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Today's News

  • Skaggs enters Distinguished Young Woman program

    For the first time in several years, LaRue County has a participant in the Distinguished Young Women scholarship program, formerly called Junior Miss.
    Brigitte Skaggs, daughter of Mike and Denise Skaggs of Hodgenville, will represent LaRue County in the state program in January at the University of Kentucky’s Singletary Center.
    Skaggs competed as an at-large entrant (for those counties without programs) in September at Campbellsville University.  

  • Bardstown holds annual Tour of Homes

    The annual Christmas Tour of Homes in Bardstown will be 2-9 p.m. Dec. 7. The tour is sponsored by the Stephen Foster Music Club.  

    Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advance at the Bardstown Visitor’s Center, Court Square, beginning Thanksgiving weekend. 

    The day of the tour, tickets will be available at the Old Library Building, also on the Court Square. For more information, call 502-348-4877, 502-348-8973, or 502-331-1060, or visit info@bardstowntourism.com.

  • Not a fish tale: Magnolia man finds hidden artistic talent

    Kurt Hencye has learned to paint.
    At age 37, the Magnolia man tackled his first art project – detailing a ceramic largemouth bass. Using a small brush, he painstakingly blended colors and dabbed paint on each scale.
    It took six months to complete. He’s proud of the result – doubly so because Kurt is legally blind.
    Kurt, whose failing sight is genetic, can see things up close but even at arm’s length, things begin to blur. Late in the day, when his eye muscles begin tiring, his sight worsens.

  • Volunteers working to make a merry Christmas for local families

    The pressure is on at Santa’s Workshop.
    Ann “Snookie” Morrison and her handful of dedicated volunteers have been working in the Phelps-Morrison building at the LaRue County Fairgrounds for a couple of weeks, organizing the 47th annual Santa Run.
    The Run, started by Snookie’s husband, Bobby, delivers new and gently-used toys and clothing to children around LaRue County via the “Santa Bus” – an aging, refurbished school bus. Fire departments in each community open their doors each year to the children and volunteers.

  • Free Movie Night: 'Arthur Christmas' plays Saturday

     “Arthur Christmas,” an animated 2011 movie, will be shown 7 p.m. Nov. 23 for Free Movie Night.

  • Fiscal court: Big Wheel fundraiser approved

    LaRue County Fiscal Court approved, with a set of conditions, permission for a group to use Cissal Hill to hold a benefit ride Nov. 30.

  • Church calendar

    Food pantry at LaRue County Church of Christ

  • Christmas in a shoebox

     With holiday supplies already covering the store shelves, Hodgenville individuals, families, churches and groups are working to make Christmas a reality for needy kids around the world by filling shoeboxes with toys, school supplies, hygiene items and notes of encouragement. 

  • Man charged with assault

     A Hodgenville man was charged last week with fourth-degree assault and unlawful imprisonment of a woman.

  • New Haven man sentenced to five years

     Charles Justin Johnson, 25, of New Haven, was sentenced to five years in prison for possession of firearm by convicted felon and five years in prison for two counts of receiving stolen property in Nelson Circuit Court.