Local News

  • Ky. 470 improvements planned

    Safety improvements are in the works for a rural LaRue County route. Awarding of a contract by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is expected by the end of this year to realign portions of KY 470 between KY 61 and KY 210.

    During the previous five years on this stretch of road, records indicate 24 collisions resulting in 16 injuries. These numbers are among the highest throughout KYTC’s District Four counties when compared to other roads having similar characteristics.

  • Hammonsville Cemetery: Donations needed to care for veterans’ graves

    Though silent and serene on the surface, cemeteries hold entombed within their graves not only the bodies, but also the accounts of all who rest there. Some lived and died as heroes; others, villains; some were murderers; others, victims.

    Most of these accounts remain unknown except to those still living who knew the deceased. A few, however, will have their lives told and retold through generations.

  • Bonnieville woman dies after car struck by train

    On Saturday at 8:55 p.m., Hope Wheeler, 21, of Bonnieville, died as a result of injuries she suffered after her car was struck by a CSX locomotive.

    At 11:09 a.m. Friday, state troopers were called to the intersection of Concord Church Road and J.L. Thomas Road at the CSX Railroad Crossing after a train and car collided.

    A preliminary investigation shows Wheeler was driving east in her 2014 Chevrolet Impala when she attempted to cross the railroad tracks and failed to see a northbound train, according to a release from state police.

  • Filters being changed at City’s water plant

    It’s time for some updating. The water plant in Hodgenville is conducting a filter change.

    While this may not sound like a big deal, keep in mind, the filters at the plant aren’t like the filter you have for your hot water heater at home.

    These filters are massive, extending 20 feet deep into the plant. Each one looks to be roughly the size of a normal hot tub in diameter.

    Jerry Gaulke, superintendent at the plant, said the filters are changed when they’re needed, and it’s been about 22 years since it was done last.

  • Truck and Tractor Pull raises $30,802.50 for breast cancer awareness

    The word “cancer” means one thing to the Hornback family: “We can and will fight this disease any way possible.”

    What began as an idea to raise funds through a tractor pull event three years ago, Tim Hornback and siblings, Connie Heath, Helen Cecil and Brent Hornback, along with his daughters, Jena Hornback and Beth Stinnett, and wife Carolyn, have well exceeded their goal of not only raising money for cancer research but also awareness, through the Battle of the Bluegrass events.

  • Guthrie stumps in county

    In recent weeks, Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes has declined to say publicly whether she voted for President Barack Obama. In an interview with Kentucky Educational Television, she referred to the “sanctity of the ballot box” as a reason not to reveal the information.

    Grimes was a delegate for Obama at the 2012 convention.

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  • Festival of Trees approaching

    The ninth annual Festival of Trees is coming up quickly. The festival, a joint effort by the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce, Hodgenville Woman’s Club and the Lincoln Museum will take place Nov. 19-22.

    Community members will be able to decorate a tree, wreath or garland and submit their creation to the Chamber. Beginning on Nov. 19, following the November Chamber of Commerce Luncheon, people will be able to bid on the items. The creators can choose which not-for-profit organization receives the money from the auction.

  • Glen Rice plans two musical events

    Glen Rice, a retired elementary school principal who has made a second career in music, is organizing two events in Hardin County in November.

    On Nov. 7, the Musical Concert Series presents “Lovin’ It All” at the Hardin County Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School. The show begins at 7 p.m.; doors open at 8 p.m.

    The show will feature performances by The Penny Loafers, Emily Portman, Natalie Berry Marshall, Kaley Fleming, Rodney Watts and others.

  • Reunions


    A reunion for all former Bussman and time plant employees and spouses will be Nov. 1 at Nolin RECC, Ring Road, Elizabethtown. Potluck at noon. Meat, drinks and paper products furnished. For more information, call Georgia Reed at 270-862-3829.

    ALES/BES/MES retired employee dinner

    Employees who retired from Abraham Lincoln Elementary, Buffalo Elementary, and Magnolia Elementary will have a homecoming 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22 at Decades Restaurant in Magnolia. Reservations are required by Nov. 4 by contacting Kathy Ross at 270-234-3309.