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    Josh and Lauren Ragland of Magnolia announce the birth of a daughter, Eliza Lynne, on Aug. 22, 2014.

    Eliza Lynne was born at Hardin Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds 6 ounces and was 20-inches long.

    She was welcomed home by her brother, Evan.

    Grandparents are David and Debbie Ragland of Hodgenville, and Kent and Lynne Simpson of Grayson, Georgia.

    Harper Anne Gardner announces the birth of a younger sister, Hayden Jane.

  • Woman injured in Ky. 357 crash

    An Elizabethtown child was injured Saturday in a two-vehicle crash near the intersection of Ky. 84 and Ky. 357.

    Laura Hawkins, 34, of Elizabethtown, was driving a 2000 Acura south on Ky. 357 about 3:30 p.m. when she lost control of the car in a 90-degree curve, according to LaRue County Deputy Doug Sherrard. The Acura crossed the centerline and struck a 1995 Dodge Power Ram pickup in the driver’s door.

    Hawkins and the truck’s driver, Jerry Miller, 67, of Elizabethtown, were uninjured.

  • Longtime waitress shares memories of diners

    Memories in a small town are often made in diners.

    First dates, first jobs, first taste of a peanut butter shake … they all become a part of the history of a community.

    Bettye Ramsey Graham Harman met hundreds – if not thousands – of LaRue County residents while working at local restaurants over the years. At the urging of a longtime friend, Harman shared a few of those memories with The LaRue County Herald News.

  • Breast Cancer Awareness Tractor Pull rescheduled for this weekend

    The Third Annual Burger King Breast Cancer Awareness Truck and Tractor Pull has been rescheduled due to inclement weather.

    The event, originally scheduled for Oct. 10-11, will now be held 6 p.m. Oct. 17-18, at the Hardin County Fairgrounds in Elizabethtown.

    Connie Heath, one of the event organizers, said the change in schedule was due to inclement weather of the past weekend.

  • Fall recycling event is Saturday

    The LaRue County Recycling Center, now in its 11th year of operation, will hold its annual Fall Recycling Event from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 18.

    Jill Gray, solid waste coordinator for the county, said the event has been very successful in the past.

    The fall event is very different from the spring cleanup. The fall event, she said, is only for recyclable items, like electronics, appliances, old machinery parts and anything else that is made of metal. Gray said she will take televisions during the event, which she doesn’t take otherwise.

  • Create It celebrates new location

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce held its third ribbon-cutting ceremony in a two-week period on Oct. 1 at Create It in Hodgenville.

    Create It is a graphics business, specializing in producing customized products such as T-shirts, bags, signs, flags, wall decorations and plates and glasses.

    “Anything that can be customized,” said owner Melissa Longhofer.

  • City buying new fire truck; false alarms abound

    The City of Hodgenville is getting a new fire truck.

    The Easton, Maryland Board of Commissioners accepted a bid of $76,000 for a 1990 truck with a 95-foot reach, Mayor Kenny DeVore said Monday.

    Hodgenville Fire Chief Wally Sparks said the ladder would be able to reach the taller buildings in town (such as Sunrise Manor Nursing Home and the Masonic Lodge), if the need arose.

    The truck has 3,218 hours and 32,626 miles – and is garage-kept.

  • True Kentucky earns designation from state Arts Council

    Twenty-four businesses, including True Kentucky in Glendale, have been designated Kentucky Crafted Retailers by the Kentucky Arts Council after demonstrating their commitment to market quality craftsmanship and artistic excellence produced by artists in the Kentucky Crafted Program.

    Kentucky Crafted Retailers represent a broad range of retail stores and galleries that offer a wide variety of merchandise and actively promote the Kentucky Crafted brand. Retailers can be found in Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana.

  • PHOTOS: Lincoln Days Car Show
  • National 4-H Week showcased ‘great things’

    More than 6 million young people across the country celebrated National 4-H Week, an annual celebration of 4-H during the first full week of October. 4-H leveraged National 4-H Week this year to showcase the great things that 4-H offers young people and highlighted the incredible 4-H youth in the community who work each day to make a positive impact on the community.