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Today's News

  • Ten candidates seek six seats on Hodgenville City Council

    The race for Hodgenville City Council will feature nine candidates seeking one of the six seats.

    Five of the six incumbents filed their intentions to seek another two-year term in the Nov. 2 general election.

    Councilwoman and Chamber of Commerce Director Rita T. Williams filed to run against incumbent mayor Terry L. Cruse.

    Former city councilman Kenny DeVore was the last to file before deadline Aug. 10.

  • Church calendar

    Church of Christ has food pantry distribution

    The food pantry at LaRue County Church of Christ will distribute food to families who qualify 9:30 a.m.-noon Aug. 27. For more information, call 358-9812.

    Freedoms Way to hold revival

    Freedoms Way Assembly of God will hold revival 7 p.m. Aug. 27-28. Service will be 11 a.m. on Aug. 29. Krista Hampton will speak. For more information call John Lear at 270-737-9700.

    Singing at Nolynn Baptist

  • Railway Museum back on track after flood

    More than three months after a flood submerged the town and derailed operations at the Kentucky Railway Museum, passenger service for tourists between New Haven and Boston has resumed.

    Train service stopped for about three weeks after a May 1-2 flood severely damaged sections along the 11-mile track between New Haven and Boston. Part of the track runs through LaRue County.

    Tourists were temporarily detoured on a shorter, southern route, while track officials repaired more than 6,400 feet of damaged track.

  • Hawks outlast Eagles and a thunderstorm

    The LaRue County Hawks soccer team opened the 2010 season with a 1-0 victory over the home-standing North Bullitt Eagles. The Hawks outshot the Eagles 12-5 and senior goal keeper Bo Haun recorded the shutout with five saves.

    The Hawks were relentless on the attack in the first half with eight shots on frame before senior striker Dylan White notched the only goal of the match. At the 28 minute mark, senior midfielder Dillon Walker gave a hard-driven pass to White, who lofted the ball over the keeper’s head into the net.

  • Farm calendar

    Conservation Reserve Program signup

    Signup for the Conservation Reserve Program continues through Aug. 27. Farmers may offer eligible land for CRP’s competitive general signup at the Farm Service Agency. CRP removes land from agricultural production by entering into long-term contracts with producers. For more information, call FSA at 765-2702.

    Wildflower sale

  • Thieves strike churches

    A number of LaRue County churches were hit by thieves last week and so far, there are no suspects in the case.

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s Department is investigating break-ins or attempted break-ins at South Fork Baptist, Buffalo Baptist, Roanoke House of Prayer, Salem Christian, Magnolia Baptist and Hodgenville Pentecostal.

    The first break-in occurred at South Fork July 26 when a small safe containing about $8,000 in offerings (cash and checks) was removed from the building. A second break-in occurred between Aug. 17 and 18. About $30 was taken from the church.

  • Family faces second traffic-related death

    A New Haven family is facing the tragedy of a traffic-related death for the second time in less than a month.

    James Patrick “Crazy Horse” Shoffner, 46, died Aug. 17 at the University of Louisville Hospital as a result of injuries suffered Aug. 14 in a motorcycle wreck. The crash occurred at 5:50 p.m., about two miles north of Raywick on KY 527, according to a report from the Kentucky State Police.

  • Church calendar

    Church of Christ has food pantry distribution

    The food pantry at LaRue County Church of Christ will distribute food to families who qualify 9:30 a.m.-noon Aug. 27. For more information, call 358-9812.

    Freedoms Way to hold revival

    Freedoms Way Assembly of God will hold revival 7 p.m. Aug. 27-28. Service will be 11 a.m. on Aug. 29. Krista Hampton will speak. For more information call John Lear at 270-737-9700.

    Singing at Nolynn Baptist

  • Two charged with trespassing at church

    South Fork Baptist Church has been broken into and burglarized twice in the past month. Members have become diligent in watching the grounds – a reaction that led to the arrest of two men early Monday.

    Two church members noticed a vehicle “pulled up beside one of the church buses” about 1 a.m., according to Deputy Russell McCoy. One of the men had crawled under the bus.

    “We think they were attempting to steal gas from the bus,” McCoy said.

  • Lady Hawks smack Louisville Southern for first win

    The LaRue County Lady Hawks soccer team opened their 2010 season by staring at defeat before roaring back and emerging with a 2-2 draw against the Lady Eagles of North Bullitt.

    The Lady Hawks started seven freshmen against the more experienced Eagles.

    The first half of this match was a jostling of position and possession. The Lady Hawks battled hard and did not allow an opponent score. Sophomore goalkeeper Kasey Wells was battered, making six saves in the first half, some at point-blank range, some with dives.