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Today's News

  • ENGAGEMENT: Janet L. Jones and Ronald Dale Peppers Jr.

    Janet L. Jones and Ronald Dale Peppers Jr., both of Hodgenville, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride to be is a CNA at Hardin Memorial Hospital. She is the daughter of Shirley Jones of Howardstown and the late Jackie Jones Sr. and Sharon Copeland Brashear of Texas; the granddaughter of Katheryn Jones and the late Raymond Jones and the late Eugene and Maedell Gribbons; and the step-granddaughter of Sarah and Clarance Gardner.

  • Gardner retiring as E'town Chief of Police

    A job opening for chief of police was posted Friday on Elizabethtown's city government website.

    Chief Ruben Gardner, a LaRue County native, is retiring effective July 31, Mayor Tim Walker said. Gardner has held the position for 21 years and has been a member of the Elizabethtown Police Department for 41 years.

    According to EPD's website, Gardner has been a resident of Hardin County since 1965. He began working as a patrolman in 1970, and by 1977, was lieutenant of investigations.

  • COLUMN: Throw off the old and put on the new

    God intends that we grow spiritually. He gave us his saving grace to get us started in the Christian life but he gives us his daily grace to help us in our Christian walk and our spiritual growth. God desires that our lives be changed and that we grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior (II Peter 3:18).

    How do we grow spiritually? For some insights, read Ephesians 4:22-24. Paul says there is a two-step process in our Christian growth … throw off the old and put on the new. That is simple but yet powerful.

  • Hodgenville Elementary searching for new principal

    The LaRue County School District is searching for a principal at Hodgenville Elementary School.

    Penny Cecil has resigned the position she has held for the past six years to accept another job within the district.

    The HES site-based council has taken training on principal search techniques and has scheduled special meetings next week to begin the process.

  • SCHOLARSHIP: Andrew Skaggs wins Leadership LaRue award

    Andrew Skaggs, a 2011 graduate of LaRue County High School, was selected as winner of the Leadership LaRue County scholarship.

    Skaggs, the son of John and Lisa Skaggs, was named valedictorian and graduated with a 4.0 GPA. He intends on going to the University of Louisville Speed School to pursue a master’s degree in chemical engineering. His high school activities were varsity soccer, speech and debate, academic team, Future Problem Solving Team and youth group.

  • Ohio man extradited from LaRue on murder charge

    An Ohio man, accused of murdering his neighbor, was extradited from Kentucky June 1 to stand trial.

    Shawn Kortz, 39, of Moraine, Ohio, was housed in the LaRue County Detention Center in March awaiting extradition. Kortz, according to the Dayton Daily News, is accused of beating and strangling to death Michael Hollon, 48, on Sept. 19, then attempting to elude police in a high speed chase before his arrest near Georgetown, Ky.

    Before the extradition, Kortz was serving a three-year prison term for fleeing and eluding, and reckless endangerment in Kentucky.

  • Detre to attend executive-level leadership training

    Jason Detre, principal of the New Haven School, is among 48 Kentucky school leaders who will receive executive-level leadership training at an institute funded by the state’s business community through the Kentucky Chamber Foundation and a grant from the AT&T Foundation.

    Detre’s participation in the Leadership Institute for School Principals pilot program is sponsored by a contribution from Ann-Michelle and Bill Tatum.

  • Todd and Stratton named to Morehead University's Dean's List

    The Morehead State University Dean’s List for the spring semester includes two local students: Logan M. Todd from Glendale, and Carissa Leigh-Ann Stratton from Hodgenville.

    To be named to the list, a student must be enrolled on a full-time basis and achieve at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale for the current semester.

  • FOR YOUR HEALTH: Too much sun may damage skin

    During this time of year, many people are worried about the effects of sun exposure. We all need some sun exposure; it’s our primary source of vitamin D which helps build strong, healthy bones. However, too much unprotected exposure to the sun can cause skin damage, eye damage and even cancer. For this reason, it is very important for people to learn about the risks associated with overexposure to the sun and take the appropriate precautions to enjoy outdoor fun safely.

  • COURT BRIEFS: May 2011

    Recommended five-year sentence
    Christopher R. Logsdon, 35, of Hodgenville, pleaded guilty to one count of cultivating marijuana, trafficking in marijuana, possession of controlled substance and use or possession of drug paraphernalia May 13 in LaRue Circuit Court. Recommended sentence is five years on the first two counts and 12 months on the remaining charges for a total of five years. Pre-trial diversion is recommended with defendant to serve 120 days in jail. Pre-sentencing investigation ordered.
    Final sentencing is June 20.