Today's News

  • PHOTO: Class of 2012

    The LaRue County High School Class of 2012 posed for a group photo May 3 at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park.

  • 'Hugo' kicks off Free Movie Night

     Free Movie Night kicks off the summer with a 2011 film “Hugo.”

    The movie will be shown at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 19 in the auditorium of the Hodgenville Civic Center (City Hall). There is no charge to attend.

    The event coincides with the Goodtime Cruisers’ classic car cruise-in on Lincoln Square.

    Hugo is set in 1931 Paris. Asa Butterfield plays Hugo Cabret, a 12-year-old boy, who lives with his widowed father, a master clockmaker.

  • ECTC honors students

     The Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Honors Reception to recognize outstanding academic achievement was April 27 at the State Theater in Elizabethtown.

    Several local honors students were named. They include students who have attained and maintained a grade point average of 3.5 or above on a full year's worth of coursework at ECTC.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Katelyn Elizabeth Davila and John Douglas Henderson

    Katelyn Elizabeth Davila of Hodgenville and John Douglas Henderson of Summersville announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride to be is a 2008 graduate of LaRue County High School and a student at Western Kentucky University where she is majoring in management with a double concentration in business administration and human resources management.

    She is the daughter of Barbara Howard Davila of Hodgenville and Larry Davila of Phenix City, Ala., and the granddaughter of Lura Leigh Thomas of Hodgenville.

  • Hodgenville woman injured in Willisburg crash

     A Hodgenville woman is recovering from a two-vehicle crash that occurred April 26 in Washington County.

    Judy D. Howell, 68, of Hodgenville, was driving a 2002 Ford Taurus SE west on KY 1754 in Willisburg when she collided with a 2004 Freightliner driven by Harry L. Hampton, 59, of Mayslick. Hampton was driving north on Hwy. 555, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Department.

    According to the police report, Hampton told police that Howell did not stop at the intersection.

  • COLUMN: Honor your mom for all she means to you

     Sunday is Mother’s Day in the United States and for most it will be a very special day. Telephone companies tell us it is their busiest day of the year.  It is a day for remembering, for greetings and expressions of love.

    Your mother may have been gone for many years, but there are still sounds and sights and smells of home, of screen doors banging in the summer time and the aroma of those fresh baked biscuits right out of the oven that greeted you as you got out of bed in the morning.

  • Woman charged after allegedly biting deputy

     A New Hope woman bit and tried to stab a sheriff's deputy as she was placed under arrest in New Haven Sunday.

    Rachel Lee McConnell, a.k.a. Rachel Lee Kemp, 29, had bench warrants from LaRue and Nelson counties issued against her when deputies arrived at 353 Center Street shortly before 8 p.m.

    Deputies were called to the address on a report McConnell had locked herself inside and that there was possible drug activity, according to a report from the Nelson County Sheriff's Department.

  • Chemicals can affect water safety

     May is Kentucky Water Awareness Month. We can observe it by helping keep our groundwater safe from contaminants. 

    Agricultural chemicals are an important part of farming, but, if misapplied, can lead to groundwater contamination. As farmers plant and grow crops this year, they should take steps to reduce the chance of farm chemicals in groundwater:

    Read the manufacturer’s label for each chemical and follow label directions for safe use and disposal.

  • TOUCHPOINTS: Our life is but a vapor

     This past weekend, my oldest grandson with his girlfriend, attended the Junior-Senior Prom. And I realized just how fast time goes by. 

    As I thought of my children’s prom night, and even my own, I am amazed at the truth of scripture: “For what is your life? It is even a vapor (morning fog) that appears for a little time, and then vanishes away.” James 4:14.

  • COLUMN: It's that strawberry time of year

     This time of year we all soon have the opportunity to enjoy locally grown strawberries. The Farmers Market is at the Extension Office parking area at 807 Old Elizabethtown Road 2-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays.

    Here’s information on how to make your own strawberry jam or you can follow the manufacturer’s instructions on any type of pectin product such as Sure Jell.

    Uncooked Strawberry Freezer Jam

    1 3/4 cups crushed strawberries (about 1 quart)

    4 cups sugar

    2 tablespoons lemon juice