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Today's News

  • Harvestland Church hosts single mom's oil change

     Harvestland Community Church will host their fifth annual free single mom’s oil change 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 12.

    The event is held “to connect with the community,” according to project lead Billy Smith.

    According to Smith, 90 cars were serviced during the one-day event last spring.

    “At this point pre-registration isn’t necessary,” said Smith. “However we are encouraging people to call just to give us an idea of how many kids we need to plan for.”

  • South Fork holds clothing giveaway

     South Fork holds clothing giveaway

    South Fork Baptist Church will have a clothing giveaway 8 a.m.-noon May 11. For more information, call Machelle McDowell at 270-325-3626.

  • At age 86, Elliott still enjoys playing in the dirt

     Murle Elliott has never been one to flit, like a bird, from job to job.

    When he was only 17 years old, he found a job he loved – operating a bull dozer – and 69 years later he’s still going strong, sometimes putting in 40-60 hours a week.

     “I feel better when I’m getting up and going to work,” said Elliott, who lives on Jericho Road. “If there’s work for me, I’ll do it.”

    Elliott’s love for the big tractors began when he worked on a relative’s farm at Fern Creek.

  • Turkey bags tennis player's truck

     On the next-to-last day of spring turkey season Saturday, Keiren Bowen bagged a large bird without ever having to fire a shot and without even hunting for the gobbler.

    In fact, the turkey found him, for while the LaRue County High School junior was driving near Country Lane on Highway 31-E from his home in Magnolia to a regional tennis match in Elizabethtown, a large turkey crashed through the front windshield of his GMC truck, grazing the left side of his head before slamming into the back interior of his extended cab.

  • Man pleads guilty to unlawful transaction with a minor

     A Hodgenville man pleaded guilty to an amended charge last week in LaRue Circuit Court, yet continued to assert his innocence.

    James E. Jeffries, 68, of Hodgenville, was charged last year with sexual abuse of a 10-year-old child.

    Through a plea agreement, Jeffries pleaded guilty via an Alford plea to one count of third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, a class A misdemeanor. Through an Alford plea, he maintains his innocence but agrees that the prosecution could likely prove the charge.

  • Couple charged with burglary

    A Fairdale man and woman were charged April 24 with one count each of second-degree burglary, according to court records.

    Robert Daniel McStoots, 28, and Hope Renee Shelburne, 25, are accused of making forced entry into a residence through a basement door and taking a safe that contained a coin collection valued at $12,000, an arrowhead collection and blank checks.

  • PHOTO: Sunrise Daycare celebrate 'The Week of the Horse'

     The “Week Of The Horse” was celebrated last week at Sunrise Manor Adult Daycare with a wide range of horse related events. The run for the roses was held on Friday followed by a Derby Party with special holiday food. Lou Floyd of Hodgenville won the first race. She was presented the red roses by daycare director, Beverly Heath

  • 200 participate in Day of Prayer services

     About 200 people participated in services Thursday morning for National Day of Prayer.

    Residents, employees, family members and volunteers gathered in a dining room at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home to listen to a program streamed from Signature HealthCare's home office in Louisville and a few local speakers.

    Local minister Mike Williams said the privilege of being able to gather in public prayer was an option that many other countries do not enjoy.

    “If you ever travel overseas, you’ll see how blessed we are,” he said.

  • Cooking classes planned in conjunction with farmers market

     The LaRue County Extension Office will offer free cooking classes this summer in conjunction with the LaRue County Farmers Market.

    The farmers market will be open 2-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays from May to September at the LaRue County Extension Service parking area.

    The cooking classes will meet on the second and fourth Fridays in May, June and July.

    The classes will be 2-4 p.m. on those days with the focus on how to cook and store fresh seasonal produce.

  • Church Calendar - May 9, 2012

     Fire departments blessed on St. Florian’s Day

    New Haven and Rolling Fork Fire Departments will observe a service of recognition and blessings at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 10 at the departments’ station, 363 Center Street, New Haven. The two departments provide fire protection and rescue to New Haven, southern Nelson and northern LaRue counties. The service coincides with the observance of the feast day for St. Florian, patron saint of firefighters. For more information, contact Fr. Overton at 502-549-3680 or Chaplain Lusk at 502-827-9111.