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  • Greensburg to unveil Lincoln historical marker

    A historical marker commemorating the life of an early 19th century educator who was a longtime friend of Abraham Lincoln will be unveiled next week in Greensburg.

    The Kentucky Historical Society says the marker is in honor of William Mentor Graham, who was born in Green County and taught at Greensburg Academy before moving to Illinois. There he taught Lincoln arithmetic and grammar, and Lincoln lived with Graham for six months in 1833.

    The ceremony is at 1 p.m. CDT Oct. 24 at 101 S. Second St. in Greensburg.

  • Fraser, Thomas shine at WKU tournament

    The Western Kentucky University forensics team traveled to Warrensburg, Missouri; Nashville, Tennessee; and Muncie, Indiana, to take part in six tournaments the weekend of Oct. 18-19.

    Results from the 43rd annual Ball State/Illinois State “Age of Aquarius” Swing Tournament are as follows:

  • School board hears students’ success stories

    The LaRue County Board of Education met Monday evening. During the meeting, the board was shown a program by the LaRue County High School Speech and Debate Team. The presentation was made by the freshmen, sophomores and juniors of the team.

    Coach Katy Cecil said she chose the students so the board could see the future of the team, since seniors like Brian Anderson will be moving on at the end of the year.

  • St. Ann’s pride shows in current and past students

    “What kind of school is St. Ann?” Mrs. Diane Gant asked student Cole Brady, the school’s lone kindergartener.

    Brady smiled and said, “Best.”

    The small Howardstown school is easy to miss, if you don’t know what to look for. There are no signs announcing its presence and from the road, it looks like any other building. A fenced-in playground sits behind the schoolhouse, the only sign that children are inside.

  • Breast Cancer Awareness Truck and Tractor Pull

    The third annual Burger King Breast Cancer Awareness Truck and Tractor pull was Oct. 17-18.

    The event was held again this year to bring awareness and a fundraiser for cancer research. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Louisville foundation.

    The two-night event attracted pullers from as far as California to hometown pullers from the Hardin County area.

  • School lockdown

     LaRue County Schools issued a precautionary lockdown Thursday morning, in response to a shoplifting incident at Dollar General in Hodgenville.

    According to Police Chief Steve Johnson, the incident involved four individuals who were suspected of shoplifting. When off-duty Deputy Robbie Brownfield entered the store, the manager requested his assistance with the supposed shoplifters. When the individuals realized they were being watched, they ran. Two were detained by Deputy Brownfield, but the others escaped.

  • Fraser wins tourny

    Western Kentucky University forensics team members traveled to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and Lexington to take part in tournaments Oct. 11-12.

    WKU was crowned team sweepstakes champion at the University of Alabama Alumni tournament, ahead of 11 schools.

    Ellis Fraser, a senior from Hodgenville, was fourth in after-dinner speaking at the University of Alabama “Crimson Classic” Swing Alumni tournament.

  • BIRTHS

    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.