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Today's News

  • Gavel Lodge's fish fry nets supplies for 96 kids

    Ninety-six children will benefit from the generosity of the Magnolia community.

    Gavel Lodge 570 held a fish fry fundraiser on July 12 with proceeds going toward purchasing school supplies and backpacks for kindergarten students. The Lodge will distribute the items to families at 10 a.m. Saturday at Magnolia Fire House.

    James Riggs, a member of the lodge, said they were surprised by the turnout at the fish fry.

  • Tourism adds $9 million in economic benefit to area

    A new National Park Service report shows that 163,928 visitors to Abraham Lincoln Birthplace in 2013 spent more than $9 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 134 jobs in the local area.

  • Hosparus volunteers needed

    Hosparus needs patient and family support volunteers in the Central Kentucky area and will offer a free training session, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 26 at its Elizabethtown office, 105 Diecks Dr. (lunch provided). Volunteers provide companionship to patients and respite for their families, usually two-to-three hours per week, in private homes and nursing or assisted living facilities. To register or for more information, contact Annette Jones at 270-737-6300 or ajones@hosparus.org. 

  • When life is bad, we pray

    Every time the early Christians faced opposition they seemed to increase their praying. When they were challenged they joined together in praying even more to God for strength, guidance and wisdom (Acts 4:23-31).

    Someone said, “When life is good, we should pray; but when life is bad, we have to pray.” We are in a spiritual battle as Christians (Ephesians 6:11-18), which means we should be committed to a life of prayer. Where else can we go but to the Lord for the help we need? We are to constantly be in prayer both in good and bad times.

  • Woman sentenced to 365 days

    Stephaney Fields, 44, of New Haven, was sentenced to 365 days in jail for criminal possession of a forged instrument. Fields was conditionally discharged for a period of two years following set conditions that there be no new offenses and that she pay restitution. On March 15, 2011, Fields possessed a forged check belonging to the account of George W. Blount.

  • Fiscal Court contributes $500 for memorial

    LaRue Fiscal Court voted unanimously July 8 to contribute $500 for the construction of a Kentucky National Guard Memorial in Frankfort, an amount each county in the state has been asked to donate, LaRue County Judge/executive Tommy Turner said.

    Magistrates also voted to contract for engineering services to repair sidewalks around the courthouse annex which Turner said are settling, and to revamp the parking lot.

    “We already have money in place set aside for this,” he said. Durrett Engineering of Hodgenville was approved for the work.

  • Another bank scam hits county

    A local bank is warning consumers about the latest scam.

    Residents are being called at all hours, advising them of a problem with their Lincoln National Bank debit card. The call asks the resident to enter account numbers.

    Lincoln National Bank President Doc Meredith said he received one of the calls at the bank. The LaRue County Herald News received two calls, back-to-back, on different phone lines.

     Joe Wayne Skaggs of Hodgenville received a call at 2 a.m.

  • Woman injured in head-on crash

    A Magnolia woman was injured about 3 p.m. July 18 in a two-car crash on U.S. 31-E.

    Toni Stillwell, 23, was driving a 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier on Lincoln Farm Road when a 2006 Ford Taurus, driven by Blake Stephens, 19, of Elizabethtown, turned in front of her.

    Stephens was attempting to turn in to the parking lot of Lincoln General Store when the cars collided head-on. Stephens told the investigating officer, Deputy Eric Williamson, he did not see Stillwell’s car.

    Stillwell was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital by LaRue County EMS.

  • Deadline approaches for Lincoln Days advertising

    Lincoln Days is two short months away.

    On Oct. 4-5, the community will again honor its most famous native son – Abraham Lincoln – with a parade, crafts and pioneer games.

    The Lincoln Days committee is already hard at work, planning events and updating the festival’s website.

  • One Knox seeks public support to stave off Fort Knox cuts

    The One Knox Policy Council of the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the CORE Committee, the Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs, area chambers of commerce and community leaders, is asking the public to electronically sign a letter discouraging the Army from making further cuts in personnel at Fort Knox. The letter can be found at www.oneknox.com/letter.