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Today's News

  • Legal opinion could ease process for expanding gambling

    As the legislative special session began, Attorney General Jack Conway released an advisory legal opinion Monday saying it would not be necessary to pass a constitutional amendment to allow video lottery terminals at Kentucky race tracks.

     Conway said the Kentucky General Assembly could chose to enact a law allowing the Kentucky Lottery Corp. to operate the terminals at tracks.

  • Upton’s Wabash Motorsports offers tons of mud and fun

    Imagine the street rods racing for the fastest time. Sitting at the line waiting for the green light, revving their engines, then hammering the gas pedal trying to have the fastest time of all your competitors.

    At Wabash Motorsports in Upton Saturday night, they had similar racing but under a little different conditions ... mud.

    Not only mud, but trucks. Fast trucks.

    There were fans of all ages packing the grandstand to watch the trucks race across 150-foot long track covered in a foot of mud.

  • Movie Night: An inexpensive cure for summer boredom

    This summer, the City of Hodgenville is taking a small step toward addressing an often-cited need for affordable, local activities.

    A free summer movie series will be offered at Hodgenville Civic Center. The monthly event is a small step to address the constant cry of young and old that “there’s nothing to do around here.”

  • Cox, DiStefano picked for All-Star Game

    Lady Hawk softball player Christian Cox has been selected to play for the West team in the annual East vs. West Senior All-Star Game June 12-14 at the University of Kentucky. Cox, the Lady Hawk shortstop, will play three games that weekend, two seven-inning games on Saturday, and one nine inning game on Sunday.

    Cox has played varsity for the Lady Hawks since eighth grade in several positions – shortstop, third base, catcher and centerfield. 

  • Don’t be ‘too important’ for one of God’s miracles

    “It’s not right to take bread … and throw it to dogs.” Matthew 15:26

    Desperation puts us in situations where we’ve nothing to lose. When our pain level gets high enough, we’ll do whatever it takes to find relief.

  • Care for animals

    Hot weather is upon us and with the rise in temperatures comes much suffering for animals.

    Dogs are descendants of the wolf, an animal who spends his days in the cool forests or in rock shelters. Just as the wolf seeks shelter from the sun, so also dogs need shade. Rather than providing shade, a doghouse sitting in the sun quickly becomes an oven. Deprived of shade a dog can die a slow and painful death from heat stroke. Dog houses need to be placed under a large tree or a side porch needs to be built on the house to provide shade.

  • Thanks for Free Movie Night

    I want to thank Mayor Terry Cruse, City Council and City Clerk MaDonna Hornback for their efforts to offer our citizens the Free Movie Night entertainment opportunity. Also thanks to Larry Bell for providing the popcorn. My wife and I attended with our granddaughter and enjoyed it very much. The huge 20-foot screen and sound system proved to be top quality.

  • Donate blood

    There is no substitute for human blood. The need for blood is constant and the gratification of donating is instant. That is why the American Red Cross will proudly join in the fifth anniversary and worldwide celebration of World Blood Donor Day on June 14. This is the day the world honors blood donors for their priceless contributions to their communities. Blood donors speak a universal language of giving. The very gesture of holding out one’s arm in order to give blood is a strong symbol of solidarity around the world. Our common humanity is expressed in blood donations.

  • Juveniles busted for marijuana at Creekfront

    Two juveniles were charged with possession of marijuana and use/possession of drug paraphernalia Monday night.

    Sheriff Bobby Shoffner and his wife were walking at Creekfront Park in Hodgenville when he noticed the two boys sitting on the creek bank.

    The 17-year-olds were using a soft drink can to smoke marijuana, Shoffner said.

    The sheriff approached the pair, identified himself and showed his badge.

    “It kind of went downhill for them after that,” Shoffner said.

  • 4-H calendar

    Rabbit Club

    The 4-H Rabbit Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. June 8 at the LaRue County Extension Service office.

    4-H camp registration

    4-H camp registration is under way for LaRue County youth ages 9-13. Camp will be June 29-July 2 at Lake Cumberland. Registration forms are available at the Extension Service office. Cost is $140 per camper. A $75 deposit is due with registration form to hold the child’s spot. Full payment is due by May 22.