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Today's News

  • Meeting begins with sharing of ice storm experiences

    The South Fork Area Homemakers met Feb. 17 at the LaRue County Extension Service with Mary Lou Owen presiding. Hostesses were Louise Graber and Delores Bale.

    President Owen opened the meeting by having the roll call answered with the question “Tell us about your ice storm experience.” Treasurer’s report was given by Della Thomas and secretary’s report by Janice Bowen.

    Other members present were Virginia Allen, Ann E. Flanders, Emogene Gardner, Mary Lois Hornback, Norma Jean McDonald, Martha Owen and Billie Shahayda.

  • Slick roads lead to two crashes

    The inch-or-so of snow that fell in LaRue County Saturday afternoon and covered roadways may have contributed to a pair of vehicle crashes that occurred minutes apart.

    The first occurred about 5:50 p.m. near the intersection of Ky. 357 and Airline Road, according to Kentucky State Police Trooper Jonathan Vaughn.

  • Linwood firefighters receive federal grant

    Linwood Volunteer Fire Department is being awarded a $43,700 grant from the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grants program.

    The funding will be used for operations and safety.

    The information was provided by both Sen. Jim Bunning and Rep. Brett Guthrie.

    The competitively awarded grant aims to strengthen the overall level of preparedness for the fire department and its ability to respond to fire and fire-related hazards.

  • Hawks are district champs

    LaRue County erased a three-point halftime deficit by scoring 15 consecutive points to start the third quarter and rolled to a 59-49 victory Friday night over Green County in the finals of the 18th District Basketball Tournament in Munfordville.

    It was the first District title for the Hawks since 2003. LaRue had finished runner-up the last two years, once to Green and once to Hart County.

  • Police Log

    Wanton endangerment

    Rachel L. McConnell, 26, of New Hope was charged with DUI, suspended operator’s license, expired registration plate, expired registration receipt, assault 4th, wanton endangerment, second, endangering welfare of a minor; disorderly conduct; possession of open alcohol container in vehicle; and resisting arrest. The offenses allegedly occurred Feb. 21 on Slack Road. She was judicially released.

    Theft investigations

  • Police Log

    Wanton endangerment

    Rachel L. McConnell, 26, of New Hope was charged with DUI, suspended operator’s license, expired registration plate, expired registration receipt, assault 4th, wanton endangerment, second, endangering welfare of a minor; disorderly conduct; possession of open alcohol container in vehicle; and resisting arrest. The offenses allegedly occurred Feb. 21 on Slack Road. She was judicially released.

    Theft investigations

  • Police Log

    Wanton endangerment

    Rachel L. McConnell, 26, of New Hope was charged with DUI, suspended operator’s license, expired registration plate, expired registration receipt, assault 4th, wanton endangerment, second, endangering welfare of a minor; disorderly conduct; possession of open alcohol container in vehicle; and resisting arrest. The offenses allegedly occurred Feb. 21 on Slack Road. She was judicially released.

    Theft investigations

  • Pasture renovation pays off for cattle farmers

    Renovating pastures and hay fields to renew grass productivity is one of the most important things LaRue County farmers can do to improve the grassland grazing and hay land in the county. Pastures in LaRue County feed the county’s 28,000 head of cattle and calves in addition to the other ruminant livestock and horses. Believe or not, pasture renovation time will soon be here.

  • Collectors covet new Lincoln pennies

    The new Lincoln penny, unveiled in Hodgenville in honor of Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday Feb. 12, has proven to be a good investment for the coin collectors who attended the ceremony.

    On eBay, the online auction site, full rolls of the new pennies depicting Lincoln’s birthplace cabin on the reverse, are bringing $20 to $40 each. Single coins are bringing $2.50 to $9.95 each.

  • Couple seeks clues about mystery cabin

    A South Carolina couple with LaRue County ties are trying to solve the mystery of a photo found in a trunk in an attic.

    The sepia-toned photograph shows a man posed in front of a small log cabin. The gold inscription on its cardboard frame says only “Lincoln Cabin at Lincoln Farm; A.P. Bennett Photographer; Buffalo, K.Y.”

    Could it be the traditional Lincoln birthplace cabin?

    Dave Sanders and his wife Diane would like the answer to that question.