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  • Hodgenville news - March 22, 2017

    Thought for the week: When life seems difficult, follow the P.U.S.H acronym. Pray, Until, Something, Happens.

    Last Saturday, we attended the 90th birthday celebration of my Aunt Beulah LaFollette Jackson. It was a good turnout and I enjoyed seeing 10 out of 21 cousins.

    Woo Hoo Kentucky Wildcats advanced to Sweet 16!!! They will be playing UCLA on Friday night. Sure is sad that DISH customers haven’t been able to see the ballgames due to WLKY removing channel 32 the first of the month.

  • Semi-truck accident on Greensburg Road
  • City approves LG&E Franchise agreement

    The Hodgenville City Council approved the second reading of a franchise agreement with LG&E during a special called meeting on Thursday, March 16.

    A franchise is a contract between a city and a utility company that outlines the requirements for the utility company to use the city’s public right of way. Terms of the agreement range from 5 to 20 years and the franchise fee could range from 1 to 5 percent.

  • School board chooses new auditor

    The LaRue County School Board chose a new auditor during their monthly meeting on Monday, March 20.

    With all members present, the school board unanimously approved White and Associates as their auditor for $12,500. Other auditing companies that submitted proposals were Stiles Carter and Associates for $15,000 and Carr, Riggs and Ingram LLC for $21,500.

  • Local judges participate in symposium on addiction, child welfare

    Local Family Court Judges/District Court Judges John David “Jack” Seay, Charles C. Simms III and C. Derek Reed learned more about how drug addiction is affecting Kentucky families at the Judicial Symposium on Addiction and Child Welfare in Louisville January 26-27.

    The intensive two-day conference was for the state’s Family Court judges and District Court judges in counties that don’t have Family Court. Some Circuit Court judges also attended.

  • LaRue Co. native singing in Pigeon Forge theatre

    Singing comes naturally to Betsy Kay Perkins.

    After all, her mother, Phyllis Ann Perkins, her father, Doyt Perkins, and her grandfather, Clyde Benningfield, all sang in gospel quartets and instilled in her that love of singing. She has sung in gospel groups, has performed at Dollywood and several stage shows throughout Kentucky.

    Her newest singing engagement, at Biblical Times Dinner Theater in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, came as an indirect result of her pursuit of gospel singing.

  • To reminisce

    Every year at the LaRue County Extension Expo the staff at The LaRue County Herald News brings out all the unclaimed photos from the archives. This draws quite a crowd as people sift through hundreds of old photos to find friends, relatives and even themselves in these images long forgotten. Friends and neighbors reminisce about things they remember, places, events and people.

  • If you keep on believing

    LaRue County High School and Middle School students have been hard at work rehearsing for the premier of their production of Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, which opened March 17 and will have two more public performances at 7 p.m on Saturday, March 25 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 26.

    Auditions for the musical began at the beginning of January with rehearsals starting the day after the cast list was posted, according to Choir and musical director, Amber Tucker. She said dress rehearsals ran the week of March 13.

  • Four indicted for meth, endangering children

    Four people were indicted by the LaRue County Grand Jury on Monday, March 20 for charges dealing with meth and endangering the welfare of a minor.

  • Exploring the impact of color

    In celebration of their second year, Art Gypsy, a local art gallery and gift shop, will be featuring a new exhibit installation by artist and gallery owner, Amber Gardner.

    The opening will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 25 at Art Gypsy located at 201 N. Lincoln Blvd. #3 in Hodgenville. In the exhibit, there are a total of 44 nude paintings, 33 flying houses, 6 mixed media pieces and 4 large pieces.

    Gardner said she has been pretty low-key since the gallery’s opening and she wanted to do something big that was very much her own.