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Today's News

  • Auditions for 'Annie' underway

    The Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center located in John Hardin High School will hold auditions for a production of Annie.
    All adult roles will audition 6-10 p.m. July 11; girls age 6 and up will audition 6-9 p.m. July 12. Audition will include dancing, singing and acting.
    Rehearsals begin July 19. Performances are Sept. 9-18.  
    Materials are available at the PAC office. For more information, call 769-8837 or email info@thepac.net.
     

  • Williams receives library science tuition scholarship

    Lisa Jo Williams, an employee of the LaRue County Public Library, has been named a recipient of a Library Science Tuition Scholarship.
    Williams received a $500 scholarship. She is attending Bluegrass Community and Technical College.
    The State Board for the Certification of Librarians created the Library Science Tuition Scholarship program to encourage continuing education among library administrators and staff. The board distributed $7,000 in scholarship money to 11 Kentucky public library employees for the fall semester.

  • PHOTO: Farming and religion

    David Robertson of Hodgenville drove his John Deere tractor and hay rake past First Baptist Church of Hodgenville.

  • 'An Evening with John Wilkes Booth' presented at The Lincoln Museum

    Before John Wilkes Booth became infamous as the assassin of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, he was a famous actor.
    He was dubbed “the most handsome man in America.”
    With focus on the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and the bicentennial of Lincoln’s birth, Booth has returned to the limelight.
    Bart Lovins, actor and director of the Hardin County Performing Arts Center, is presenting a one-man play about Booth’s last evening as a free man – just prior to Lincoln’s assassination at Ford’s Theatre.

  • Man charged with threatening bus driver with kids on board

    A Hodgenville man has been charged with endangering students on a LaRue County school bus.
    Larry Steven Williams, 60, saw a school bus turn around in his driveway on White City Road on April 29 and began following it in his vehicle., according to an arrest warrant filed by Constable Jeff Metcalf.
    Williams passed the bus as it was entering a curve and incline, Metcalf said. Williams allegedly began honking his horn and drove around the bus “appearing to be in a very mad rage.” The bus driver moved over to let him pass, Metcalf said.

  • Revisiting 911

    For Terry Wise, an epiphany – a change in the way he views life itself – came during a June 15 visit to the site where the Twin Towers once stood in New York City.
    “When I stood there where the Towers had been and looked at the street where 32 people jumped to their death to avoid burning to death, I could somehow feel the presence of those who died,” said Wise, a Hodgenville native who is an editorial cartoonist and was on assignment in the Big Apple as a software trainer with the U.S. Army.

  • New owners share vision for Magnolia school mall

    After sitting empty for four years, Magnolia Elementary School is getting spruced up to serve a different purpose under new ownership.
    Christine and Brent Shelton and Terry and Diane Shelton purchased the property by sealed bid from the LaRue County Board of Education through their company Quarry Hill Monuments for $60,000 last November.

  • Hodgenville man charged with burglary, theft, forgery

    A Hodgenville man has been charged with burglary and forgery after allegedly taking checks from two homes.
    Wesley S. Stoke, 25, formerly of Louisville, is accused of entering a house on Bardstown Road and taking checks, later using them to gain cash. He is accused also of taking checks from his roommate.
    Accord-ing to LaRue Deputy Matt Darst, one of the victims permitted Stokes to stay at his house “because he didn’t have a place to live.”

  • Sue Osborne named HES principal

    Sue Osborne has been selected as principal at Hodgenville Elementary School.
    The HES site-based decision making council and Superintendent Sam Sanders made the announcement after a special called meeting June 30.
    Osborne served as principal of Washington County Elementary School from 2002-10 and Elementary Curriculum Supervisor in Mercer County this past year. She has 14 years of classroom teaching experience in Elizabeth-town and Nelson County Schools and served as principal of Brooks Elementary School.
     

  • PHOTOS:Library celebrates summer