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Local News

  • Community supports police officer

    There has been a large amount of community support through donations for a Hodgenville Police Officer and his family after they lost their home to a house fire last Wednesday morning.

  • Man extricated from vehicle
  • Burglary under investigation

    Local police have one suspect and are looking for two more people that were involved in a burglary at a residence on Old Elizabethtown Road in Hodgenville last month.

    According to the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office, the homeowner of the residence had set up a video camera with his smartphone and a video from the smartphone allegedly caught three people entering his residence on July 18. The burglars reportedly stole a small amount of medication during the burglary.

  • Hemp field day scheduled

    An Industrial Hemp Field Day event will take place at 2 p.m. this Thursday at the David Pepper Farm on 4566 Glendale Road in Hodgenville.

    The event will feature several speakers including Dr. Todd Willian and Dr. Paul Woosley from Western Kentucky University, Dr. Tom Keene from the University of Kentucky and Andy Graves and Tom Hutchins from Atalo Holding, INC.

  • Knob Creek exhibits discussed

    A public meeting was recently held to discuss the preliminary designs for new exhibits for the Lincoln Tavern at the Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek.

    Several people attended the meeting at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park on Monday as representatives from Color-Ad, Inc of Manassas, Virginia and Design Minds, Inc of Fairfax, Virginia presented presentations of the preliminary drawings to the crowd. The exhibits are being designed to portray the story of Lincoln’s childhood at Knob Creek.

  • HPD officer loses home in fire

    A Hodgenville Police officer lost his home in a house fire early Wednesday morning.

    According to Hodgenville Police Chief Marcus Jackson, officer Eddie Dockery came home from working a night shift early Wednesday morning to discover a fire at his house in Taylor County near Campbellsville.

    Jackson said that Dockery’s wife and son were not injured in the fire. He said the house is believed to be a total loss and the cause of the fire remains unknown. No other details have been released at this time.

  • Notes based on shape

    Where Julie Andrews in the movie, The Sound of Music, associated each note of the musical scale with an animal or object(“Do, a deer; re, a drop of golden sun”), the system of music Tess Milby teaches assigns a different shape to each note.

    Though positioned on the same lines and spaces as songs written in round notes, the sight-reader relies on each’s notes shape instead of position for its pitch.

  • Lost in LaRue - July 27, 2016

    Often you hear of my travels and the things I take photos of while I’m out and about, but you don’t get to hear the rest of the story or the stories that spring from a photo taken that stirs memories, blowing off the dust of time bringing someone back to a simpler days. Today I’m going to share with you one such ‘behind the picture’ story.

  • Man killed in motorcycle accident

    A LaRue County man died after an accident between a pickup and a motorcycle last Thursday afternoon on Fairview Road and KY 210 in Taylor County.

    The Taylor County Coroner declared James Whitlock, 59, of Magnolia dead at Taylor Regional Hospital due to injuries sustained in the accident, a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report said.

    According to the report, at approximately 12:42 p.m., Whitlock was riding his Honda motorcycle west on KY 210, behind a Ford pickup truck that Ronald Vanheck, 60, of Campbellsville, was driving.

  • A dream come true

    When Gary and Regina McDowell bought tickets to the three-day NASCAR racing event at Kentucky Speedway July 7-9 in Sparta to celebrate their son Brady’s 15th birthday, they had no inkling of the royal reception they would receive.

    During those unforgettable three days, the family was the personal guest of champion NASCAR driver Kyle Busch and his wife Samantha, was able to meet, greet and observe up close other drivers and their crews, and to enjoy gifts from Busch, the speedway, and M&M Company, a Busch sponsor.