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Today's News

  • More than 200 attend Tour de LaRue

     About 225 recreational cyclists ranging from just a few years old to senior citizens participated in the ninth annual Tour de LaRue bike ride Sept. 22 at Hodgenville Elementary.

  • PHOTO: Giant elephant ear visits HES

     Second graders at Hodgenville Elementary School were in awe of a giant elephant ear leaf plant brought in by their teacher, Ashley Clifford. Clifford’s father, Jim Phelps of Hodgenville, grew the plant in his greenhouse. He had to cut the plant because it was taking over. The elephant ear also visited Susan Phelps’ class at Hodgenville United Methodist Church (Kingdom Kids) and Mrs. Ray’s class at HES. There was a new plant starting in the stem of this ear. 

  • Jobless rate down in August

     Unemployment rates fell in 98 Kentucky counties between August 2011 and August 2012, while 20 county rates increased and two stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. 

    LaRue County’s unemployment rate was 7.3 percent in August compared to 8.2 percent in July. It was 7.9 percent a year ago.

    Of a 6,843 civilian workforce, 6,346 people were employed.

    Oldham County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 6.5 percent.

  • Emily Gibson earns degree from Georgia Institute of Technology

     Emily Gibson of Hodgenville has earned a MS in History and Sociology of Technology and Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.

    Gibson was among about 850 undergraduate and graduate students who received degrees during Georgia Tech's 243rd commencement exercises.

    The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the nation's leading research universities.

  • New area code needed for Kentucky

     The Kentucky Public Service Commission has opened a proceeding that will lead to the creation of a new area code in all or a portion of the current area code 270, which covers western Kentucky.

  • Breast cancer awareness events sponsored by HMH

      October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Hardin Memorial Health has two events planned to educate the community on the early detection of breast cancer.

    • Transportation to the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure: Ride together on a Toby Tour bus to the Race for the Cure, Oct. 13, in Iroquois Park, Louisville.

    Race or walk with others dedicated to the promise to save lives and end breast cancer.

  • Mid-Kentucky Chorus to perform cantata

     Mid-Kentucky Chorus will perform 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at St. James Church, 307 W. Dixie Hwy., Elizabethtown.

    The concert is in conjunction with the Lincoln Days Celebration and the traveling Smithsonian Exhibit. The cantata, under the direction of Teresa Tedder, honors President Lincoln.

    The piece includes parts of his famous speeches and key moments in his life as President. Other music selections include pieces dear to Mr. Lincoln, including many of the songs written by Stephen Foster, hymns, ballads and familiar Civil War songs.

  • Body found in pond identified

     A body found Thursday morning in a pond off Lincoln Boulevard near the LaRue County Maintenance Garage has been identified.

    According to Kentucky State Police, family members have identified the body as James Everett Martin, 43, of Hodgenville.

    He was reported missing by a family member on Sept. 22, according to Trooper Norman Chaffins.

    The family said Martin was planning to go to a dance Saturday evening at the LaRue County Senior Center on the date of his disappearance.

  • Body found in lake

    A body was found in a small lake off Lincoln Boulevard near the LaRue County Maintenance Garage about 9 a.m. Thursday.

    Kentucky State Police are investigating.

    Coroner Todd Skaggs was called to the scene and helped bring the body out of the water.

    The name of the deceased has not been released pending notification of family.

  • Traffic backed up on I-65 due to crash

     Traffic on Interstate 65 near Sonora may be delayed due to traffic and a wreck.

    Construction has the right lane closed; a tractor trailer has crashed into several yards of cable barrier on approach to the queue of the lane closure.  With both situations simultaneously, traffic is backed to milepost 75 near Upton.  Work is going on through the night in this work zone. 

    It will likely be two-to-three hours for this queue to clear out, according to Chris Jessie, public information officer for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.