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Today's News

  • Community Calendar - Sept. 10, 2014

    Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park returns to regular hours

    Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park has returned to regular hours of 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. For more information, visit www.nps.gov/abli.

     

    Friends of the Library

    The Friends of the LaRue County Public Library will not meet in September. The next meeting is Oct. 2. 

     

    Book signing: Raywickians

  • FOOTBALL: Hawks fall to Green

    The LaRue County Hawks fell 20-13 Friday to the Green County Dragons.

    Junior running back Marquis Franklin had a 1-yard scoring run and freshman tailback Bryson Cobb added an 8-yarder to stake the Hawks to a 13-0 halftime lead.

  • Conservation District is accepting Kentucky Soil Erosion applications

    The LaRue County Conservation District is accepting Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share Applications on a continuous basis. The current ranking period ends Sept. 30. This continual sign-up is designed to make the program more landowner friendly and help address the needs of a landowner at any time during the year. 

    As landowners plan conservation projects with the assistance of their local conservation district, they will be able to apply for financial assistance for those projects without having to wait for a designated sign up period.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Megan Elizabeth Culver and Andrew Moore Bell

    Megan Elizabeth Culver of Hodgenville, and Andrew Moore Bell of New Hope, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Jeff and George Ann Stephens of Hodgenville, and Steve K. Culver of New Haven. She is a financial analyst for Kentucky plant locations of Jim Beam. She graduated with a degree in Accounting from University of Louisville College of Business.

  • Grayson youth makes donation to Lincoln Museum

    Dylan Ray Decker, a student in Kim Dennison’s third grade class at Clarkson Elementary, presented a display of Civil War and Abraham Lincoln artifacts to The Lincoln Museum in Hodgenville. Iris LaRue, director of the Museum, accepted the donation on behalf of the museum’s board of trustees.

    LaRue expressed appreciation to Dylan and his parents, Billy and Tiffany Decker of Big Clifty, for their gift and for encouraging Dylan in his study of Lincoln.

  • Engagement: Bunnell - Wooden

    Paul and Paula Bunnell of Sonora announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Laura Bunnell of Sonora to Jason Wooden of Elizabethtown, son of Debra Wooden of Elizabethown, and Cecil Wooden of Elizabethtown.

    The bride-to-be is a 2003 graduate of Central Hardin High School and is employed as a deputy clerk at the Hardin County Circuit Clerk’s Office.

    The prospective groom is a 2000 graduate of LaRue County High School and is employed as a mechanic at Big-O-Tires,

  • 50 years for Harold and Evelyn Cruse

    Harold and Evelyn Cruse of Sonora celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 5, 2014.

    Their family and friends honored them with an anniversary card shower, which was put together for them in a memory book. They also had a special family celebration in honor of such a remarkable milestone.

    Harold and Evelyn are the parents of Shonda Beeler (Elroy) and Fabian Cruse of Sonora. They have one granddaughter and two great grandchildren. 

  • Hodgenville United Methodist plans 175th anniversary

    In 1839, a small upstart church in Hodgenville was the destination for Robinson E. Sidebottom, a pastor from the governing body of Methodist churches. The church, then called The Methodist Episcopal Church South, is still around.

  • City raises tax rate, revenue stable

    Hodgenville City Council voted Monday to increase the tax rate.

    Mayor Kenny DeVore said property assessments are down “quite a bit” from last year. Some new homes were built, but existing ones lost some of their value.

    In order to bring in the same revenue as last year, the rate would need to be raised from .127 (12.7 cents) per $100 assessed valuation of taxable real property and tangible personal property, to .132 (13.2 cents) per $100.

    The rate will bring in about $425 more to the City than last year, said DeVore.

  • Red Hill loses $38,000 for second year

    Red Hill Cemetery lost $38,000 for the second year in a row, according to Hodgenville City Hall.

    Mayor Kenny DeVore said the situation isn’t apt “to get any better.”

    “It’s just the cost of doing business.”

    The city-owned cemetery, which is overseen by the Red Hill Cemetery Commission (consisting of city council members, the city clerk and city attorney), brought in $36,995.09 between July 2013 and June 2014. However, expenses were $75,374.64 for the same period.