Local News

  • Supreme Court upholds healthcare reform law

     Voting 5-4, the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the federal health-care reform law, the core of which requires individuals to get health insurance or pay a fine.

    The decision means about 280,000 more Kentuckians will qualify for Medicaid, and about 220,000 will qualify for insurance under a state exchange where they can choose from various policies. More than 900,000 Kentuckians who were previously denied coverage for pre-existing conditions will now also be able to get coverage.

  • World War II planes on display in Bardstown

     Several restored World War II commemorative aircrafts were on display last week at the Bardstown-Nelson County Airport.

    It was part of the American Navion Society National Convention, an annual event where pilots throughout the country gather to showcase their historic planes.

    According to Mike Forsee, secretary/treasurer of Nelson County Navion Society, the 500-600 members of the American Navion Society take WWII aircrafts and commercialize them.

  • Boil water advisory lifted

    A boil water advisory issued by the City of Hodgenville Tuesday was lifted at 3:18 p.m. Thursday, June 28.

    The City issued a boil water advisory at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday for residents on Fairview Drive.

    The advisory was issued after a waterline break in the Fairview Drive area. No other areas were affected, according to reports from the city.

    For more information contact City Hall at 270-358-3832 or the Hodgenville Water Plant at 270-358-8717.

  • Wells sought for groundwater study

     The Kentucky Division of Water is seeking permission from owners and/or users of private drinking water wells statewide to obtain groundwater samples.

    The project is part of a targeted study to determine if domestic water wells are being impacted by human-influenced pollution and/or events of nature. Owners of wells selected for inclusion in the study will receive free testing of their well water.

  • Recycling made easy by TerraCycle

    As people enjoy parks, lakes, beaches and even their own yards this summer, they have a way to protect them, too.  They can send their non-recyclable trash to TerraCycle for free, to be, indeed, recycled. TerraCycle collects difficult-to-recycle products and packaging such as Frito-Lay chip bags, Kraft Singles wrappers, Solo cups and Old Navy flip-flops, among other items. 

  • Fundraiser will benefit baby born with defect

    A Valentine’s Day baby with a rare heart condition is the reason for a fundraiser to be held on June 23 in LaRue County. Saylor Lane Perry, now four months old, is suffering from Tetralogy of Fallot, a congenital heart disorder that affects about five out of every 10,000 babies born, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.  

  • Pool open for summer

    The LaRue County Park and Recreation swimming pool opened Saturday, thanks to the assistance of city workers.
    Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse, City Clerk MaDonna Hornback and maintenance workers power-washed concrete surfaces, scrubbed the bathrooms and concession area, trimmed weeds, mowed grass and painted.
    Hodgenville firefighters loaned hoses to fill the pool with water from a city hydrant; workers debated who would remove three frogs that took up residence in the pool over the winter.

  • Chamber looks to expand Leadership LaRue and Ambassador programs

    People in and around Hodgenville looking to expand their leadership and community involvement need only look as far as the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce.
    The Chamber is currently building the membership of two of its programs – the Chamber of Commerce Ambassador and the Leadership LaRue County programs.  
    The Ambassador Program was formed during the Lincoln Bicentennial year, but hasn’t been operating since 2009. The Chamber is looking to revamp that program this year in an effort to get people more involved in the community.  

  • LOOKING BACK: 1811 quake recalled by survivors

     At about 2 a.m. on Dec. 16, 1811, the ground began to shake uncontrollably. Large trees throughout Missouri, Kentucky, Arkansas, Tennessee, Illinois and other states swayed, then snapped. Steep bluffs tumbled into the Mississippi River, which overflowed its banks and appeared to flow backward in places. Cracks in the ground appeared, some of them miles long and wide enough to swallow livestock. Black rocks as heavy as 30 pounds shot into the air through holes that instantaneously developed in the ground.

  • PHOTO: Water tank grows in Attilla

     An elevated water tank is being built on Attilla Road. It’s part of a $1.5 million waterworks improvement project proposed by LaRue County Water District No. 1 and approved by the Public Service Commission. The tank will increase water supply and improve water pressure.