Local News

  • KCTCS lobbies for support

    Landmark News Service

    After five years of budget cuts, the president of the statewide community college system is asking for community support to help “stop the bleeding,” he said.

    Michael McCall, president of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, held a forum at the Elizabethtown Tourism and Convention Center to gain support from local officials and community members for the college system, its needs and its attempts to stave off further budget cuts.

  • Child recovering post transplant

    Landmark News Service

    Less than two weeks after transplant surgery, 8-year-old Max Dickerson is doing well.

    Since April he and his parents, Jeff and Emily Dickerson, New Haven have waited for a call telling them organs were available for his needed transplant.

    They received that call around 5 p.m. Oct. 9. They then had a four-hour window to get to the Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. They made it by 8:30 p.m. By 10 p.m. Max was in surgery to replace his liver. The next day he went back into the operating room to get his new kidney.

  • Lincoln Jamboree to host gospel benefit tonight

    Newspaper in Education partner benefit Gospel Sing featuring Heartland Quartet and Redeemed 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, at Joel Ray Sprowls’ Lincoln Jamboree, Hodgenville. Tickets at the door $5.

  • Chamber to try evening meeting

    Instead of its regular monthly  luncheon, the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce is trying a different approach Oct. 21 — holding an evening meeting.

     “The main thing is to have people come out and network with each other,” Chamber president Kenny Rambo said. 

    Rita Williams, the Cham­ber’s executive director, agreed.

     “It’s a new venture for us, but we want to do everything we can to reach the community — businesses and individuals,” she said. “If it works, we may try it again.”

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  • Optimism 'low' for lithium-ion battery plant in Glendale

    Landmark News Service

    James J. Greenberger isn’t holding out much hope that an electric vehicle battery plant will be built in Glendale in the near future.

    “At the moment, there’s not much to be optimistic about,’’ said Greenberger, co-founder of the National Alliance for Advanced Transportation Batteries consortium. “I wish I could have something more positive, but I don’t want there to be false hopes out there. We don’t have a lot of optimism for this anytime soon.’’

  • City Council passes 'clean up' ordinance

    In order to protect $225,000 in city revenue, Hodgenville City Council approved an annexation ordinance Mon­day night that cleans up some records on the books.

    City government is required to complete a valid map by Jan. 1, 2010, in order to comply with new regulations regarding the municipal insurance premium tax. The 9 percent tax that is added to property insurance provides almost a quarter-million dollars annually to Hodgenville’s budget.

  • General Assembly approves 2010 calendar

    A schedule for the Kentucky General As­semb­ly’s 2010 session was appr­oved Sept. 2 by legislative leaders.

    The session is scheduled to convene Jan. 5 and adjourn April 13. It is expected to last 60 working days – the maximum allowed by the state constitution in even-numbered years.

    Legislators will not meet on Jan. 18 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day or on Feb. 15 in observance of Presidents Day.

  • CU-Hodgenville announces new classes

    Campbellsville University Hodgenville is beginning new classes Oct. 19.

    The classes being taught for the second eight weeks are general psychology 6-10 p.m. on Mondays, and English composition II 6-10 p.m. Tuesdays.

    Residents interested in enrolling may visit www.4CUGRAD.COM or call 877-4CU-GRAD.

    Campbellsville University’s Brockman Center in Hodgenville is the home for the classes; however, work is being done on the building and classes currently are being held on the second floor of the police station adjacent to City Hall.

  • Honoring victims of violence

    SpringHaven Domestic Violence Program will host a candlelight vigil at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, to honor victims of domestic violence in LaRue County.

    The vigil will take place in front of the LaRue County Courthouse.

    The ceremony will include a victim/survivor of domestic violence who will share her story of abuse.