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Today's News

  • Music memories abound at Jamboree

    Forty-three – the number of years I have played music at the Lincoln Jamboree, doesn’t really seem that long until I look at some things going on when I started playing piano there as a teenager.

  • Hodgenville welcomes new Sunrise this morning

    Construction will begin on the new Sunrise Manor Nursing Home as soon as financing has been worked out.

    Rondal Wright, chairman of the board of directors for the nursing home, told Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning members Thursday that plans are ready and bids have been solicited for the new long-term nursing facility.

    “We’re waiting on approval from KACo (Kentucky Association of Counties) for financing,” he said.

    A groundbreaking ceremony has been scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday on Phillips Lane in Hodgenville.

  • Several colleges express interest in Davenport

    Landmark News Service

    LaRue County lineman Tyler Davenport is getting a lot of attention from Division I football programs.

    Davenport, a 6-5, 285-pound senior, missed most of last season with a knee injury, but LaRue County coach Rodney Armes said colleges haven’t been turned off by that. Louisville and Kentucky as well as Illinois, Indiana, Western Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky, Murray State and Illinois State have all inquired about Davenport.

  • Hinton's, Lee's added to Farm Market Program

    LaRue County is home to two of the 92 markets across the state that are members of the 2009 Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program. They are Hinton’s Orchard and Farm Market and Lee’s Garden Center.   

    Hinton’s sells fruits, vegetables and homemade crafts on Campbellsville Road. They also offer hay rides, children’s play areas, corn maze and school and group tours.

  • Hinton’s, Lee’s added to Farm Market Program

    LaRue County is home to two of the 92 markets across the state that are members of the 2009 Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program. They are Hinton’s Orchard and Farm Market and Lee’s Garden Center.   

    Hinton’s sells fruits, vegetables and homemade crafts on Campbellsville Road. They also offer hay rides, children’s play areas, corn maze and school and group tours.

  • Hinton’s, Lee’s added to Farm Market Program

    LaRue County is home to two of the 92 markets across the state that are members of the 2009 Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program. They are Hinton’s Orchard and Farm Market and Lee’s Garden Center.   

    Hinton’s sells fruits, vegetables and homemade crafts on Campbellsville Road. They also offer hay rides, children’s play areas, corn maze and school and group tours.

  • Former resident dies in police fire

    A former Hodgenville man died July 11 when he was shot by a Jeffersonville, Ind. officer.

    Robert Emmett Grattan Jr., 48, was a suspect in a branch bank robbery when he was stopped by an off-duty officer about 1:30 p.m., according to news reports.

    The standoff with police and Grattan’s death were documented by TV camera crews.

    Police said he refused to leave his pickup truck for five hours, eventually leaving the truck with a gun in hand. Officers fired rubber bullets at him, causing him to drop his gun. He picked it up and pointed it at officers.

  • Personnel changes

    The LaRue County School Board accepted the following personnel recommendations June 15:

    •Extended-employment of Lisa Kerr as LaRue County High School girls track coach effective end of school year.

    •Resignation, due to retirement, of Vicky Stewart as teacher at LaRue County Middle School effective July 1.

    •Extended-employment of Becky Hawkins as HES Cool School Cake Decorating Club Sponsor effective May 20.

    •Extended-employment of Cara Holt as HES Cool School Art Teacher effective May 20.

  • Pat Helm reflects on 27 years as EMT

    Pat Helm, who retired June 1 as LaRue County’s director of emergency medical services, vividly recalls his first life-saving resuscitation.

    “I just happened to be driving through the square in Hodgenville when a call on dispatch said that a person was unresponsive at the pool hall,” Helm said. 

    Within seconds, he entered the billiard parlor to find a man lying unconscious on the floor – no breathing, no heartbeat, in full cardiac arrest.

  • South Fork Area Homemakers

    The South Fork Area Homemakers met June 16 at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home Day Care with vice-president Emogene Gardner presiding. Hostesses were the staff at Sunrise Manor Day Care.

    Besides Gardner, members present were Virginia Allen, Janice Bowen, Ann E. Flanders, Louise Graber, Hazel Hodges, Mary Lois Hornback, Doris Jean Holleran, Norma Jean McDonald, Martha Owen, Clovis Johnson and Della Thomas.

    The South Fork Area Homemaker Club is responsible for the Floral Hall at the County Fair 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday.