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  • Make it a healthy Thanksgiving

    It’s the biggest meal of the year filled with lots of turkey, pies, fresh baked breads, creamed corn, and more. It’s a time to celebrate with friends and family. No matter how good we might be throughout the year, Thanksgiving tends to be a day of indulgence.

    The truth is, having a day like this every now and then isn’t a bad thing, the problem is our Thanksgiving attitude often tends to stretch itself all the way through New Year’s Day. Here are a few tips to make your Thanksgiving feast (and the rest of the holiday season) a healthy one:

  • Woman’s Club prepares for home tour

    The Hodgenville Woman’s Club is hosting its annual Holiday Home Tour and Tasting Party on Dec. 6. The pre-tour party at the clubhouse on Lincoln Square begins at 2 p.m., includes delicious holiday treats and beverages, and concludes at 3:30 p.m.

    The home tour begins at 2:30 p.m. The three Hodgenville homes on this year’s tour are Larry and Susie Skaggs, 4326 Tonieville Road; Paul and Sarah Hornback, 3650 Bardstown Road; and Don and Martha Costello and Nancy Conner, 223 South Greensburg Street.

  • Man charged with felony while deer hunting

    Dale Francis O’Bryan, 54, of New Hope, was charged Nov. 5 with illegal take/pursue deer/wild turkey; tampering with evidence; third-degree criminal trespass; and cruelty to animals, by a LaRue County game warden.

    According to Officer Brandon Boone’s citation, O’Bryan illegally killed a deer, cut its head off, attempted to hide evidence (the remainder of the carcass) in a fence row, and did not have permission to hunt on the land. The report also claimed O’Bryan fled the scene.

  • Cottingim sentenced to five years

    A New Haven man was sentenced Nov. 6 in Nelson Circuit Court.

  • New Haven man indicted on several counts

    A New Haven man was indicted on numerous counts by a Nelson County grand jury. He was arraigned in Nelson Circuit Court.

  • Grand jury to hear case against Rollin

    The case of a Hodgenville man accused of soliciting sex acts from an 11-year-old girl will be heard by a LaRue County grand jury.

    Timothy Allen Rollin, 37, was charged Nov. 5 with distribution of obscene matter, prohibited use of electronic communication system to procure minor/sex offense, two counts of failure to comply with sex offender registry and sex offender IM/chat/network.

    He has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

    Kentucky State Trooper Brian Washer testified about the investigation in a preliminary hearing Nov. 12 in LaRue District Court.

  • Fundrai$ers

    Hodgenville Woman’s Club Holiday Home Tour and Tasting Party

    The Hodgenville Woman’s Club will have a holiday home tour and tasting party on Dec. 6.

    Heroes For Eli T-Shirts

    Heroes for Eli has T-shirts available for purchase, ranging in price from $12 to $20, depending on size. Orders should be submitted to heroesforeli@gmail.com. Payment must be received before any shirts can be ordered. Proceeds will offset the medical expenses of Eli Marcum. For more information, call Tabitha Williams at 270-763-2308.


  • Ragland honored at NAILE

    Dr. Kim Ragland of Danville received the Vision Award at the North American International Livestock Exposition on Nov. 13.

    Ragland, a native of Magnolia, is well known for her work with education, livestock agriculture, 4-H and the NAILE.

    She was presented the major leadership award at the mid-expo manager’s banquet in the Saddle & Sirloin Club. Harold Workman, vice chairman of the NAILE’s executive committee and co-founder of the expo, presented the award.

    Workman said Ragland is a prime example of leadership in agriculture.

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