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Today's News

  • Greensburg man injured in Buffalo crash

    A Greensburg man was injured Oct. 5 when the vehicle he was driving rear-ended another car.

    Deputy Brian Smith said the crash was a chain reaction when a car that was not involved in the accident, slowed to make a turn.

    James Shuffett, 26, was driving a 1990 Honda Accord in the 900 block of Greensburg Road, Buffalo, about 11 a.m. when he failed to stop in time to avoid a collision with John Biggs, 40, of Columbia.

    Biggs, who was driving a 1997 Nissan Pathfinder, had stopped to avoid hitting another car that was turning.

  • Elizabethtown man injured in crash

    An Elizabethtown man was injured Oct. 4 in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Lincoln Parkway and West Main Street.

    Phyllis Hazle, 77, of Hodgenville, was driving a 1987 Chrysler Fifth Avenue south on Lincoln Parkway, attempting to make a left turn onto West Main about 3 p.m., according to Deputy Brian Smith. Hazle failed to see an oncoming vehicle and pulled into the path of a 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis driven by Zora Brown, 70, of Elizabethtown.

    Brown’s vehicle “T-boned” Hazle’s vehicle, causing considerable damage to both cars.

  • BIRTH: Family welcomes Jaymison Alazander Mariece Ulis

    Ashley Clairmont of Hodgenville and Syd Ulis of Louisville wish to announce the birth of a son, Jaymison Alazander Mariece Ulis.

    Jaymison was born on Sept. 22, 2011, at Norton’s Hospital. He weighed 2 pounds 4 ounces and was 14 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Lisa and Harold Sheroon of Hodgenville.

    Paternal grandparents are Monte and Charlotte Ulis of Virginia.

    Joseph Warren of Hodgenville is a great-grandfather.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Nicole Vinson and Kevin O'Bryant

    Nicole Vinson and Kevin O’Bryant, both of Charleston, W.V., wish to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride to be is the daughter of Stephanie Vinson and Charles Vinson of Charleston. She is an interior designer.

    The prospective groom is the son of Nada Routt O’Bryant and the late Michael O’Bryant of Hodgenville. He is a CPA and part owner of Electronic Health Records Solutions.

    The wedding is Oct. 22, 2011, in Charleston. Invitations have been mailed.

  • Veterans Day Parade and program planned

    The third annual Veteran’s Day parade and ceremony will be Nov. 6.

    The parade begins at 2 p.m. Parade entries must sign in 1-1:30 p.m. at Hodgenville United Methodist church; line up on Creekfront Road by 1:45 p.m. Entry forms are available at the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce, City Hall or The LaRue County Herald News.

  • COLUMN: Know your credit score

    Many people are aware that their credit score is important, but do not really understand what it is or how to build a strong credit score. Your credit score is an indicator of the likelihood that you will be able to repay a loan according to the original loan terms, meaning that you pay your loan on time.

  • COLUMN: St. Francis' legacy becomes part of animal blessing

    Maybe it is just me – but there seem to be more events featuring the blessing of animals. These are occurring in various churches, too. One regional newspaper covered an event in two articles, before and after.

  • BIRTH: DeSpains welcome Gavin Scott

    Scott and Jill DeSpain of Loretto announce the birth of a son, Gavin Scott DeSpain.

    Gavin Scott was born at 8:48 p.m. Sept. 23, 2011, at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon. He weighed 6 pounds 6.5 ounces and was 20-inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Charles and Thelma Thompson of Holy Cross.

    Paternal grandparents are Geneva Cecil of New Haven and the late Edward DeSpain of Howardstown.

  • Conservation assistance available

    The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Kentucky is encouraging landowners, farmers and producers to visit the local Conservation Service office to receive information and apply for conservation technical assistance and possible funding opportunities.

    The application process is continuous, but funding selections are made at specific times throughout the year. The Kentucky NRCS application ranking cutoff date for consideration for 2012 funds is Nov. 15.

  • COLUMN: Chamber planning Trick-or-Treat on the Square

    This year seems to be flying by, but that must be because of everything that the Chamber is involved in and working on. The holiday season is almost here and that is very exciting because two of the Chamber's biggest events are just around the corner.

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce and the City of Hodgenville have finalized plans for Trick-or-Treat on Lincoln Square and Christmas at Creekfront.