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  • Hosparus volunteers needed

    Hosparus needs patient and family support volunteers in the Central Kentucky area and will offer a free training session, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 26 at its Elizabethtown office, 105 Diecks Dr. (lunch provided). Volunteers provide companionship to patients and respite for their families, usually two-to-three hours per week, in private homes and nursing or assisted living facilities. To register or for more information, contact Annette Jones at 270-737-6300 or ajones@hosparus.org. 

  • Another bank scam hits county

    A local bank is warning consumers about the latest scam.

    Residents are being called at all hours, advising them of a problem with their Lincoln National Bank debit card. The call asks the resident to enter account numbers.

    Lincoln National Bank President Doc Meredith said he received one of the calls at the bank. The LaRue County Herald News received two calls, back-to-back, on different phone lines.

     Joe Wayne Skaggs of Hodgenville received a call at 2 a.m.

  • Woman injured in head-on crash

    A Magnolia woman was injured about 3 p.m. July 18 in a two-car crash on U.S. 31-E.

    Toni Stillwell, 23, was driving a 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier on Lincoln Farm Road when a 2006 Ford Taurus, driven by Blake Stephens, 19, of Elizabethtown, turned in front of her.

    Stephens was attempting to turn in to the parking lot of Lincoln General Store when the cars collided head-on. Stephens told the investigating officer, Deputy Eric Williamson, he did not see Stillwell’s car.

    Stillwell was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital by LaRue County EMS.

  • Deadline approaches for Lincoln Days advertising

    Lincoln Days is two short months away.

    On Oct. 4-5, the community will again honor its most famous native son – Abraham Lincoln – with a parade, crafts and pioneer games.

    The Lincoln Days committee is already hard at work, planning events and updating the festival’s website.

  • One Knox seeks public support to stave off Fort Knox cuts

    The One Knox Policy Council of the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the CORE Committee, the Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs, area chambers of commerce and community leaders, is asking the public to electronically sign a letter discouraging the Army from making further cuts in personnel at Fort Knox. The letter can be found at www.oneknox.com/letter.

  • LIFTED: Boil Water Advisory: City of Hodgenville

     UPDATE: The boil water advisory was lifted at 6:15 p.m. Monday, according to Hodgenville City Hall.

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    The City of Hodgenville Sunday issued a boil water advisory for all city residents and businesses.

    The advisory was issued after a waterline break on South Lincoln Boulevard. City workers said they found a baseball-size hole in the water main. The pressure of the leak buckled the roadway several inches and gallons of water began pouring down the ditchline.

  • PHOTO: Pickup rolls

    Troy D. Handley, 49, of Campbellsville, lost control of the 2003 GMC Sierra he was driving on Ky. 210 about 6:30 a.m. July 14. The pickup hit standing water and hydroplaned, according to LaRue County Deputy Robby Brownfield. The vehicle left the roadway and rolled, coming to rest on its roof. Handley refused medical transport.

  • Man charged with DUI after 31-E crash

    A Hodgenville man was charged with DUI July 1 after being involved in a vehicular crash.

    Ronald Vanderwege, 58, was driving a 1990 Chevrolet pickup on U.S. 31-E near Lincoln Boyhood Home about 2 p.m., according to LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy. He lost control of the vehicle, running off the right shoulder of the roadway. The pickup struck a rock wall.

    Vanderwege was transported by LaRue County EMS to Hardin Memorial Hospital.

    He will be arraigned in LaRue District Court.

  • Claycomb named master commissioner

    For the first time in two decades, LaRue County has a new master commissioner. Hodgenville attorney Thomas P. “Tom” Claycomb was sworn in last month by LaRue Circuit Judge Charles Simms III.

    He takes over from attorney Carl Howell, who has retired.

    The master commissioner assists circuit court in enforcement of duties – for example, conducting sales of property to satisfy liens, mortgages or claims of ownership. It’s commonly thought of as “selling at the courthouse door.”

  • Howell retires from law practice, new master commissioner named

    After a career that included three years as an FBI special agent and 45 years as a LaRue County attorney including 20 as master commissioner, Carl Howell has retired.

    “I’ll still do some work in handling estates, but as of the end of May, I have been retired,” Howell said from his home on Campbellsville Road.