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Today's News

  • Former recycling center employee pleads guilty to theft

    A former employee of Renaissance Recycling Center in Hodgenville has pleaded guilty to theft from the center.
    James Thomas Snyder, 37, of Sonora, pleaded guilty to a count of theft by unlawful taking in LaRue District Court last month. A second count was merged with the first.
    Snyder admitted to taking a file cabinet from the LaRue County Detention Center and selling it at a recycling center in Hardin County in August. According to court documents, he kept the money from the sale instead of turning it over to the recycling center.

  • Five injured in crash

    Five people were injured in a two-vehicle crash about 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13, at the end of Lincoln Parkway at the intersection of Ky. 1618 and Campbellsville Road.

    An Equinox van driven by Amanda Tackore, 41, of Canmer, was stopped at the intersection and pulled into the path of a Dodge Ram pickup truck driven by Stephanie Ridings, 29, of Hodgenville. The pickup struck the van and both vehicles came to rest in the middle of the roadway.

    Emergency crews extricated the injured and assisted with traffic control.

  • Ruth nominated as midshipman

    Midshipman First Class Timothy J. Ruth, United State Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., has been nominated as 5th Battalion Midshipman for the fall semester.
    His nomination by his superior officer states: “Ruth has been a vital member of the 24th Company. He has been excelling as the company’s Midshipmen Action Group representative throughout the entire semester.”
    Ruth and 24th Company contributed more than 500 hours of community service last semester. They were involved in the Brigade-wide Harvest for the Hungry.”

  • Perkins Brothers plan Elvis tribute concert

    Elvis and Meatloaf.com with the Perkins Brothers will perform 7 p.m. Jan. 8 at the Pritchard Community Center, 404 S. Mulberry St., Elizabethtown.
    The Brothers, who hail from Ball Hollow, will present a tribute to Elvis in honor of his birthday.
    The box office opens at 5 p.m.; doors open at 6:30 p.m.
    For tickets, call 765-5672.  

  • Reception planned for Anita Cruse

    The LaRue County School Board will host a reception 6-7 p.m. Dec. 20 to honor retiring school board member Anita Cruse. Cruse served 1994-2010.
    The reception will be held before the regular board meeting at the Abraham Lincoln Elementary School library media center.
    All friends and community members are invited to attend.

  • COLUMN: Santa letters bring out the bad and the beautiful

    How are you sir? I’m fine. Since you’re a nice guy will you give the homeless houses to live in or money please? If I’ve been bad sorry cause I want toys and other stuf. How is Ms. Claus? Is she doing good? I hope so, if she isn’t than I’m sorry. How old is Rudolph? I bet hes old. If hes dead, than sorry. So what about his parents. Same thing I said last time. And say to the reindeer that I said “hi.” List of toys fish and make it were I can go to my dads and more toys. And well leave you some milk and cookies.
     

  • SCHOOLS CLOSED MONDAY AND TUESDAY

      As wintry weather enters the area, road crews have been busy clearing snow from roadways in LaRue County.

  • UPDATE: Unemployment insurance extension in jeopardy

    The following information is found at http://oet.ky.gov/des/ui/ui.htm.

     

  • LaRue County Farm Bureau awarded Gold Star

    LaRue County Farm Bureau received the 2010 Gold Star Award of Excellence for recent achievements in its Young Farmer Program during the recent Kentucky Farm Bureau annual meeting in Louisville. Caleb Ragland, representative for LaRue County Farm Bureau, accepted the award from Mark Haney, Kentucky Farm Bureau President.

     

  • Viers recounts life in Peace Corps

    Valerie Viers returned to her hometown of Hodgenville from a two-year Peace Corps stint in Jordan with the realization that though Arab culture and customs are quite different from those of Americans, people are basically the same everywhere.

    “The kids love to play the same games as our children, for example tag, and their version of duck-duck-goose,” said Viers, who served as an English teacher at a girls’ school there. “They watch American shows like Hannah Montana, Tom and Jerry and Sponge Bob Square Pants.