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Today's News

  • Slick roadway may have contributed to wrecks

     A rain-slicked road likely contributed to a pair of motor vehicle crashes that occurred within minutes of each other on Wednesday, Nov. 7.

    Just after noon, LaRue County’s 911 Center received a call about a single vehicle wreck that occurred in front of the Boyhood Home at Knob Creek in the 7000 block of Bardstown Road.

  • Teen elected to New Haven board

     Nine votes made the difference between who would serve as the new face on New Haven City Commission Tuesday, Nov. 6.

    Christopher Cecil, 19, is the newest addition to the commission. Incumbents Donald Cecil, Frederick DeWitt and Jeff Rogers stayed in place.

    Candidate Michael Morris wasn’t elected to the commission.

    Christopher said he was happy to see that he was elected and wants to thank the citizens of New Haven for allowing him to be their new commissioner.

  • COLUMN: It's time to put aside our differences and show civility

     In 1865, Abraham Lincoln said, “With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds.”

    In 1906, Evelyn Beatrice Hall wrote in a biography of Voltaire, “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”

  • Cottrell, Stillwell named Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth

     Ashley Cottrell and Austin Stillwell were chosen to represent the Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth for LaRue County.

    They competed against contestants from other counties at the District 3 Kentucky Farm Bureau Meeting on Nov. 1.

    This contest is open to any 15 to 19 year olds whose parent or guardian is a member of Kentucky Farm Bureau. The two areas of competition were a personal interview and a two-minute speech related to agriculture or Farm Bureau.

  • Locals perform in 'The Magic Flute'

     Campbellsville University's Opera Workshop will present “The Magic Flute” Nov. 17-19 in The Gheens Recital Hall at 210 University Drive, Campbellsville, Ky.

    Blake Whitlock, a senior from Hodgenville, will play Sarastro, the High Priest; Raena Hubbel, also of Hodgenville, will play a lady and spirit.

    Performances are at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 and Monday, Nov. 19 with a Sunday, Nov. 18 matinee at 3 p.m.

    Everyone is invited to the free performances. Seating is first come-first serve.

  • Boil water advisory lifted

     A boil water advisory issued by Hodgenville Water Works was lifted Friday morning.

    The boil water advisory for customers on Polley Avenue, Vaughn Avenue, Kirkpatrick Avenue, Underwood Avenue and Williams Court, was issued about 3 p.m. Nov. 7.

    The advisory was issued due to a waterline break in that area.

    For more information, contact Hodgenville City Hall at 358-3832 or the Hodgenville Water Plant at 358-8717.

  • Circuit judges attend college

     Chief Circuit Court Judge Charles C. Simms III and Circuit Court Judge John David “Jack” Seay, who serve Hart, LaRue and Nelson Counties), participated in the 2012 Kentucky Circuit Judges College Oct. 29-31 in Lexington. The Administrative Office of the Courts provided the judicial education program for the state’s Circuit Court judges. The event included 19.25 hours of continuing education credit for the judges.

  • Time running out for tax amnesty

     The final weeks of Kentucky’s tax amnesty are winding down. Delinquent taxpayers have until Nov. 30 to apply for amnesty or else face tougher penalties and fees, plus a higher interest rate.

    The amnesty program began Oct. 1, allowing most persons or businesses owing back taxes to the Commonwealth of Kentucky to pay up without penalties or fees and with the interest owed cut in half. 

  • KENTUCKY AFIELD: A courteous hunter is welcomed back

     Thousands of Kentucky hunters hit the woods Nov. 10, the opening day of modern gun deer season.    

    After storing your hunting clothes in a bag with leaves and fresh earth to remove your smell, getting up in the pre-dawn to be in the woods before first light and selecting a good setup spot, you take a nice, fat doe.    

  • Symone Whalin receives national recognition by Beta Club

     Symone Whalin, an eighth-grader at LaRue County Middle School, is a recipient of the John W. Harris Leadership Award. 

    Whalin, the daughter of James and Retina Whalin of Sonora, is one of only 25 students in the nation to receive the award. She will be honored at the Kentucky State Beta Convention in February. 

    The National Beta Club has been encouraging and developing leadership skills in America’s youth since 1934.