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  • Shine on Abe: It’s your weekend!

    The Lincoln Days Festival has showcased the best of LaRue County since its beginning.

    The first weekend in October is dedicated to the best entertainment, crafts, quilts, food, parade and pioneer games and contests. And no one – absolutely no one – has a finer Lincoln Lookalike contest.

    Earlier this year, it became official when the readers of Kentucky Living magazine voted Lincoln Days as the Best Non-Music Festival in the state.

  • Riggs files as write-in for magistrate, third district

    Last week, Johnny Riggs, a farmer in Hodgenville, filed as a write-in candidate for the third district magistrate’s seat. Riggs placed an ad in The LaRue County Herald News announcing his candidacy and asking for voters to put him in office.

    He is challenging incumbent Ronald Dale Nunn, a Democrat.

  • City Council: Typo leads to reduced tax rate

    A typographical error in a tax rate calculation created several problems for the City of Hodgenville.

    City Council voted Sept. 8 to increase the tax rate, accepting the compensating rate of .132 (13.2 cents) per $100 assessed valuation of taxable real property and tangible personal property.

    During an attempted second reading of the tax ordinance on Sept. 22, an audience member pointed out an error in the document – a missing zero.

  • Anderson excels at Yale

    LaRue County High School senior Brian Anderson traveled to Yale University in September to compete in the prestigious Yale Speech and Debate Invitational.

    Anderson competed in extemporaneous speaking and oratory and advanced to elimination rounds in both. He placed fourth overall in extemp and advanced to semi-finals in oratory.

    Yale is one of the largest speech and debate tournaments on the national level with more than 55 schools in attendance and more than 130 in each event.

  • Police seek trio in home burglary

    Three people are being sought by police in connection with the burglary of a River Road residence on Sept. 23.

    A woman discovered two men and a woman inside her parents’ house about 3 p.m., according to LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy.

    “The two males ran out the back door, crawled under a fence and ran across a field,” said McCoy. The female, who was known to the victim, was left behind. She first attempted to talk to the victim, but eventually decided to join her comrades by “taking off across the field behind the house.”

  • New Haven appoints new mayor

    Guyula Johnson, wife of the late Bobby Johnson, has been appointed as mayor of the City of New Haven.

    Assistant City Clerk Joanie Corbin, following a nomination from Commissioner Freddy DeWitt and unanimous approval by the Board of Commissioners, swore in Guyula.

    “It’s an honor to accept this,” Guyula said after completing the swearing in.

  • New Haven appoints new mayor

    Guyula Johnson, wife of the late Bobby Johnson, has been appointed as mayor of the City of New Haven.

    Assistant City Clerk Joanie Corbin, following a nomination from Commissioner Freddy DeWitt and unanimous approval by the Board of Commissioners, swore in Guyula.

    “It’s an honor to accept this,” Guyula said after completing the swearing in.

  • LOSS support groups meet

    Hosparus facilitates free Loss of Someone Special Support Groups (LOSS) in Campbellsville and Elizabethtown:

    • Campbellsville – grieving adults

    5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 7, Nov. 4 and Dec. 2

    Hosparus Green River

    295 Campbellsville Bypass, Suite 5

     

    • Elizabethtown – loss of a partner or spouse

    3-4:30 p.m., Oct. 6 and 20; Nov. 3 and 17; and Dec. 1 and 15

    Hosparus Central Kentucky

    105 Diecks Dr.

     

  • Vaughn House Flowers open on Lincoln Blvd.

    You may have noticed a bit of action at 618 S. Lincoln Boulevard in Hodgenville. The old house has been gutted, updated and given a new name. Vaughn House Flowers, Gifts & More is officially open for business, as of Friday morning. The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for the new business, officially welcoming them to the world of LaRue County businesses.

  • Conservation District ready for new digs

    The LaRue County Conservation District started construction of a new building last week after a groundbreaking ceremony. The facility, to be situated across from Phelps’ Heating and Cooling in Hodgenville, will make the LaRue County District part of a select group.

    Only a few conservation districts throughout the state have a building of their own, as most are contained in federal buildings or other buildings in their community. For a conservation district to have its own building is significant, said Michelle Patrick, district coordinator in LaRue County.