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Today's News

  • Officials:ee^LaRue economy will benefit from horse games

    An estimated $150 million could be injected into the state’s economy when visitors converge on Kentucky for next summer’s Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

    LaRue County tourism and business leaders hope to harness some of that money.

    A group of 350 Australian horse enthusiasts already have confirmed a visit to LaRue County next summer to explore Abraham Lincoln and other popular sites, said Iris LaRue, director of the Lincoln Museum in Hodgenville

    “And we have others that are coming here,” she said.

  • Penny party planned

    The final Lincoln Bicentennial One-Cent Coin release in Washington, D.C., will be Nov. 12 at the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial near the intersection of First Street and Pennsylvania and Maryland avenues.

    Many from LaRue County will board a bus to attend the ceremony.

    As on Monday, 10 seats were available on the bus, said Rita Williams, an organizer of the event. Transportation costs are $112, excluding gratuity for the bus driver, she said.

    “We need to get our bus loaded,” she said.

  • U of L star to be featured at local softball clinic

    A fundamental softball clinic for girls in fifth-12th grade will be 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 21 at the LaRue County High School athletic facility. Former University of Louisville and Big East standout Kassie Stanfill, along with current and former U of L players, will conduct the clinic which is open to any girl in the LaRue, Hardin and Meade County area.

    Cost is $50. The first 30 responses will be accepted. If more than 30 sign up, an afternoon session will be made available. Deadline to register is Nov. 6, but early registration is encouraged.

  • Watch for ear rots in corn

    The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture’s Plant Disease Diagnostic Laboratory has diagnosed a number of cases of Diplodia Ear Rot this fall. While Diplodia is the most common ear rot of corn this is more than normal, but it isn’t surprising, given the weather conditions experienced this growing season.

  • Drive Smart Kentucky

    Motor vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of death among adolescents and young adults in the U.S. Here in Kentucky, statistics from the Transportation Cabinet show that drivers between the ages of 15 and 20 were involved in more than 26,000 collisions in 2008, resulting in 141 fatalities. Seventy-percent of those killed were teenagers. According to the National Transportation Safety Board, 16-year-old drivers are more than twice as likely to be involved in fatal crashes as older drivers.

  • Veterans will be honored with march, ceremony Sunday

    Thomas D. "Tom" McGrew of Elizabethtown was named grand marshal of the Veterans Day Parade to be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, in Hodgenville.

    McGrew is a U.S. Army veteran and served during the Vietnam War era. He served as an electronic technician (radar technician) with the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Teenagers involved in early morning wreck

    Three teenagers fled the scene of a wreck early Sunday morning after their friend’s car struck a tree less than a mile outside of Hodgenville.

    Austin Mayfield, 16, of Hodgenville was speeding when he lost control of his 1997 Ford Taurus about 2 a.m., on a curvy part of Stiles Ford Road, according to a LaRue County Sheriff’s report. Three passengers, who left the scene after airbags deployed were later located, the report said. Two of those teens suffered minor injuries, the report said.

    Mayfield told a deputy he was unfamiliar with the road.

  • Band of Hawks march in state prelims today

    LaRue County advanced to the semifinal round of the state marching band competition. The Band of Hawks will be the second of 16 groups to perform Saturday in the Class 3A state preliminaries, which are the semifinal round of competition.

    The Band of Hawks finished sixth in the Class 3A West Regionals staged Saturday in Bowling Green by the Kentucky Music Educators Association. The Hawks' performance earned a total score of 83.76 from the team of six judges.

  • Free family movie to be shown tonight in Hodgenville

    The City of Hodgenville invites you to enjoy the adventurous story of a drummer boy during the Civil War. American Drummer Boy is a family movie filmed almost entirely in Kentucky and will be shown 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Hodgenville Civic Center, 200 S. Lincoln Blvd., Hodgenville.

  • Women's Ministry sponsors retreat today at First Baptist

    First Baptist Church Hodgenville Women’s Ministry will host its annual Fall Women’s Day Retreat on Saturday. With a theme of “Ladies in Waiting,” the event will focus on what happens in life while women wait. After all women spend most of their time waiting for something or someone special,  for that special man to come into their lives, a on a great job, on that baby to complete the family or for that feeling that makes life worth living.