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Today's News

  • Free Movie Night features 'The Bucket List'

     What would you do with your life if you knew your days were numbered?

    That’s the premise of “The Bucket List,” the next installment of Free Movie Night.

    On Saturday, July 28, the 2007 movie, starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, will be shown on the large screen at the Hodgenville Civic Center.

    Nicholson’s character Edward is a billionaire; Freeman’s character Carter is a blue collar worker. Both have cancer and end up sharing a room in the hospital.

  • Cancer prevention study enrollment taken at Flaget

    Central Kentuckians are invited to participate in the American Cancer Society’s “Cancer Prevention Study-3.” The study is open to anyone between the ages of 30-65, who has never had a cancer diagnosis (besides basal or squamous cell skin cancer) and is willing to commit long-term to the study.

  • House struck by lightning

    Magnolia and Buffalo firefighters responded to the scene of a house fire on S. L&N Turnpike about 10:30 p.m. Sunday.
    According to Mike Cottrell of Magnolia Fire Department, lightning struck the home and set the gas meter on fire.
    “I’ve never seen that before,” said Cottrell.
    No major damage was done to the house, however, Kentucky Utilities was called to check the electrical service.

  • PHOTO: Vincent wins $20 gift certificate from summer reading program

    Candy Vincent was the winner of a $20 gift certificate from Lincolns Loft for the LaRue County Public Library’s adult summer reading program. Another drawing for a $20 certificate will be held on July 31. The more books you read, the more entries you have. Cathy Luttrell, LCPL adult programs coordinator, presented Vincent with the certificate.

  • Underwood to serve 15 years

    A Campbellsville man will serve 15 years in jail after pleading guilty to an amended count of second-degree assault.

    Jimmy Dean Underwood, 47, of Coakley Road, was charged Jan. 29 with first-degree assault; first-degree wanton endangerment; operating motor vehicle while license suspended for DUI, first offense; operating motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, second offense; reckless driving; and possession of open container in vehicle.

  • Fort Knox Federal begins construction of Valley Station branch

    Fort Knox Federal Credit Union will build its first free-standing branch in Jefferson County at 9905 Dixie Highway in the Meijer’s Shopping Center complex.  Construction will commence immediately with a tentatively scheduled opening by the end of 2012, Bill Rissel, Fort Knox Federal President and CEO, announced Friday at the Southwest Government Center. 

  • Chamber of Commerce director resigns

     Jessica Davis, executive director of the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce, announced her resignation Friday to Chamber members.

    According to Davis’ letter to the membership-at-large, her family will be moving to Bowling Green so she can pursue other career goals and her husband can finish his degree.

    “This decision was not easy and I will miss the people here,” she wrote. “My most rewarding experience during my time here was working with such civic minded people.”

    Davis’ last day is July 27.

  • BIRTH: Ben and Angela Roberts welcome daughter, Audrie Faith

     Ben and Angela Roberts of Elizabethtown announce the birth of a daughter, Audrie Faith Roberts, at 8:18 p.m. April 10, 2012.

    Audrie Faith was born at Hardin Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds 14 ounces and was 19-inches long.

    She is welcomed home by a sister, Addilyn Grace Roberts.

    Maternal grandparents are Dan and Maxine Davis of Louisville.

    Paternal grandparents are John and Diane Roberts of Hodgenville. Paternal great-grandmother is Elizabeth Gordon.

  • Literacy Council presents volunteer awards

     The LaRue County Literacy Adult Community Education (LACE) Council recognized local volunteers at a May 22 meeting.

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce was named recipient of the Community Education Service Award.

    The Chamber has been instrumental in supporting and promoting the Council’s student activities, sharing information on various programs while committing to educating the whole community. Director Jessica Davis accepted the award on behalf of the Chamber.

  • PHOTO: Coyote pups

     Pat Burd, who works for the Property Valuation Administrator, snapped this photo of a coyote pup near a stream in northern LaRue County.