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  • White City house a total loss

    A Hodgenville couple lost their home to flames Tuesday afternoon.

    A resident on White City Road reported seeing flames about 4:30 p.m. to dispatch.

    The residence of Robert “Rags” and Cheryl Ovesen was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived on the scene. The Ovesens said they could see the flames as they drove toward the mobile home.

    The couple said they were unable to get some of their dogs out of the house – and the animals perished.

    LaRue Fire Chief Jason Sadler said he wasn’t sure what started the fire.

  • No Veteran’s Day Parade planned

    Organizers say there are no plans for a Veteran’s Day parade or program in LaRue County this year.

    Ramona Coffey, who has helped to coordinate the event with American Legion Post 87, for several years, has been ill and is unable to commit to the amount of time required to plan the event. Charlotte Isbell also has worked on the program with Coffey.

    “It saddens me, but it really takes a lot to make it happen, and I’m just not able to pull it off,” said Coffey. “Perhaps someone else can.

  • Blair reflects on 25 years at Museum

    Charlotte Blair, a 25-year employee of The Lincoln Museum, has retired. Retiring wasn’t an easy decision for Blair, but she said she wants to travel and “find a new chapter in [her] life.”

    Blair’s duties included manning the front desk, giving directions, directing visitors to local restaurants and giving tours to visitors.

    It’s a bittersweet time for Blair, as she said she’s already started to miss the museum, despite enjoying her newfound time off.

  • Trick or Treat on the Square moved to Civic Center

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce's annual Trick or Treat on the Square has been moved due to inclement weather. The event will now be held indoors, at the Hodgenville Civic Center, 200 S Lincoln Blvd in Hodgenville. 

    All events are still scheduled for the same times, with the costume contest beginning at 5 p.m. and other events, including food vendors and the trick or treating to begin at 5:30.

  • 27 people sent to hospital after school bus wreck

     Ambulances transported 25 students and two adults to area hospitals Friday following an accident involving three school buses in northern Green County, according to The Greensburg Record-Herald.

  • PHOTO: Chamber speaker
  • Baldwin and Williams release CD

    Living in different states has once again proven to be no obstacle for Ken Baldwin and Jerry Williams in collaborating on their fourth musical project – a 14-song CD entitled “A Dreamer’s Intuition.”

  • Buffalo artist wins Gold Medal

    It was William Edward Hickson who said, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” Carol Reesor knows all about that particular life lesson.

    Reesor, an artist who lives in Buffalo, has spent years submitting and trying to be accepted into one of the Oil Painters of America’s exhibits.

  • PHOTO: Let Christmas Shine
  • Several indicted by grand jury

    Several people were indicted Sept. 15 by a LaRue County grand jury.

    Lewis R. Ireland Jr. (1969), of Magnolia, was charged with possession of controlled substance, first degree (methamphetamine, and complicity; possession of drug paraphernalia and complicity; cultivating marijuana, less than 5 plants, and complicity; trafficking in marijuana, less than 8 ounces, and complicity; and second-degree persistent felony offender.

    He is accused of acting alone or in concert with Deela D. Chandler, on Aug. 21.