Today's News

  • Council supports restaurant tax

     How they voted

    Bonni Clark – YES

    James Phelps Jr. – YES

    Woodie Handley – YES

    Eudell Stearman – YES

    Glenda Wathen – NO

    Kenny DeVore – NO

     Persistence has paid off for members of the LaRue County Park and Recreation Board. 

  • Man injured in downtown crash

     A Hodgenville man was injured Friday morning when the truck he was driving was rear-ended.

    Patrick R. Burd, 62, was driving a 1997 Toyota pickup on Lincoln Boulevard about 9 a.m. and had stopped to turn into his driveway.

    The Toyota was struck by a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 4X4 driven by Timothy Lee, 41, also of Hodgenville.

    Police Chief Steve Johnson said Burd refused medical transport but later was taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital by private vehicle. He was treated and released.

    No charges were filed.

  • PHOTO: Bird bags turkey

     Patrick Bird of Hodgenville shot his first turkey. The double-bearded turkey weighed 18.8 pounds with beards measuring 10.5 inches and 5.5 inches and spurs measuring .75 inch.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Savannah Hines and Brandon Clemons

     Savannah Hines and Brandon Clemons announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride to be is the daughter of Ricky and Jamie Hines of Magnolia. She is a student at Lindsey Wilson College and employed by First Friends Childcare.

    The prospective groom is the son of Scott and Kim Clemons of Buffalo and employed at Tower Automotive.

    The wedding is 5:30 p.m. May 26, 2012, at Bluegrass Entertainment and Expo Complex with DeWayne Gibson and Norm Brock officiating. A reception will follow at that location.

  • Middle School Academic Teams have outstanding year

     The LaRue County Middle School Academic Team had an exceptional year during the 2011-2012 school year. 

    The Knowledge Masters Team placed second in competition sponsored by the Hardin County School Board and HCEC-TV in November.

    Sixth Graders placed first overall and in Quick Recall in the Sixth Grade Showcase in December. 

    LaRue placed first overall as a school and first in Quick Recall in the District Governors Cup Competition in January.

  • Adoption Support meetings planned

    Adoption Support for Kentucky will meet at 916 N. Mulberry Street in Elizabethtown 7-9 p.m. May 18. The training will be on Reactive Attachment Disorder PT. 1 Participants do not have to be adoptive parents to participate.  Sessions are open to everyone. Childcare and refreshments provided.  

    ASK will meet 7-9 p.m. May 19 at 916 N. Mulberry St. in Elizabethtown. Training will be Reactive Attachment Disorder PT. 2. You do not have to attend both sessions. Adoption Support Groups are open to everyone. Childcare and refreshments provided.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Erin Leigh Heady and Ryan Keith Bratcher

    Jeff and Cindy Heady of Magnolia announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Erin Leigh Heady to Ryan Keith Bratcher, son of Keith and Patty Bratcher of Leitchfield.

    The bride to be is a 2008 graduate of LaRue County High School and a 2012 graduate of Western Kentucky University with a degree in elementary education.

    The prospective groom is a 2003 graduate of Grayson County High School and owner of Bratcher Construction in Leitchfield.

  • Kentucky Railway Museum offers 'A Day Out with Thomas'

    Thomas the Tank Engine will visit The Kentucky Railway Museum in New Haven June 2-3 and June 9-10.

    The event allows children and their families a chance to take a 25-minute ride with a 15-ton replica of Thomas, star of the Thomas and Friends series. It opens at 9 a.m. and closes at 6 p.m.

    There will be a hands-on arts and crafts station, train tables and coloring sheets, storytelling, video viewing and magic show.

    Tickets are $18 plus tax for ages 2 and up and available by calling 866-468-7630 or visiting www.kyrail.org.

  • Several honored by Chamber of Commerce

    A former mayor and school superintendent was honored posthumously Thursday at the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce annual meeting held at First Baptist Church in Hodgenville.

    Outgoing president Stefanie Rock presented the President’s Award to the family of Roger L. Truitt, in honor of his many contributions to Hodgenville and LaRue County. Truitt died in April while vacationing with his family.

    Truitt’s wife Ann, while accepting the award, said Hodgenville was important to her late husband.

  • PHOTO: Sunrise Idol finalists

    Finalists in Sunrise Manor's American Idol contest are front, Ladorothy Hutchinson; back, McKenna Akers, Michaela Rock and Emily Turner. The talent show finale is 7 p.m. May 17.