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Today's News

  • Sheriff's office warns of 'grandparents scam'

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a pair of suspicious phone calls to local residents asking for them to wire funds out of state.
    The “grandparents scam” targets the elderly, according to Chief Deputy Russell McCoy.
     “What they’re doing is calling and acting like one of their grandchildren has gotten in trouble and needing money,” said McCoy.

  • LaRue park and eatery named tops by Kentucky Living readers

    Two Hodgenville entities have received top honors in Kentucky Living Magazine’s 2012 Best in Kentucky issue.
    Paula’s Hot Biscuit and Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park were both recognized for receiving the most votes in their categories.
    Paula’s Hot Biscuit took first place in the nonfranchise breakfast restaurant category and tied for second place in nonfranchise restaurant.
    Paula Varney, owner of Paula’s Hot Biscuit, was thrilled by the announcement which appeared last week in the magazine.

  • ECTC to sponsor job fair for those interested in long-term care

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s Nurse Aide Program will host a job fair for anyone interested in the program and careers as a nurse aide or in long-term care. The event will be 3-6 p.m. April 16 in Room 257 of the Academic/Technical Building on ECTC’s Elizabethtown Campus. It is free and open to the public.
    For more information, contact Nurse Aide Coordinator Stephanie Bennett at 270-706-8648 or email sbennett0017@kctcs.edu.

  • Almost 4,000 LaRue Countians have agreed to be organ donors

    April showers may bring May flowers, but it also brings celebration. Circuit Court Clerks throughout Kentucky and their Trust For Life are celebrating National Donate Life Month in honor of the generosity of organ, eye and tissue donors and their families throughout the month of April.
    While 2011 marked one million registered donors in the state, and 100 million nationwide, the need for organ, eye and tissue transplants is on the rise and adding more donors to the Organ Donor Registry is critical.

  • Kayla Cruse honored by ADDY

    Imagewest’s Semester at Sea campaign was awarded a 5th District Student Silver ADDY in the second tier of the three-part National ADDY Awards. The piece will advance to the third and final round at the National ADDY Competition.

  • PHOTO: Project Graduation roadblock

    LaRue County High School senior Olivia Dulak, Vonna Downs and Kathy Dulak worked a roadblock Saturday, accepting donations for Project Graduation.

    Other fundraisers:

    Flock your friends and neighbors

  • Park volunteers seek signatures, support for restaurant tax

    Volunteers for LaRue County Park and Recreation have been going door-to-door collecting signatures in support of a restaurant tax.
    Park President Eric DeVary said the signatures will be presented to Hodgenville City Council “at some point,” in hopes that the six councilmen will put the matter to a vote, but he’s uncertain if the petition will be provided at Monday’s council meeting.

  • Upton yields three meth arrests

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s Office made three methamphetamine-related arrests last week in the Upton area.
    Johnny Wood, 60, of 241 Memory Lane, and Coleman Ferris, 43, of Millerstown Road, were each charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, buy or possession of drug paraphernalia and first-degree possession of controlled substance on March 29, according to Deputy Eric Williamson.
    Williamson said he had received a tip of suspected drug activity at Wood’s home. Inside, he found “all sorts of components and paraphernalia.”

  • COLUMN: Accept the gift of Christ

    The message of Easter is that Jesus conquered sin and death and rose again. The result is that we have the promise of eternal life in a perfect environment.

    This is important because of our heritage. We are descendants of Adam and Eve. They were created in the image of God to live forever. But this changed when they sinned. They started to grow old and to wonder, "What happens after I die?"

  • BIRTH: Warrens welcome Harper Willow

     Madeline Warren is proud to announce the birth of her sister, Harper Willow Warren. 

    Harper Willow was born at 7:46 a.m. on Feb. 8, 2012 at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown. She weighed 7 pounds 4 ounces and was 19-inches long.

    She was welcomed home by her parents, Wesley and Nicole Warren of  Hodgenville.

    Maternal grandparents are Betty and Randy Morgan of Roanoke, and Steve and Laura Landrum of LaFayette, Ala.

    Paternal grandparents are C.E. “Junior” and Imogene Warren of Magnolia.