Local News

  • Hodgenville woman in CU opera

    Two operas will be performed Nov. 23 and 24 at The Gheens Recital Hall at 210 University Drive, Campbellsville.

    The first opera to be performed is titled “Amahl and the Night Visitors” by Gian-Carlo Menotti. This opera is one act long and will be performed in English. It was the first opera commissioned especially for TV.

  • Republicans choose leadership

    The Senate Republican conference elected Nov. 13, the following leadership team for the 114th Session of Congress: Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) as Senate Republican Leader, John Cornyn (R-Texas) as Senate Republican Whip, John Thune (R-South Dakota) as Senate Republican Conference Chairman, John Barrasso (R-Wyoming) as Senate Republican Policy Chairman, Roy Blunt (R-Missouri) as Senate Republican Vice Conference Chairman, and Roger Wicker (R-Mississippi) as National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman.

  • Grand jury hands down indictments

    Several people were indicted by a Hart County grand jury.

    Justin C. Caswell, 30, of Upton, was charged with criminal mischief, first degree, and complicity, theft by unlawful taking or disposition (between $500 and $10,000), and complicity, and of being a persistent felony offender. He is charged with damaging the property of Jackson Logging and taking lumber, logs and diesel fuel.

  • PHOTO: Paying mo taxes
  • Remember the ‘s’ when shopping online

    Remember safety first when online shopping. Obviously when shopping online, you are entering a tremendous amount of personal information including your name, phone number and address, not to mention your credit card information. Always make certain that you are using a personal/home computer for online shopping. Public computers, such as at work or the public library, may store information that someone could access later.

  • SAR members gather to honor Pvt. Wilkins

    About 100 people gathered Saturday at Little Mount Cemetery outside Hodgenville for a grave marking ceremony for Patriot Thomas Wilkin.

    The service, led by Governor Isaac Shelby Chapter and the Kentucky Society Sons of the American Revolution, included a color guard, pledge, musical tribute and military salute.

  • MILESTONE- Cecil earns diamond status

    Eric Todd Cecil, a teacher at LaRue County High School, has been named as a diamond coach by the National Speech & Debate Association. Cecil received a First Diamond Award after earning 1,500 points on Nov. 1.

    A diamond award recognizes a professional career that combines excellence and longevity.

  • BIRTH-Grimes

    Chris and Christa Grimes of Lexington, announce the birth of a son, James Braxton Grimes.

    James Braxton was born Sept. 17, 2014, at Baptist East in Lexington. He weighed 8 pounds 5 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.

    Paternal grandparents are Gordon Grimes of Magnolia, and Judy Grimes of Hodgenville.

    Maternal grandparents are Dougie and Barbara Miles, and Lisa and Tony Lands, all of New Haven.

    Great-grandparents are Elmer and Ruth Chelf of Hodgenville, and Bobby and Joann Miles of New Haven.

  • Village Post Office opens in Magnolia

    Magnolia Mall has added a new service. The Magnolia Village Post Office (VPO) opened Nov. 12 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebration.

    The VPO, located in Decades Restaurant, offers basic services, such as selling stamps and flat-rate packaging. Customers can also ship from the VPO, as it will now be at the end of every mail route in that part of the county.

    VPO Coordinator Nick Walker said he is excited to bring post office customers in Magnolia a convenient, quick-stop way of shipping packages and purchasing basic postal services.

  • News of Record


    The following marriage licenses have been issued in LaRue County.

    Stephanie Louann West, 27, and Mark Allen Koenig, 29, both of Hodgenville

    Megan Elizabeth Culver, 25, and Andrew Moore Bell, 30, both of Hodgenville

    Deanna Jo Bright, 40, and Johnny Mike Brown, 44, both of Hodgenville

    Nedra Ann Jurcak, 32, and Darvin Harold Cundiff Jr., 38, both of Magnolia

    Brittany Lee Carder, 24, and Kyle Reece Freeman, 28, both of Hodgenville