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  • Mullins hired as superintendent in Garrard County

    Paul Mullins, principal of LaRue County High School, will be the new superintendent of Garrard County Public Schools.

    Mullins' appointment was announced about 5 p.m. Thursday by the Garrard County Board of Education.

    Mullins informed his staff of his decision Thursday. The Elizabethtown native served eight years in LaRue County.

    He takes over July 1.

    Mullins succeeds superintendent Donald Aldridge, who announced in January that he would retire at the end of the school year. Aldridge held the post for four years.

  • 'Trouble with the Curve' shows May 25

     The next installment of Free Movie Night is the sports drama “Trouble with the Curve.”

    The movie plays at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at the Hodgenville Civic Center. There is no charge to attend and free popcorn is included.

    The 2012 movie stars Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams and John Goodman. Eastwood portrays Gus Lobel, a baseball scout, who is slowing down due to age and failing eyesight. His daughter tags along as he checks out the final prospect of his career.

  • Relay for Life Schedule

     LaRue County Relay for Life

    May 17-18

    Hodgenville Elementary School

     

    6-7 p.m.                     Registration/Campsite set up

    7 p.m.                         Opening Ceremony; Survivor Celebration; Survivor lap; Caregiver lap; team recognitions

  • Child reports abduction attempt

     Hodgenville City Police are investigating what appears to be the attempted abduction of a child.

  • Banks warn customers of '499' scam

     The Better Business Bureau and local banks are warning consumers to beware of the “499” scam.

  • Relay for Life begins Friday evening

     2013 marks the 16th year Relay for Life collection efforts have taken place in LaRue County to benefit cancer research.

  • Relay for Life Calendar of Events

    LaRue County Relay for Life

  • Forensics student makes school history at prestigious tournament

    Last weekend, Brian Anderson made LaRue County history as the first student to be invited to the prestigious National Extemp Tournament of Champions. This tournament, hosted by Northwestern University, is a by-invitation only tournament for the best of the best extemporaneous and impromptu competitors from all over the United States.

  • Log house holds decades of history

    A couple of months ago, Greg and Bonnie Ballard purchased about 100 acres and an old farmhouse on Bardstown Road at auction.
    They wanted to expand their farming operation and expected to have the house bulldozed as soon as possible.
    But when they walked inside, they had second thoughts. Inside the frame house is a two-story log house, built about 1890. The huge old logs are visible in a corner near the front door. The original stone fireplaces and hand-hewn handrail are still inside. There’s even a “Harry Potter” style room under the stairs.

  • Hepatitis outbreak was impetus for clean water

    A little more than 50 years ago, a young boy fell victim to an outbreak of hepatitis.
    Dale Meers spent part of his summer break under a doctor’s care as his parents, John T. and Genrose, worried about his prognosis as they heard of other cases in the Buffalo area.
    His physician, Dr. Carson Crabtree, believed the outbreak of hepatitis was linked to dirty water.
    Hepatitis, a broad term for inflammation of the liver, is linked to poor sanitation. It can be mild – lasting a couple of weeks –or disabling.