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Today's News

  • Huhn - Cooper to wed

     Mr. and Mrs. Michael and Deanna Huhn announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Allyson Lynn Huhn, to Roger Dale Cooper Jr., son of Betty Cooper and the late Roger Cooper.

    The prospective bride is a 2005 graduate of LaRue County High School and is owner-operator for Mahlich Transportation.

    The prospective groom is a 2008 graduate of LaRue County High School and is employed by AGI Polymatrix.

    The wedding is 2 p.m. June 29, 2013, at Angel View Wedding Chapel, Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

  • E'town mayor died of heart attack

    Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker died suddenly Friday morning from a heart attack brought on by a cardiovascular disease, said Chief Deputy Hardin County Coroner Kenneth Spangenberger.

    Spangenberger pronounced Walker dead at 5:33 a.m. Friday at Hardin Memorial Hospital. He was 54.

  • Elizabethtown loses Mayor Tim Walker

    Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker died overnight.

    Elected as mayor in November 2010 in a three-way race, Walker was a local businessman, Elizabethtown High School graduate and served as a city councilman from 1997 until he became mayor.

    Known for his soft-spoken manner, Walker's method was to lead through concensus building.

    “Coming in I didn’t have a personal agenda,” Walker said of the one-year anniversary of taking office. “The agenda I came in with is I wanted to change attitudes.”

  • Federal suit filed in fatal shooting

     

  • The family cow was an important part of local history

    In 1779, according to an article in the local newspaper dated 1894, a group of five settlers were led from Boonesboro by Daniel Boone to a spot in LaRue County then known as Cave Spring near Middle Creek, now known as Roanoke. Some sources refer to the location as the Union Church area.

    There they built a small fort around the spring and then Boone, accompanied by men named Cartwright and Neal, returned to Boonesboro to bring back the families of the five men. Left to hold the fort and their claim on the land were three men named Walters, Hart and Dunn.

  • Volunteer Orientation for Susan G. Komen of Louisville

     There will be a Volunteer Orientation event on Saturday, June 15 from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m., for Susan G. Komen of Louisville. During this event you will learn how to become more involved in your community. The event will be held at Hodgenville City Hall, 200 S. Lincoln Blvd. Hodgenville. For more information or to RSVP you may call Kristen at 502-495-7824 or email volunteer@komenlouisville.org

  • Dr. Berry remembered as a 'man of faith'

    Dr. Donald “Don” Lee Berry of Hodgenville passed away on June 7, after battling cancer for nine months.

    Dr. Berry had an active veterinary practice in LaRue County for more than 30 years.

    Before opening the LaRue County Animal Clinic in 1976, he graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine with a degree in veterinary science, and completed his undergrad at the University of Kentucky.

    He began his practice working with both large and small animals. He decided to work with only small animals in 2000.

  • New Hope man dies in mowing accident

    A 74-year-old New Hope man died Friday afternoon in a mowing accident when his lawn tractor overturned.

    Nelson County Deputy Coroner Brian Papenfuss said the accident occurred about 5 p.m. on Coon Hollow Road.

    Marvin S. Saunders was mowing his yard and got too close to a creek on his property, when he lost control of the machine and it rolled over, trapping him upside down beneath it. The deputy said the man apparently died of asphyxiation from the weight of the tractor pressing against his diaphragm. The cause of death was given as trauma.

  • Fair begins this weekend with horse and western show

    The 106th LaRue County Fair begins Friday, June 14 – several weeks earlier than usual – with the saddlebred horse show.

    Saturday, June 15, is the all new Western Night and Cowboy Sports featuring David Davis with his trick horses and the Kentucky Cowboy Mounted Shooters.

    Davis and his black and white overo horses appear at cowboy church services, horse shows, rodeos and training clinics, according to fair board member and show manager Tom Smith.

  • New Haven man sentenced to four weekends after ‘fleeing and evading’

     A New Haven man charged last June with numerous counts has been ordered to serve four weekends in jail.