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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Tobacco payment registration due Monday

    Tobacco quota holders and producers not currently enrolled in the Tobacco Transition Payment Program have until Monday, Nov. 2, to sign-up to receive a 2010 TTPP payment.

    Also known as the tobacco buy-out, the program provides approximately $10 billion in 10 annual installments to eligible tobacco quota holders and producers from 2005 through 2014. Payments for 2010 through 2014 will be issued annually in January.

  • Time changed at 2 a.m.

    Clocks returned to standard time today.

    The official "fall back" shift occurred at 2 a.m. Sunday with the end of daylight-saving time. In order to be on the appropriate time, turn your clocks back one hour as an hour of daylight shifts to the morning and the sun will set in late afternoon.

    Firefighters also remind the public to take this opportunity to check smoke detectors and put fresh batteries in the life-saving devices in your homes and businesses.

  • Upcoming fall sewing classes

    Master Clothing Volunteer, Rosa Smith, will be offering a multi-week class schedule for beginning adult sewing through the rest of the fall. The classes will be held on Tuesday afternoons at the LaRue County Extension Service office on 807 Old Elizabethtown Road in Hodgenville.

    1-3 p.m. Oct. 27: Body Shape, Style and Pattern Size

  • Benefit concert set for Sunday

    “A Little Bit Longer” Concert for a Cure benefit will take place at 5 p.m. 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 information, go to www.alittlebitlongerconcertforacure.com or contact Amy Green at (270) 268-4943 or Ashley White at (270) 268-8107.

  • Sign up now for the fourth annual Festival of Trees

    Main Street’s Festival of Trees is an annual event that kicks off the holiday celebration in Hodgenville. The Community Room is filled with trees to be admired, bid on, voted for or just to provide a holiday atmosphere for other gatherings.

    Organizations or churches, who wish to offer a decorated tree, a wreath, a garland or a Christmas banner set up decorated trees at the festival as a moneymaker for their non-profit organization. Individuals can do the same, but the income must go to a non-profit church or group.

  • Campbellsville reaches record enrollment

    Campbellsville University has achieved a record enrollment of 3,006, according to an announcement by Dr. Michael V. Carter, president.

    The enrollment for last fall was 2,601.

    The fall 2009 record makes 19 semesters of consecutive record enrollments at Campbellsville University.