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Today's News

  • Church calendar

    Food pantry distribution

    The food pantry at LaRue County Church of Christ will distribute food to families who qualify 6-7 p.m. Aug. 25 and 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Aug. 27. For more information, call 358-9812.

    Singing at Nolynn Baptist

    Hodgenville First Baptist Church Men’s Quartet will perform 11 a.m. Aug. 29 at Nolynn Baptist Church.

  • Man faces long recovery after logging accident

    A Buffalo man is recovering from injuries sustained Aug. 6 in a logging accident.

    Joshua Gibson, 22, was transported from New Haven to University of Louisville Hospital by helicopter after a 27,000-pound skidder rolled backward over him.

    Rolling Fork Fire Department Chief Frank Hall said a man, later identified as Gibson, apparently was trying to hook up a log to a skidder when the skidder rolled backward over him, crushing his pelvic area.

  • Homestead Family Farms honored for environmental practices by Validus

    Homestead Family Farms, formerly Reding Family Farms, was awarded Environmental Certification by Validus Ventures, LLC for their commitment to environmental cropland stewardship. The award, presented in St. Louis on July 19, recognizes a farmer’s commitment to caring for the land and implementing exceptional conservation practices while producing crops.

  • 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.