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Today's News

  • Free Movie Night offers ‘Tucker: The Man and His Dream’

    Francis Ford Coppola’s “Tucker: The Man and His Dream” will be featured at Free Movie Night Saturday.

    The event, which is sponsored by the City of Hodgenville and The LaRue County Herald News, coincides with the Goodtime Cruisers classic car cruise-in on Lincoln Square.

    The movie begins at 7 p.m. and has a run time of 110 minutes.

  • State to bear cost of cleanup

    The State Transportation Cabinet will bear more of the cost of cleaning up roadway debris left over from January’s ice storm, according to a news release from Gov. Steve Beshear’s office.

    The governor’s directive applies to costs of cleaning up debris along roadways in counties that were declared disasters by the Federal Emergency Management Agency – including LaRue County. Seventy-five percent of that cost is ultimately covered by FEMA, with the remaining 25 percent borne by the state and local governments in the form of “matching funds.”

  • Dairy products fight osteoporosis

    Osteoporosis, a disease that weakens the bones and makes them more susceptible to fractures, affects about 10 million Americans and another 44 million are at risk. Even though the disease is more common in women, the U.S. National Osteoporosis Foundation states that 20 percent of the 10 million are men.

  • Man who skipped court dates back in jail

    A Mount Sherman man who faces 126 counts of first-degree sexual abuse and three counts of first-degree sodomy failed to make a court appearance in Nelson Circuit Court on July 2 and in LaRue County on July 6.

    A fugitive warrant was issued for Joseph Edward “Eddie” Wimsett, 30, of George Lee Road. Circuit Judge Jack Seay entered Wimsett's name in the National Crime Information Center database.

    Wimsett was jailed Thursday in Nelson County and arraigned in court on the fugitive charge Friday.

  • Hodgenville boy excels on links

    Nine-year-old Cameron Lasley of Hodgenville finished second in the Pepsi Junior Golf Tour event July 2 at Sun Valley Golf Course in Louisville.

    Cameron competed in the 10-and-under division and completed the nine-hole event with a 48, losing to event winner and current statewide tour points leader Bryce Smith of Lexington who shot a 46.

  • LaRue could benefit from E’town’s commuter service

    Commercial jet flights from Elizabethtown to major airline hubs could feed off job growth at Fort Knox and provide a gateway to other local opportunities, according to a consultant appearing before the Hodgenville Rotary Club.

    Luke B. Schmidt, who grew up in Hardin County, has been hired to help the airport board develop and market its plan for a return to commuter service.

    “From our point of view, it’s all about jobs and the future of the region,” Schmidt said Thursday.

  • New Haven board approves sidewalk repairs

    Landmark News Service

    The New Haven Board of Commissioners chose a sidewalk repair plan and awarded a bid for the work. About 4,906 square feet of sidewalk will be repaired by Landmark Development LLC, Bardstown. The job will cost $19,191.50 plus about $300 for gravel.

    Sidewalks to be repaired include those along First Street, Maxie Court, East Center, South Main, High Street and the west side of North Main Street.

  • Peace retires from quilting

    Ever wish you could get paid to fish or to shop? There’s just something special about getting paid to do things you love.

    Although now retiring as a quilt maker, 84-year-old Geneva Peace of Magnolia has been familiar with that feeling for the last 76 years.

  • Family dissolves on screen

    Many critical issues of the day face our nation. Based on coverage devoted by television’s morning news shows, the entertainment magazines and buzz in the community, one of the most significant may be the pending dissolution of a high-profile marriage.

    So here's my take on Jon and Kate.

  • Local artists on display

    The following juried members of the Central Kentucky Art Guild will have two dimensional artwork displays at the following locations through Sept. 21.

    •Charolette Humphress – Radcliff/Fort Knox.Tourism in Radcliff (270-352-1204)

    •Elsie Hall – Cobbler’s Café, Elizabethtown (270-982-2233)

    •Rose Cooper – Cecilian Bank, Elizabethtown (270-737-1593)

    •Chieko Davis and Wes Kendall – The Granite Centre, Radcliff (270-765-4622), July 20