Local News

  • Light Up Hodgenville moves to Civic Center

    Hodgenville’s tree-lighting ceremony, Light Up Hodgenville, will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5.

    The event, originally planned to be held on Lincoln Square, is being moved to the Civic Center (City Hall) due to incoming inclement weather.

    Activities include performances by the LaRue County High School Christmas Brass Ensemble, vocalist Gordon Thomas and Hodgenville Elementary students.

    Santa will make an appearance and hand out candy canes.

  • Hodgenville to ‘light up’ Christmas

    Hodgenville’s annual tree-lighting ceremony, Light Up Hodgenville, is kicking off at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 5.

    The event, organized by city councilman and local business owner Larry Davis, will begin with 20 minutes of holiday music, performed by the LaRue County High School Christmas Brass Ensemble.

    The 30-minute ceremony will begin with an invocation by First Baptist Church’s youth minister Claude Ramey. Master of Ceremony Alex LaRue and Chamber of Commerce Director Krista Levee will speak. Gordon Thomas will sing, accompanied by the brass ensemble.

  • Santa Run

    A family’s brief message: “We need a winter coat, please – or anything you can give us,” underscores the type of assistance many LaRue County families need this winter.

    The message, scrawled at the bottom of an application for the Christmas Eve Santa Run, and others like it, brought tears to the eyes of longtime Santa Run volunteer Ann “Snookie” Morrison.

    “We’re out to help the kids ... and that’s what we’re doing,” she said.

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  • Workers saw slight increase in personal income

    Workers in LaRue County saw a slight increase in personal income in 2013, according to estimates released last week by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

    In 2013, per capita personal income was $37,924, up from $37,297 in 2012, and up from $36,762 in 2011.

    The county is ranked 18th in the state out of 120 counties for personal income, and 46th for percent change.

    Oldham County is first with per capita personal income of $49,428, followed by Hickman, Woodford, Jefferson, Fayette, McCracken, Kenton, Campbell, Union, Meade and Hardin Counties.

  • Blood donations go mobile with new app

    Donating blood has long been a respected use of free time. The Red Cross receives donations from people all over the world during their blood drives. These donations are used by hospitals and clinics to replenish supply for those who have lost blood or need transfusions.

    And now, you can do it all (except for the actual donation) from the palm of your hand.

  • Kentucky Utilities seeks base rate adjustment

    Kentucky Utilities Company submitted a request for a base rate adjustment Nov. 26 with the Kentucky Public Service Commission, in large part, to recover costs associated with Kentucky’s first natural gas combined-cycle generating unit as well as other infrastructure projects to continue to improve reliability.

  • Another pipeline eyes central Kentucky

    Last year, two companies announced a joint project that would convert 900 miles of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline — including 19.7 miles in Marion County — to carry up to 200,000 barrels of natural gas liquids daily.

    At this time, the Tennessee Gas Pipeline carries natural gas, but Kinder Morgan Energy Partners and MarkWest Utica EMG have plans to close down part of that pipeline so it can be switched to carry NGLs instead.

    Marion County officials are aware of the situation, although it’s not yet clear what can be done in response.

  • Longstanding Meetings


    Hodgenville City Council

    Hodgenville City Council meets 7 p.m. the second Monday at Hodgenville Civic Center (city hall).

    Creative Corner

    The group meets the first Monday each month at 10 a.m. at the Buffalo Baptist Church Annex.

    LaRue County Board of Adjustments

    LaRue County Board of Adjustments meets 6 p.m. Monday, quarterly. Applications must be received in advance for meetings. Call Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning at 270-358-0830 for more information.

    LaRue County Board of Education

  • Burglary thwarted at Lincoln National in Bardstown

    Bardstown Police caught a suspected armed burglar hiding behind a Christmas tree early Monday at Lincoln National Bank.

    After responding to an active burglary alarm a little after 5 a.m., police found a silver Kia parked in the drive-through and broken glass, according to a press release from Bardstown Police.