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Today's News

  • 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. 

  • Lincoln Trail District Health Department offering free vaccines

    Kentucky Department for Public Health has received a grant through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for public health efforts to address disease prevention and wellness among adults in our communities. As a result, Lincoln Trail District Health Department is offering three free vaccines to adults: Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis), Zostavax (Shingles) and PPV23 (Pneumonia).

  • Lights installed at Creekfront

    Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse watches George Griffey of Pike Energy and Don Winterrowd of Kentucky Utilities install the first of 17 lights at Creekfront Park Oct. 20. People utilizing the park after dark will benefit from the safety of the new lights.

  • Inmate indicted in Valium ring

    A LaRue County grand jury indicted an inmate last week on eight counts of promoting contraband and trafficking drugs in the facility.

    Nick Rager, 21, who is lodged in the LaRue County Jjail, could’ve conspired with two others to sell and distribute Valium at the facility, the grand jury charged.

    Michael Linton, 29, and Amanda Mortenson, 21, were both charged in September on similar drug charges, for their alleged roles in a LaRue County contraband ring.  

  • Crawford Farms holds pumpkin contest

    Crawford Farms recently had a contest for local schools with the winning school receiving a giant pumpkin.

    Students were invited to visit the farm during the week of Oct. 5. Any sales during that week were credited to the student’s respective school.

    The school with the highest percentage of overall students who came to the farm during that week and purchased pumpkins would win the giant pumpkin.

  • Veterans parade set for Nov. 8

    The American Legion Post 87 will sponsor a Veterans Day Parade at 2 p.m. Nov. 8 with a program and reception immediately following the parade at the Hodgenville Civic Center. Anyone interested in participating may pick up an application 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday at The LaRue County Herald News office, 40 Shawnee Drive.