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Today's News

  • Magnolia Mall opens, work continues on restaurant and salon

    About 500 people visited the Magnolia Mall during its grand opening Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. Since then, there has been a steady stream of customers, according to one of the developers, Christine Shelton.

  • Farm News: Updated 10-12

    Kentucky Grazing Conference
    The 12th annual Kentucky Grazing Conference will begin at 10 a.m. Oct. 13 at the WKU Expo Center, Bowling Green. Topics related to grazing will be discussed. There will also be several exhibits of grazing related products. There is a $15 registration fee. Contact the Extension Office at 358-3401 for more information.

    Pork Producers meet
    The LaRue County Pork Association will meet 7 p.m. Oct. 17 at the LaRue County Extension Office in Hodgenville. A meal will be served. All interested individuals are invited to attend.

  • Hay supply for winter may be short

    Hay availability may be short this winter. Due to last year’s drought and this year’s early record rainfall and drought  — both hay quality and yield are down. The variability of yield, quality and number of cuttings indicate the hay supply could get tight.
    To make the most of your hay quantity and quality, store hay inside a barn, where it will remain dry. Remember to store hay in barns that have access in all types of weather. If that is not feasible, cover with a tarp to protect it from the elements.

  • VOLLEYBALL: Lady Hawks advance in district tourney

    It may have taken them 28 matches to do so, but the LaRue County Lady Hawks have found a rotation they're comfortable in.

    It couldn't have come at a better time after the Lady Hawks struggled to win 10 matches before knocking off Nelson County in their regular-season finale last week.

  • City holds first reading of false alarm ordinance

    Hodgenville City Council held first reading of a false alarm ordinance Monday that could prove costly to businesses or individuals who don’t keep their alarm systems in repair.

    After five documented false alarms in a six-month period, penalties could total as much as $750. The misdemeanor fine would be no more than $500 – which would be paid to the court system . The civil penalty would be no more than $250 – which would be paid to the city.

  • CU professor to describe dig in Jordan

    Campbellsville University professor of Old Testament and Hebrew, Dr. Dwayne Howell is scheduled to lecture in Badgett Academic Support Center's Banquet Hall, Monday Oct. 17, 5-6 p.m., at 110 University Drive, Campbellsville.

    Howell's lecture will focus on his archeological dig in Jordan. This lecture is titled "What I did on my summer vacation."

    Howell's lecture will be a part of the 2011 Biblical and Theological Lectures presented by Campbellsville University's School of Theology.

  • BIRTH: Bryce Keith Hutcherson

    Brian Hutcherson and Jerrilynn Whaley of Hodgenville announce the birth of a son, Bryce Keith Hutcherson.

    Bryce Keith was born July 8, 2011, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds 13 ounces and was 19-inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Richard and Debbie Mayo of Hodgenville.

    Paternal grandparents are Pat and Hanya Williamson and Jina and Jason Hutcherson, all of Hodgenville.

  • PHOTO: Baling corn stalks

    Dennis Dobson baled cornstalks last week at his farm on Harned-McCubbins Road in Hodgenville. He’ll use the stalks as supplemental feed and bedding for his cattle this winter.

  • PHOTO: The Sweet Shoppe goes 'Kentucky Proud'

    Paula Durham of The Sweet Shoppe in Hodgenville, right, talks to Kim Sweazy of Frankfort about her products at the Kentucky Proud Incredible Food Show Oct. 8 in Lexington. About 100 exhibitors greeted thousands of visitors to the third annual Incredible Food Show, which featured brother chefs Michael and Bryan Voltaggio.

  • Jim Routt: Grillmaster and Carpenter for Christ

    Jim Routt of Sonora worked construction for 35 years. When he retired at 65, he stopped building frames and began building fires for barbecue.

    Along with his barbecue business, Bucksnort Barbeque, he also volunteers with Carpenters for Christ.

    Routt, 68, has lived in Hardin County most of his life. He lived outside the county for 10 years when he served in the U.S. Navy and worked for a telephone company in Florida. In 1969, he moved back to Hardin County and started to work in the construction business.