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Today's News

  • Magistrates hear road recommendations

    Patty Dunaway, chief engineer for Kentucky Transportation Department’s District 4 in Elizabethtown, presented two priority road resurfacing recommendations to LaRue County Fiscal Court as it met at the Hodgenville courthouse March 9.

    The recommendations, which the court approved, call for resurfacing KY 470 from KY 210 to U.S. 31E, a distance of 4.654 miles, and KY 222 from the Hardin County line to the Harned McCubbin Road, 3.575 miles.

    Tommy Turner, judge-executive, cautioned magistrates that the recommendations are subject to change.

  • Chamber's check is show of support for Laptops of LaRue

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce offered public support Monday to LaRue County Schools’ plan to purchase computers for students.

    “Laptops of LaRue” or LOL, which has been studied in committee for two years, will provide laptops to about 700 LaRue County High School students. The school system has $1 million escrowed to pay for the “21st century learning initiative,” according to Superintendent Sam Sanders. The issue will be voted on at the March 15 school board meeting.

  • Construction begins on Greensburg Street tower

    Work on Hodgenville’s Greensburg Water Tower Project has started on land adjacent to the LaRue County Fairgrounds. Hodgenville City Council members learned Monday of an unexpected bonus with the project. The new 300,000-gallon tank will provide better water pressure for that part of the city and reach new customers. In addition, sidewalks will be replaced in areas affected by water line installation.

    “Not all areas had sidewalks (to begin with),” Cruse said. In those cases, new sidewalks will be installed.

  • Davenport leads field in shotput

    Besides being an All-State Honorable Mention in football, LaRue County High School senior Tyler Davenport is the state leader in the shot put in Cass AA. 

    Davenport’s track and field coach, Jeremy Blair, said the teen tossed the put 47-07.5 at LaRue County’s indoor field event Feb. 18.

    He finished 16th in the KHSAA track championship last May with a throw of 42-03.25. The winning throw was 51-09.25 by Tyrell Willis of Calloway County.

  • Former players recall when 'Peck' was king of the court

    Bernard “Peck” Hickman, best known for turning the University of Louisville’s men’s basketball team into one of the nation’s best, tipped off his coaching career at Hodgenville High School.

    The former coach and athletic director at U of L, who died in 2000 at the age of 88, began mentoring the Hodgenville teams in 1935 after receiving a bachelor’s degree in physical education at Western Kentucky University (then State Teacher’s College) where he was a star guard.

  • Reception held to honors Stephen Brown

    A reception was held last week at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park in honor of Stephen Brown, education specialist at the park.

    Brown served four years at the park as education specialist, a position created to promote the Lincoln bicentennial.

    Brown and his wife, Annie, are moving to Louisville where he will continue to work on a book about the Underground Railroad.

  • 1983 murder charge expunged from record

    A Hodgenville woman has been successful in her petition to have court records expunged.

    The records that led to Veronica Sue LaFollette Knox being tried for murder in 1983 will be destroyed, according to a March 1 ruling by LaRue Circuit Judge Charles Simms III.

    Knox, who was 27 at the time, was charged with murder after firing five shots from a .22-caliber rifle into her 29-year-old husband Glen Cleo LaFollette on Jan. 1, 1983.

    According to Herald News archives, Knox told officers the shooting followed an incident of domestic violence.

  • Community calendar

    Call before burning

    The LaRue County Fire Department requests notification of controlled burns to avoid unnecessary runs. If you plan to burn wood or brush piles, call 358-3122 or 358-9876, Ext. 6, first.

    Blood drive training

    American Red Cross blood drive volunteer training will be 9 a.m. March 16 at the Red Cross office, 405 W. Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown. Volunteers must be at least 18. Call 765-4979 to register or for more information.

    Woman’s Club to meet

  • Workshop on Kentucky historic preservation tax credit set

    We often get questions about the Kentucky Historic Preservation Tax Credit available to owners of historic properties that are investing in the rehabilitation of those historic buildings. Now there is a workshop offering information about the matter.

  • ‘Amish Country’ tour planned for March 19

    Stephen Brown of Hodgenville is planning a group tour to “Amish Country” Montgomery, Ind. March 19. The cost is $60 and includes a home-cooked sit-down meal with an Amish or Mennonite family.

    The bus departs from First Baptist Church of Hodgenville at 7 a.m. Tour includes farms where they are making furniture the traditional way, fabric and quilting, jams and jellies, and traditional farming methods. Return about 6 p.m.

    For more information, contact the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce at 358-3411 or Brown at 270-307-0150.

    Payment is due by March 12.