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Today's News

  • Woman drowns in Rolling Fork

    A Lyons Station woman died late Saturday when she was swept away in a flash flood.

    Valerie Jean Holt, 28, and some other people were at a cabin in the Ginseng area of LaRue County off Wayne Ennis Road, said Emergency Management Director Dennis Wells.

    Several inches of rain fell and created a flash flood in the low-lying area.

    The group attempted to leave on four-wheelers, said Wells.

  • Youth Pony Club being formed in Campbellsville

    Meadowbrook Equestrian Center is looking for interested children and adults to start a chapter of the U. S. Pony Club.

    Curriculum planned to be offered: Youth Pony Club for children ages 8-25, Western Track for Western Riders, and the Masters Program for adults ages 25 and over.

    An all-weather outdoor arena, cross country course and hunter jump course with clinicians for all disciplines will be available.

    Interested candidates will meet at 2 p.m. Oct. 5 at Meadowbrook, 2775 Elkhorn Road, Campbellsville.

  • Youth ranch offers hope, healing

    There have been many theories throughout the course of history that have suggested animals can heal human hurts.

    Animal therapy has become a well-used practice in working with troubled adults and children alike, using cats and dogs as intervention “therapists.”

    However, Jeff Grams and Harold Beismer of Second Chance Youth Ranch outside Magnolia, utilize much larger animals – horses.

  • ‘Privates by Choice’ to perform at Park

    Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park will host the band “Privates by Choice” Saturday, Sept. 7, as they perform original music scores from the Civil War era.

    The free concert will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the visitor’s center patio.

    To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the war, the group will perform a unique selection of newly composed acoustic and folk songs.

    Instruments featured will be guitar, mandolin, violin, hammered dulcimer, cello, mountain dulcimer, bass and some light percussion in various combinations.

  • Reunions - September 4, 2013

    Lyons School
    The Lyons School reunion begins with a potluck at 1 p.m. Sept. 8 at New Haven Optimist Ball Park, 529 Maxie Court, New Haven. Bring friends and family and a covered dish. Meat, plates, cups and silverware will be furnished. For more information, call 502-549-3052 or 502-827-4724.

  • Fundraisers - September 4, 2013

    Indoor yard sale at Ovesen Heights
    Ovesen Heights Baptist Church will have an indoor yard sale 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 6-7. Funds go to the ministry center debt retirement.

    Yard sale at Senior Citizens Center

    The LaRue County Senior Citizens Center, 112 N. Walters Ave, Hodgenville, will have a fundraiser yard sale 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 6.

    FBC: Car show and car wash

  • Chamber: Thankful for volunteers at Pride of the Counties

    The State Fair is over and wow, what a fun time. This annual event gives us the perfect opportunity to showcase to fellow Kentuckians and other visitors the importance of Hodgenville and LaRue County. Where else can you visit two national parks (Lincoln’s Birthplace and Boyhood Home), and Kentucky’s Official Lincoln Museum? Only here!  

  • Board of Adjustments greenlights two bed and breakfast inns

    Two LaRue County couples received approval last week to open their houses as bed and breakfast inns.

    The LaRue County Board of Adjustments, headed by chair Paul Lassanske, voted to issue conditional use permits to Michael and Kaye Smith, and James and Kay Curle.

    The Smiths are planning a “farm stay” at their home on Tanner Road.

    Located in an out-of-the way area, it will give guests a hands-on experience of rural life.

  • City installing basketball court at Creek Front

    For the last two years during budget talks, Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse has mentioned adding a basketball court at Creekfront Park.

    Last week, construction began on a 50x70-foot court in front of the small log cabin in the lower area of the park. Hodgenville City Clerk MaDonna Hornback said two goals and benches would be added.

  • I-65 crash creates traffic snarl on 31-E

    A crash on Interstate 65 on Aug. 26 sent an unprecedented number of vehicles onto Lincoln Parkway and U.S. 31-E.

    LaRue County Chief Deputy Russell McCoy estimated more than 500 semi trucks ended up on 31-E about the time local schools let out, creating a snarl that backed up traffic for miles.