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Today's News

  • Dollar General cements future in Magnolia

    Magnolia soon will be home to a Dollar General Store.

    Construction on the 9,026-square-feet building started two weeks ago, according to Emily Weiss, media relations manager for the company.

    The store is at 8727 New Jackson Highway near Magnolia Stop N Shop and will employ six to 10 people.

    S.C. Development of Jackson, Tenn. is the general contractor.

  • Main Street’s Festival of Trees begins Nov. 11

    Set-up for the fifth annual Festival of Trees is 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 11 in the Lincoln Museum Community Room. Participating organizations may decorate a holiday tree, wreath, garland or banner or similar item and enter it on display for silent auction. The silent auction ends 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20. Proceeds from the sale go to the sponsoring not-for-profit group. Individuals and businesses may also participate if proceeds from the sale are given directly to a specified charity. For more information or to register an entry, contact Celia McDonald, Hodgenville Main Street, 358-5913.

  • McConnell and Guthrie visit LaRue

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    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell predicts Nov. 2 to be a "big day" for Republicans across the country.

  • Woman charged with attempting to influence a witness

    A Hodgenville woman, already facing drug charges, has been accused of attempting to influence a witness in the case.

    Cheryl Oveson, 59, of White City Road, was charged in July with first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, two counts of first-degree trafficking in controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    She is accused of causing a minor (under 16) to engage in illegal controlled substances activity in 2009.

  • Nine families evacuated during field fire

    Nine families were evacuated Thursday afternoon after a field fire broke out between KY 84 and Siberia Road. Volunteers from eight fire departments, including LaRue County, Buffalo, Sonora, Upton, Central Hardin, Elizabethtown, Glendale and Stephensburg, spent several hours battling the blaze.

  • County receives grant funding for roads

    State Rep. Dottie Sims presented members of fiscal court with documentation approving almost a half-million dollars in grant funding for three county road projects as the court met Oct. 12 at the courthouse in Hodgenville.

    Tommy Turner, county judge-executive, said the first grant of $100,000 will pay for the replacement of a bridge on Goodin-Williams Road and culvert on Veirs Road. The second project, $154,000, will allow roads that currently are chip-sealed to be paved with asphalt. The third, $250,000, will provide countywide strip patching.

  • Tuesday storm nicks LaRue County

    LaRue County escaped the worst of Tuesday's storms.

    The National Weather Service reported 100-miles-per-hour winds in southern LaRue and northern Hart Counties, however, the storm didn't reach the ground. Little damage was reported, according to Chris Jackson of LaRue County 911.

    "We would have had serious problems if it had hit the ground," Jackson said.

    A power line on Oak Hill Road was downed, Jackson said.

     

  • Absentee ballots eliminate excuses for missing the Nov. 2 election

    Although the Nov. 2 election is still several days away, many voters across Kentucky have already cast their ballots. State law provides opportunities for voters to cast absentee ballots through Nov. 1.

    In LaRue County, the process is simple: Go to County Clerk Linda Carter’s office and tell the worker you would like to cast an absentee ballot. They’ll ask a few questions and assist you with paperwork. You sit at a table, mark the ballot and feed it into a voting machine to be scanned.

    That’s it.

  • Prepare to be scared

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  • Man charged in tire store break-in

     A break-in at a Hodgenville tire store was foiled Monday night when a passing motorist noticed “someone walking around inside” the business after closing.