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Today's News

  • Turner sworn in as KACo president

     LaRue County Judge/executive Tommy Turner was installed in November as president of the Kentucky Association of Counties.

    Outgoing President John Wilson, Garrard County Judge/executive, passed the gavel to Turner during a banquet in Louisville.

    Formed in 1974, the Kentucky Association of Counties is a non-profit, non-partisan association representing the needs of county government in legislative matters, and offering a variety of services to promote the progress of county government. KACo serves all 120 counties of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

  • Red Hill Cemetery Commission to meet at 6 p.m. Monday

     The Red Hill Cemetery Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14 at Hodgenville City Hall.

    The meeting was scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m., however, City representatives decided to start the meeting early due to the length of the agenda.

    The Red Hill Cemetery Commission meets prior to the Hodgenville City Council meeting at 7 p.m.

  • PHOTO: Shopko donation

     Shopko of Hodgenville donated $2,500 to LaRue County High School during the grand opening Jan. 10. LCHS Principal Paul Mullins, right, accepts the check from store manager Ryan Miller.     

  • Higdon: Expect changes to pill mill legislation

     A comprehensive measure the Kentucky General Assembly enacted last year to curb prescription drug abuse is in need of changes, says one of the lawmakers who helped shape it.

    In an interview with The Kentucky Standard last week, Sen. Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon, who helped lead efforts to revise House Bill 1 and get it passed in the Senate, said it has been effective, but has had unexpected results.

  • None injured when semis collide

      Two semi trucks collided early Friday at the intersection of Ky. 61 and U.S. 31-E. No injuries were reported but traffic was delayed for several hours as crews worked to clean debris from the roadway.

  • Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning Permits - Nov. and Dec. 2012

     Information compiled from Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning records

    November

    Greg Ballard, Carter Brothers Road, Hodgenville, deck

    Dwayne Whitlock, Whitlock Road, land division

    Erica Vaughn, S. Lincoln Boulevard, Hodgenville, conditional use permit

    Matthew Vertrees, Weldon Loop Road, Upton, rezoning

    Meredith & Meredith, Forresta Court, Hodgenville, residence

    Michael Walker, Keith Road, Buffalo, residence

    Laugh-N-Learn, S. Lincoln Blvd., Hodgenville, variance

  • Legal Aid to offer free clinics

     The Legal Aid Society, 416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville, will hold free legal clinics in January, February and March. Each session will be held at that location unless otherwise stated.

    A reservation for each clinic is required. Contact the Legal Aid Society at (502) 584-1254 to make your reservation.

  • Flu now considered widespread

     Lincoln Trail District Health Department is reporting widespread influenza in our area.

    Influenza (the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness and at times can lead to death. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated.

  • Michaela Rock traveling with 4-H troupe

     For the first time, a group of select 4-H members will travel across the state to showcase their fine arts talents in the newly created 4-H Performing Arts Troupe.

    The troupe was developed as a result of the success and popularity of the Kentucky 4-H Teen Conference’s Talent Show track. Troupe members will perform at several 4-H and other UK Cooperative Extension Service functions throughout the year.

  • National Cornbread Cook-Off offers cash prizes

     Warm up your skillets. Martha White and Lodge Cast Iron are once again searching the nation for the best original main dish cornbread recipes in the 17th Annual National Cornbread Cook-Off.

    Now through Feb. 28, fans can submit an original main dish recipe prepared with at least one package of Martha White Cornbread Mix and cooked in Lodge Cast Iron cookware. Ten finalists will be selected to compete during the National Cornbread Festival and the grand prize winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize.

    Check out past winning recipes at MarthaWhite.com/recipes.