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Today's News

  • 'Saving Lives' Farm Safety Symposium set for March 7

    Safety on the road is everyone’s job, especially when one of the vehicles involved is a farm implement. That’s the message of the 21st annual Farm Safety Symposium and Louis Crosier Lecture March 7 at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, 600 College Street Road, Elizabethtown.
    The event, themed “Share the Road: Saving Lives by Regarding Lights,” is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the RPC Auditorium.

  • Three Democrats running for judge/executive

    The judge/executive is the chief administrative officer of county government.
    He presides at fiscal court, manages the county’s finances, makes appointment to public boards and oversees several employees.
    He can administer oaths of office and conduct marriage ceremonies.
    The office was formerly called “county judge” and was changed to judge/executive in 1975.

  • Sawmill: Neighbors weigh in at BOA meeting

    About three dozen people attended last week’s meeting of the Land of Lincoln Board of Adjustments to voice their opinion on a pair of sawmills. The meeting, usually held in the small fiscal courtroom of the LaRue County Courthouse, was moved to the larger upstairs courtroom to accommodate the crowd.
    Several of them expressed their disappointment with the proceedings when the requests were tabled until the next quarterly meeting on June 2.

  • Sailor's medals arrive, 48 years later

    Two weeks before Christmas, Gordon Bright received a present that was 48 years in arriving – medals he had earned for service in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.
    “I got to thinking what medals I might be eligible to receive after I had talked to several guys that I served with,” said Bright, a 68-year-old LaRue County native who entered service in 1966.  
    “I served for three years, eight months, and seven days,” he recalled from his home off Highway 357 about five miles from Hodgenville.  

  • Weather: Icy roads and wildfires

    Local firefighters have been busy the last two weeks fighting field and brush fires.
    LaRue County Fire Chief Jason Sadler estimates that his crew of volunteers has been on nine runs – some of them back-to-back. Almost every area of the county has been affected, from Hibernia to Gleanings to Parkers Grove Road to Salem Church Road to Castleman Road.
    The spate of fires was preceded by a barn fire, believed to have been caused by an electrical short, said Sadler. Darrell Sprowls’ barn and several farm implements were a complete loss.

  • Free screening: Civil War, The Untold Story

    A free screening of Civil War: The Untold Story, episode 5 of a five-part series, will be shown 7 p.m. March 25 at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown. Panel discussion to follow movie, which is sponsored by Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park and Eastern National.

  • Weather affects 5th Region Tournament

    UPDATE: The Girls' 5th Region Tournament games for Tuesday night have been postponed because of weather for the second consecutive day.

    Elizabethtown was scheduled to play Adair County after the Nelson County-Caverna matchup. The games will be played Wednesday. Nelson County and Caverna play at 6 p.m. followed by Elizabethtown and Adair County at 8 p.m.

  • BIRTH: Welcome, Sydney Rose

     Jeff and Amy Skaggs of Hodgenville announce the birth of a daughter, Sydney Rose Skaggs.

    Sydney Rose was born at 1:32 p.m. Jan. 22, 2014, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds 1 ounce and was 19-inches long.

    Grandparents are Fred and Lois Clark of Raywick, and Junior and Sybil Skaggs of Mount Sherman.

    Sydney Rose was welcomed home by Morgan, 5, and Kelsey, 2.

  • Lenten luncheon rescheduled

    First Baptist Church is rescheduling the Lenten Luncheon originally scheduled for Tuesday.  It will now be on Wednesday at 12:05 p.m.  Check for further information on FBC Facebook.

  • Elementary Schools compete in Governor's Cup

    Abraham Lincoln Elementary School hosted the Elementary Governor’s Cup March 1.

    Four schools – ALES, Hodgenville Elementary, Boston and Foster Heights – are in the 53rd District.

    About 85 students competed.

    HES was the overall winner; ALES was runner-up.

    Students pictured will compete in the Regional competition at Glasscock Elementary School in Lebanon on March 22.