• 'Small Town Nights' graces magazine cover

     Downtown Hodgenville is being featured on the cover of Kentucky City magazine.

    Melanie Wells, of Melanie Wells Photography, submitted a photo, “Small Town Nights,” to the official bi-monthly publication of the Kentucky League of Cities.

    Kentucky City is distributed to an audience list of about 7,000 people who love Kentucky communities - city officials, legislators, executive branch, university presidents, chamber directors and others. 

  • PHOTO: Kelly Dean Sanders donation

    The Cecilian Bank made a $200 donation to the Kelly Dean Sanders Fund through a fundraiser held at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School. Tiffany Skaggs, loan officer at the The Cecilian Bank’s Sonora Banking Center, left, presented the donation to Machelle Durham, ALES Family Resource Center Coordinator.

  • PHOTO: Fort Knox Silver

    Fort Knox Federal Credit Union is a Silver Sponsor for the LaRue County Relay for Life. Katie McDowell, Hodgenville branch manager, left, presents Kristin Darrow of the American Cancer Society the donation.

  • Bucks for Bright Ideas rewards thinkers

    Area residents with ideas that could lead to a new business could win assistance to help move their idea forward.

    The Bowling Green, Elizabethtown and Owensboro offices of the Kentucky Innovation Network are accepting applications for the 2015 “Buck$ for Bright Ideas” competition through April 24.

  • PHOTO: The Cecilian Bank makes donation to KDS fund


  • Cecilia Farm Service to be sold

    For more than a quarter century, Cecilia Farm Service has provided agricultural supplies and services to area farmers as well as residents just trying to spruce up their lawns.

    The locally owned business is being sold to Crop Production Services, according to Dennis Parrett, the managing partner and primary owner.

    Parrett joined the business shortly after it opened and soon bought out two partners. He said he’s seen it develop from the ground up and the decision to sell has been an emotional one for his family.

  • SCRTC selects office site in Hodgenville

    South Central Rural Telephone Company has chosen a lot for its new office in Hodgenville.
    Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning approved Thursday night the rezoning of a .78 acre lot at 633 South Lincoln Boulevard from residential (R1-A) to business (B-2).
    The lot, owned by the West Family Trust, is located beside State Farm Insurance. It contained a frame house up until Feb. 29, 2012, when an EF-2 tornado struck, tearing the house from its foundation. It was demolished soon afterward.

  • Realtor honored for the sixth year

    Tracey Cecil-Simpson was named among one of the few to receive the Chairman’s Club Award, for her sixth consecutive year.
    Cecil-Simpson, who has been with Semonin Realtors since 2007, said she is humbled by the achievement. The Chairman’s Club Award is a prestigious award only handed out to realtors selling over a certain amount in real estate.

  • Magnolia Bank awards scholarships


    Eighteen sixth-grade students from LaRue and Hardin Counties were awarded the annual Preparing for Success Scholarships from Magnolia Bank. 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.

  • Unemployment rate falls in county

     Unemployment rates fell in 117 Kentucky counties between January 2014 and January 2015, while Russell County went up, and Boyd and Elliott counties’ rates stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. 

    LaRue County’s rate for January 2015 was 6.4 percent, down from 7.8 percent a year ago – but up from 4.3 percent in December 2014. Of a 5,639 workforce, 359 were unemployed. The number does not count those who are not seeking work.