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Today's News

  • Cody Howell wins State Fair auctioneer contest

    Cody Howell of Hodgenville had his eye on winning the coveted FFA Kentucky State Auctioneering Championship for a long time.

    Just last year, good friend and fellow Kentucky Auction Academy graduate Alex Popplewell won the title and proudly displays the championship belt buckle every chance he gets. Now, the two good friends have matching trophies they can wear with their best pair of jeans and their blue corduroy jackets with the familiar FFA gold embroidery.

  • Kentucky Baptist Men's and Women's Chorales and Wind Orchestra perform

    The Kentucky Baptist Men's and Women's Chorales and Wind Orchestra performed – in a combined concert of more than 75 voices – at First Baptist Church, Hodgenville, on Sept. 24.

    The chorales are composed of about 75 percent professional musicians from throughout the state. They are ministers of music in Baptist churches in Kentucky, professors of music in universities, and teachers of music at various school levels. The others are lay musicians who enjoy singing praises to God.

  • PHOTO: Reception held for Dorothy Crump at Sunrise Manor

    Friends and co-workers of Dorothy Crump celebrated her retirement at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home Monday. Crump has been the beautician at the facility for 40 years. She and husband Bernie plan to travel on their free time.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Ashley Brooke Cheshire and Nicholas Michael Childress

    Ashley Brooke Cheshire and Nicholas Michael Childress of Hodgenville announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride to be is the daughter of Jerry Cheshire and Tina Cheshire, both of Hodgenville. She is a 2010 graduate of LaRue County High School and has earned her certificate as a nurse’s assistant at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home.

    The prospective groom is the son of Mike and Pamela Childress of Hodgenville. He is a 2009 graduate of LaRue County High School and is employed at IGA in Hodgenville.

  • FISCAL COURT: New bridge to be built over Goodin-Williams

    Fiscal Court awarded Hornback Construction of Hodgenville the winning bids to construct a new bridge on Goodin-Willliams Road and culvert on Viers Road.

    Magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Sept. 27 accepted Hornback's bid of $88,960 for the bridge and $22,500 for the culvert. 

    Owner Fred Hornback told the court he could start work within 30 days and estimated two weeks to complete the bridge, one week for the culvert.

  • Mesonet now functional

    After a three-year delay, a real-time weather station or “mesonet” has been installed at the LaRue County Environmental Education and Research Center.

  • City stocks grass carp in Salem Lake

    During hot weather, Hodgenville City Hall fields numerous complaints about a bad taste or smell from residents’ tap water.
    The culprit is algae blooms which give off a gas that is repugnant to taste buds, said Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse. When chlorine is added to the water supply to purify it, the algae emits a musty smell.
    Since chemicals do not seem to be improving the problem, the Mayor sought a “green” solution to reduce the algae.

  • LaRue District Court canceled

    LaRue District Court on Oct. 19-20 is canceled as the judge will be attending a conference.
    Any cases scheduled for those days are continued to Oct. 26 or Nov. 3.

  • Schools struggle with No Child Left Behind Scores

    Results from NCLB (No Child Left Behind) reports released Sept. 27 show LaRue County Schools met 11 of 13 district goals (84.6 percent), but failed to make minimum improvement required of each school to show adequate yearly progress (AYP).  

  • Sunrise Manor staff, residents move to new facility Wednesday

    July 22, 2009, was called a “day of history-making” at the groundbreaking ceremony for a new Sunrise Manor Nursing Home.
    More than two years later, another piece of history is complete as is construction on the 100,000-square feet facility. The state has made its final inspection and given approval for the 120-or-so Sunrise residents to be moved to their new rooms Wednesday, Sept. 28.