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Today's News

  • Community Education accepting nominations for service awards

    LaRue County Community Education is accepting applications for the 2009 Community Education Service Award and the Judy Cox Community Spirit Award.  

    The Community Education Service Award honors dedicated service, hard work and tireless effort in educating the community.

    The Judy Cox Community Spirit Award is an honor that demonstrates a local person who displays a true servant’s heart with enthusiasm and a desire to make the community a better place.

  • Librarian turns new page to retirement

    When Emily Martin, LaRue County Library director, retires April 30, she plans to continue doing what she has loved since she was a little girl – reading.

    “When I was growing up in Franklin, Ky., I couldn’t wait for the bookmobile to come to our home so that I could read some new books,” said Martin, who has spent 26 years as a librarian, the past 12 at the library in Hodgenville.

    A retirement reception will be held for Marti from 1 to 3 p.m. today. The library’s board of trustees is hosting the event at the library.

  • Lincoln Birthplace getting a new name

    The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site is now a park.

    Three years ago, the General Management Plan for ALBNHS recommended changing the name of the site to Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park.

    The addition of the Boyhood Home Site at Knob Creek Farm to the site necessitated the change, according to a National Park Service news release.

    A national historic site is defined as “containing a single historic feature that was directly associated with its subject.” 

  • Main Street offers home improvement seminars

    Hodgenville Main Street is hosting a day of free home improvement seminars Saturday.

    $uper $timulus $aturday begins at 9:30 a.m. in the Lincoln Museum Community Room with Eddie Black.

    Black, who has worked on several of the historic buildings on Lincoln Square, will discuss home restoration and improvements.

    Scotty Lee of Lee’s Nursery will discuss planting schedules, along with “what, where and how,” 11 a.m.-noon.

    After lunch, Martha Lenardon will speak on “turning trash into treasure,” 1-2 p.m.

  • Merritt wins Excellence Award

    George C. “Clint” Merritt, manager of Southern States Hardin Cooperative – Hodgenville Branch, has won the President’s Operating Excellence Award. Only 40 co-op managers from Southern States 23-state territory earned this award, which Merritt has won two times since the program’s inception in 1987.

  • Scammers foiled by quick response

    Magnolia Bank officials aren’t sure how many residents received bogus phone calls informing them of a problem with their accounts last week. But they believe they learned of the scam before any losses were incurred.

    Starting April 6, several LaRue Countians received fraudulent calls asking them to disclose personal information. A few provided the information, while others reported the calls to the bank and the LaRue County Sheriff’s office.

  • Man charged with rape of 8-year-old

    A Hodgenville man faces 10 counts of sodomy and rape charges after allegedly having sexual contact with a child.

    Steven Lewis Tucker, 29, of 2142 Lincoln Farm Road, is charged with two counts of incest, victim under age 12; two counts of first-degree sodomy; one count of first-degree rape; two counts of sodomy, victim under age 12; and three counts of incest, victim under age 12.

  • Walk with Christ in the light

    Have you ever been on a tour inside Mammoth Cave? When you make you way out of the cave you see a ray of light. As you get closer to the opening of the cave, the light gets brighter. Finally, you step outside into the brilliance of the sunlight.

  • Ursuline Sister celebrates 70 years

    Twelve Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph are celebrating jubilees of religious profession this summer at Maple Mount, including one who ministered in LaRue County. 

  • Hodgenville man wins car on game show

    Hodgenville resident Benjamin Kennedy won a 2009 Pontiac Vibe on "The Price is Right."

    He and his wife were in the audience March 31 for the CBS-TV game show. The program aired nationally Friday.

    After being called to "come on down," Kennedy earned his way on stage by guessing closest ot dollar value amount for a set of scuba diving equipment. He guessed $1,600 and the actual price was $2,200.

    Kennedy played a game called Stack the Deck and won the vehicle. He was told that the car will arrive 10 days after the show aired.