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Today's News

  • ELECTION: Attorney General's race

    Despite advertisements and debates to the contrary, attorney general candidates Jack Conway and Todd P'Pool do have a few things in common.

    Conway, the democratic candidate and current attorney general, will face P'Pool, the republican candidate, on Election Day, Nov. 8.

    Conway, 42, believes his record shows his dedication to the attorney general's office, a position he has held since 2008.

  • Military History Museum to re-open Veteran's Day

    A renovated Kentucky Military History Museum at the State Arsenal will reopen to the public with a ceremony at 2 p.m. on Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11. The museum at 125 East Main St. in downtown Frankfort is operated by the Kentucky Historical Society and the Kentucky Department of Military Affairs.

  • Woman's Club sponsors Festival of Trees fundraiser

    The annual Festival of Trees will be Nov. 12-19.
    The event, sponsored in the past by Hodgenville Main Street, has been adopted by the Hodgenville Woman’s Club.
    Individuals, organizations and businesses are invited to enter a decorated tree, wreath, garland or other holiday decoration to be placed for silent auction. Viewing and bidding will take place in the Lincoln Museum Community Room and will be open to the public. Funds raised benefit local projects or charities.
    A “People’s Choice,” based on votes will receive $25.

  • Fraser a semifinalist in forensics

    Eleven members of the Western Kentucky University forensic team – including a LaRue County High School alumnus – traveled to Berea to take part in two tournaments Oct. 22-23.
    Ellis Fraser, a freshman from Hodgenville, was semifinalist in prose interpretation.
    WKU advanced all students to elimination rounds and collected three individual championships. WKU also received second place in team sweepstakes in the portion of the tournament hosted by the University of the Cumberlands and third place in the Berea portion.

  • Auditor recommends segregation of accounting duties for Sheriff's office

    State Auditor Crit Luallen last week released the audit of the 2010 financial statement of LaRue County Sheriff Bobby Shoffner. The year ended Dec. 31, 2010.
    State law requires the Auditor to annually audit the accounts of each county sheriff. In compliance with this law, the Auditor issues two sheriff’s reports each year: one reporting on the audit of the sheriff’s tax account and the other reporting on the audit of the fee account used to operate the office.

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR – Oct. 26, 2011

    CLASS: Managing and Dining with Diabetes
    The “Managing and Dining with Diabetes” class series will be at the Extension Office on four Thursdays: Oct. 27, Nov.3, 10 and 17. Sessions are 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. No fee, but registration is required. Call 358-3401 to register or get a class brochure. The class is co-sponsored by the Cooperative Extension Service & Lincoln Trail District Health Department.

    Clothing giveaway

  • HALLOWEEN ALTERNATIVES

    Trunk-or-Treat, hayride and party at Wesley Meadows
    Wesley Meadows United Methodist Church will host trunk-or-treat, a hayride, party and chili supper 5-7 p.m. Oct. 29. For more information, call 358-3300.

    Trunk-or-Treat at Mount Tabor

  • Cameron Mills to speak at Gospel of Grace

    University of Kentucky national champion and record-holder Cameron Mills will speak and give his testimony at 6 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 13, at Gospel of Grace Baptist Church, 3426 Old Elizabethtown Road in Hodgenville. There will be a brief meet-and-greet following the event, and light refreshments will be served. The public is invited.

  • Fourteen indicted by grand jury

    Fourteen people were indicted Oct. 17 by a LaRue County grand jury. Arraignment for each is Nov. 7 in LaRue Circuit Court.
    Property offenses
    Justin L. Borders (1988) of Hodgenville was indicted on one count of third-degree burglary; theft by unlawful taking; first-degree criminal mischief and complicity. He is accused of entering a horse barn and taking a refrigerator and horse medication valued at more than $500 about July 29.

  • After loss of companion, 'Lady Andrews' needs a new home

    A Hodgenville woman is attempting to find a new home for a grieving pet.
    “Lady Andrews,” a 5-year-old mixed breed dog, was found abandoned, tied in a yard in Magnolia before being rescued the first time. She made her way into the home of Pat Andrews, a long-time LaRue County resident and volunteer.
    The two made a special connection, said Gilda Hatcher, who is a foster parent to Lady. The dog was heartbroken when Andrews passed away in August.