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Today's News

  • Abraham Lincoln played significant role in agriculture

    Native son Abraham Lincoln’s 202nd birthday is celebrated this week. Born on a farm here in LaRue County, Lincoln had a significant impact on LaRue County and American Agriculture.
    Raised on farms in Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois, young Lincoln obviously did the farm chores of feeding livestock, planting seeds and weeding that all pioneer farm boys did. Even his famous rail splitting abilities were related to clearing the land for farming.

  • Robert Gatton signs with Campbellsville University

    More than 50 student-athletes from across the nation put on a Campbellsville University hat Wednesday and signed to play football for the Tigers in 2011.
    Campbellsville head football coach Perry Thomas and his staff kicked off the recruiting season by securing more than a dozen transfers and gray shirt athletes to help round out a National Signing Day total of 56 letters of intent for the Tigers.
    LaRue County High School senior Robert Gatton, who played quarterback for the Hawks last season, was one of those selections.

  • STUDENT FEATURE: Gladiators were deadly serious about their game

    Ah, gladiators – some of the world’s most feared men and women. Many people from different worlds died in this “game.”
    The gladiators had to survive grueling training in harsh conditions.
    All of this started in Rome to honor the dead, but it was not to remain that way.
    Early gladiators were competitors taught how to handle a knife for a game that began as an honorable deed.
    Many of the later gladiators did not have a choice.
    In the beginning

  • Little Blue Dells have changed the rites of learning

    STUDENT FEATURE BY ERIKA BOWLES

  • GEORGETOWN: Hellman named to Dean's List

    Rebekah A. Hellman, daughter of Roie and Karen Hellman of Hodgenville, was named to the Dean’s List for the 2010 fall semester at Georgetown College.
    The Dean’s List honors undergraduate students who completed the semester with at least 12 hours and a 3.7 GPA.
     

  • Ten indicted by LaRue grand jury

    Ten people were indicted Jan. 13 by a LaRue County grand jury. Charges ranged from drug trafficking to burglary to manslaughter.
    Brian Christopher Smith, 27, of River Road, was charged with second-degree manslaughter, operating motor vehicle while license suspended and failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance.
    Smith was the driver of a pickup truck that crashed head-on into a fertilizer truck Nov. 22, according to the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department. One of his passengers, Kevin D. House, died of injuries sustained in the crash.

  • Mobile home destroyed by fire

    Hodgenville and LaRue County firefighters battled a mobile home fire on Fairview Drive in Marcum’s Trailer Park early Feb. 3.
    The rental home, owned by Micky Stillwell, was a total loss, according to Fire Chief Jason Sadler. The flames appear to have started around a furnace and electrical panel, he said.
    A man who was staying at the trailer told firefighters that he was awakened by a smoke detector about 3:30 a.m.
    Another family in a neighboring mobile home was evacuated.
    No injuries were reported.

  • Drake performs with Campbellsville singers

    The Campbellsville Singers will present a concert during Campbellsville University’s weekly chapel service 10 a.m. Feb. 16 in Ransdell Chapel, located at 401 N. Hoskins, Ave., Campbellsville.
    The event is free and open to the public.
    The Campbellsville Singers, directed by Matthew Hodge, instructor in music and fine arts recruiter, will present a series of Christian-oriented songs in the styles of jazz, southern gospel, blues, praise and worship and adult contemporary.
    Hodge serves as director, composer and pianist for the group.

  • Taxpayers have three extra days to file

    Procrastinators get three extra days to file their taxes this year.
    The April 15 deadline has been moved to April 18.
    And you can thank our most famous native son, Abraham Lincoln, for this unexpected blessing.
    A little-known holiday called Emancipation Day falls on Saturday, April 16, so it will be observed April 15, according to a release from the Internal Revenue Service.

  • Campbellsville woman celebrates 111th birthday

    She sits in her chair, surrounded by photographs of those who love her.
    Her family has grown quite large over the past century and now stands at dozens of grandchildren, great- and great-great-grandchildren.
    “My family keeps growing,” she says with a laugh.
    Her hands, a bit more frail than last year, are no longer able to make as many crocheted bookmarks as she used to. She’s confined to the room, only moving from her chair to her bed each day.