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Today's News

  • Woman, child in hospital following crash on George Lee

    A Mount Sherman woman and her son were seriously injured Saturday in a single vehicle crash.

    Rhiannon Mott, 36, was driving a Pontiac Grand Am north on George Lee Road just before 7 p.m. when she lost control of the vehicle and struck a tree, according to LaRue County Deputy Robbie Brownfield.

    Mott and her 13-year-old son were trapped in the vehicle for 40 minutes while crews from Buffalo, Magnolia and LaRue County worked to extricate them. Two LaRue County ambulances were at the scene.

  • Historic home burns on Greensburg

    A house fire erupted Monday afternoon at 206 Greensburg Street in Hodgenville. The large blue frame house was quickly swallowed by the flames, despite efforts by several fire departments.

    Roger Bird’s historic house – known for its split rail fence in front and its wide, shady porch – was destroyed.

    Hodgenville Fire Chief Wally Sparks said the fire began at the back of the house. He’s unsure what started the blaze.

    Bird was at home when the fire began. He is staying with relatives, according to Sparks.

  • Youth Leadership Council announces Youth Leaders of the Year

    Based on biographic information, leadership positions, academics, essay and personal interviews, two students were recently selected to represent the Lincoln Trail Youth Salute Program.

    Brian Anderson (LaRue County High School) is the son of Heath and Kim Anderson of Hodgenville. He is the Debate Team captain, plays soccer and has received the Kentucky High School Speech League State Extemporaneous Speaking State Championship.

  • GED practice for free

    Some things in life are free.

    Anyone, whether they are enrolled in the program or not, can take the GED Practice Test for free from Sept. 22 to Oct. 3 at the LaRue County Adult Education Center.

    According to information on its website, GED Ready has the same look and feel as the real GED test, and gives students firsthand experience answering computer-based test questions written and developed by the test’s creators.

  • BIRTH: Rocks welcome Kase Decker

    Daniel and Stefanie Rock are proud to announce the birth of a son, Kase Decker Rock, born Aug. 8, 2014, at Norton Suburban Hospital in Louisville.

    Kase weighed 7 pounds 4 ounces and was 20 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Jack and Bo Decker of Hodgenville. Paternal grandparents are Danny and Shirl Rock of Hodgenville and Randy and Dianna Hart of Elizabethtown.

    Kase was welcomed home by his big brother, Cannon.

  • WEDDING: Meet the Logsdons

    Jacob Logsdon and Kristen Wilkinson were united in marriage Sept. 6, 2014, at South Park Country Club, Fairdale, Kentucky.

    The groom is the son of Gary Logsdon of Hodgenville, and Malinda Logsdon of Magnolia. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Logsdon and Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Ragland of Hodgenville.

    He is employed at KU in Louisville.

    The bride is the daughter of Donny and Caryn Petross of Louisville. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wheeler and Donny and Esther Petross.

    She is employed at University of Louisville Hospital.

  • Extension Service plans 'Taste of LaRue'

    Taste of LaRue County & Fall Market Day

     

    Coming this month is a chance to see what local producers have for the fall harvest season. On Thursday, Sept. 25 at the LaRue County Extension office we will have outside vendors for a Fall Market from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Stop by and support our local producers who will have fresh produce, locally raised meats, seasonal flowers, and other handmade food items.

  • Community Calendar - Sept. 10, 2014

    Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park returns to regular hours

    Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park has returned to regular hours of 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. For more information, visit www.nps.gov/abli.

     

    Friends of the Library

    The Friends of the LaRue County Public Library will not meet in September. The next meeting is Oct. 2. 

     

    Book signing: Raywickians

  • FOOTBALL: Hawks fall to Green

    The LaRue County Hawks fell 20-13 Friday to the Green County Dragons.

    Junior running back Marquis Franklin had a 1-yard scoring run and freshman tailback Bryson Cobb added an 8-yarder to stake the Hawks to a 13-0 halftime lead.

  • Conservation District is accepting Kentucky Soil Erosion applications

    The LaRue County Conservation District is accepting Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share Applications on a continuous basis. The current ranking period ends Sept. 30. This continual sign-up is designed to make the program more landowner friendly and help address the needs of a landowner at any time during the year. 

    As landowners plan conservation projects with the assistance of their local conservation district, they will be able to apply for financial assistance for those projects without having to wait for a designated sign up period.