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Today's News

  • Senior Center brings music to downtown

     For 33 years senior citizens from far and near have found three and a half-hours of musical entertainment every Saturday night at LaRue County’s Senior Center located on Walters Avenue in Hodgenville.

    Part of the reason for that enjoyment, according to co-managers Charles and Viola Riggs, is that the performers as well as the audience feed off of each other’s enthusiasm.

  • Relay for Life Schedule

     FRIDAY, MAY 11

  • Relay for Life begins Friday

     LaRue County's Relay for Life will be held this weekend.

    Twelve teams have been working for months to raise money for the American Cancer Society with the Relay marking the end of another fundraising cycle.

    Relay For Life is a 24-hour event with individuals taking turns walking to honor those people who have battled cancer and remember loved ones lost to the disease.

    The event is developed, produced and implemented by community volunteers.

    Last year, teams raised about $40,000. This year's goal is $49,500.

  • Terry Caven graduates from CU

     Terry Caven of Magnolia graduated from Campbellsville University School of Education May 4 with a degree in 8-12 secondary education. He is congratulated by Dr. Robert VanEst, professor of education.

  • Two vehicles recovered in Rolling Fork River

     Sunday afternoon, the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department investigated the report of a pair of vehicles spotted in the middle of the Rolling Fork River.

    The cars appeared to have been washed downstream due to floodwaters, according to a news release.

    Campers, who were not identified in the news release, had pitched a tent on a gravel barge and parked the cars in the river on the barge on May 4.

  • Harvestland Church hosts single mom's oil change

     Harvestland Community Church will host their fifth annual free single mom’s oil change 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 12.

    The event is held “to connect with the community,” according to project lead Billy Smith.

    According to Smith, 90 cars were serviced during the one-day event last spring.

    “At this point pre-registration isn’t necessary,” said Smith. “However we are encouraging people to call just to give us an idea of how many kids we need to plan for.”

  • South Fork holds clothing giveaway

     South Fork holds clothing giveaway

    South Fork Baptist Church will have a clothing giveaway 8 a.m.-noon May 11. For more information, call Machelle McDowell at 270-325-3626.

  • At age 86, Elliott still enjoys playing in the dirt

     Murle Elliott has never been one to flit, like a bird, from job to job.

    When he was only 17 years old, he found a job he loved – operating a bull dozer – and 69 years later he’s still going strong, sometimes putting in 40-60 hours a week.

     “I feel better when I’m getting up and going to work,” said Elliott, who lives on Jericho Road. “If there’s work for me, I’ll do it.”

    Elliott’s love for the big tractors began when he worked on a relative’s farm at Fern Creek.

  • Turkey bags tennis player's truck

     On the next-to-last day of spring turkey season Saturday, Keiren Bowen bagged a large bird without ever having to fire a shot and without even hunting for the gobbler.

    In fact, the turkey found him, for while the LaRue County High School junior was driving near Country Lane on Highway 31-E from his home in Magnolia to a regional tennis match in Elizabethtown, a large turkey crashed through the front windshield of his GMC truck, grazing the left side of his head before slamming into the back interior of his extended cab.

  • Man pleads guilty to unlawful transaction with a minor

     A Hodgenville man pleaded guilty to an amended charge last week in LaRue Circuit Court, yet continued to assert his innocence.

    James E. Jeffries, 68, of Hodgenville, was charged last year with sexual abuse of a 10-year-old child.

    Through a plea agreement, Jeffries pleaded guilty via an Alford plea to one count of third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, a class A misdemeanor. Through an Alford plea, he maintains his innocence but agrees that the prosecution could likely prove the charge.