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Today's News

  • Pioneer spirit: Fun and generosity combined for unique event

    Rain did not wreck our Lincoln Days.

    A downpour cut short the festivities and events were moved around a bit. There were a few hitches – and no doubt, some disappointments – but overall, it was an excellent festival.

    Many participants embraced the “Lincoln Goes Hollywood” theme and you just had to smile when you saw Abe Lincoln walk by wearing a pair of glitter sunglasses.

  • Calling for the death of a rumor

    I know of newspapers that kept their communities informed about clean water and shelter during terrible storms and disasters.

    I know of newspapers that exposed crooks, lost a lot of advertising from the crooks’ buddies and still put out a paper every week.

    I know of a newspaper that had an ironic sense of humor that even offended a few readers and stood its ground with a “come on people, have a brain” retort.

    I know of publishers who took pay cuts during the recession rather than cut staff.

  • House burns
  • Court Briefs - October 9, 2013

    Pleaded guilty
    Jeffrey Dean Dailey (1980) pleaded guilty Sept. 16 in LaRue Circuit Court to first-degree possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine); and buy or possession of drug paraphernalia.

    The commonwealth attorney recommended three years, and 12 months, respectively, with all time to run concurrently and probated for three years. Charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs and alcohol, failure to wear seatbelt and persistent felony offender were dismissed.

  • State Theater

    “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” is coming to the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown for a three-day run in late November.

    The movie will have five showtimes over the three days, debuting at 7 p.m. Thanksgiving Day.
     

  • Woman ordered to have no contact with clerk

    Donna J. Rodehaver, 61, of Hodgenville, received a diverted 12-month sentence on a charge of fourth-degree assault on Oct. 2 in LaRue District Court.

    Rodehaver was ordered to have “no contact whatsoever” with Hodgenville City Clerk MaDonna Hornback.

    Rodehaver was accused of striking Hornback on her back on Aug. 28 at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home.

    The charge will be dismissed in 12 months if Rodehaver abides by the terms of diversion.

  • Blessing of the animals
  • Members share history of Wesley Meadows; Final of two-part story

    Two headstones discovered in the cemetery belong to Josh and Susan Bayne, ancestors of one of Wesley Meadows’ oldest members, Helen Bayne Clark, 100, who was unaware that any of her relatives were buried in the cemetery.

  • Fundrai$ers - October 9, 2013

    Tractor Show: Gary Rock fundraiser
    A tractor show to benefit Gary Rock, who was injured in a farm accident, will be 2-5 p.m. Nov. 2 at Sportsman’s Lake, Hodgenville. Donation of $10 to enter show by Oct. 25. To enter, contact Megan Dohn at 270-766-2703 or Carla Hoffie at 270-763-7762.

    Yard Sale: Santa’s Helpers
    Santa’s Helpers will hold a yard sale 8 a.m. Oct. 12 at the LaRue County Fairgrounds. Proceeds will be used to purchase new toys for children at Christmas.

  • Outreach program turns ‘Boys to Men’

    “Boys to Men” – an outreach program that seeks to place positive role models in the lives of young boys – will be introduced to the community Oct. 12.

    Rev. Aaron L. Moss, pastor and program director at Lane Lincoln CME Church, said the program “began as a vision from God.”

    “I met with the men at Lane Lincoln CME Church and they just embraced the idea.”