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Today's News

  • Farmer loses $600 worth of hay to fire

    Numerous field fires have kept volunteer firefighters busy this month and Sunday was no different, as they responded to two separate incidents.

    Drought-like conditions the last two growing seasons have created a skimpy hay harvest. Sunday, a LaRue County farmer watched $600 worth of the precious commodity go up in smoke.

    Sherman Skaggs had 14 large rolls of hay stored in a fence row off Hawkins Road.  A witness said residents at a nearby house started a fire in a garden area and it quickly spread into the field, igniting the hay rolls.

  • Hay supplies improved but still an issue

    Even though the majority of the state is in the midst of a drought, hay supplies are up from last year. However, some livestock producers still will need to find an additional hay source to get through the winter, said Tom Keene, hay marketing specialist with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.

    “Overall, we are in decent to fair shape on cattle hay going into the winter,” he said. “Producers who use high quality hay to feed dairy cattle and horses will likely need to import additional quantities this year to have a sufficient supply.”

  • White City voting precinct moved to courthouse

    Two polling places have been moved for the general election Nov. 4.

    The 636 people who are registered voters in the White City precinct will vote at the LaRue County courthouse in the courtroom, County Clerk Linda Carter said.

    Milby’s Store, which has been the polling place for many years, is no longer available, she said. There are no other buildings that are handicapped-accessible in that area.

    Hodgenville West, the area that encompasses Lincoln Hills, Tonieville, Carter Brothers Road and Hamilton Acres, will be moved to Hodgenville City Hall.

  • Lincoln Days was a stellar festival

    The weather was perfect, the floats were beautiful, the entertainment was top notch and the burgers were delicious.

    Lincoln Days 2008 will be remembered for all those things – and more. While we enjoy our traditions, there were several new features including the corn hole tournament and air guitar and entertainers Katey Randall and the Salsa Rhythms Band. The Heartland Songwriters Association brought a variety of high quality groups to the square.

    Did you see the Lincoln look-a-like who could have passed for Mel Gibson? Nothing warty about that fella, no sir.

  • Hodgenville man added to Southern States board

    David Brown of Hodgenville and Byron Nelson of Vine Grove were elected to the local board at the Southern States annual membership meeting of Hardin Coop, held Aug. 22 in Hodgenville. More than 50 stockholder-members and their families attended.

    Steve Berry of Hodgenville was elected chairman/president of the local board, while Charles Crutcher of Rineyville was named vice chairman/vice president.

    Reviewing local operations and services was Clint Merritt, manager, Hodgenville. He reported that total operating volume for the past year was about $6.1 million.

  • Hodgenville man added to Southern States board

    David Brown of Hodgenville and Byron Nelson of Vine Grove were elected to the local board at the Southern States annual membership meeting of Hardin Coop, held Aug. 22 in Hodgenville. More than 50 stockholder-members and their families attended.

    Steve Berry of Hodgenville was elected chairman/president of the local board, while Charles Crutcher of Rineyville was named vice chairman/vice president.

    Reviewing local operations and services was Clint Merritt, manager, Hodgenville. He reported that total operating volume for the past year was about $6.1 million.

  • Incumbents carry local races

    Hodgenville voters returned five of six incumbents to the City Council for another term Tuesday.

    Bonni L. Clark, who retired after 27 years working in City Hall, won the other council spot in the muncipal election.

    Rita Williams was the top votegetter in the race. Also re-elected were Jim Phelps, Otis Smith, Wally Sparks and Eudell Stearman.

  • Secretary of State embraces technology for election

    Secretary of State Trey Grayson announced Monday that his office will be utilizing various techniques to communicate important messages on Election Day and to monitor the election.

    Grayson and his Deputy Assistant Secretary of State will be using “Twitter” to communicate to voters important information that occurs on election day. Their Twitter accounts also are tied to other popular social sites such as Facebook.com.

  • Band of Hawks rank fourth in state championshp contest

    The LaRue County Band of Hawks qualified for the finals Saturday at the State Marching Band Contest and finished fourth overall in Class AAA..

    LaRue's score of 85.05 earned the fourth-place spot in the field of 16 in semifinal round early Saturday at Meade County High School to earn a chance to perform on the championship stage Saturday evening at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium in Louisville.

  • Turnout heavy for today's election

    Election Day has arrived and LaRue County  showed up.

    Four precincts gathered in the first floor of the LaRue County Courthouse report steady business with occasional lines in the morning and around the lunch hour. Meanwhile, voters have been lined outside of Hodgenville City Hall all day where the Hodgenville West precinct votes.

    Polls are open until 6 p.m. People in line at 6 will be allowed to vote.

    While much of the attention focuses on the presidential race, several local positions also will be decided today.