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Today's News

  • Lincoln statue returned for repair

    The Boy Lincoln Statue, damaged when it was struck by a car April 10, has returned to its California birthplace for repairs.
    The sculpture, which depicts Abraham Lincoln at age 7 standing with his dog Honey, was dedicated in May 2008 as part of the Lincoln Bicentennial Celebration. It was knocked from its base by a 2001 Ford Taurus that entered the Lincoln Square traffic island during early morning hours.

  • School impact on flood

    Record rain created flooding issues at McDowell Lakeview Cabins and Junior Bloyd’s storage units but one business owner thinks Abraham Lincoln Elementary School contributed to his issues.
    Owner of the cabins, Gary McDowell, explained his theory Monday night to the LaRue County School Board.

  • Morris withdraws claim against nursing home

    County Attorney Dale Morris’ withdrew a small claims complaint against the Board of Directors of Sunrise Manor Nursing Home after testimony May 5.
    Morris claimed the board refused to pay his legal fees after he represented the nursing home in a 2009 civil suit in LaRue Circuit Court. The suit was a payment dispute between the nursing home and a patient’s estate.
    Morris said his legal fee was $1,500 and had been approved for payment by Administrator Daphne Loyall prior to the board signing a management agreement with Signature Healthcare.

  • 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.