Today's News

  • Sunrise Volunteers working to brighten lives of residents

    Sunrise Volunteers began when Reverend R. Stanley Wright, Jr. had a belief that life in a nursing home could and should be just another season in one’s life. Wright, the grandson of a Sunrise Manor resident, believed that residents at the nursing home had the same feelings, desires and needs as people living at home and that through volunteers, the residents can come to have a more fulfilling experience at Sunrise Manor.

  • 'In God We Trust'

    The Hodgenville Police Department said they will still add “In God We Trust” decals to their vehicles despite all the attention the issue has received on a national level.

    HPD Chief Marcus Jackson said he and several other police officers on the department brought up the issue of adding decals of the motto to the department’s two new police cruisers. Jackson said they also plan on adding the motto on the other vehicles used as primary cruisers for the department’s five police officers.

  • Red Hat Society raises $1,000

    Red Hat Society of Sunrise Manor presented a check to the Alzheimers Foundation for $500 as well as a check to the American Heart Association. The money was raised by the Ladies of the Red Hat Society with help from the Sunrise Volunteers.

    “Each year we raise money for 5 charities,” said LaDorothy Hutchinson, President of the Red Hat Society, “MS, Cancer, Alzheimer’s, Heart Disease and Diabetes. We aim to raise $500 for each. Once we accomplish that, we start for over the next year.”

  • School Board approves calendar

    The LaRue County School Board approved the 2016-2017 calendar during their monthly meeting on November 16.

    Instructional Supervisor Denise Skaggs, who is a member of the Curriculum Coordinating Committee, presented three calendar options to the board. She said the main differences with the three options were the differences in breaks as well as the starting and ending days of school.

  • PVA asking people to check for unclaimed property

    The LaRue County PVA office is asking everyone in LaRue County to check and see if they have unclaimed property in the state.

    LaRue County PVA Scotty Lee said that 1,835 LaRue County residents have $223,786.51 in unclaimed property. With 14,193 citizens in the county. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, approximately one out of seven LaRue Countians have unclaimed property.

  • Local musician to tour with well-known quartet

    Most kids utter common responses when asked what they want to be when they grow up such as a policeman, firefighter, or doctor.

    Blake Whitlock, however, the son of Ricky and Deborah Whitlock who live on Leafdale Road in Hodgenville, had a much less common response.

    “He was barely into his teens when I asked him what he wanted to be, and he said, ‘Dad, I’m going to be a bass singer in a quartet,’” Ricky Whitlock remembered.

  • History of a log cabin
  • POW recalls memories of WWII

    Though 71 years have passed since the sound of gunfire and screams of the wounded shattered the silence of that hot August morning in southern France, those memories sometimes flash back in hauntingly realistic fashion to Verner Miller of Hodgenville.

    A 20-year-old Army rifleman with the 141st Infantry’s 36th Division, Private First Class Miller, who had grown up near White City, was among several soldiers on August 24, 1944, in an advance squad crossing a road into an open field when the Germans opened up with machine gun and rifle fire from hidden positions.

  • A family of service

    One LaRue County family had three siblings who each served their country in a different military branch.

    The Back family consists of Adrian G. Back Jr. who served in the Navy, Otis Kent Back who served in the Air Force and Ursa Linn Back Coleman who served in the Army.

  • Local pastor recalls military career

    South Fork Baptist Church Pastor Jonathan Carl was in his senior year at West Point Military Academy on that sky-blue clear September 11th morning in 2001 when terrorists flew passenger planes into the Twin Towers in New York City.

    “We could see the smoke from where we were,” Carl recalled.

    That morning’s event produced lasting effects on the graduating cadets as Carl said most requested infantry or armor assignments as they entered active duty.