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Today's News

  • Community Calendar - Dec. 14, 2011

    Santa’s Helpers need toys
    Ann “Snookie” Morrison and Santa’s Helpers are collecting toys for children of all ages for Christmas. They are in need of new and used toys and batteries to be given away. For pick up, call Morrison at 270-234-3313 or drop off items at Santa’s Shop at 760 Salem Lake Road, Hodgenville.
    Toys also may be dropped in the Santa’s Helper box at Dollar General Store, Lincoln National Bank, Bank of Buffalo, LaRue County Chamber of Commerce, Hodgenville Grill or Magnolia Mall.

  • Sunrise Manor residents enjoy carriage ride

    Sunrise Manor residents and daycare clients received a special holiday treat Dec. 6.
    Tom Smith and B.J., a registered Tennessee Walking Horse, took the participants on carriage rides in Hodgenville.
    Morna Eastridge enjoyed the trip because it was something she had done many times with her husband.
    Wesley Meadows Church provided a delicious holiday meal and the carriage ride made a wonderful day.  
    Angela Smith summed it up best by saying, “It was fun.”

  • Lead poisoning is preventable

     Lead poisoning is one of the most preventable health problems affecting children today. The CDC reports that 250,000 children in the United States between the ages of one and five have elevated levels of lead in their blood. Lead is much more harmful to children because it damages their developing nerves and brains. The goal is to prevent lead exposure before children are harmed.

  • Church Calendar - Dec. 14, 2011

    Food pantry at Church of Christ
    The food pantry at the LaRue County Church of Christ will be giving food to families who qualify 9:30 a.m.- noon Dec. 16 and 6-7 p.m. Dec. 21. For more information, call 358-9220.

    Wesley Meadows: Healing of the Heart service
    Wesley Meadows United Methodist Church will host a Christmas “Healing of the Heart” service 6 p.m. Dec. 18. For more information, call Rev. Votaw at 325-3740.

    Christmas program at Pleasant Ridge

  • PHOTO: Firefighter of the Year

    LaRue County Fire Chief Jason Sadler congratulated firefighter Michael Key for earning the department’s 2011 “Firefighter of the Year” award. 

  • City Police receive surveillance cameras

    Hodgenville City Police will soon be outfitted with surveillance cameras in squad cars.
    Chief Steve Johnson told City Council Monday that Elizabethtown City Police had donated 10 of the cameras and wiring to HCP.
    “E’town went digital and had no use for (the equipment),” he said, adding that the equipment was relatively new.
    Johnson said the cameras will “reduce liability to the city on traffic stops.”
    “I appreciate Deputy Chief Troy Dye (ECP) making such a generous donation,” he said.

  • Police Log - Dec. 14, 2011

    Possession of controlled substance
    Bruce T. Bloyd (1964) was charged with possession of controlled substance, second offense (cocaine); possession of marijuana; and three counts of buy or possession of drug paraphernalia Dec. 2 by Kentucky State Police. He was lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center under $9,500 cash bond. A preliminary hearing will be Dec. 14 in LaRue District Court.

  • PHOTOS: 4-H fifth grade officers
  • Fundraiser Calendar - Dec. 14, 2011

    Photos benefit Buffalo Fire Department
    Buffalo Volunteer Fire Department will sponsor a door-to-door fundraiser during the next several weeks asking $25 support to buy turnout gear. For your support Parish Photos of Campbellsville will offer a free 10x13 family portrait certificate. Photos will be taken at Buffalo Fire Department. For more information, call Wendell Perkins at 270-766-8529.

  • Sandhill crane season opens Saturday

    Kentucky’s sandhill crane hunting season, which opens Dec. 17, will be the first modern-day opportunity in the state to hunt these migratory birds.
    A total of 332 hunters, 96 percent of whom are Kentucky residents, were selected by lottery drawing to participate in this inaugural season.
    Hunters are busy making last-minute preparations, deciding where to hunt, assembling decoys, building blinds and getting other gear ready.