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  • Destined to make a difference

    Hodgenville native Nancy Hubbard Johnson Head just may be the oldest retired librarian in the state.

    She turned 100 last Monday, and while she’s been an advocate all her life, it’s her love of literature that has made a long-lasting impression on the local community. The House of Representatives recently honored her with a resolution commending her for her efforts.

  • Bank receives 5 star rating

    Magnolia Bank, Magnolia, KY is honored to announce it has once again earned BauerFinancial, Inc.’s highest 5-Star Superior rating. A 5-Star rating indicates that Magnolia Bank is one of the strongest banks in the nation, excelling in such areas as capital, loan quality, profitability, and much more. Magnolia Bank has earned Bauer’s recommended rating (either 5-Stars or 4-Stars) for 106 consecutive quarters.

  • CU students serve over spring break

    As the winter months come to a close, spring is on the horizon and it is coming just in time for Campbellsville University’s spring break from March 14-18.

    Students and teachers will rush to beaches and vacation spots to enjoy this new season. However, instead of enjoying the warmer weather and relaxation, two CU students from LaRue County and 28 other students and faculty members are rushing to serve orphans, prison inmates and their fellow spring breakers.

  • Lost in LaRue - March 16, 2016

    It was a pretty day and I needed to scout out something in LaRue County for an upcoming story, so John and I went hiking.

  • Jail Log - March 16, 2016

    Bookings at the LaRue County Detention Center from Monday, March 7 to Monday, March 14.

    Clifford Aubrey, 52, of Buffalo was charged with first degree wanton endangerment, second degree assault, third degree terroristic threatening and violation of a Kentucky EPO/DVO. He remains lodged in LCDC on bond.

    Bonnie S. Burgess, 33, of Hodgenville was charged with one count third degree possession of a controlled substance and one count possession of marijuana. She remains lodged in LCDC on bond. Arresting agency was LaRue County Sheriff’s Department.

  • City replaces deteriorating water lines
  • Fiscal court discusses state budget

    Governor Matt Bevin’s proposed biennium budget could cost Kentucky counties hundreds of thousands of dollars, LaRue County Judge-executive Tommy Turner told magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville February 23.

    Turner said a great percentage of the funds cut from the counties will go toward restoring huge deficits in the Kentucky Employees’ and Kentucky Teachers’ retirement systems.

  • Jail Log - March 9, 2016

    Bookings at the LaRue County Detention Center from Monday, February 29 to Monday, March 7.

    John-Tyler Lee Allen, 19, of Magnolia was charged with fourth degree assault, drug paraphernalia and possession of synthetic drugs. He remains lodged in LCDC on bond.

    Darryl D. Burton, 33, of Raleigh, North Carolina was charged with abandonment of a vehicle on a public road, first degree wanton endangerment, first degree disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, first degree indecent exposure, third degree assault, third degree criminal mischief and second degree burglary.

  • Lincoln’s Birthday 5K a success

    The first ever Lincoln’s Birthday 5K event was a huge success as more than 100 runners registered for the event.

    Lincoln’s Birthday 5K was held last Saturday at the Abraham Lincoln Elementary School. Race coordinator Misty Bivens said they had 111 people register for the event and that 89 showed up for the race despite the rain and other inclement weather.

    “I was hopeful early on that we would have 50 people sign up, but with over 100, it was a great show of support for ALES,” Bivens said.

  • Relay for Life’s Egg Huntin’ 5K is March 19

    The annual local Relay for Life 5K has taken on a new name and a new look, but the mission is still the same- to raise money for the county’s local Relay.

    Race Coordinator Kayla Shoemaker said her First Baptist Church team, known as Living Strong, decided to partner their run with the church’s annual Easter egg hunt thinking it would be a good opportunity for families. The event is called Easter Eggstravaganza and promises to be a fun-filled day.