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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Car strikes wall in front of City Hall

    A 1988 Mercury Mystique driven by Jimenel Carmona of Sonora and a 1992 Volvo driven by Delbert J. French of Hodgenville collided Monday in front of Hodgenville Civic Center. According to Hodgenville City Police, Carmona failed to stop at a stop sign and struck French’s vehicle. The Volvo struck the steps in front of the Civic Center. Neither driver was injured.

  • School board approves new calendar

    The LaRue County School Board approved last week the calendar for the 2012-13 school year.
    An amendment was made to designated Dec. 19 and 20, 2012 as potential make up days if school is missed before Christmas. Overall the calendar mimics previous years, according to the Curriculum Coordinating Committee.
    Opening day for students will be Aug. 6; Fall break is scheduled for Oct. 1-5; Winter break is scheduled for Dec. 19- Jan. 1; Spring break is scheduled for April 1-5; and the last day for students is scheduled for May 21.
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  • Sunrise residents enjoy Thanksgiving parade

    Sunrise Manor Nursing Home residents moved to the new facility Sept. 28.
    Wednesday, they celebrated their first major holiday since the move with a Thanksgiving parade.
    In Sunrise tradition, residents, adult daycare clients, staff, volunteers and family members joined in the fun with small floats, costumes and seasonal decorations. The parade’s grand marshal Claudine McCugh smiled and waved at other residents as the procession made its way around the first floor. The group took the festivities to the second floor by elevator.

  • PHOTO: Three generations visit Santa at Renfro Valley

    Three generations of the LaFollette family posed for a photo with Santa Claus Saturday during Christmas in the Valley at Renfro Valley. Seated, Angela Smith; back, Candy Vincent and Cathy LaFollette.

  • COLUMN: Where does all our money go?

    At the end of the month we often find ourselves asking: Where did all of my money go?
    A 2009 survey by the United States Department of Labor answered that question. The average consumer unit or household in the United States is made up of 2.5 people earning a total of $63,091 before taxes. The household’s annual expenditures are $49,638. But just where does all of that money go?

  • WRESTLING: Drew Newberry returns for senior year

    Ready or not, another high school wrestling season is upon us.

    The season officially began Saturday, but most teams don’t usually get started until the week after Thanksgiving break.

    Things kick into high gear this week as teams and individuals chase the ultimate prize: a state championship. It’s non-stop action from here until February, when the state tournament is held.

    Here’s a brief look at some of the changes and story lines shaping up for this season.

  • Flood warning issued for Rolling Fork River

    A flood warning for the Rolling Fork River near Boston will continue through Friday afternoon.

    The warning comes after three days of rainfall throughout the county.

    “In Nelson County, a good number would be a little over 3 inches of rain over the last three days,” said Mike Callahan, a hydrologist with the National Weather Service in Louisville.

    Callahan predicted possible flurries or sprinkles overnight Tuesday, but said the precipitation would likely come to an end after that.

  • Grand jury indictments - November 2011

    Nine people were indicted Nov. 21 by a LaRue County grand jury.
    Joseph L. Sheldon (1991) of Hodgenville and Kevin Lee Lewis (1990) of Hodgenville were each charged with second-degree burglary and complicity and theft by unlawful taking and complicity.
    They are accused of acting alone or in concert with each other and a juvenile and entering a residence on Oct. 22. They allegedly took an iPod and John Deere collectible mailbox full of change.
    Bail was set at $9,500 each and no contact with each other or the alleged victim.

  • Elvis and Meatloaf in concert Thursday

    The Perkins Brothers AKA Elvis and Meatloaf will be in concert beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 at the Pritchard Community Center, 404 S. Mulberry St., Elizabethtown.
    Tickets are $10 in advance; $20 at the door. Senior and children discounts available.
    For advance tickets, call 765-5672.
    Silent auction and door prizes available.

  • American chestnut trees planted at Birthplace

    The Lincoln Memorial Building provided a backdrop for a historic tree-planting at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park.
    Officials from the Kentucky Division of Forestry, American Chestnut Society and the National Park Service gathered Tuesday to plant a pair of American chestnut trees.
    The American chestnut tree was once as prolific as the common weed at the Birthplace – and across the eastern United States. It was the “keystone species” in 188 million acres of eastern forests, according to the ACS.