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Today's News

  • Butler indicted on more charges

    The LaRue County Grand Jury handed down an indictment on Monday, October 16, 2017 against an attorney who was arrested in 2016 for mishandling client funds.

  • ‘Born so young’: Joel Ray Sprowls turns 90

    What’s my age again?

    Around October 18 (Joel Ray Sprowls’ birthday) each year, folks ask Sprowls a question they’ve been trying to figure out for at least the past 63 years he has owned, produced, and emceed the Lincoln Jamboree—“How old are you?”

    Always ready with a quick response, Sprowls readily replies, “Well, it’s hard to say because I was born so young.”

  • Painting History

    Walk past the windows of the Lincoln Museum this week and you’ll see the winner of the 2017 Lincoln Days Art Show. Entitled “Casualties,” the painting depicts Lincoln, two brothers and the story behind a battle. Walking inside the museum, you’ll see the same artist’s name inscribed in the corner of a few more paintings. With a background in illustration, artist Wes Kendall has entered his work in the Lincoln Days Art Show for the past decade.

    Growing up in Irvington, Kentucky, Kendall became interested in art at a young age.

  • Perkins enters guilty plea

    Former Buffalo Fire Chief Wendell Perkins entered a guilty plea during his court review in LaRue County Circuit Court on Monday, October 16, 2017.

    Perkins entered a guilty plea to one count of abuse of public trust less than $10,000 and the commonwealth recommended that he receive five years to be pretrial diverted, which means he will follow a pretrial diversion program and not serve jail time unless the terms in the program are violated.

  • Perfect Timing

    A Hodgenville business owner didn’t let breast cancer get in her way as she continued to operate her candy business while battling the disease.

    Rooney Gray, owner of MAM Candy, said that she first discovered breast cancer in January 2016 and that she discovered it in a similar fashion to others who have it when she noticed a lump on her right breast.

    “I was like everyone else and discovered it while taking a shower,” Gray said. “I thought oh-no. This is not good.”

  • Goodlett state trial delayed

     Former LaRue County High School Principal Kyle Goodlett will have his state jury trial postponed to a later date.

    Goodlett appeared in Hardin County Circuit Court on Tuesday, October 10. According to the Hardin County Circuit Clerk’s Office, Goodlett’s lawyer, Christopher Spedding, mentioned entering a motion to dismiss the state charges in court because of double jeopardy, which is defined as the prosecution of a person twice for the same offense.

  • RecycleFest gives scrap second life

    Some people get excited for spring cleaning; Jill Gray gets excited about fall recycling. As the solid waste coordinator for the county, Gray is actually excited about recycling year-round, but the upcoming RecycleFest provides one more chance to recycle on a large scale before winter.

  • Construction started on extension office expansion

    Construction is underway at the LaRue County Extension Office in Hodgenville as they are adding around 2,000 square feet to their existing building for more meeting space.
    The expansion will include a foyer area, hallway, an expandable partition wall and more meeting room space. Bids for contractors were accepted in the spring. Daniel Carpenter, LaRue County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources, said locally owned and operated John Bell Construction received the bid for $253,493.

  • Rotary News - November 15, 2017
  • Calendars - November 15, 2017

    Community calendar

    EVENTS

    HeartChase

       The American Heart Association, HeartChase will be held on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. and the walk begins at 5:00 p.m. at Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown. For more information www.heartchase.org.

    EXTENSION

    Monthly Knitting Class