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Today's News

  • Fugitive returned to jail

    A Mount Sherman man accused of 126 counts of first-degree sexual abuse and three counts of first-degree sodomy has been lodged in the Nelson County jail after missing court appointments in LaRue and Nelson counties last week.

    Nelson County jail confirmed he was booked July 9, however, it is unclear whether Wimsett was arrested or if he turned himself in.

  • Our freedoms tomorrow depend on our actions today

    Our American freedoms were born July 4, 1776, with signing of the Declaration of Independence. This document was based on an unchanging premise: “Every human being derives his inalienable rights from the owner and operator of this universe, almighty God, who revealed himself in Jesus Christ.” This thread runs throughout our history.

  • Kids College coming to Hodgenville July 20-23

    If the kids are showing signs of boredom this summer, consider sending them to college. Kids College, that is.

    Campbellsville University is offering several four-day classes for third through eighth graders July 20-23.

    Kids College will be held at the Hodgenville Civic Center. A satellite campus is being planned in Hodgenville this fall but will not be ready in time for the classes, said John Chowning, CU’s vice president for church and external relations.

    “In future years, assuming a market for it, we’ll have on campus,” Chowning said.

  • County employees receive 2 percent raise

    In Tuesday’s LaRue County Fiscal Court meeting:

    •The court agreed to fund the Homemakers’ cost for the Lincoln Days reception in October.

  • Planning and zoning revises ordinances

    The Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning Commission held public hearings to discuss the designation of “public” lands and to revise its ordinance on minimum lot sizes.

    Two members of the public attended the hearings Thursday.

  • Community calendar

    Art Guild to meet

    The Central Kentucky Art Guild will meet 6:30 p.m. July 20 at the Nolin RECC building in Elizabethtown. For more information, call Debbye at 270-307-7590.

    A new Sunrise

    A groundbreaking ceremony for a new nursing home facility will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home on Phillips Lane.

    Campbellsville University information meeting

  • City Council notes

    At Monday’s Hodgenville City Council meeting:

    •Mayor Terry Cruse announced the Greensburg Street water tower project is progressing. Plans and permits have been submitted to the Division of Water for approval. The next step is advertising for bids.

    •Cruse updated the council on a pending lawsuit over sale of the old city hall building. On July 20, the attorneys plan to ask for a trial date to be set.

    •Cruse announced interim Main Street Director Celia McDonald has been hired as the permanent director.

  • Caven brothers tops at E’town tennis tourney

    Campbellsville University coach Kyle Caven and his younger brother, Terry, teamed up to win the men’s open doubles title Sunday in the State Farm E’town Open tennis tournament.

    The Cavens, who graduated from LaRue County High School, barely made it to the final, beating Matt Coomer of Louisville and Casey County’s Justin Martin in the semifinals, 1-6, 7-6 (8-6), 10-7.

    The Cavens used the momentum of their comeback to defeat another family pair. In the finals, they defeated Casey County brothers Chad and Kyle Jeffries, 7-6 (7-1), 6-2.

  • Patrick Henry Hughes to perform in E'town

    Landmark News Service

  • Pro tour makes stop in Elizabethtown

    A professional wakeboarding event rips Elizabethtown's Freeman Lake Park this week.

    The park, located off U.S. 31W in E'town, is set to host the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour’s fourth stop of the season July 18-19. The PWT is part of the King of Wake series that features the world’s top professional wakeboarders, also known as rippers.