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Today's News

  • Relay for Life brings in $40,000

    Thanks to the dedication and support of the committees, sponsors, teams and community, donations total about $40,000. Some Relay teams have events planned over the summer and donations are still coming in. Any donation received before Aug. 31 will go toward this year’s team totals. The top five fundraising teams are Buffalo Baptist Church, $8,706; Abe’s Railsplitters, $7,229.49; Hawks For Hope, $6,364.19; Janet’s Angels, $4,103.48; and Nationwide Circle of Friends, $1,926.35. For more photos, see 4A.

  • City moves Red Hill Cemetery funds

    The City of Hodgenville has filed civil action in LaRue Circuit Court asking for permission to terminate the Red Hill Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund.

    Prior to 2008, a local government that owned a cemetery was required to create and maintain a perpetual care trust fund for the cemetery’s upkeep. The law was amended by the Kentucky General Assembly to permit the dissolution of a perpetual care fund on condition that the funds were to be utilized solely for the general care, maintenance and embellishment of the cemetery.

  • Man pleads guilty to manslaughter

    The driver of a truck involved in a fatal collision in November pleaded guilty in LaRue Circuit Court May 13 to second-degree manslaughter.

    Brian Christopher Smith, 27, of River Road, was charged with reckless homicide, driving on a revoked or suspended license and failure of non-owner to provide insurance.

  • Five plead guilty to criminal syndicate activity

    Five people allegedly involved in a criminal syndicate to distribute drugs were sentenced earlier this month in Green County Circuit Court.

    Last September, 13 people were charged with engaging in organized crime in distribution of methamphetamine in the Green, Hart and LaRue County area.

  • Boy Lincoln sent to California for repairs

    The Boy Lincoln Statue, damaged when it was struck by a car April 10, has returned to his California birthplace for repairs.

  • Cub Scouts attend pow wow

    Neither the cool temperatures nor the misty rain kept Hodgenville’s Cub Scout Pack 151 away from lending a hand to do community service at the Hardin County Fairgrounds on May 14.

    The Central Kentucky Native American Association hosted its annual “Honoring the Elders” Inter-tribal Gathering.

  • ACRE meeting to be held in Hardin County

    With farmers facing a June 1 deadline to enroll in the Average Crop Revenue Election program, Cory Walters and Greg Halich, agricultural economists in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, will host meetings across the state to explain ACRE and help producers determine whether it fits their operations.

    The next meeting is 8:30 a.m. May 19 at Hardin County Cooperative Extension Office.

  • Paul Davis Emergency Services opens new offices

    Paul Davis Emergency Services has opened to serve customers in Clarksville and Hopkinsville and communities in Christian and Montgomery counties. Becky Jansen is the general manager and brings industry knowledge and management skills to the company. Also, Gary Brown will serve as lead supervisor for the Paul Davis crews. Brown has many years of experience in the construction industry.

  • Local students graduate from Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University graduated her largest class ever with more than 500 students receiving diplomas over the weekend, May 13 and 14, for the academic year.

    Graduates include:

    • Thomas Jude Nally of New Haven received a bachelor of science in business administration with an emphasis in accounting. He is a graduate of Bethlethem High School in Bardstown.

  • Becky Hellman graduates from Georgetown College

    One of the best-known students on the Georgetown College campus - Becky Hellman - graduated May 14 Magna Cum Laude with a recently-added accolade on her resume: 2011 Outstanding Student Leader.

    Hellman, a psychology major/sociology minor from Hodgenville, may be best known as Homecoming Queen 2010, Panhellenic President and Sorority Woman of the Year 2011.

    The Dean's List student found time to be a resident advisor and resident director as well as serve Phi Mu Sisterhood Chair.