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Today's News

  • Lincoln National Bank employees speak to students

     Lincoln National Bank employees spoke to about 200 students from Abraham Lincoln and Hodgenville Elementary Schools on April 24.

    Employees discussed the importance of saving as part of the ABA Education Foundation's Teach Children to Save program.

    The Teach Children to Save program uses lessons that bring together real life and classroom learning, incorporating hands-on scenarios and children's experiences to help them understand the basic principles of using money wisely. Lessons explore saving, budgeting, prioritizing and more.

  • COLUMN: Protect your online accounts

     In this time of electronic networking and online banking, your community bank should be committed to maintaining the privacy and security of your account information, whether accessed online, in person or via any other method. There are a few simple steps that can be taken to reduce your risk from cyber-criminals that are hard at work each day trying to steal your identity or account information.

  • Hannah Conner selected for Governor's Scholars Program

     Hannah Conner, a student at Warren East High School, has been selected for the prestigious Governor’s Scholars Program.

    She is among 13 juniors from the four high schools in the Warren County school system to participate in the five-week summer residential program on a college campus in Kentucky. Students are selected based on academics, extracurricular activities and community involvement.

  • Woman escapes serious injury in Knob Schoolhouse crash

     A Sonora woman escaped serious injury in a single-vehicle crash last week, but may be facing charges.

    Tina Thompson, 39, formerly of Buffalo, was driving a 1996 Ford Thunderbird on Knob Schoolhouse Road just after 2 p.m. Wednesday when she lost control of the vehicle, according to Chief Deputy Russell McCoy.

    “She came around a curve and the car spun around and struck a large tree, smashing the trunk area,” said McCoy.

    Thompson complained of leg pain but refused medical transport, McCoy said.

  • COLD CASE: 20 years later, sister seeks brother's killer

     George Lollis was known as a man who loved nothing more than spending time with nature. Described as a loner, he was interested in planting gardens and living an eco-friendly life on his farm in New Hope.

    “(George) was a person who didn’t fit a description,” George’s sister, Eleanor Lollis-Rose, said. “He was more comfortable being out of the mainstream.”

  • Future Hawks Basketball Camp planned for end of May

     The LaRue County High School basketball coaching staff will conduct its annual summer basketball camp May 29-June 1. Boys in grades 1-8 as of August 2012 may attend the camp which will include instruction from Head Coach Paul Childress and his coaching staff.

  • BIRTH: Hacks welcome Kinzleigh Brooke

     Jamie and Heather Hack of Hodgenville announce the birth of a daughter, Kinzleigh Brooke Hack.

    Kinzleigh Brooke was born 11:57 a.m. Oct. 29, 2011, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds 11 ounces and was 19 1/2-inches long.

    She is welcomed home by a sister, Kaitlin, 11, and brothers Caleb, 7, and Caden, 3.

    Grandparents are William and Shelia Beams and Jim and Vicki Hack, all of Hodgenville.

    Great-grandparents are Minnie Walsh and the late Dale Walsh; and the late Finis and Pauline Hack.

  • Urgent Compliance Notice may not be urgent - or apply

     The Department of Transportation requires certain training for drivers and supervisors. 

    Last month, Winnie Read of Magnolia received an official-looking letter from Supervisor Compliance Training Department, Wilmington, Delaware, that suggested Read Farms could be non-compliant with the DOT. She has since received a second letter.

    Read noted that no one at her residence would be affected by the training (or lack of training) but wanted to alert others who may receive a similar letter.

    The letter reads in part:

  • Proclamation: National Day of Prayer

     Senator James Harlan of Iowa, whose daughter later married President Lincoln's son Robert, introduced this Resolution in the Senate on March 2, 1863. The Resolution asked President Lincoln to proclaim a national day of prayer and fasting. The Resolution was adopted on March 3, and signed by Lincoln on March 30, one month before the fast day was observed.

    By the President of the United States of America.

    A Proclamation.

  • Two local programs to be held on National Day of Prayer

     In one way, LaRue County could be called the birthplace of the National Day of Prayer.

    President Abraham Lincoln, born outside Hodgenville on Feb. 12, 1809, made a proclamation in 1863 for a day of “humiliation, fasting, and prayer.”

    In 1952, a joint resolution by Congress, signed by President Truman, declared an annual national day of prayer. In 1988, the law was amended and signed by President Reagan, permanently setting the day as the first Thursday of every May, according to the website http://nationaldayofprayer.org.