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Today's News

  • Buffalo man dies in crash

    A Buffalo man died Nov. 17 from injuries he sustained in a single-vehicle crash between Buffalo and Mount Sherman.

    Ernest William “Bubba” Stewart Jr., 37, was driving north on Ky. 61 about 8:37 p.m. when he lost control of his 2003 Chevrolet Venture in a curve. According to a report filed by LaRue County Deputy Doug Sherrard, the Venture overturned and Stewart was ejected.

    Stewart was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital by LaRue County EMS and later flown to University Hospital in Louisville, where he died.

  • South Fork offers holiday meal

    As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, one church is thinking about how to use this as an opportunity to provide for others.

    On Thanksgiving Day, South Fork Baptist Church will offer a free meal to people who can’t otherwise get one. The event begins at 11:30 a.m.

    According to Missions Director Machelle McDowell, people can either eat in the church fellowship hall or get their food to go. Each family that attends will also receive a free bag of groceries.

  • Man injured when car strikes buggy

    A Sonora man was injured Nov. 18 when the horse-drawn wagon he was driving was struck by a passenger car.

    Mose Yoder, 52, had pulled out of a driveway and was headed west on Sonora Road just after 5 p.m. The two-horse wagon was rear-ended by a 1998 Cadillac driven by Ryan Murray, 36, of Sonora. The wagon, which was full of sawdust, flipped and Yoder was thrown about 20-feet. One of the horses was seriously injured and was put down at the scene. The other horse broke loose and ran back to the barn.

  • Hodgenville woman in CU opera

    Two operas will be performed Nov. 23 and 24 at The Gheens Recital Hall at 210 University Drive, Campbellsville.

    The first opera to be performed is titled “Amahl and the Night Visitors” by Gian-Carlo Menotti. This opera is one act long and will be performed in English. It was the first opera commissioned especially for TV.

  • And the band played on ...

    Starting in mid-July, long before the regular school year has begun, the steady ticking of a metronome can be heard throughout Hodgenville. The raucous clicking quickly replaces the twittering birds and the heavy hum of traffic that were once the soundtrack to easy, lazy summer mornings.

  • Details emerge in manslaughter case

    Kentucky State Police released more details Wednesday in a manslaughter case against a Bonnieville man.

    A preliminary hearing was held Nov. 12 in LaRue District Court for Jason R. Davis, 37, who, according to police, failed to obtain medical help for a woman, who later died. He allegedly drove around for several hours with her body in the passenger seat.

    KSP Detective Anthony Hardin said he was dispatched about 1:37 p.m. Nov. 1 from Post 4 in Elizabethtown to Lebanon Junction.

  • FFA: National Three Star Chapter

    Several LaRue County FFA members excelled at the 87th National FFA Convention and Expo. The Chapter was recognized as a National Three Star Chapter.
    Lindsey V. Shelton, Bethany C. Shive, Chasity Bryant and Hunter Thomas were named national finalists in the Agriscience Fair – a competition for FFA members who are interested in the science and technology of agriculture. It is sponsored nationally by Cargill, John Deere and Syngenta.
    Shelton and Shive competed in food products and processing – division 3.

  • Smiles for life

    A program that is basically a dental hygienist on wheels has been started by the Lincoln Trail District Health Department. A grant-funded van, “the Smile Travelers,” will soon be making routine visits to area schools.

    According to Diana Leathers, LaRue County community health educator, the vehicle will travel almost every day of the school year. It will visit all schools in the district, which covers LaRue, Nelson, Hardin, Marion, Meade and Washington counties. Leathers said as soon as a school officially invites them, they are ready to begin operation.

  • Woman’s Club prepares for home tour

    The Hodgenville Woman’s Club is hosting its annual Holiday Home Tour and Tasting Party on Dec. 6. The pre-tour party at the clubhouse on Lincoln Square begins at 2 p.m., includes delicious holiday treats and beverages, and concludes at 3:30 p.m.

    The home tour begins at 2:30 p.m. The three Hodgenville homes on this year’s tour are Larry and Susie Skaggs, 4326 Tonieville Road; Paul and Sarah Hornback, 3650 Bardstown Road; and Don and Martha Costello and Nancy Conner, 223 South Greensburg Street.

  • Property tax discount ends

    LaRue County residents who want to take advantage of a 2 percent discount on their property taxes must do so quickly.

    Payments must be made to the LaRue County Sheriff, located in the basement of the courthouse, no later than Nov. 30 to receive the discount. However, the upcoming weekend and Thanksgiving holiday might interfere with those plans.

    Sheriff Merle Edlin said his office will be open to accept payments 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 26, and 8 a.m. to noon on Friday, Nov. 28.