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Today's News

  • Lee's join farm market tour

    Robin and Ashley Lee of Lee’s Garden Center in Hodgenville joined more than 25 participants of farm markets throughout the state on the Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Summer Tour of markets in Kentucky, West Virginia and Virginia. The tour gives participants in KFB’s Certified Roadside Markets program an opportunity to get ideas for production and marketing plus network with colleagues.  

  • New Haven holds Iron Horse Festival

    Landmark News Service

    “All roads lead home” if you’re on the Iron Horse. That’s the theme for New Haven’s premier festival — The Rolling Fork Iron Horse Festival — for its 19th year.

    This year’s theme, was chosen because “home” and “hometown” are very important in small communities, New Haven City Clerk Linda Mattingly said.

    The weekend event will feature arts, crafts, children’s activities, old time demonstrations, food, fun gospel and concert bands and, of course, train rides.

  • Local author to speak at Horse Cave

    Rhonda Hornback Nichols of Sonora will speak at The Bookstore, 111 Water St., Horse Cave, at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12.

    The program will follow the regular meeting of the Writers Roundtable at 2 p.m.

    Nichols will discuss the writing process and business side of publishing her book “Images of America, LaRue County, KY.” Copies of the book will be available from the author.

    For more information or directions, contact Sigrid Olson at 270-524-9053.

  • High school football update

    After playing on two consecutive Saturdays, LaRue County's varsity football team took a bye week before beginning its Friday night lights portion of its schedule.

    The Hawks, 1-1 on the season, will face an undefeated Green County team on the road Sept. 11.Green County topped Butler County 41-7 in its latest game and also has victories over Middlesboro and Taylor County.

     

    Here are other high school football scores from Friday night:

    Allen County-Scottsville 56, McLean County 20

    Bowling Green 51, Franklin-Simpson 6

  • Lincoln Jamboree celebrates 55 years

    The Lincoln Jamboree celebrates 55 years of non-stop country music this weekend.

    Owner and emcee Joel Ray Sprowls said a $55 drawing will be held every 55 minutes during the Saturday show.

    Eddie Miles presented “A Salute to Elvis” at the theater Friday night.

    On Saturday, the jamboree offers free outdoor flea market setups. Weather permitting, ultra-light airplanes will be flying to the airstrip behind the building.

  • Upton woman killed by train

    An Upton woman died Saturday after being struck by a train near her home on Quarry Road, Kentucky State Police reported.

    Wanda Murray, 61, was pronounced dead by the Hardin County coroner’s office after stepping into the path of an oncoming train, KSP said in a news release. The statement said the engineer saw Murray and attempted to stop the train, but it continued moving even after emergency stop equipment was deployed.

    Police have since notified the family and do not consider alcohol a factor.

  • Beech Bend has talent

    Beech Bend Park had 16 weeks of competition in its Superstar Talent Show. Kenzie Lewis of Hodgenville was one of the weekly winners.

    The talent showcase, modeled after successful television programs like Nashville Star, American Idol and America’s Got Talent, has run since Memorial Day weekend and 18 contestants will return to the park Saturday, Sept. 12, for one last competition to determine who will take home the grand prize, an opportunity to host their own concert at the park’s Reagan Amphitheater. The amusement park is located in Bowling Green.

  • City garbage pickup rates to increase

    Beginning Nov. 1, city residents will pay $2 more per month for weekly garbage pickup.

    In a special meeting Aug. 26, Hodgenville City Council voted to extend the current contract with Rumpke for five years. The decision was unanimous.

    Residential customers will pay $11.81 per month; senior citizens will pay $10.87 per month. Rumpke will negotiate rates for multi-family dwellings. The rates are guaranteed for two years and no monthly fuel surcharge will be added to the bills.

    After that, Rumpke is permitted to increase rates annually.

  • Farm calendar

    Beef Producers to meet

    The LaRue County Beef Cattle Association will meet 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8 at the LaRue County Extension Service, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville. The guest speaker will be Warren Beeler, director of the value added animal and aquaculture division of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. He will discuss grading feeder cattle. All interested producers are invited to attend. For more information, contact the LaRue County Extension Service at 358-3401.

     

  • Farm calendar

    Beef Producers to meet

    The LaRue County Beef Cattle Association will meet 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8 at the LaRue County Extension Service, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville. The guest speaker will be Warren Beeler, director of the value added animal and aquaculture division of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. He will discuss grading feeder cattle. All interested producers are invited to attend. For more information, contact the LaRue County Extension Service at 358-3401.