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Today's News

  • Have a happy, safe summer

    It’s seems like summer is jam-packed with activity – kids’ sporting events, family cookouts, swimming, and vacations. How do you fit in all the yard work that comes with owning a home? Is it OK to take shortcuts? Think about this: More than 100,000 people seek medical treatment each year for injuries caused by lawnmowers, trimmers, fertilizers and pesticides. Instead of rushing through your summertime chores, keep the following tips in mind to ensure safety all summer long.

    • Never start the mower indoors.

  • Chamber announces new board of directors, seeks volunteers for State Fair

    The successes of the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce would not be possible without our board of directors who are tireless advocates promoting our mission as a chamber and supporting our community in countless ways.

  • Tips can improve home canning techniques

     The LaRue County Extension office has a variety of free publications on home canning and freezing. Stop by at 807 Old Elizabethtown Road in Hodgenville or call our office (270-358-3401) for a copy of any of our titles such as home canning basics; jams and jellies; vegetables; tomato products and salsa; and pickled and fermented foods.

    Q. What causes lids not to seal?

    A. Failure of lids to seal may be caused by one or more of the following:

  • Man dies after tractor accident

    A Nelson County man known locally as a UPS delivery driver fell victim to a farming accident Sunday.

    Marion Ray Spain was pronounced dead at about 5 p.m. outside his residence at 3017 Icetown Road just outside Boston, Ky.

    Spain, 56, was mowing a ditch when he ran over a rock at an angle, which overturned his small tractor and pinned him underneath it. Two people arrived at the scene and unsuccessfully tried to free him.

  • LACE awards recognize service

    The LaRue County Adult and Community Education (LACE) Council recognized four individuals at their annual awards meeting on June 3 for outstanding service to our community. Awards were presented by Marsha Duncan, LACE Council Awards Committee Chairperson.

  • Post 4 troopers honored

    Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown had its Trooper of the Year and Detective of the Year recognized in May at the Frankfort Convention Center.

    Senior Trooper Michael Garyantes and Detective Jason Propes were honored.

    Garyantes is an 11-year veteran of KSP and has been assigned to Post 4 his whole career.

  • Church ministers at laundromat

    Last Saturday, anyone who walked inside the Laundry Basket received free laundry services. Not only were their loads paid for, they were given free laundry detergent, dryer sheets and snacks.

    Throughout the day, members of Hodgenville United Methodist Church took turns assisting the customers of the laundromat with their clothes.

    “They were awesome,” said Denise and Harvey Higdon, owners of the Laundry Basket.

  • 200 pot plants found near Athertonville

    UPDATE: James and Linda Maggard turned themselves in Tuesday, June 17, to the court, and have bonded out of jail. The story (which was written Monday) in Wednesday's Herald News stated they were sought by police.

  • Former mayor wants job back

    Former Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse wants his job back.
    Cruse, who was removed from office on May 15 by a unanimous vote by City Council, filed an appeal Friday, June 13, seeking to reverse the council’s action.
    The suit, prepared by Cruse’s attorney, Ron Mather, states the council did not have the right to hear claims of ethics violations against Cruse. The duty should have fallen to an ethics board, which had not been appointed for some time. Cruse attempted to appoint a board on May 1 – however, the council did not go along with his request.

  • Santa Program continues as Morrison's legacy

    A few years ago, Bobby Morrison picked out an embroidered panel for his own casket.
    His family did not know what he had done – but after they saw it last week at the funeral home, they agreed the design fit him perfectly.
    Morrison, who died June 8 at the age of 88, had selected depictions of Santa Claus, a fire department and Ferris wheel. The words “Scout Master Troop 425” underscored the colorful motifs.