Today's News

  • General Assembly passes new laws on synthetic drugs, coal mine safety and wild hogs

     The Kentucky General Assembly's 2012 session came to a close last week, marking the end of a session in which lawmakers approved the state’s next two-year budget and boosted efforts to stop the spread of methamphetamine labs.

    This was the 60th working day of the session and the final one allowed by the state constitution. The session started on Jan. 3.

  • Building permits and land divisions

    David Johnson, 3578 Greensburg Road, Buffalo, deck

    James Pinkston, N. Otter Creek Road, Campbellsville, cabin

    Patrick Powell, 1730 Bardstown Road, Hodgenville, plat

    Manfredo Quiros, 114 and 116 Woebegona Way, Hodgenville, duplex

    Kennie Akers, 503 Mount Sherman Road, Mount Sherman, plat

    Clifford Constant, 2335 McDowell Road, Hodgenville, addition

    Paul Mayfield, 202 Plumpurdy Drive, Hodgenville, residence

    Joanne Meredith, 132 Browns Court, Hodgenville, residence

  • Storm victims: Stay in touch with FEMA

    “Stay in touch with FEMA” is the message federal and state officials here are stressing to Kentuckians affected by the recent tornadoes. Applicants need to stay in touch with the Federal Emergency Management Agency <http://globalmessaging2.prnewswire.com/clickthrough/servlet/clickthrough?msg_id=7152420&adr_order=393&url=aHR0cDovL3d3dy5mZW1hLmdvdi8%3D> and update their contact information as it changes.

  • SAFE-house allows citizens to report fraud and waste online

    State Auditor Adam Edelen marked his first 100 days in office with the unveiling of an online SAFE-house to allow the public to securely and anonymously report suspected fraud and waste, as well as a new and improved Auditor of Public Accounts website.

    Edelen also issued 10 recommendations to improve the state's new Medicaid managed care program, launched a special examination into the Department of Agriculture under the previous commissioner and an audit of a fund that disburses indigent care money to University Hospital in Louisville, and more.


     The City of Hodgenville issued a boil water advisory at 11 a.m. Friday for the following areas on Old Elizabethtown Road: Magnolia Bank to Pizza Hut, including Sunrise Manor Nursing Home

  • Former Hodgenville mayor Roger L. Truitt dies at age 72

     Roger L. Truitt, 72, former mayor of Hodgenville, died Friday, April 13, 2012, at Avon Medical Center in North Carolina.

    A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Friday, April 20, at Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home in Hodgenville with burial to follow in Red Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

  • Rick Price to perform in concert to benefit CASA

     A concert to benefit abused and neglected children in Kentucky will be held 7:30 p.m. May 12.

    Rick Price, Australian singer and songwriter, will perform at Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center, 384 W.A. Jenkins Road, Elizabethtown. Price’s album, “Heaven Knows” produced several top-40 hits including “Not a Day Goes By” and the title track.

    Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA) of the Heartland is sponsoring the event.

  • ECTC offers free spring concert

     Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Fine Arts Committee will present the spring concert of the ECTC Concert Band and the ECTC Choristers 7 p.m. April 24 in the Morrison Gallery in the Owen (Administration) Building of the college. The concert is free and the public is invited.

  • Sports correspondent needed

     The LaRue County Herald News, a 4,600 circulation weekly newspaper, is looking for a correspondent to cover LaRue County High School sports.

    Good communication with coaches, players and newspaper staff is a must. The ideal candidate would have their own photography equipment and be able to provide photos with their stories. However, it is not a requirement.

    Payment will be on a per-story/per-photo basis.

    Some travel outside LaRue County may be required during tournament season.

  • COLUMN: Love God, love your brother

     Paul tells the Corinthians to “Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves” (II Corinthians 13:5). The Bible is very specific in describing what is required to be “in the faith.”

    John says that if we really love God there will be four results of this love and it will show if we are in the faith.