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Today's News

  • Neeson bows out of Lincoln film project

    Several entertainment magazines reported last week that Liam Neeson has dropped out of playing former U.S. President Abraham Lincoln in a Steven Spielberg film.

    The movie has been in the works since 2005, but put on hold several times as both Neeson and Spielberg took on other projects.

    Neeson, 58, thinks he is too old to play the part and has instead agreed to play Lyndon B. Johnson in a film about civil rights leader Martin Luther King.

  • Mother and son charged with endangering minor after fracas in vehicle

    An Elizabethtown mother and son were lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center for several hours after an alleged altercation in a moving vehicle.

    According to the citation prepared by LaRue County Deputy Matt Darst, Birget Keefer, 45, was driving a vehicle July 25 with her son Timothy Keefer, daughter-in-law and 3-year-old grandson as passengers.

    Timothy J. Keefer, 24, allegedly struck his wife in the head and arms while the vehicle was moving with the side door open.

  • Volley for the Cure exceeds goal

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  • School Board looks to sell Magnolia property

    The LaRue County School Board voted Aug. 16 to advertise for sealed bids to sell the Magnolia School building and property. 

    The bid opening will be Thursday, Nov. 11, and the bid will be awarded at the regular board meeting Nov. 15.

  • Sports Shorts

    Fall softball signups

    LaRue County Youth Softball is having signups for fall league softball for girls 6-14. This is an instructional league to develop pitching and prepare the girls for the upcoming spring season. The cost is $30 and includes a team T-shirt. Signups are 6-8 p.m. Aug. 19 and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 21. For more information, call Regina Devers at 234-6217.

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  • Mayor says water is safe to drink

    Hodgenville area residents may have noticed a bad taste or smell from their tap water.

    Mayor Terry Cruse said the Kentucky Division of Water has checked the water plant and found nothing amiss. They believe the issues are associated with hot weather which promotes the growth of algae in water sources.

    Algae blooms give off a gas that is repugnant to taste buds.

    Cruse said there are no health issues associated with the musty-tasting water.

  • New water tower on schedule

    The Greensburg Street water tower project remains on schedule, Mayor Terry Cruse told city council members Aug. 9.

    The sidewalks on Greensburg Street – a bonus from the water tower project – are almost finished and work on driveways will begin soon.

    Workers will begin painting the tower, inside and out, this week.

  • Guthrie to visit Hodgenville Monday

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  • Former presidential entertainer plays for a higher purpose

    David Barr once traveled the world as a percussionist in the United States Army’s band. Today, he’s playing for what he claims is an even larger purpose.

    Barr, now a resident of LaRue County, was born in Ohio and grew up in southern California. He began playing the drums in middle school and found that he had a passion for music and percussion.

  • Lady Hawks plan 'Volley for the Cure'

    On Aug. 19, the Lady Hawks volleyball team will host the third annual Volley for the Cure.

    The Ladies will add pink – the color symbolic of breast cancer awareness – to their traditional blue and white uniforms and play with a pink volleyball when they host the Marion County Lady Knights.

    Booster co-president Lisa DeWitt is hopeful the Lady Knights, as well as fans for both teams, will join them in wearing pink.