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Today's News

  • Joel Ray’s Restaurant celebrates 54th year

    Joel Ray’s Restaurant in Hodgenville celebrates its 54th anniversary this weekend.

    Joel Ray Sprowls bought the restaurant June 6, 1959, and for 14 years it operated on a 24-hour, seven days a week schedule. Several Grand Ole Opry superstars have dined there, including Faron Young, Tammy Wynette, Bill Monroe, Englebert Humperdink and the Johnny Cash Band.

  • Fiscal Court: Courthouse getting new phones

    LaRue County courthouse offices will receive a phone system upgrade projected to save the county $800 per month, Tommy Turner, county judge-executive, told magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville May 28.

    Turner said the upgrade which he hopes to have completed within the next month through Comcast, will include recabling the courthouse, will result in faster Internet service, and will be upgraded every four years with all maintenance and repair costs included.

  • It’s never too late to earn a GED

    William Chesser of Magnolia recently accomplished something he had not thought possible.

    Chesser, 67, recently received his GED – a high school equivalency diploma. It took almost two years of studying but he stuck to it and can now be called a graduate.

    Chesser said it was something he had always wanted to do but working and supporting a family left him with little spare time. So when the opportunity presented itself after retirement, he took the plunge.

  • Five Generations of Berrys
  • United Way allocations are up

    United Way of Central Kentucky’s record-breaking campaign is providing money to 20 organizations in its five-county service region this year, a high for the agency.

    It also plans to fund two organizations for the first time: Breckinridge County Schools and Shepherd’s Pie food pantry in LaRue County.

    United Way’s fundraising campaign yielded more than $1.1 million to further its mission, increasing allocations by more than $153,000, said Executive Director Christopher Wilborn. In all, $873,528.37 will be distributed.

  • Court Briefs - June 5, 2013

     Declared a fugitive

  • Sentencing tied to 2011 killing

     A woman accused of receiving property police say was taken from a home where a LaRue County woman was killed in 2011 has pleaded guilty and agreed to testify if called upon.

  • Young Entrepreneur
  • Hutchins retires, seeks new paths

    Dee Hutchins, an eight-year teaching veteran at LaRue County High School, resigned May 1, opting to take an early retirement.

    Hutchins, social studies department chair and former head boy’s basketball coach, taught U.S. history, world civilizations and street law. He served also as a part-time professor at Campbellsville University.

    Hutchins coached boy’s basketball from 1999 to 2005 at LCHS.

    “I’ve enjoyed this aspect of my life and now I’m ready to travel new roads,” said Hutchins.

  • Smith’s show-stopping blossoms: bright, bold and beautiful

    Blossoms of all shapes and sizes, entwined with rock patterns greet traveling cars and bicyclists on a short section of Howardstown Road.

    The landscaping outside the home of Anne and Murrell Smith, has caused many a driver to stop in their tracks or ease slowly down the road to soak in all the beautiful colors and handiwork.

    Anne, the master landscape artist, has worked on the project for four years.