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  • Property tax discount ends

    LaRue County residents who want to take advantage of a 2 percent discount on their property taxes must do so quickly.

    Payments must be made to the LaRue County Sheriff, located in the basement of the courthouse, no later than Nov. 30 to receive the discount. However, the upcoming weekend and Thanksgiving holiday might interfere with those plans.

    Sheriff Merle Edlin said his office will be open to accept payments 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 26, and 8 a.m. to noon on Friday, Nov. 28.

  • PHOTO: Vacuuming the cabin
  • South Fork offers holiday meal

    As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, one church is thinking about how to use this as an opportunity to provide for others.

    On Thanksgiving Day, South Fork Baptist Church will offer a free meal to people who can’t otherwise get one. The event begins at 11:30 a.m.

    According to Missions Director Machelle McDowell, people can either eat in the church fellowship hall or get their food to go. Each family that attends will also receive a free bag of groceries.

  • PHOTO: Kempf speaks to NARFE
  • Make it a healthy Thanksgiving

    It’s the biggest meal of the year filled with lots of turkey, pies, fresh baked breads, creamed corn, and more. It’s a time to celebrate with friends and family. No matter how good we might be throughout the year, Thanksgiving tends to be a day of indulgence.

    The truth is, having a day like this every now and then isn’t a bad thing, the problem is our Thanksgiving attitude often tends to stretch itself all the way through New Year’s Day. Here are a few tips to make your Thanksgiving feast (and the rest of the holiday season) a healthy one:

  • Woman’s Club prepares for home tour

    The Hodgenville Woman’s Club is hosting its annual Holiday Home Tour and Tasting Party on Dec. 6. The pre-tour party at the clubhouse on Lincoln Square begins at 2 p.m., includes delicious holiday treats and beverages, and concludes at 3:30 p.m.

    The home tour begins at 2:30 p.m. The three Hodgenville homes on this year’s tour are Larry and Susie Skaggs, 4326 Tonieville Road; Paul and Sarah Hornback, 3650 Bardstown Road; and Don and Martha Costello and Nancy Conner, 223 South Greensburg Street.

  • Man charged with felony while deer hunting

    Dale Francis O’Bryan, 54, of New Hope, was charged Nov. 5 with illegal take/pursue deer/wild turkey; tampering with evidence; third-degree criminal trespass; and cruelty to animals, by a LaRue County game warden.

    According to Officer Brandon Boone’s citation, O’Bryan illegally killed a deer, cut its head off, attempted to hide evidence (the remainder of the carcass) in a fence row, and did not have permission to hunt on the land. The report also claimed O’Bryan fled the scene.

  • Cottingim sentenced to five years

    A New Haven man was sentenced Nov. 6 in Nelson Circuit Court.

  • New Haven man indicted on several counts

    A New Haven man was indicted on numerous counts by a Nelson County grand jury. He was arraigned in Nelson Circuit Court.

  • Grand jury to hear case against Rollin

    The case of a Hodgenville man accused of soliciting sex acts from an 11-year-old girl will be heard by a LaRue County grand jury.

    Timothy Allen Rollin, 37, was charged Nov. 5 with distribution of obscene matter, prohibited use of electronic communication system to procure minor/sex offense, two counts of failure to comply with sex offender registry and sex offender IM/chat/network.

    He has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

    Kentucky State Trooper Brian Washer testified about the investigation in a preliminary hearing Nov. 12 in LaRue District Court.