Today's News

  • ANNIVERSARY: Lewises celebrate 40 years

     Dale and Jan Lewis of Buffalo will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on Sunday, June 17, 2012.

    They were married June 17, 1972 by Judge Earl Scott at the LaRue County Courthouse.

    They have one son, Christopher Dale Lewis and two grandchildren.

    They will enjoy their day with family.

  • Jackson receives doctorate

     Robert “Bob” Jackson of Murray was one of 11 recipients of Western Kentucky University’s doctoral degree in educational leadership recognized May 11 during a graduate ceremony.

    Jackson, associate vice president of development and governmental relations at Murray State University, is a former Kentucky state senator representing the first district.

    He is a 1981 graduate of LaRue County High School and the son of the late Harold and Dolly Jackson of Magnolia.

  • PHOTO: Sunset

     The sun set Friday over the LaRue County Maintenance Building and EMS on Lincoln Boulevard.

  • PHOTO: Kickball Mania

     Devin Wheatley is thrown out at third base by Paul Greenwell during the New Haven/Rolling Fork Baptist Church kickball game June 5 at the New Haven City Park.

  • Lincoln Museum plans fundraiser

     The Lincoln Museum will have a fundraiser beginning at 5 p.m. June 23 at Crossroad Country Inn and School House, 1906 McCubbins Road, Hodgenville. The event opens with appetizers by Claudia’s Tea Room and Friends of the Museum and art exhibit by Phyllis Blakeman in the Crossroads School House.

    A ribeye dinner will be served at 6 p.m. on the grounds of Crossroads Country Inn followed by desserts by Paula’s Hot Biscuit, Ray’s Hodgenville Grill, Sugar Fashion Cakes and Friends of the Museum.

  • Preservation Pedal is July 7

     Preservation Kentucky will host the second annual Preservation Pedal: A Bike Tour of Historic Danville, Boyle and Mercer Counties on Saturday, July 7.

    This year, the Pedal will feature four historic bicycle tour options. The challenging 60-mile ride will begin at 8:30 a.m. The 42- and 24-mile rides will start at 8:45 a.m. A slower led tour of downtown Danville will begin at 10 a.m. and is intended for novice and occasional riders. Advance registration is requested at www.preservationpedal.org. 

  • Mitchell honored in 'Bucks for Bright Ideas'

     The 13 winners in the 2012 Buck$ for Bright Ideas program are one step closer to making their business dreams a reality.

     “We will be meeting with each winner to determine their needs and we will tailor the award to meet those needs,” said Doug Rohrer, Associate Vice President for Research and Development at Western Kentucky University and Executive Director of the Central Region Innovation and Commercialization Center.

  • PHOTO: Beeler speaks to Rotary Club

     Warren Beeler representing the National Pork Board was the featured speaker at Hodgenville Rotary Club’s weekly meeting. 

  • First Baptist Senior Choir celebrates 102 years

     First Baptist Senior Choir celebrated their 102nd anniversary Sunday.

    The senior choir was the first choir at First Baptist and after these many years, remain the only active choir at the church.

    The group was organized in 1912 by Addie Wheeler, wife of Rev. W.W. Wheeler. She was the first president of the choir. Carrie Bell Williams was the first organist. The members consisted of deacons and their wives. There were not many men in the choir then.

  • Notes from Groundhog Hill: Disappointed deer


    The following dialogue might have been overheard around 2 a.m. on or around Hwy. 31E just past Ovesen Heights:

    Leader: “All right, listen up! Single file, everyone … hooves together. Remember, we hide our numbers and don’t forget to hop every few steps to confuse any trackers. Bob, you’re lagging. Don’t make me come back there.”