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Today's News

  • Another bank scam hits county

    A local bank is warning consumers about the latest scam.

    Residents are being called at all hours, advising them of a problem with their Lincoln National Bank debit card. The call asks the resident to enter account numbers.

    Lincoln National Bank President Doc Meredith said he received one of the calls at the bank. The LaRue County Herald News received two calls, back-to-back, on different phone lines.

     Joe Wayne Skaggs of Hodgenville received a call at 2 a.m.

  • Woman injured in head-on crash

    A Magnolia woman was injured about 3 p.m. July 18 in a two-car crash on U.S. 31-E.

    Toni Stillwell, 23, was driving a 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier on Lincoln Farm Road when a 2006 Ford Taurus, driven by Blake Stephens, 19, of Elizabethtown, turned in front of her.

    Stephens was attempting to turn in to the parking lot of Lincoln General Store when the cars collided head-on. Stephens told the investigating officer, Deputy Eric Williamson, he did not see Stillwell’s car.

    Stillwell was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital by LaRue County EMS.

  • Deadline approaches for Lincoln Days advertising

    Lincoln Days is two short months away.

    On Oct. 4-5, the community will again honor its most famous native son – Abraham Lincoln – with a parade, crafts and pioneer games.

    The Lincoln Days committee is already hard at work, planning events and updating the festival’s website.

  • One Knox seeks public support to stave off Fort Knox cuts

    The One Knox Policy Council of the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the CORE Committee, the Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs, area chambers of commerce and community leaders, is asking the public to electronically sign a letter discouraging the Army from making further cuts in personnel at Fort Knox. The letter can be found at www.oneknox.com/letter.

  • Looking for stories of the dog days of summer

    My husband Bud and I picked blackberries Saturday at the old Pearman place on Leafdale Road (that’s the LaRue County Environmental Education and Research Center for non-natives).

    I asked him if he wanted us to pick in different locations – or if he wanted me to pick beside him so we could chat. He said it was up to me – which is Bud lingo for “can’t pick no blackberries if a woman is yakking at me.” So, he went his way and I went mine.

    That gave me lots of time to think about stuff.

  • AGstravaganza returns on Aug. 9

    The LaRue County Farm Bureau is hosting its second AGstravaganza event on Saturday, Aug. 9.

  • City halts free water to fairgrounds

    Hodgenville City Council and former mayor Terry L. Cruse continue to butt heads – but in a different venue.

    The council ousted Cruse in May after receiving evidence in a public hearing of alleged nepotism, unauthorized raises and use of the city’s fuel card, and violation of the city’s ethics ordinance. MaDonna Hornback lost her job as city clerk also in May.

    The conflict resurfaced during the LaRue County Fair in June during a dispute over water service.

  • University of Kentucky Dean's List

    Several local students were named to the University of Kentucky’s Dean’s List for the spring semester.

    Undergraduate studies students who earn at least a 3.6 grade point average in 12 or more hours of courses with a letter grade are placed on the Dean’s List.

    They include:

  • EKU President's List

    Eastern Kentucky University has announced that 1,177 students earned President’s List honors for the Spring 2014 semester.

    Local students honored are:

  • MILITARY: Captain Turner visits

    U.S. Navy Captain Mark Duell Turner, M.D., has been assigned to Bahrain as medical advisor to the admiral in charge of Fleet Five in the Middle East.

    Turner, a 1978 honor graduate of LaRue County High School, and 1984 honor graduate of the University of Kentucky, is married to Sybil Trasker Turner. They are the parents of Charles Turner, a third year student in engineering at McGill University, and Grace Turner, a recent graduate of Yokohama International School in Japan. Grace plans to attend Princeton University in New Jersey.