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  • Rogers elected New Haven mayor

    New Haven will have its third mayor in five months. Commissioner Jeff Rogers won the mayoral race Nov. 4 with 169 votes against two write-candidates who had almost identical names.

    Charles Lemons got 23 write-ins, and Charles R. Lemons got only one.

    Rogers will succeed Guyula Johnson, who was appointed mayor to fill the unexpired term of her husband, Mayor Bobby Johnson, but did not want to run for election.

  • Santa Bus and Community Action team up for Christmas

    Two community groups are teaming up to make the holidays brighter for local families.

    LaRue County Community Action and Santa’s Helpers are using one application this year. Any families who need assistance for Christmas should pick up an application at the Community Action office, 120 S. Greensburg St., Hodgenville. It must be returned by Nov. 21.

    Donations will be delivered to county firehouses on Christmas Eve via the “Santa Bus.”

  • Barren Run Church celebrates 155 years

    All around LaRue County, there are churches. Some are brand new, some have been around for a number of years and some, like Barren Run Baptist Church in Sonora, have stood the test of time and are still working for their ministry over 15 decades later.

    The small church, situated on Barren Run Road, was 155 years old as of November 10. According to church records, Alexander Frank Baker was the first pastor called to Barren Run, on Nov. 10, 1859. He was pastor for seven months, until he left on June 9, 1860.

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  • Tyler McCubbins honored in White Coat Ceremony

    Tyler McCubbins of Magnolia, a first-year student at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, participated in the White Coat Ceremony held Sept. 6 in UK’s Memorial Hall.

    During the ceremony, 67 students – including 40 Kentuckians – received white coats representing their entry into the dental profession as student dentists. Dental faculty also welcomed students to the dental profession as colleagues and challenged them to make a commitment toward gaining the knowledge and compassion necessary to become outstanding dentists. 

  • Williams named to CUES

    Howard Williams, former director of Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, Radcliff, has been named as a CUES (Credit Union Executive Society) Distinguished Director. He will be honored at a director’s conference in December in Palm Desert, California.

  • Munfordville man recovering after being hit by truck

    A Munfordville man was struck by a pickup truck Monday morning and hospitalized for non-threatening injuries.

    Virl M. Johnson of Mount Sherman was driving a 1994 Mitsubishi pickup about 8:30 a.m. on Bailey Road and made a right turn onto East Bailey Road, according to LaRue Deputy Robbie Brownfield. Johnson said a semi truck and trailer was parked in her lane of traffic. She attempted to drive around the vehicle and struck Thomas Wyatt, 47, who was standing beside the trailer.

  • Garvin’s charges dismissed

    Several charges against a Hodgenville man were dismissed in LaRue District Court.

    Alex M. Garvin, 29, of Wood Lane, was charged in May with assault, third degree (of a police officer), resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and third-degree terroristic threatening, after an altercation with a Hodgenville police officer.

    The officer said the incident began when children were playing in the street and refused to move when he instructed them to do so.

  • Nancy’s holds ribbon-cutting for holiday location

    Nancy’s Gifts and Florist has opened a new location.

    The Hodgenville-based crafts shop has opened a temporary “holiday location” at 108 North Lincoln Blvd., next door to Smith Drug Store, just off Lincoln Square.

    Nancy Alexander, the store’s owner, said she’s using the second location primarily for Christmas and holiday items, to avoid clutter at the main store, located at 107 Main Street.