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  • Penny party planned

    The final Lincoln Bicentennial One-Cent Coin release in Washington, D.C., will be Nov. 12 at the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial near the intersection of First Street and Pennsylvania and Maryland avenues.

    Many from LaRue County will board a bus to attend the ceremony.

    As on Monday, 10 seats were available on the bus, said Rita Williams, an organizer of the event. Transportation costs are $112, excluding gratuity for the bus driver, she said.

    “We need to get our bus loaded,” she said.

  • Veterans will be honored with march, ceremony Sunday

    Thomas D. "Tom" McGrew of Elizabethtown was named grand marshal of the Veterans Day Parade to be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, in Hodgenville.

    McGrew is a U.S. Army veteran and served during the Vietnam War era. He served as an electronic technician (radar technician) with the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Teenagers involved in early morning wreck

    Three teenagers fled the scene of a wreck early Sunday morning after their friend’s car struck a tree less than a mile outside of Hodgenville.

    Austin Mayfield, 16, of Hodgenville was speeding when he lost control of his 1997 Ford Taurus about 2 a.m., on a curvy part of Stiles Ford Road, according to a LaRue County Sheriff’s report. Three passengers, who left the scene after airbags deployed were later located, the report said. Two of those teens suffered minor injuries, the report said.

    Mayfield told a deputy he was unfamiliar with the road.

  • Band of Hawks march in state prelims today

    LaRue County advanced to the semifinal round of the state marching band competition. The Band of Hawks will be the second of 16 groups to perform Saturday in the Class 3A state preliminaries, which are the semifinal round of competition.

    The Band of Hawks finished sixth in the Class 3A West Regionals staged Saturday in Bowling Green by the Kentucky Music Educators Association. The Hawks' performance earned a total score of 83.76 from the team of six judges.

  • Free family movie to be shown tonight in Hodgenville

    The City of Hodgenville invites you to enjoy the adventurous story of a drummer boy during the Civil War. American Drummer Boy is a family movie filmed almost entirely in Kentucky and will be shown 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Hodgenville Civic Center, 200 S. Lincoln Blvd., Hodgenville.

  • 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.