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Today's News

  • Fundrai$ers - May 6, 2015

    Relay for Life

    LaRue County’s Relay for Life will begin at 1 p.m. May 30 on Lincoln Square. The event ends at 1 a.m. the next day. For more information on forming a team, call Kathy Ross at 270-234-3309.

     

    Renaissance Repeats   

  • Church Calendar - May 6, 2015

    National Day of Prayer
    National Day of Prayer will be observed 10:30 a.m. May 7 at Hodgenville City Hall, 200 South Lincoln Boulevard. Bring a finger food to share for brunch, followed by a program of prayer. The event is sponsored by Hardin County Christian Women’s Connection, but everyone is invited.

    Overcomers to perform
    Overcomers will perform 7:30 p.m. May 8 at Hodgenville Civic Center, 200 S. Lincoln Blvd. For more information, call Rev. Richard T. Binkley at 270-358-4436.

    Men’s conference in Glendale

  • Grand jury hands down indictments

    Several people were indicted April 20 by a LaRue County grand jury.
    Abe L. Hershberger (1973) of Sonora, was charged with three counts of first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor; three counts of first-degree sexual abuse; and one count of first-degree indecent exposure.
    The alleged acts occurred between Jan. 1, 2013, and March 3, 2015, in LaRue County.
    Bond was set at $100,000 cash only upon condition of dusk to dawn curfew and no contact with the alleged victims.

  • Alford plea entered in murder case

    BARDSTOWN — After more than three years in the legal system, a 2011 LaRue County murder case now is resolved with the accused killer taking 45 years to serve in a plea agreement.
    After a failed mediation in April 2014 and months of motions preparing for a capital murder case, Abdullah White made an Alford plea — where a defendant maintains his innocence, but pleads guilty to avoid a possible stiffer sentence at trial if found guilty — to the murder of Kristie Allen and pleaded guilty to three other charges Thursday in Nelson Circuit Court in Bardstown.

  • It's a shoe-in at ALES

    On Monday, every student, teacher and staff member at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School received a new pair of shoes.
    John Lear, pastor of Freedom’s Way Assembly of God in Hodgenville, said his congregation wanted to provide outreach to help local families and children. They learned about the Rural Compassion program, a branch of Convoy of Hope, that provides new, name brand shoes to rural schools.
    The church completed the paperwork, notified administrators at ALES and a group of volunteers went to the school two days in March to take sizes for shoes.

  • Clues needed in 1922 death

    A Louisville man is trying to solve the mystery of his grandfather’s death.

    George Rufus Humphrey of New Haven was a superintendent or bookkeeper at the S.P. Lancaster distillery in Nelson County at the time of his death, May 11, 1922.

    He left behind a wife, Mary Beulah (Despain), and six children, ages 12 years to 6 months. The couple lost their 2-year-old son, Nicholas, in 1911.

    He was a member of St. Catherine Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.

  • Primary: Attorney General, newcomer battle for governor nomination

    Since January 2008, Jack Conway has been serving as the Kentucky Attorney General, where he said he has been working to make Kentucky a safer place to live and work. He hopes to continue serving the state of Kentucky as its next governor. Conway’s opponent in the Democratic primary is Geoffrey “Geoff” Young of Lexington. Young said he has 36 years of experience working in the political arena, dealing with issues related to energy policy, economic development and protecting the environment. The two will face off in the May 19 primary.

  • Primary: Four Republicans campaign for governor

    This is the final installment in the series centering on this month’s primary elections, with Election Day falling on May 19. This article focuses on the Republican gubernatorial race, featuring Matt Bevin, James Comer, Hal Heiner and Will T. Scott.

  • Ag leadership program accepting applications

    The Kentucky Agricultural Leadership Program is accepting nominations for Class XI.

    KALP, housed in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, is an intensive two-year program designed for young agricultural producers and agribusiness individuals from Kentucky and Tennessee.

  • Red Cross offers scholarship to students

    This summer, high school and college students can win a scholarship by hosting an American Red Cross blood drive through the Leaders Save Lives program. Registration is now open to host a participating blood drive between June 1 and Aug. 31, 2015. 

    The Leaders Save Lives program encourages community-minded 16- to 24-year-olds to host blood drives to help maintain the blood supply over the summer months. Students who participate as a blood drive coordinator are eligible to win a scholarship up to $2,500 for higher education and to earn a gift card.