle about 8 p.m. on Bardstown Road near Lincoln Boyhood Home and lost control in a curve, according to emergency services.
    Marcella Bandurske, a passenger on the motorcycle, was injured and was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital by LaRue County EMS.
    A family friend said Edward Bandurske suffered minor injuries.

  • Abe's writing will be displayed at Springfield museum

    The oldest known sample of Abraham Lincoln’s writing will be on display during August at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Ill., according to Myjournalcourier.com
    It’s a page from teenage Lincoln’s sum book, a homemade booklet of scratch paper Lincoln used to practice math.
    Lincoln’s stepmother, Sarah Bush Johnston Lincoln, saved the book for 35 years. After the president’s death, she gave it to his law partner, who gave away pages to Lincoln’s friends. Ten pages still exist.

  • 'Stop the Traffick' begins Lincoln road trip

    A classic 1964 Volkswagen Beetle traveled through Hodgenville Wednesday, drawing stares with its burdensome luggage rack and growing number of fender autographs.