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Today's News

  • Call before you dig to reduce hazards

    As part of efforts to protect buried utility lines, a compact guide to safe excavating practices is available in Kentucky.

    The Kentucky Public Service Commission is assisting Kentucky 811, the state’s call-before-you-dig center, in making the guide available to contractors, utility companies, equipment rental centers and others.

  • Hodgenville woman hurt in Nelson County wreck

    A motorcycle accident near Howardstown sent a Hodgenville woman to the University of Louisville Hospital Sunday afternoon with a possible broken leg and arm.

    Pamela McClain, 47, lost control of her Yamaha motorcycle and struck a guardrail while traveling eastbound on Ky. 84, according to a Nelson County Sheriff’s Department police report. The impact launched her over the guardrail where personnel from Nelson County EMS and the Rolling Fork Fire Department rescued her. McClain was airlifted to the University of Louisville Hospital.

  • Council asked to consider parade laws

    Phillip Setters spoke on behalf of Lincoln Days, asking Hodgenville City Council to pass an ordinance forbidding the “throwing of any objects” from parade floats and banning pedestrians from walking in front of vehicles in the parade.

    He also asked the city to check into grants to purchase more safety cones and barrels to block access to the parade route. In the past, the state provided 400 cones. This year, only 100 were provided.

    Also at Monday’s council meeting:

  • Christmas in a Shoebox worth the effort

    It’s that time of year again when we are given the wonderful opportunity to provide Christmas for a child who otherwise will receive no gifts — maybe not even know it is Christmas or about Christmas — maybe has never heard of Jesus. The public is invited to pack all of Christmas possible into a shoebox or pack a couple or many; and share our love and the love of Jesus with a child perhaps in North America or in the remotest parts of the earth.

  • Goat and sheep farmers vote to assess own stock

    Kentucky sheep and goat producers voted in favor of check-offs to assess themselves at a rate of one-half of 1 percent of the net market price of their animals.

    In separate referenda held Oct. 1 in county Extension offices throughout the state, goat producers approved check-offs by a 75-41 vote, and sheep producers approved by a 32-12 count.

    A date when check-off funds will begin to be collected has not been determined.

  • Fundraiser calendar

    Hodgenville Fall Festival

    Hodgenville Elementary School’s fall festival will begin at 6 p.m. Nov. 13 with a chili supper, silent auction, games and other activities. There is a $25 charge to set up a vendor booth. Proceeds go to the PTSO. Call Sonya Turner at 734-6084 to reserve a booth.  

    Lane Lincoln Thanksgiving Banquet

  • Ruth Graham led simple, yet inspiring life

    While my wife and I were traveling in North Carolina last week, we visited the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte.

    Walking through the Prayer Garden, we were impressed at the simplicity of the grave of his wife, Ruth Bell Graham, who died in 2007.  

    An ordinary field stone, like many of its kind in that area, marks her grave. Inscribed at the top is the Chinese figure for righteousness, appropriate because she was born and reared in China, the daughter of missionaries there, and always retained her love for the Chinese people.

  • Free vaccine clinic available to a few today

    Community Health Educator

    The LaRue County Health Department will hold an H1N1 flu clinic 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, for target populations only.

  • LCHS holds basketball preview Friday

    LaRue County High School will hold its basketball Blue/White Night on Friday.

    It begins with a fundraising chili supper from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. The meal is $5 and includes chili, sandwich, drink and desserts.

    At 7 p.m., varsity, JV, freshman and middle school basketball players will be introduced in the gym. The varsity Hawks and Lady Hawks will have intrasquad scrimmages.

  • Locals enter livestock exposition

    The North American International Livestock Exposition has five local entries from Ashley Hornback of Magnolia entering a limousin in the beef division; and Cody Howell and Tyler Howell, both of Hodgenville, have entered two head of beef in the junior hereford division.

    Meredith Heath and Weston Heath of Hodgenville have entered five head of cattle.