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Today's News

  • Senior activities

    Prime Time Band to play

    The Prime Time Band will play at Hodgenville Senior Center 7 p.m. Aug.  21. Free admission and snacks. For more information, call Jim Walters at 737-5655.

    Senior Citizens music

    The Senior Citizens Center in Hodgenville has music every Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Musicians and singers are welcome. For more information, call 358-4311 or e-mail viola47@windstream.net.

  • Hodgenville man dies in motorcycle crash

    A Hodgenville man died in a motorcycle crash near Raywick Monday afternoon.

    Lennie Vincent, 61, was driving a 1995 Kawasaki near the intersection of Brown Mattingly Road and KY 527 about 3:20 p.m. Vincent “failed to negotiate a curve” and the motorcycle traveled straight, left the roadway and struck a barbed wire fence, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Vincent, who was not wearing a helmet, was thrown from the motorcycle. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Marion County coroner.

    Trooper Brian Coyt is investigating.

  • Prather to resign as transportation secretary

    Landmark News Service

    After nearly 20 months of service in Gov. Steve Beshear’s cabinet, Joe Prather has decided to spend more time with family and announced his resignation Tuesday as the secretary of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, the chief position at an agency that employs more than 4,500 in the state.

    Beshear said in a news release  he was aware Prather, who plans to retire effective Dec. 30, was planning to leave office before his administration ended, but he hoped to keep him longer.

  • 4-H calendar

    State Fair Shows

    The Kentucky State Fair 4-H Rabbit Show will be Aug. 21; the 4-H and FFA youth beef shows will be Aug. 27.

  • Community calendar

    Children’s library program

    LaRue County Public Library Children’s program registration is being held at the upstairs desk. For more information, call Michelle Perkins at 358-3851.

    Art Guild to meet

    The Central Kentucky Art Guild will meet 6:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Nolin RECC building in Elizabethtown. For more information, call Debbye at 307-7590.

    Chamber luncheon

  • Community calendar

    Children’s library program

    LaRue County Public Library Children’s program registration is being held at the upstairs desk. For more information, call Michelle Perkins at 358-3851.

    Art Guild to meet

    The Central Kentucky Art Guild will meet 6:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Nolin RECC building in Elizabethtown. For more information, call Debbye at 307-7590.

    Chamber luncheon

  • Community calendar

    Children’s library program

    LaRue County Public Library Children’s program registration is being held at the upstairs desk. For more information, call Michelle Perkins at 358-3851.

    Art Guild to meet

    The Central Kentucky Art Guild will meet 6:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Nolin RECC building in Elizabethtown. For more information, call Debbye at 307-7590.

    Chamber luncheon

  • Enrollment down at schools

    A total of 2,346 students showed up for classes at LaRue County Schools for the first day Aug. 6. That’s 12 fewer than last year’s first day enrollment. In 2007, first day enrollment was 2,475.

    First Day Enrollment

                         2009        2008           

    District        2,346        2,358       

  • U of L football team going back to basics at Fort Knox

    Landmark News Service

    Coaches in many sports talk about going “back to basics” after rough or rebuilding seasons.

    The University of Louisville football team, however, is taking the phrase to its most literal sense as the Cardinals visit Fort Knox on Sunday for a day of leadership training.

  • Man ordered to repay welfare benefits

    A former Magnolia man has been ordered to return $78,482.36 to the Kentucky State Treasury after being found guilty of welfare fraud in LaRue Circuit Court.

    Robert Caughron, 37, who now lives in Salesville, Ohio, was sentenced to two years, suspended and probated for five years. He also was ordered to begin making payments of $100 per month to the treasury department beginning in September.

    At that rate of reimbursement, he will be paying the government back for the next 65 years.