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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Lincoln Boulevard closed for water line repairs

    City workers closed a section of Lincoln Boulevard Monday morning to repair a burst water line. Mayor Terry Cruse said it was an old, unused service line that ran to Lincoln National Bank and needed to be shut off at the main line. Tim Robertson dumps a load of gravel over the repaired line while Ronnie Cruse shovels around the edges.

  • Test wells drilled at old gas station

    A state contractor last week drilled a series of test wells at the site of a former gasoline station at the intersection of Greensburg Street and East Main Street.
    Junior Cox, a certified driller and environmental technician with J&M Monitoring, worked much of the week drilling holes and installing the PVC pipe that make up the test wells in the parking lots of the old filling station and adjoining city property. The seven monitoring wells are drilled to a depth of about 32-feet, hitting bedrock, Cox said.

  • City Council honors Smith's memory

    Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse presented Rita Smith a plaque Monday in honor of her husband, City Councilman Otis Smith, who passed away May 3. Otis Smith served on the Council from 1999 to the time of his death. Cruse said the Council would always miss “the funny things he would say.”

    Rita Smith drew laughter from those assembled for Monday’s Council meeting by asking jokingly, “Who makes the motion to adjourn now?” as Otis Smith would typically make the motion to close each meeting.

  • Zoning change approved for Magnolia Mall

    Magnolia Elementary School set empty for four years after students were moved to Abraham Lincoln Elementary School. It is now zoned for business use and the building’s new owners plan a variety of shops inside the old classrooms.
    Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning recommended the rezoning Tuesday to LaRue Fiscal Court. Fiscal Court, in turn, approved the recommendation.

  • City Council cracks down on fire department's practice of filling private pools - for free

    Why pay for a season pass to the Parks and Recreation pool when you can get your own swimming pool filled to the brim – for free?
    Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse told City Council Monday that three customers stopped by City Hall last week to inquire about filling their home swimming pools.

  • Man charged with auto theft two weeks after serving time for same offense

    A Hodgenville man is accused of stealing a vehicle from a Louisville dealership just two weeks after being released from jail where he was serving time on a similar charge.
    Anthony Tennill Scherer, 41, was charged last week with receiving stolen property valued at more than $10,000 and fleeing/evading police on foot.
    The LaRue County Sheriff’s Office had set up surveillance of Scherer’s residence after receiving a tip that he was in possession of a stolen vehicle, according to Chief Deputy Russell McCoy.

  • School Calendar: Updated 06/14/2011

    ALL SCHOOLS
    First day of school
    Aug. 4

    OTHER
    Free GED testing
    The GED test will be free in Kentucky through June 30. Kentuckians taking the test during that timeframe will not have to pay the usual $55 fee.  LaRue County Adult and Family Education plans to offer official practice testing, prerequisite to taking the GED, on Saturdays. There also will be some Saturday classes in addition to the regular schedule to help LaRue County citizens take advantage of this opportunity.

  • WKU Dean’s and President’s List Fall 2010

    Several local students were named to the Dean’s and President’s List for the fall semester at Western Kentucky University.
    Students making the Dean’s List have a grade-point average of 3.4 to 3.79 in a 4.0 scale. Students on the President’s List have GPAs of 3.8 to 4.0 and are indicated by an asterisk (*). To be eligible for the either list, students must have at least 12 hours of coursework that semester.
    Students who list their information as “confidential” in TopNet (WKU’s website) will not be listed.
    They are:

  • Parent-Child Zumba offered June 25

    Mrs. Kentucky United States Andi Tonietti-Guzman is hosting a parent/child Zumba party 10 a.m.-1 p.m. June 25 at Glendale Christian Church, 119 S. Main Street, Glendale.
    The event will encourage parents to learn to feed their children quick and healthy meals. A Zumba class with personal trainer Jessi Cruse Clemons will dance to the Madagascar soundtrack and last about 30 minutes.
    Afterwards, children and parents may play games and eat a healthy lunch. The cost is $15 per parent/child and each additional person is $5.

  • Seniors receive surprise visit from early influences

    Senior Breakfast turned into senior surprise June 3 as the Class of 2011, being treated to breakfast at LaRue County High School’s cafeteria, also enjoyed a surprise visit by their former kindergarten teachers and instructional assistants.