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  • Meade County volleyball, basketball player killed in wreck

    No loss on a field, court or diamond could ever be as difficult as the loss Meade County High School felt Thursday.

    At 7:15 a.m., Meade County senior volleyball and basketball player Chelsea Stinnett was pronounced dead at the scene after being involved in an automobile collision on KY 1239 between Midway and Payneville, about five miles outside Brandenburg, according to a Kentucky State Police report.

  • Opportunity to help local children

    Ann Morrison and Santa’s Helpers are collecting toys for children for Christmas. Pick up a tag from the tree at the Chamber of Commerce or Abe’s Country Cooking and buy a toy.

    Return the toy to the location you picked up your tag or you may purchase a toy at the Dollar General Store and use the drop box there.

    For pick up, call 234-3313.

  • Free Christmas concert is tonight

    A free Christmas concert featuring a nationally known recording artist will be offered Sunday evening in Elizabethtown.Westside Baptist Church presentsthe worship concert, “Let Us Adore Him,” at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Performing Arts Center of T.K. Stone Middle School, 323 Morningside Drive, Elizabethtown. It will feature Heather Payne, formerly with the contempory Christian group Point of Grace.

    There is no charge for the concerts and tickets are not required. A love offering will be taken.

  • LaRue County recognizes Ron Lewis' efforts in Congress

    In his life before Congress, Ron Lewis served as minister of a Baptist congregation in LaRue County.

    He returned to Hodgenville to be honored Friday for more than 14 years of service in the U.S. House of Representatives. The ceremony at the Lincoln Museum focused on his efforts on behalf of the community, the museum's development and local tourism.

    "We're going to miss you and in particular your knowledge of the economic impact tourism has," said Iris LaRue, museum director.

    Judge-Executive Tommy Turner praised Lewis' responsiveness.

  • Man charged with trafficking

    A Hodgenville man has been charged with trafficking in a controlled substance after he allegedly sold stolen prescription painkillers.

    Donzelle Johnson, 19, of Beechtree Street, is charged with first-degree trafficking, first-degree possession of a controlled substance and receiving stolen property over $300.

  • Helping kids learn about Lincoln

    A Hardin County Schools employee joined 16 other teachers to make sure Kentucky students know their facts about the 16th president.

    Elizabeth Lancaster, an exceptional child consultant for HCS, was part of a state-wide teacher network created by the Kentucky Department of Education and the Underground Railroad Research Institute at Georgetown College to create curriculum dealing with Abraham Lincoln.

  • Hearing about Buffalo Elementary is Thursday

    The progress of converting the old Buffalo Elementary School building into a housing center for the elderly was delayed last month.

    Representatives for AU Development LLC did not appear at the Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning Commission meeting on Nov. 13, according to planning and zoning administrator Gordon “Bud” Ireland.

    The company, under the name “Buffalo School Apartments, LLLP, filed an application to re-zone the 3.5 acre tract of land at 40 School Loop, Buffalo, from public to R-3 multi-family residential.

  • Top stories in the Herald News

    Here are some of the top headlines in this week's print edition of The LaRue County Herald News:

    • Graves in Buffalo Cemetery desecrated
    • City braces for possible financial shortfall
    • Abe's Boyhood Home wins Save-A-Landmark poll
    • Hintons place second in Young Farmer state contest
    • Full page of color photos from Christmas on Lincoln Square
    • Mat Hawks take second at Oldham County
    • Seventh-grade girls' team is undefeated
  • Fiscal Court appoints two to Extension board

    Meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Nov. 25, LaRue County Fiscal Court magistrates appointed Gordon Conner and Mae Burden to serve on the Extension District Board, January 2009 through December 2111.

    In other business, the court concurred with Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning’s approval of three rezoning requests: 1.2 acres at 128 River Road belonging to Ralph Trumbo, from A1 to R1B; 1.76 acres on South Otter Creek Road belonging to Chris Brewer, from A1 to R1-A; 0.7 acre at 348 Bud’s Lake Road owned by Wesley and Norma Jean McDonald, from A1 to R1B.

  • Clayton announces more layoffs

    Last week, Clayton Homes announced the layoff of 90 employees at its Maryville, Tenn., plant, a move that comes on top of last month’s closure of plants in Hodgenville and Milton, Pa.

    About 140 employees were affected by the Hodgenville closure.