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Today's News

  • Park bench dedicated to David Stearman

    Friends and family of the late David Stearman gathered at Creekfront Park recently to honor him with the dedication of a park bench at the site. A group affectionately known as the “Lunch Bunch” purchased the bench in Stearman’s memory. He died last October after an extended battle with leukemia.   

  • COLUMN: Leadership LaRue program is a great investment in people, community

    When you grow up in a community or if you have lived somewhere for most of your life, you assume you know everything that there is to know about where you live. However, most Leadership LaRue County participants will tell you that they were continuously surprised by what they learned about LaRue County when they went through the program.

  • Abe's writing will be displayed at Springfield museum

    The oldest known sample of Abraham Lincoln’s writing will be on display during August at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Ill., according to Myjournalcourier.com
    It’s a page from teenage Lincoln’s sum book, a homemade booklet of scratch paper Lincoln used to practice math.
    Lincoln’s stepmother, Sarah Bush Johnston Lincoln, saved the book for 35 years. After the president’s death, she gave it to his law partner, who gave away pages to Lincoln’s friends. Ten pages still exist.

  • Meredith, Gibson testify about I-65 expansion

    Rep. Michael Meredith, R-Brownsville (19th District) joined Sen. Carroll Gibson, R-Leitchfield (5th District) and Hart County Judge-Executive Terry Martin in Frankfort Thursday to testify on the need to expand Interstate 65 to six lanes in an area stretching from south of Elizabethtown to the Louie B. Nunn Parkway interchange near Glasgow.
    The three testified before the Budget Subcommittee on Transportation.

  • LaRue's unemployment is second lowest in state

    Unemployment rates fell in 96 Kentucky counties between June 2010 and June 2011, including LaRue County, while 19 county rates increased and five counties remained the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.  
    LaRue County’s June 2011 rate was 7.5 percent, down from 9.1 percent a year ago and down from 8.3 percent from May 2011. Of a workforce of 7.384 people, 6,832 were employed.

  • 'Stop the Traffick' begins Lincoln road trip

    A classic 1964 Volkswagen Beetle traveled through Hodgenville Wednesday, drawing stares with its burdensome luggage rack and growing number of fender autographs.

  • COLUMN: Half the fun of fair is second-guessing the judges

    The 104th LaRue County Fair came to a close Saturday.
    It marked what to many, was the hottest, most humid fair in recent memory. The most comfortable spot on the grounds hands-down was the new Bobby Morrison and Jim Phelps building where the beauty and baby pageants were held.

  • City worker injured when tanker flips

    A single vehicle accident involving a city waste truck last Wednesday sent the driver to the hospital.
    According to Hodgenville City Clerk MaDonna Hornback, city worker John Thurman, 58, of Buffalo, was en route to a disposal site behind Abraham Lincoln Elementary School to dump a tank of water when the tanker vehicle he was driving overturned.
    City Police Chief Steve Johnson said the 1989 GMC waste truck tipped when the load shifted while rounding a corner.

  • Former Pamida manager to serve one year

    A former retail store manager was sentenced to one year in jail after being found guilty of theft by unlawful taking.
    Bill Woodrow Willis, 30, of Radcliff was accused of making illegal transactions on cash registers without items being purchased at Pamida in Hodgenville. According to court records, Willis falsely entered transactions into the store’s computer, claiming they were returns and taking the cash for himself.

  • Hunter's owner dies

    A former Hodgenville business owner died Saturday at Hardin Memorial Hospital.
    Jodi Faye Richardson, 38, of Elizabethtown, owned Hunter’s Ice Cream and Grill (the current location of Hodgenville Grill).
    She was a 1991 graduate of LaRue County High School.
    She is survived by her husband, Lowell Richardson Jr.; two sons, Maxwell Wyatt Richard-son and David Hunter Richard-son, all of Elizabeth-town; and her parents, the Rev. Don and Brenda Wyatt Flanigan of Sonora.