• City deals with freezing weather, sewer and beavers

    The cold weather has been causing problems at the City’s sewer plant.

    Hodgenville Mayor Kenny DeVore informed city council members at the Jan. 12 meeting that a grinder shaft “that chops up toilet paper and other waste materials” had broken due to the freezing conditions.

    “It was the whole shaft this time, not just a pin,” he said. Workers will attempt to remove the mechanism and take it to a machine shop for repairs. If it cannot be welded, it will have to be replaced.

  • FISCAL COURT: Magistrates hear report from Hardin Water District 2

    A representative with Hardin County Water District Number Two told members of LaRue County Fiscal Court that his district has significantly increased its ability to serve LaRue County.

  • McConnell takes helm of Senate
  • City council tackles water, sewer problems

     Hodgenville Mayor Kenny DeVore said a short prayer Monday night before calling the city council meeting to order.

    He asked for help during the challenging times to come.

    The list of problems he presented to the council may indeed, need divine intervention. Broken equipment, stuck valves, water leaks, and even beavers causing havoc at the city-owned lake are a few of the issues DeVore and the six-member council will be handling in the months ahead.

  • Fields' family provides information on fallen soldier

     More information has been provided about Lonnie Dale Fields, a local soldier who was killed in Vietnam in November 1970.

    Tammie Fields, who is married to Lonnie’s younger brother, Rickie, brought in a plaque that once was displayed in East Hardin High School. 

    Plaques were presented also to families of Thomas Jackson Barnes, Alvin Coy Knight and Dennis Lee Vance – all East Hardin students who died in Vietnam, according to a newspaper clipping.

  • City's only female mayor shares memories after retiring from political scene

     After decades of serving the City of Hodgenville, Glenda Wathen has retired from the political scene. 

    The long-time member of Hodgenville City Council did not seek re-election last year. She attended her final meeting of the council in December.

    Wathen served in numerous capacities over the years, including as mayor. 

  • Officials learn their 'Duty Under the Law' through free booklet

     Local leaders will be learning soon about their “Duty Under the Law.”

    A few legislative sessions ago, Rep. Derrick Graham, D-Frankfort, introduced legislation and got it through both chambers that require elected or appointed public officials to learn all about Open Meetings and Open Records laws in the Commonwealth.

  • Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning Permits

     November 2014

    Robert Jewell, Weldon Loop Road, Upton, land division

    James Carroll, Country Lane, Magnolia, garage

    Alissa Walker, Plouvier Road, conditional use permit

    Bella Development, 350 Commerce Drive, Hodgenville, zoning

    David Graham, Mill Road, storage

    Doc Meredith, Old E-town Road, Hodgenville, porch

    Johnny Shofner, Upton Road, Magnolia, residence

    Charles Slayton, J.E.Jones Road, Magnolia, land division

    D.W. Cruse, Airline Road, Sonora, residence

  • Fort Knox holds listening session; more than 500 attend

     Still reeling from the loss of 3,000 soldiers and Fort Knox’s only combat brigade last year, state and local officials and the community gave their best arguments Jan. 6 against losing 4,100 more.

  • Park employees retire, leave behind ‘big shoes’

    Two longtime employees of Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park have retired.

    Friday was the last day of work for Park Ranger Patti Reynolds and Administrative Officer Rebecca Gary. Between the two of them, they have spent 70 years educating the public about and preserving the legacy of Abraham Lincoln.

    Park Superintendent Bill Justice said Reynolds and Gary have left behind “some really big shoes.” Both helped him learn his job and “avoid pitfalls” when he was hired in 2011.