Local News

  • Leadership LaRue alumni organize association

    The Leadership LaRue County alumni meeting is 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Lincoln Museum Community Room. The group will discuss bylaws and officers.

    Meat, bread and drinks will be furnished. Bring a vegetable, salad or dessert to serve about 20 people.

    For more information, contact Rita T. Williams, executive director of the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce, at 358-3411 or info@laruecountychamber.org.

  • Railway Museum capitalized on Thomas' brief visit

    Kentucky Railway Museum employees took a risk this year when they decided to invite Thomas the Tank Engine for a total of four days in July instead of the previous schedule of six.

    The event, which usually runs from Friday until Sunday on two consecutive weekends, was only open two days each weekend.

    Lynn Dawson, marketing director with the Kentucky Railway Museum, said the idea came about when the museum acquired additional cars, allowing them more train capacity for the busy weekend.

  • MicroHose bringing 125 jobs to Taylor

    It's the hose that grows jobs in Taylor County.

    MicroHose is expected to be manufacturing its patented "hose that grows" by early next year, creating 125 new jobs.

    Armed with $3 million in state Kentucky Rural Economic Development Act incentives, work to ready the MicroHose facility on Industrial Drive is under way. Unveiled locally in July at a Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce luncheon, the 6-foot MicroHose expands to 30 feet through water pressure. A 10-foot hose will expand to 50 feet.

  • County Clerk audit released

    State Auditor Crit Luallen released the audit of the 2008 financial statement of LaRue County Clerk Linda Carter. State law requires the auditor to conduct annual audits of county clerks and sheriffs.

    The audit found that the clerk’s financial statement presents fairly the revenues, expenditures and excess fees of the LaRue County Clerk in conformity with the regulatory basis of accounting.

  • New Haven holds Iron Horse Festival

    Landmark News Service

    “All roads lead home” if you’re on the Iron Horse. That’s the theme for New Haven’s premier festival — The Rolling Fork Iron Horse Festival — for its 19th year.

    This year’s theme, was chosen because “home” and “hometown” are very important in small communities, New Haven City Clerk Linda Mattingly said.

    The weekend event will feature arts, crafts, children’s activities, old time demonstrations, food, fun gospel and concert bands and, of course, train rides.

  • Local author to speak at Horse Cave

    Rhonda Hornback Nichols of Sonora will speak at The Bookstore, 111 Water St., Horse Cave, at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12.

    The program will follow the regular meeting of the Writers Roundtable at 2 p.m.

    Nichols will discuss the writing process and business side of publishing her book “Images of America, LaRue County, KY.” Copies of the book will be available from the author.

    For more information or directions, contact Sigrid Olson at 270-524-9053.

  • Lincoln Jamboree celebrates 55 years

    The Lincoln Jamboree celebrates 55 years of non-stop country music this weekend.

    Owner and emcee Joel Ray Sprowls said a $55 drawing will be held every 55 minutes during the Saturday show.

    Eddie Miles presented “A Salute to Elvis” at the theater Friday night.

    On Saturday, the jamboree offers free outdoor flea market setups. Weather permitting, ultra-light airplanes will be flying to the airstrip behind the building.

  • Upton woman killed by train

    An Upton woman died Saturday after being struck by a train near her home on Quarry Road, Kentucky State Police reported.

    Wanda Murray, 61, was pronounced dead by the Hardin County coroner’s office after stepping into the path of an oncoming train, KSP said in a news release. The statement said the engineer saw Murray and attempted to stop the train, but it continued moving even after emergency stop equipment was deployed.

    Police have since notified the family and do not consider alcohol a factor.

  • Beech Bend has talent

    Beech Bend Park had 16 weeks of competition in its Superstar Talent Show. Kenzie Lewis of Hodgenville was one of the weekly winners.

    The talent showcase, modeled after successful television programs like Nashville Star, American Idol and America’s Got Talent, has run since Memorial Day weekend and 18 contestants will return to the park Saturday, Sept. 12, for one last competition to determine who will take home the grand prize, an opportunity to host their own concert at the park’s Reagan Amphitheater. The amusement park is located in Bowling Green.

  • City garbage pickup rates to increase

    Beginning Nov. 1, city residents will pay $2 more per month for weekly garbage pickup.

    In a special meeting Aug. 26, Hodgenville City Council voted to extend the current contract with Rumpke for five years. The decision was unanimous.

    Residential customers will pay $11.81 per month; senior citizens will pay $10.87 per month. Rumpke will negotiate rates for multi-family dwellings. The rates are guaranteed for two years and no monthly fuel surcharge will be added to the bills.

    After that, Rumpke is permitted to increase rates annually.