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Today's News

  • Red Hill loses $38,000 for second year

    Red Hill Cemetery lost $38,000 for the second year in a row, according to Hodgenville City Hall.

    Mayor Kenny DeVore said the situation isn’t apt “to get any better.”

    “It’s just the cost of doing business.”

    The city-owned cemetery, which is overseen by the Red Hill Cemetery Commission (consisting of city council members, the city clerk and city attorney), brought in $36,995.09 between July 2013 and June 2014. However, expenses were $75,374.64 for the same period.

  • McConnell, Grimes spar over policy

    After he’s spent 30 years in Washington, U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes no longer believes Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is the best candidate for Kentucky’s farmers.

      “Never has a senator been paid so much for doing so little for the people in Kentucky,” Grimes said at Kentucky Farm Bureau’s “Measure the Candidates” forum, held at its headquarters in Louisville on Wednesday. 

  • Drug overdose is leading cause of death in state

    Most Kentucky adults don't know that drug overdose is the leading cause of death in the state, but those in the east do.

  • CENSUS: LaRue losing population

    Is the county dying?

    The U.S. Census issued a report last week showing births and deaths in all U.S. counties from the end of June 2011 to July 1, 2012. There were more deaths than births in 36 percent of the nation's 3,100-plus counties.

    In rural counties, the percentage of places with more deaths than births was even higher. Nearly half (46 percent) had more deaths than births. A number of news reports, according to The Rural Blog, carried headlines saying that these counties were “dying.”

  • Free symphony performance is Saturday

    The Louisville Civic Orchestra will perform a free concert 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at First Baptist Church, Hodgenville.

    Two of the performers, Director Aaron Boaz, a music professor at Bellarmine University, and 14-year-old John McCaffrey were in town last week to promote the event. They visited local schools, putting on a short performance and offering a brief history lesson as they encouraged students to attend.

  • The Legacy Lives on

    1954 was a busy year in LaRue County.

    President Dwight D. Eisenhower visited the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park, placed a wreath at the foot of the seated Lincoln statue and dined at the Hodgenville Woman’s Club where he requested seconds of – and the recipe for – the sumptious cheese pudding.

    An up-and-coming Everett G. Sanders was named principal of Hodgenville High School. Sanders was later hired to be superintendent of schools – a position he held for decades.

  • Woman, child in hospital following crash on George Lee

    A Mount Sherman woman and her son were seriously injured Saturday in a single vehicle crash.

    Rhiannon Mott, 36, was driving a Pontiac Grand Am north on George Lee Road just before 7 p.m. when she lost control of the vehicle and struck a tree, according to LaRue County Deputy Robbie Brownfield.

    Mott and her 13-year-old son were trapped in the vehicle for 40 minutes while crews from Buffalo, Magnolia and LaRue County worked to extricate them. Two LaRue County ambulances were at the scene.

  • Historic home burns on Greensburg

    A house fire erupted Monday afternoon at 206 Greensburg Street in Hodgenville. The large blue frame house was quickly swallowed by the flames, despite efforts by several fire departments.

    Roger Bird’s historic house – known for its split rail fence in front and its wide, shady porch – was destroyed.

    Hodgenville Fire Chief Wally Sparks said the fire began at the back of the house. He’s unsure what started the blaze.

    Bird was at home when the fire began. He is staying with relatives, according to Sparks.

  • GED practice for free

    Some things in life are free.

    Anyone, whether they are enrolled in the program or not, can take the GED Practice Test for free from Sept. 22 to Oct. 3 at the LaRue County Adult Education Center.

    According to information on its website, GED Ready has the same look and feel as the real GED test, and gives students firsthand experience answering computer-based test questions written and developed by the test’s creators.

  • Expect opposition when you follow Christ

    When a person follows the truth of Christ, there will always be someone to oppose him.

    Why is this? Because the devil was kicked out of Heaven, he is still mad about it and trying to get even. If you follow Christ, some time or somewhere, you will face opposition.