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Today's News

  • Fundaisers

    Yard sale benefits Hosparus
    A yard sale to benefit Hosparus will be 8 a.m.-4 p.m. June 8 at Jay Rust Body Shop in New Haven

    Breakfast at Upton Masonic Lodge # 749
    Upton Masonic Lodge #749 will have a breakfast fundraiser 8-11 a.m. June 8 (and on the second Saturday of every month). Cost is $5 per person. For more information, call Lon Zea at 270-369-0592.

    Kosair’s Benefit Run by Chrome Soldiers

  • Civil war veterans receive new gravemarkers

    Seven Civil War veterans, whose gravestones had deteriorated, received new federal markers at Magnolia Cemetery, just in time for Memorial Day.

    The Magnolia Cemetery Committee and Magnolia Lions Club worked together to identify the gravesites, order the markers and decorate with American flags.

    There are now 114 identifiable veterans in the large cemetery outside Magnolia Cumberland Presbyterian Church.  

  • PHOTO: Bad Tree

     Workers cut a tree Wednesday that was leaning across utility lines on Bardstown Road, just outside city limits. Traffic was reduced to one lane while they worked.

  • Customer service hits new low when store runs out of muscle

    When a refrigerator croaks – when its compressor bleats its last breath – you have no choice.

    You must get another one – pronto – or risk losing all those interesting things you have stored that probably should have been thrown out weeks earlier.

    But that’s beside the point.

  • Nursing home pup worth his weight in hugs and kisses

     Sunrise Manor, in Hodgenville, has added a new and fuzzy member to its team.

  • Family Dollar to open in Magnolia

     Just two years after Dollar General Store opened in Magnolia, another discount retailer has plans to build nearby.

  • 1,000 Medicaid patients to be added in LaRue

     In the wake of Gov. Steve Beshear’s recent decision to expand Medicaid under federal health reform, there is concern that Kentucky’s healthcare system will not be able to care for the newly insured.

  • Grillin'
  • Community Calendar

    Fair pageant applications
    Applications for LaRue County Fair beauty pageants can be picked up at these Hodgenville locations: The LaRue County Herald News, 40 Shawnee Dr.; the LaRue County Extension office, 807 Old E’town Road; and Vanity Hair, 111 West Main St. For more information, call the Fair office at 234-3313 or Sandy Bell at 358-8166. The Fair begins June 14.

    Friends of the Library meet
    Friends of the Library will meet at 5 p.m. June 6.

    Karaoke and dancing

  • Eastern Livestock owners sentenced

    The former owner and former chief operating officer of now-bankrupt Eastern Livestock Company, LLC, were sentenced in U. S. District Court last week, by Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, for mail fraud arising from their part in a check-kiting scheme that caused the loss of millions of dollars to hundreds of businesses and individuals.

    About 200 sellers of cattle in Kentucky, did business with Eastern Livestock in 2010, according to David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.