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Today's News

  • Four generations of farmers work land

    A few hundred feet down Hall-Gaddie Road, about a mile south of Lincoln Farm, is an attention-getting sign nailed onto a utility pole.

    “Welcome to Gaddieville. Bobbie Gaddie, Mayor,” the sign states.

    Although the “town” isn’t officially incorporated, the residents certainly have a legitimate claim to it, for the Gaddie family has owned that land through four generations, more than 100 years.

  • Animal shelter seeks land, volunteers

    The small puppy, cupped in the hands of Taylor County Animal Shelter Director John Harris, looks around at his new home. In the background, a chorus of barks erupts and the puppy’s ears perk up.

    He may have a new home, but he’s not alone. This animal shelter is full.

    And, according to Harris, the shelter is applying for grant funding to expand for a third time.

  • More snow predicted

    A winter storm hit LaRue County about 9 p.m. Monday, making driving treacherous and canceling LaRue County Schools on Tuesday.

    State, county and city crews worked throughout the night and by Tuesday morning, main roads were passable and generally clear. The snow increased mid-morning and emergency responders were called out several times to assist stranded motorists.

    Forecasters expect light snow Wednesday as well.

  • Hawks outfly Eagles 69-52

    The LaRue County Hawks varsity basketball team defeated for the second time this season the North Bullitt Eagles in convincing fashion Jan. 26. The Hawks played one of their better games of the year shooting almost 50 percent from the floor on 27 of 55 attempts and placing four players in double figures. 

  • Heartland Flyers perform at Super Nationals

    The Heartland Flyer Junior Cheerleading squad performed at Jamfest Super Nationals in Indianapolis Jan. 16-17. They took first in their Small Gym Level 2, Small Junior division. The Junior squad is composed of girls 8-15 years old.  Emily Miller, fourth-grader at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, is a member of this squad.

  • Lincoln luncheon tickets on sale

    The annual Lincoln’s Birthday Commemorative Luncheon will be noon Feb. 12 at the LaRue County Extension Service office, Old E’town Road, Hodgenville.

    Tickets for the catered luncheon are $15 and available at the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce/Lincoln Days office and The Lincoln Museum. Tickets are limited. 

    All proceeds from the luncheon are used in production of the Lincoln Days festival in October and the scholarship program.

  • Family Dollar break-in was 'professional'

    Hodgenville City Police are investigating a break-in and burglary at Family Dollar Store in Lincoln Plaza.

    Someone made entry through the back door early Sunday, according to Lt. Steve Johnson. The crime was discovered by an employee later that day.

    “They knew where the safe was, broke in it and got the cash,” Johnson said.

    Johnson described the break-in as a “professional job” as the perpetrator cut the phone lines so the alarm would not sound. The back door remained latched so patrolling officers did not notice anything wrong.

  • Cruse named school board chairman

    Ronnie Chelf ended his term as chairman at the Jan. 19 school board meeting and handed over the title to Anita Cruse. Price Smith was elected vice chair of the board.

  • School board holds forum on laptop initiative

    In today’s digital world, the common phrase LOL, or “laugh out loud,” is widely used in text messages, wall posts, tweets, blogs and a host of others. But LaRue County Schools administrators hope to use LOL in a different acronym – “Laptops of LaRue” – a 21st century learning initiative.

    The proposed initiative would provide laptop computers for each LaRue County High School student and teacher. Students will not be charged for the use of the computers which must be returned at the end of each school year.

  • Female inmate dies after collapsing at jail

    A LaRue County Detention Center inmate died of an apparent heart attack Jan. 28.