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Today's News

  • Cleanup begins after storm

    The weekend’s warmer weather gave residents the chance to start cleaning up their yards after the Jan. 27 ice storm.

    Saturday, hundreds of pickups and trailers brought thousands of broken tree limbs and woody debris to a chipping and storage area in the Clayton Homes gravel lot on Commerce Parkway. By 9:45 a.m., 10 vehicles lined the roadway waiting for the arrival of solid waste coordinator Jill Gray and about a dozen inmates who volunteered to assist with the drop-off.

    Gray arrived promptly at 10 a.m. and worked until 5 p.m.

  • Students form ‘mini-relay’ to raise money for a cure

    Most of us are familiar with Relay for Life and the money the event brings for the fight against cancer.

    Rebecca Hawkins’ 22-member second-grade class at Hodgenville Elementary is helping that effort by forming their own “mini-relay” using innovative techniques to raise money.

    “We set a goal of $500, but we may have to increase that as they’ve already raised over $436,” said Hawkins who is in her 10th year of teaching at Hodgenville.

  • Main Street manager looks forward to new challenges, progress

    Here I am, mind spinning with much-to-do in my new office full of information, grant applications, events planning and so much more. Then I look up on my office wall and see a huge check, huge any way you look at it: $132,075 (actually twice that much and more because it is matched by those who benefit from the grant for facade improvements). I am struck anew with the importance and challenge of having a good Main Street program in a small town.

  • LaRue County Environmental Education and Research Center closed

    The recent ice storm has forced the immediate closure of the LaRue County Environmental Education & Research Center on Leafdale Road near Hodgenville, according to a release by Bob Sims, Director of Community Development.

    Downed trees and hanging limbs present a tremendous hazard to the public along the forest walking trails.

    Sims stated that many other public safety priorities are ranked far ahead of the park cleanup for LaRue County work crews. The park closure could continue for several weeks as county crews see to the needs and safety of citizens.

  • Bardstown man dies in crash

    A Bardstown man was pronounced dead at the scene of a two-vehicle crash on Bardstown Road near Ovesen Heights Monday afternoon.

    According to Kentucky State Trooper Terry L. Whittaker, a box truck driven by Nathan M. Clater, 36, of Upton, was traveling south on U.S. 31E about 3:40 p.m. The truck dropped off the right side of the roadway and the driver overcorrected his steering. The truck crossed the centerline while overturning.

  • Bardstown man dies in crash

    A Bardstown man was pronounced dead at the scene of a two-vehicle crash on Bardstown Road near Ovesen Heights Monday afternoon.

    According to Kentucky State Trooper Terry L. Whittaker, a box truck driven by Nathan M. Clater, 36, of Upton, was traveling south on U.S. 31E about 3:40 p.m. The truck dropped off the right side of the roadway and the driver overcorrected his steering. The truck crossed the centerline while overturning.

  • Bardstown man dies in crash

    A Bardstown man was pronounced dead at the scene of a two-vehicle crash on Bardstown Road near Ovesen Heights Monday afternoon.

    According to Kentucky State Trooper Terry L. Whittaker, a box truck driven by Nathan M. Clater, 36, of Upton, was traveling south on U.S. 31E about 3:40 p.m. The truck dropped off the right side of the roadway and the driver overcorrected his steering. The truck crossed the centerline while overturning.

  • Wrolen Pin Cafe opens for carry-out meals

    Ruth Astor of Buffalo had a dream of opening a restaurant in honor of her grandmother, Lora Wrolen, who not only loved to cook, but was extremely talented in her cooking.

    That dream came true on Feb. 6 when Astor opened her new carry-out restaurant, Wrolen Pin Cafe, located at 2533 Lincoln Farm Road, next door to Lincoln Jamboree.

    Astor’s mother, Brenda Miller from Lincoln Place, Ill., her daughters, Sarah Beth and Rebekah and a friend, Ernest Baker, are helping with the grand opening.

  • Youth soccer registration planned

    LaRue County Youth Soccer will hold another registration for spring league soccer 3-5 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Hodgenville Elementary School gym.

    League fees are $30 and uniforms, if needed, are $20. There will be a late registration fee of $10 and late registrants may not be guaranteed a spot on a team.

    This registration is open for new and returning who played or would have played 8-and-younger and older last fall. Contact B.J. Eads at 325-4430 or Bill Hawkins at 358-2213 for more information.

  • Lady Hawks defeat Grayson

    Sophomore guard Lyndsay Whitlock scored 21 points, leading the LaRue County Lady Hawks to their sixth win in eight games with a 63-62 victory over visiting Grayson County Feb. 2.

    Whitlock also had six rebounds, three rebounds and one steal, while twin sister Valerie Whitlock chipped in with 14 points, three assists, two rebounds and one steal.

    Eighth-grade guard Anna Bowling added 13 points and one assist and freshman guard/forward Shana Zajdel had eight points, four rebounds and three assists.

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