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  • Tyler McCubbins honored in White Coat Ceremony

    Tyler McCubbins of Magnolia, a first-year student at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, participated in the White Coat Ceremony held Sept. 6 in UK’s Memorial Hall.

    During the ceremony, 67 students – including 40 Kentuckians – received white coats representing their entry into the dental profession as student dentists. Dental faculty also welcomed students to the dental profession as colleagues and challenged them to make a commitment toward gaining the knowledge and compassion necessary to become outstanding dentists. 

  • Williams named to CUES

    Howard Williams, former director of Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, Radcliff, has been named as a CUES (Credit Union Executive Society) Distinguished Director. He will be honored at a director’s conference in December in Palm Desert, California.

  • Munfordville man recovering after being hit by truck

    A Munfordville man was struck by a pickup truck Monday morning and hospitalized for non-threatening injuries.

    Virl M. Johnson of Mount Sherman was driving a 1994 Mitsubishi pickup about 8:30 a.m. on Bailey Road and made a right turn onto East Bailey Road, according to LaRue Deputy Robbie Brownfield. Johnson said a semi truck and trailer was parked in her lane of traffic. She attempted to drive around the vehicle and struck Thomas Wyatt, 47, who was standing beside the trailer.

  • Garvin’s charges dismissed

    Several charges against a Hodgenville man were dismissed in LaRue District Court.

    Alex M. Garvin, 29, of Wood Lane, was charged in May with assault, third degree (of a police officer), resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and third-degree terroristic threatening, after an altercation with a Hodgenville police officer.

    The officer said the incident began when children were playing in the street and refused to move when he instructed them to do so.

  • Nancy’s holds ribbon-cutting for holiday location

    Nancy’s Gifts and Florist has opened a new location.

    The Hodgenville-based crafts shop has opened a temporary “holiday location” at 108 North Lincoln Blvd., next door to Smith Drug Store, just off Lincoln Square.

    Nancy Alexander, the store’s owner, said she’s using the second location primarily for Christmas and holiday items, to avoid clutter at the main store, located at 107 Main Street.

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  • Global Entrepreneurship Week events invite innovators to take the next step

    All around our community, we see the impact of entrepreneurship. It’s driving innovative new products and services to the market. It’s strengthening our economy. It’s creating new opportunities.

    It is certainly worth celebrating. The Lincoln Trail region will do just that during Global Entrepreneurship Week, Nov. 17-23.

  • ECTC presents series of seminars

    The Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Social and Behavioral Sciences Division presents a series of seminars in conjunction with ECTC’s 50th Anniversary. The seminars will be held at 6 p.m. in room 212 of the Regional Postsecondary Center.

    “Civil Rights Act of 1964: 50 Years of Social Change,” will be presented by Dr. Sarah Ballard, Coordinator of ECTC’s Springfield Campus, on Nov. 13.

  • Shopko Hometown to expand grocery department

    Shopko Hometown is unveiling some changes, including a renovation and expansion of its grocery department to better meet the needs of its customers.

     “These changes are in response to feedback from our customers as part of our effort to ensure we are listening to them so we can best serve their grocery needs,” said Tom Abbott, senior vice president of Hometown Stores. “Our expansion of grocery options will make it possible for our customers to do more of their shopping right in their hometowns, saving them valuable time and money.”

  • City Council: Fire truck arrives, updates given

    Hodgenville City Council got a close-up look Monday night at their latest purchase: a 1990 fire truck with a 95-foot ladder. A couple of them even took a ride in the bucket.

    Firefighter Chuck Lee operated the controls that lifted the self-leveling bucket above one of the tallest buildings in town – Hodgenville City Hall. The ladder continued to stretch several feet above the bell tower, providing a bird’s eye view – and a firefighter’s view – of surrounding structures.

    Lee and Fire Chief Wally Sparks picked up the truck