Today's Features

  • On March 3, sixteen sixth-grade students from Hardin and LaRue Counties were awarded the annual Magnolia Bank “Preparing for Success” Scholarships. Students were asked to write an essay telling what would make a great career, and how they plan to pursue that career.

    “The goal of this program is to get kids and their families talking about college early. We want to help students in our area get off to a good start saving for their future,” said Stefanie Rock, Vice President at Magnolia Bank.

  • Is there a lesson to be learned from this old stump of a tree located on the Ray Despain farm not far from the Hodgenville City limits? Yes, there is a lesson to be learned, maybe an important one.

  • Lenten Lunch

    First Baptist Church is hosting a free Lenten lunch each Thursday through March 24, 2016. Each week will feature a free lunch, Bible study, and weekly giveaways. The church is located at 730 Tonieville Road in Hodgenville. Reservations are not required but recommended. For more information call the church office at 270-358-3193.


  • By Jonathan Carl

    I love fireworks. I love how they capture my attention and overwhelm my senses with their spectacular rainbow starbursts. When fireworks light up the sky, I stop and marvel at their beauty and power.

  • In 1964, Buford Pusser was elected sheriff of McNairy County, which is located on the Mississippi-Tennessee state line. He set about to clean up the corruption in his home county which he dearly loved. His mantra was “Walk Tall and carry a big stick.”

    A movie was made about the sheriff’s efforts in cleaning up his county. The movie was entitled, “Walking Tall.” This term stands for anyone who goes against the grain, who seeks to make a difference and goes against the tide of society.

  • Relay for Life- Parkway Peeps

    The Relay for Life Parkway Peeps team is selling $5 chicken meals all day on March 9 at the Lee’s Famous Recipe in Hodgenville. Call 270-358-9288 to order. Free delivery to local businesses and schools. A portion of the sales goes to the Parkway Peeps team.

    Relay for Life – Freedom Angels

    Relay Freedom Angels Team has a Mr. Gatti Day on March 8 from 11:00 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Elizabethtown location. Use a countertop coupon to give the team credit.

    Relay for Life – Becky’s Team

  • Thought for the week:  No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, show up and Never give up!

  • Our deepest sympathy goes to the family of Elder Joseph Payne who passed away last Wednesday. He was the pastor of Eunice Church of God in Columbia. His Homegoing Celebration was last Wednesday morning at Eunice Church of God. He and his congregation had a close bond with one another. First Baptist visited Eunice Church of God every year on the third Sunday in September for their Friendship Day. One of their members Carolyn Payne Cox is married to one of our deacons, Robert “Bobby” Cox. Both churches are like one big “Happy Family.”

  • Don Taylor of Dallas, Texas, formally from Hodgenville sent this recipe to me. Thanks Don.

    Texas Sheet Cake

    1 cup margarine

    1 cup water

    4 tbsp cocoa

    Bring to a boil.


    2 cup sugar

    2 cup self rising flour

    1/2 tsp salt

    Add boiling mixture to the dry ingredients

    Add 2 eggs

    1/2 cup sour cream

    Beat well. Pour into sheet cake pan that has been greased and floured or sprayed with Pam

    Bake at 400 degree for 20 minutes.