Local News

  • Food inspections - October 21, 2015

    Sunrise Manor Nursing Home, 717 N. Lincoln Blvd., Mar. 11, 97, soap not dispensing at the hand sink, ceiling vents on first line has dust.

    The Sweet Shoppe. 100 S. Lincoln Blvd., Feb. 11, 98, Thermometer missing in top freezer.

    The Sweet Shoppe II, 2533 Lincoln Farm Rd., Mar. 24, 100.

    Y Not Stop, 2202 Greensburg Rd., Buffalo, Mar. 21, 93, retail, milk stored on floor of walk-in cooler, wood shelving in storage room not smooth; May 26, 96, food service, follow-up, thermometer missing in hot/cold unit, no test strips at 3-compartment sink.

  • Magnolia Bank Earns Bauer’s Elite 5-Star Rating

    Magnolia Bank recently received BauerFinancial’s coveted Five-Star Superior rating. The achievement puts Magnolia Bank in an elite category as one of the strongest banks in the nation, excelling in such areas as capital, loan quality, profitability and more.

    Magnolia Bank has earned Bauer’s recommended rating (5-Star or 4-Star) for the most recent 104 consecutive quarters.

  • Local troopers promoted
  • News of Record - October 14, 2015

    Property Transfers

    The following property transfers are listed as given on deeds at the LaRue County Clerk’s Office in Hodgenville.

    David L. Graham and Michele L. Graham to Rock Farms, LLC, property near Hodgenville, $400,000.

    Andy J. Yoder and Mattie N. Yoder to Farron Butler, property in Sonora, $60,000.

    Rodney W. Loudin and Vilma Loudin to Lisa Bicksler and Joe Steenbergen, property in Hodgenville, $38,000.

  • Lincoln Days results - Pioneer games and Railsplitting

    Overall First, Massie’s Gang

    Overall Second, Upton Gang

    Overall Third, Dean’s Gang

    Railsplitting Events


    First Place,

    Bill Thomas

    Second Place,

    Jason Nunn

    Third Place,

    Ray Lee Nunn


    First Place,

    Tyler Hornback

    Second Place

    Casey Brooks

    Third Place

    Caleb Eastridge


    First Place

    Samuel Goff

    Second Place


    20 Walkers in 1 Mile Fun Walk

    48 Competitors in 35th annual 5k Railsplitter Run

    Place First Last Age Time (minutes) NOTE

    1 Travis Martin 41 17:41  First Place Men

    2 Brad Willis 15 18:22

    3 Thor Newsome 11 18:25

    4 Kevin Wood 49 18:40  Lincoln Look-Alike

    5 Jacob Cecil 16 18:52

    6 Joseph Lampe 15 19:07

    7 Gabe Lafollette 14 19:39

    8 Roberta Meyer 51 19:41  First Place Women

    9 Greg Thompson 52 20:30

    10 Anastasia Newsome 13 21:38

  • 44th annual Lincoln Days Art Show and Elementary Art Show results


    Melanie Wells, Hodgenville, Ky, digital photograph entitled “Into The Mist”


    First: Joyce Lupresto, Elizabethtown, Ky, pastel entitled “Cutting On—Greenspace at Freeman Lake”

    Second: Wes Kendall, Louisville, Ky, oil entitled “Jack and Jill”

    Honorable Mention: Linda Cundiff, Finley, Ky, pastel entitled “Tulips Galore”

    Honorable Mention: John Clayton, Shelbyville, Ky, an acrylic entitled “Long Run In Autumn”

  • Magnolia breakfast club

    Walk inside Magnolia fire station on any given Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday morning from six to nine o’clock and you’ll likely see 25 to 30 men sipping coffee, eating a hearty breakfast, and enjoying life.

    “If you want to learn something, just drop in,” offered Jan Druen who with his friend Darrell Riggs and wife Pam prepare and serve breakfast. “You’ll hear everything discussed from hunting and fishing to politics.”

  • Just Jordan Massage Therapy expands

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony on October 2 to celebrate the new location and expansion of Just Jordan Massage Therapy.

    Jordan Wafford first opened Just Jordan Massage Therapy at 2679 Lincoln Farm Rd. in Hodgenville in 2013. She specializes in Swedish and deep tissue massage, injury and muscle restoration as well as stress relief and relaxation.

  • Lost in LaRue - October 7, 2015

    This trip found me traveling down Hwy 357, I turned down Hawkins Road and took some pictures of the sun coming through the trees and lighting the dew in a field. I stopped and took some pictures of a barn and silos, which from the view of the road, seemed to be growing right out of the soybean field.