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Today's News

  • High school football update

    After playing on two consecutive Saturdays, LaRue County's varsity football team took a bye week before beginning its Friday night lights portion of its schedule.

    The Hawks, 1-1 on the season, will face an undefeated Green County team on the road Sept. 11.Green County topped Butler County 41-7 in its latest game and also has victories over Middlesboro and Taylor County.

     

    Here are other high school football scores from Friday night:

    Allen County-Scottsville 56, McLean County 20

    Bowling Green 51, Franklin-Simpson 6

  • Lincoln Jamboree celebrates 55 years

    The Lincoln Jamboree celebrates 55 years of non-stop country music this weekend.

    Owner and emcee Joel Ray Sprowls said a $55 drawing will be held every 55 minutes during the Saturday show.

    Eddie Miles presented “A Salute to Elvis” at the theater Friday night.

    On Saturday, the jamboree offers free outdoor flea market setups. Weather permitting, ultra-light airplanes will be flying to the airstrip behind the building.

  • Upton woman killed by train

    An Upton woman died Saturday after being struck by a train near her home on Quarry Road, Kentucky State Police reported.

    Wanda Murray, 61, was pronounced dead by the Hardin County coroner’s office after stepping into the path of an oncoming train, KSP said in a news release. The statement said the engineer saw Murray and attempted to stop the train, but it continued moving even after emergency stop equipment was deployed.

    Police have since notified the family and do not consider alcohol a factor.

  • Beech Bend has talent

    Beech Bend Park had 16 weeks of competition in its Superstar Talent Show. Kenzie Lewis of Hodgenville was one of the weekly winners.

    The talent showcase, modeled after successful television programs like Nashville Star, American Idol and America’s Got Talent, has run since Memorial Day weekend and 18 contestants will return to the park Saturday, Sept. 12, for one last competition to determine who will take home the grand prize, an opportunity to host their own concert at the park’s Reagan Amphitheater. The amusement park is located in Bowling Green.

  • City garbage pickup rates to increase

    Beginning Nov. 1, city residents will pay $2 more per month for weekly garbage pickup.

    In a special meeting Aug. 26, Hodgenville City Council voted to extend the current contract with Rumpke for five years. The decision was unanimous.

    Residential customers will pay $11.81 per month; senior citizens will pay $10.87 per month. Rumpke will negotiate rates for multi-family dwellings. The rates are guaranteed for two years and no monthly fuel surcharge will be added to the bills.

    After that, Rumpke is permitted to increase rates annually.

  • Farm calendar

    Beef Producers to meet

    The LaRue County Beef Cattle Association will meet 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8 at the LaRue County Extension Service, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville. The guest speaker will be Warren Beeler, director of the value added animal and aquaculture division of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. He will discuss grading feeder cattle. All interested producers are invited to attend. For more information, contact the LaRue County Extension Service at 358-3401.

     

  • Farm calendar

    Beef Producers to meet

    The LaRue County Beef Cattle Association will meet 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8 at the LaRue County Extension Service, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville. The guest speaker will be Warren Beeler, director of the value added animal and aquaculture division of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. He will discuss grading feeder cattle. All interested producers are invited to attend. For more information, contact the LaRue County Extension Service at 358-3401.

     

  • Farm calendar

    Beef Producers to meet

    The LaRue County Beef Cattle Association will meet 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8 at the LaRue County Extension Service, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville. The guest speaker will be Warren Beeler, director of the value added animal and aquaculture division of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. He will discuss grading feeder cattle. All interested producers are invited to attend. For more information, contact the LaRue County Extension Service at 358-3401.

     

  • 2 injured in interstate crash

    An Interstate 65 collision involving three tractor-trailers sent two drivers to area hospitals Thursday evening.

    According to Kentucky State Police, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, two of the tractor-trailers were stopped in the southbound lane at the 76-mile marker. Traffic was backed up due to a collision at the 73-mile marker.

    The third vehicle “came over a grade and was unable to stop,” and struck one of the tractor-trailers in the rear causing it to strike the vehicle in front.

  • Travels abroad make you appreciate your blessings

    I recently returned from a tour of the west-African country of Ghana. I was part of a visiting group connected with the University of Kentucky. We had two administrators from UK, two county extension agents and seven Extension Homemaker members from across the state in our Kentucky group.