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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Clothing donation box benefits Special Olympics

    A clothing donation box for Special Olympics has been placed in the parking lot of Smith’s Hardware on Lincoln Farm Road, Hodgenville. Special Olympics provide an arena for athletes with intellectual disabilities.

  • COLUMN: Avoid fake check scams

    Fake check scams, in which consumers are lured into accepting genuine-looking phony checks or money orders and sending cash somewhere in return, come in many forms, but experts at Consumer Federation of America and the National Consumers League say that it’s easy to spot and avoid these scams – if you know what to look for. The most common fake check scams are the sweepstakes/lottery and promotions on how to work-at-home.

  • AT&T expands broadband in Hodgenville

    AT&T is expanding its mobile broadband network in Hodgenville and parts of LaRue County, extending access for advanced mobile services, devices and video content to customers in the area.
    Cathy Lewandowski, senior public relations manager for AT&T Strategic Communications, said the company is adding new cell sites, upgrading hundreds of others and deploying fiber optic cable to boost capacity across the state.
    “More and more people depend on our technology to stay connected,” she said.

  • CITY: Locked hydrant poses no threat to fire preventions

    At last month’s City Council meeting, Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse brought up the issue of volunteer firefighters hauling water – either for free or a donation to the fire department – to fill residential swimming pools.
    The Council agreed to crack down on the practice by requiring firefighters to keep a log book of any water deliveries and pay for the water. Cruse said the City will install a water meter at the fire department to monitor usage in the future.

  • Man charged with DUI after collision

    A Hodgenville man was charged with DUI June 28 after allegedly leaving the scene of an accident in Hardin County.
    Jacob Daniel Barnes, 26, was involved in a collision on Hawkins Drive in Elizabethtown, according to Officer Virgil Willoughby of Elizabethtown City Police. The Dodge van he was driving allegedly struck another vehicle, causing minor damage. Barnes continued driving into LaRue County where he was spotted by Constable Jeff Metcalf near the Leafdale community. Metcalf followed the vehicle to Buffalo where he was joined by Deputies Russell McCoy and Matt Darst.

  • Fiscal Court to take action against absentee property owner

    LaRue County Fiscal Court authorized County Attorney Dale Morris to take legal action to resolve an issue concerning property in Magnolia owned by an Illinois woman as the magistrates met at the courthouse in Hodgenville June 28.
    The house, located at 392 Old L&N Turnpike in Magnolia, burned almost two years ago. According to Jill Gray, solid waste coordinator, the owner, Karen Holm, has refused to clean the debris or fill in the exposed basement.

  • CLASS: Managing Your Meals

    The program “Managing Your Meals” will be 10-11 a.m. July 15 at the Lincoln Trail District Health Department. The initial class will go over how to follow a meal plan and gather necessary information to develop a meal plan for each individual.
    A follow-up class is 1:30-2:30 p.m. and reviews how each individual is doing with their meal plans and teach a new topic, including sticking to a meal plan, label reading, exercise and eating.

  • AFRICAN LION: Morris training with U.S. Marines in Morocco

    CAP DRAA, Morocco  – The sun barely peeked over the horizon when the stillness was shattered by the roar of artillery. A young marine crawled out of his tent into the southern Moroccan morning to begin another day.
    Marine Reserve Cpl. Stephen B. Morris, son of Angela Morris of Buffalo, is in Morocco supporting exercise African Lion 2011.
    “I am an M1A1 tank mechanic, I repair and maintain the tanks to ensure they are fully mission capable,” said Morris, a 2008 graduate of LaRue County High School.

  • Auditions for 'Annie' underway

    The Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center located in John Hardin High School will hold auditions for a production of Annie.
    All adult roles will audition 6-10 p.m. July 11; girls age 6 and up will audition 6-9 p.m. July 12. Audition will include dancing, singing and acting.
    Rehearsals begin July 19. Performances are Sept. 9-18.  
    Materials are available at the PAC office. For more information, call 769-8837 or email info@thepac.net.
     

  • Williams receives library science tuition scholarship

    Lisa Jo Williams, an employee of the LaRue County Public Library, has been named a recipient of a Library Science Tuition Scholarship.
    Williams received a $500 scholarship. She is attending Bluegrass Community and Technical College.
    The State Board for the Certification of Librarians created the Library Science Tuition Scholarship program to encourage continuing education among library administrators and staff. The board distributed $7,000 in scholarship money to 11 Kentucky public library employees for the fall semester.