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Local News

  • Unemployment benefits increased

    Gov. Steve Beshear has signed an agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor that will give Kentuckians drawing unemployment insurance benefits an additional $25 per week. 

  • Main Street’s plans heating up

    The folks at Hodgenville Main Street are cooking up some plans to brighten your summer. Plans are incomplete, with final information to be announced later, but here’s a look at the possibilities:

  • County cleanup is Friday and Saturday

    This year Commonwealth Cleanup Week is March 22-28. LaRue County's annual spring cleanup days are set for noon-4 p.m. March 27 and 8 a.m.-noon March 28 at the LaRue County Maintenance Barn across from LaRue County Middle School.

    Bulky furniture, appliances, vehicle and equipment batteries (rechargeable), scrap metal, computer equipment and vehicle tires will be accepted for a nominal fee. Things will go quickly, so don’t be afraid of long lines. We will move you in and out quickly, especially if you load your truck or trailer with all like items together.

  • Vienna Boys' Choir coming to Campbellsville

    The final performance for the 2008-09 Central Kentucky Art Series will feature the world-renowned Vienna Boys’ Choir at 7:30 p.m. March 24 at Randsdell Chapel at Camp­bellsville University.

    To order tickets or obtain more information, call CKAS president Dr. Bill Neal at (270) 789-5349 or send an e-mail to nealwm@windstream.net. Tickets at the door are $15 each for adult non-students and $3 for students.

    Seating begins at 6:45 p.m. Season ticket holders are asked to arrive at this time.

  • Woman charged with burglary, arson

    A Hodgenville woman has been charged with second-degree arson, burglary and criminal mischief after allegedly setting a garage on fire.

    Tonya D. Bell, 34, is accused of entering a garage on White City Road March 8 and setting it on fire. Besides the building, a riding lawnmower, couch, go-cart, air compressor and other items were destroyed, according to court records.

    Bell is also facing charges of disorderly conduct, second and menacing after allegedly threatening a Hodgenville woman.

    Arraignment dates in LaRue District Court are today and March 25.

  • Hodgenville Elementary teacher honored

    First grade teacher Peggy Newton was honored as LaRue County’s Teacher of the Year – Excellence in Classroom and Educational Leadership March 18.

    The ExCEL Award is presented to teachers in only eight Kentuckian school districts. It is sponsored by WHAS-11 and LG&E.

    WHAS news anchor Gary Roedemeier presented the award at Newton’s home school, Hodgenville Elementary in front of her students and peers. She was awarded a check for $1,000 by LG&E for her classroom.

  • Hodgenville Elementary teacher honored

    First grade teacher Peggy Newton was honored as LaRue County’s Teacher of the Year – Excellence in Classroom and Educational Leadership March 18.

    The ExCEL Award is presented to teachers in only eight Kentuckian school districts. It is sponsored by WHAS-11 and LG&E.

    WHAS news anchor Gary Roedemeier presented the award at Newton’s home school, Hodgenville Elementary in front of her students and peers. She was awarded a check for $1,000 by LG&E for her classroom.

  • City Council tables Hazle issue

    Monday night, Hodgenville City Council voted to table discussion of the Charles “Red” Hazle building due to the owner’s health problems.

    The concrete block structure on the corner of North Walters Avenue and West Water Street has been a source of contention between Hazle and the council since 2003 when the council attempted to have it razed.

    Hazle went to court and was able to stop the proceedings. He agreed to make improvements to the building and has been reporting his progress every month or so to the council.

  • Board discusses student transportation

    Student transportation was the focus of Monday night’s school board meeting.

    The board considered second reading of the update to policy 09.36 regarding transportation to school-sponsored events. The policy change states students must ride board-provided transportation or with their parent or guardian only to and from school-sponsored events when transportation is provided.

  • Extension Expo is today

    The LaRue County Extension Expo, now in its 27th year, will be held Saturday at the high school gym. About 70 commercial and service booths will offer an array of information and giveaways 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

    The event, which drew about 500 visitors last year, features health information and screenings, educational services, free trees and mouth-watering pork burgers.

    “We’ll have a variety of booths and activities going on at Expo this year for the whole family,” said Extension agent Theresa Howard, who is organizing the event.