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Today's News

  • Fundraisers - October 2, 2013

    Senior Center bake sale
    The LaRue County Senior Center, 112 N. Walters Ave., Hodgenville, will have a bake sale 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 4 at the center; and will sell food (bean soup, cornbread, chili, hotdogs, desserts and drinks) Oct. 5 during Lincoln Days.

    Chili supper at Walnut Hill
    Walnut Hill Baptist Church, Upton, will have a chili supper and hayride Sat. Oct. 5. Proceeds will go to the church. For more information, or to make a donation, call Kenny Carter Jr. at 270-537-3409.

  • Wesley Meadows strives toward excellence

    Wesley Meadows United Methodist Church started the fall season off Saturday with a bang. It was time for the annual Lord’s Project Auction. Before that was a barbecue dinner. Even though it was a slight chill in the air, members brought items for the auction as well as food for the dinner.

    The auction has been held every fall since 1978 under the leadership of Bro. Tom Morrison. Church members donate homemade items, plants, hay, wood and others for the auction. The first auction brought in $3,000.

  • Church Calendar - October 2, 2013

    Hodgenville Pentecostal celebration
    Hodgenville Pentecostal Church is having a harvest celebration 3:30-6 p.m. Oct. 5. For more information, call Bro. Don Woolett at 270-723-5184.

    Harvest auction at Levelwoods Methodist
    Levelwoods Methodist Church is having a harvest auction Sat. Oct. 5 beginning with a dinner at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Linda Wright at 270-325-3862.

    Locust Grove offers “The Core”

  • Leave a lasting legacy for your family

    My 6-year-old granddaughter, Layla, had seriously taken in the entire funeral service for her beloved Papa; the songs sung and the words spoken had touched her tender little heart. One minister told those present that Tom would want all of us to continue telling others about Jesus. The day after the funeral, Layla was playing at my house with a little boy who had been in church very little.  On his way home, he asked his stepmom, “Did God really make me?”

    She answered, “Why, yes he did! What makes you ask that?”

  • Election Calendar - October 2, 2013

    Nov. 6, 2013 – Earliest date for candidates to file for an office on the ballot in 2014

    Dec. 31, 2013 – Last day to change political party affiliation and be eligible to vote in that party’s primary election

    Jan. 28, 2014 – Candidate filing deadline

    Jan. 30 – Public drawing for ballot position

    April 3 – Last day for county clerks to mail absentee ballots to voters who request them

    April 21 – Last day to register to vote for the primary

  • Good news is a welcome change

    LaRue Countians have had more than our share of bad news of late. So many deaths and injuries in a short period of time ....

    I was more than ready for some good news when I learned of the school district’s latest test scores (Unbridled Learning).

    The district – already shining at 20th out of 174 districts – made the leap to 14th in the state. That is quite an accomplishment for any district, much less one of the smallest in the state.

    Abraham Lincoln Elementary jumped from 274th out of 733 to 258th out of 730 schools.

  • Two injured in van vs. buggy

    An Amish couple was injured Thursday morning when their buggy was struck by a van.

    Mose Yoder, 51, and Emma Yoder, 50, of Sonora, were operating a horsedrawn buggy about 8:20 a.m. in the 6000 block of Ky. 84. The eastbound buggy was struck in the rear by a 2006 Chevy Express van driven by Lisa Marie Johnson, 42, of Bonnieville.

    The eastbound van was attempting to pass, according to Kentucky State Trooper Jeff Gregory.

    The couple sustained minor injuries and were transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital, according to KSP.

  • Two injured in van vs. buggy

    An Amish couple was injured Thursday morning when their buggy was struck by a van.

    Mose Yoder, 51, and Emma Yoder, 50, of Sonora, were operating a horsedrawn buggy about 8:20 a.m. in the 6000 block of Ky. 84. The eastbound buggy was struck in the rear by a 2006 Chevy Express van driven by Lisa Marie Johnson, 42, of Bonnieville.

    The eastbound van was attempting to pass, according to Kentucky State Trooper Jeff Gregory.

    The couple sustained minor injuries and were transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital, according to KSP.

  • Overturned semi closes Ky. 52

    An overturned grain truck closed Ky. 52 about four hours Thursday.

    Michael Allen, 41, of Hodgenville, was driving a semi-truck in the 1000 block of Lyon Station Road about 6:55 a.m., according to LaRue County Deputy Eric Williamson. The rig, owned by Boone’s Farm of New Haven, was hauling a load of corn.

    The truck met another semi on the narrow roadway, said Williamson.

  • New events added to Lincoln Days

    An addition to Lincoln Days this year will be an indoor stage presenting insiders’ stories about the history and culture of Hodgenville’s annual festival. Based on the Smithsonian Festival’s annual narrative stage—where visitors get up-close experiences with artists from around the world—Lincoln Days will present local festival participants sharing their stories and experiences about their role in the festival. These oral histories will be presented in the Lincoln Museum Community room on Saturday, Oct. 5.