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Today's News

  • LaRue gamblers spent, won millions in lottery

    LaRue County gamblers won more than $1.2 million in prizes from the Kentucky Lottery this fiscal year, a report released last week by the agency showed. 

    Revenue in LaRue County, from scratch-off tickets and other Kentucky Lottery products totaled $1,885,921, the report showed, while pay outs here topped $1,227,981.

    The Kentucky Lottery has paid more than $3 billion to the Commonwealth since it began in April 1989.  Money generated from the lottery has funded more than 120,000 college grants and scholarships.

  • Fall fun available at local farms

    Fall farm fun is attracting school and church groups with pumpkin patches, corn mazes and hay rides. Four LaRue County locations will be up and running by the weekend plus a fifth operation just north of the county line off Kentucky 210.

    Here’s a rundown of the offerings:

    Lee’s Garden Center, 1918 Bardstown Road, Hodgenville, 358-9897, www.leesgardencenter.com. Open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

  • Gambling lobby’s tactics criticized

    In the relentless campaign to bring the most predatory form of gambling to the Commonwealth, it appears the gambling lobby has traded horse racing for the more brutal sport of kings — bear-baiting.

    The malicious bloodsport, popular in England during the reign of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I, pitted well-trained hunting dogs against a bear chained to a post, often with his teeth and claws removed. The nobility cheered on the dogs and jeered at the “vicious” bear trying to defend himself.

  • Church calendar

    Good Shepherd Mission Store

    The Good Shepherd Mission Store next door to Magnolia Cumberland Presbyterian Church is open 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. For more information, call Fran Dowell at 324-4968.

    Cowboy Ministries

    Cowboy Ministries Church holds services at 7 p.m. every Tuesday at the LaRue County Fairgrounds. Contact Pastor Eric Page at 828-817-9205 for more information.

    Event for kids in Buffalo

  • 4-H calendar

    4-H Rabbit Club

    The 4-H Rabbit Club will meet 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 31 at the LaRue County Extension Service office, 807 Old E’town Road. All members and interested persons are welcome.

     

  • A quality needed by all

    Endurance is a great quality of life that we need. An athlete endures the physical hardships of a sports contest in order to win the victory.  We must be willing to endure in our individual lives.

    Life could be compared to a marathon race. It can only be won by endurance and dependability. As you run the race of life, remember that he who endures to the end will be the real winner.  

  • Meet a true-life ghost hunter

    When there’s something strange in the neighborhood, forget about calling Ghostbusters. Contact the Rev. Michael MacGowan, a plumber-turned-paranormal investigator, who’s on a real-life mission to bust ghosts.

    About three years ago, MacGowan — who relocated to the Ovesen Heights area of LaRue County from Oklahoma — believes he saw the spirit of his mother at her own graveside service. She appeared younger, with her arms folded, he said, and stood beside her grave before her body was buried. 

  • ‘Mom and Pop’ stories needed for Looking Back

    Many of my childhood memories revolve around the tiny general store in Ovesen Heights.

    It was a joy to go inside the little block building and listen to the owner, Boots Howell, and my mom swap stories.

    Boots would sell you one egg, one roll of toilet paper, enough flour to finish your biscuits or a postage stamp. She was a true believer in customer service.

    For 35 cents, you could get a quarter’s worth of pickle dog and a Coke.

  • Alleged meth-mom, boyfriend surrender at jail

    A LaRue County mother and her live-in boyfriend wanted on drug charges surrendered about 3:15 p.m. Saturday at LaRue County Jail.

    Carrie Brown, 30, and Bruce Lewczyk, 33, are each being lodged there on a $50,000 cash bond, after they evaded authorities for six days. 

    “Their attorney contacted me earlier in the week,” Hodgenville Police Lt. Steve Johnson said.  “They agreed to surrender.”

  • Concert for a Cure focuses on diabetes

    "A Little Bit Longer" Concert for a Cure benefit will take place at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, at The Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.

    Four regional bands are scheduled to entertain at the American Diabetes Association benefit. Hardin Memorial Hospital representatives will open the show with an informative speech and booths will provide information about diabetes.

    For more informatiion, go to  www.alittlebitlingerconcertforacure.com or contact Amy Green at (270) 268-4943 or Ashley White at (270) 268-8107.