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Today's News

  • Santa Run set for Christmas Eve

    The 48th annual Santa’s Helpers Bus will deliver toys and clothing to several areas of LaRue County on Wednesday, Dec. 24. Children may visit with Santa and receive a gift – a toy and candy.

    For more information, to volunteer or donate, call Ann “Snookie” Morrison at 270-234-3313.

    Schedule for Dec. 24

    9:30 a.m. – Magnolia Firehouse

    11 a.m. – Buffalo Firehouse

    1:45 p.m. - LaRue County/Hodgenville Firehouse

    2:45 p.m. – Smith’s Plaza

  • Hodgenville man dies in crash

    A Hodgenville man died early Saturday from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle crash.

    Christopher Ross Baird, 36, left his home about 6:30 a.m. to go to work, according to the Hardin County Coroner’s office. The crash was reported about 7:15 a.m. in the 4000 block of Middle Creek Road, about 1/4 mile from the LaRue/Hardin County line.

  • The secret to a long life: Mac Mather celebrates centennial birthday

    One hundred years ago, a baby boy was born in the Tanner section of LaRue County.

    Madison “Mac” Mather was born on Friday, Dec. 11, 1914 – in the same year that World War I began, the Panama Canal opened to traffic, the last known passenger pigeon died in the Cincinnati Zoo, and Charlie Chaplin made his film debut.

    He is the oldest son of Charles Ernest and Pearl Mather, and their only surviving child. He lost his parents in 1975. They died within weeks of each other and were buried at Barren Run Cemetery.

  • Bull-fighting technique used to train horses

    A Buffalo woman is helping to popularize a different form of horse training. The technique of garrocha originated in the Spanish bull-fighting scene.

    Karen Weaver, originally from Voorheesville, New York, discovered the method of training while watching videos of the bullfighters herding bulls. She is one of a handful of American practitioners of the art.

    Garrocha is a Spanish word meaning “vaulting pole.” It is also a method of training horses.

  • PHOTO: Women’s Gold Star Award of Excellence
  • Edlin joins American Angus Assoc.

    Bryan Edlin Farms, Hodgenville, is a new member of the American Angus Association.

    The American Angus Association, with nearly 24,000 active adult and junior members, is the largest beef breed association in the world. Its computerized records include detailed information on more than 17 million registered Angus.

  • Hemp pilots deadline Jan. 1

    Kentucky farmers and processors interested in participating in the 2015 round of industrial hemp pilot projects must apply by Jan. 1, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture has announced.

  • Manage burley diseases for 2015

    The 2014 tobacco growing season is over, stripping is well underway, and receiving stations have opened. But as we wind down this season, now is the time to start planning for next year. LaRue county farmers need to prepare to manage diseases in the 2015 burley crop.

    Black shank was not a big disease problem this year, but there’s no way to tell what disease pressures growers will face in the coming growing season. Much depends on the climate when dealing with diseases like black shank and target spot.

  • Three to join DAR at Christmas program

    Three local women will become members of the Captain Jacob VanMeter Chapter National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution at noon on Friday, Dec. 19, at the Brown Pusey House in Elizabethtown.

    The new members’ ceremony will welcome Nancy B. Raine, Betsy Tucker and Cynthia Carter of Hodgenville.

    Don and Glenda Patterson and Lorinda Jones will present a program in their series, West of the Alleghenies, “Christmas in the Colonies.”

  • Bennett hired as deputy

    Kevin Bennett is the newest addition to the LaRue County Sheriff’s office.

    He was hired as a deputy on Oct. 1.

    Bennett said his new job has “been a dream of [his]” since he was a child, but he only actively started pursuing it in the last seven or eight years.

    Bennett said being from the area gives him an advantage when it comes to knowing how to get places and people to talk to. He’s always had a desire to help people, and when the job came open, he felt like he should pursue his dream.