Local News

  • The Top Ten of 2017...and more

    10. Shoffner Sentenced

    Former LaRue County Sheriff Bobby Shoffner was sentenced in federal court on October 24, 2017 for embezzlement of funds.

    Shoffner received three years probation for one count of embezzlement of government funds. Shoffner was also required to pay $36,239 in restitution back to the LaRue County Government and the restitution payments have to be at least $200 a month over a period of 34 months. He was also required to pay fines of $1,100 to the federal court system.

  • Do you need assistance with your heating costs?

    Beginning January 8, 2018, your local Community Action Office will be assisting families of low-income with the LIHEAP CRISIS Program. The program will end March 31, 2018 or sooner if funds are expended.

    To be eligible for Crisis funds you must be in a heating crisis.  You must have a past due/disconnect notice from the electric or natural gas company, or be out of bulk fuel within 4 days if using propane, fuel oil or kerosene, or wood, or a formal eviction notice from your landlord if heating expenses are included in the rent.

  • Amphitheatre closed at My Old Kentucky Home State Park

    The amphitheatre at My Old Kentucky Home State Park is closed because of electrical and structural issues. An inspection conducted this week by the Kentucky Department of Parks determined that the stage area is not safe for employees or park guests.

    The J. Dan Talbott Amphitheatre was constructed in 1958 and has hosted The Stephen Foster Story annually since that time.

  • Architect approved for LCHS gym/stadium plan

    The school board approved an architect for the proposed LCHS gym and stadium project.

    After receiving four proposals, the board chose Sherman Carter Barnhart as the architect for the project. The firm has recently been used as the architect for the current designs of new gyms in Taylor County and Hart County.

    Without any discussion and with all board members present, the motion to approve them as architect passed with board member Farrah Pruitt being the only member who voted no.

  • Magnolia cemetery fund
  • Central KY Rods and Machines Donation
  • Bringing HOPE to the holidays

     There was a flurry of activity inside the Hodgenville United Methodist Church on Wednesday, December 20 as volunteers filled boxes and bags with food and essentials for the growing line of people waiting outside to receive them. Balancing a box of donated diapers and formula on her hip, organizer Susan Phelps orchestrated her team of helpers to fit everything from turkeys to tissues into the packed fellowship hall that is the HOPE food pantry.

  • Santa Bus Delivers
  • Cooking Corner

    1– 3.4 oz. box instant banana pudding

    1– 20 oz. can crushed pineapple with juice

    1- 8 oz container of Cool Whip

    1 cup mini marshmallows

    ½ cup finely chopped walnuts

    ½ cup mini chocolate chips

    2 ripe bananas, sliced

    1 – 10 oz. jar maraschino cherries, halved

    Directions: Stir together the pudding mix and pineapple until dissolved and thickened. Fold in the Cool Whip. Gently stir in the marshmallows, nuts, chocolate chips, bananas, and cherries.

  • Community News

    Our deepest sympathy goes to the family of Vivian Handley Mills Noe who passed away last Thursday at Hardin Memorial Hospital. The funeral was Monday, December 18 at First Baptist Hodgenville with Reverend Billy Curle and Elder Jerry Wilkinson officiating.

    Carlos Cox is now at HealthSouth Rehab in Elizabethtown. Carrie Lee Dixon is a patient at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home for rehab.

    First Baptist- This Wednesday at 6 p.m. will be choir rehearsal. Sunday morning services will begin at 10:00 a.m.