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Today's News

  • DeMolay offers opportunities

    Lincoln Chapter 3 of DeMolay is sponsored by B.R. Young Masonic Lodge of Hodgenville. The Lincoln Chapter holds meetings from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the first and third Saturday of each month.

  • REUNION: Atcher

    If you watched television in the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s in Louisville, you know the Atcher family name. Randy Atcher was one of the icons of early WHAS television programs.  Relatives of the Atchers are hosting an Atcher family reunion June 11 in West Point.
    Dr. David Atcher of Lexington has led the coordination of the reunion with the help of other family relatives.

  • VETERANS SALUTE: James H. Davenport

    Sgt. James H. Davenport entered the U.S. Army at Fort Thomas, Ky. Feb. 1, 1944.
    He completed basic training at Fort McClellan, Ala., Fort Meade, Md. and Camp Pickett, Va. and served with the 310th Infantry Regiment, 78th Infantry Division.
    He was killed in action March 10, 1945, in the World War II Battle of Remagen in Germany.
    Davenport was awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart with two Oak Leaf Clusters.

  • Engagement: Lisa Saettel and James Rock

    Lisa Saettel and James Rock, both of Hodgenville, announce their engagement and forthcoming wedding.
    The bride to be is the daughter of John Saettel of Colesburg and Rita Stengel of Magnolia and is the granddaughter of the late Mary Saettel and the late Doc and Mabel Dennison.
    She is a homemaker and 1987 graduate of Doss High School in Louisville.
    The prospective groom is the son of Jimmy and Bonita Rock of Hodgenville and is the grandson of Sue Rock and Norma Fox, both of Hodgenville.
    He is a farmer.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Kayla Puckett and Caleb Ernst

    Sharon Richardson of Elizabethtown and Eric Puckett of Leitchfield would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kayla E. Puckett, to Caleb M. Ernst, son of Bob and Sharon Ernst of Buffalo.
    Kayla, a 2007 graduate of Elizabethtown High School, is an English major student at Western Kentucky University. Caleb is a 2006 graduate of LaRue County High School and a 2010 graduate of Western Kentucky University with a bachelor’s degree in English.
    The wedding will be June 11. Formal invitations will be sent.

  • Two men sentenced in church burglaries

    Two men accused of break-ins of several churches last summer received diverted sentences in LaRue Circuit Court.
    In each instance, a small amount of cash was taken and damage to the building reported.
    Cullen Thomas Logsdon, 19, of Hodgenville, pleaded guilty to several counts of third-degree burglary and complicity. He was sentenced to six months, diverted for five years and fined $555. He was credited with seven days served.

  • Rape is one of 3 charges

    A man employed as a LaRue County school bus driver is in jail facing numerous felony charges, including first-degree rape.
    Donald Wilson, 54, of Harmon Drive, was arrested April 15 by LaRue County Deputy Eric Williamson and lodged in LaRue County Detention Center.
    The indictment says Wilson engaged in sexual intercourse by the use of forcible compulsion. Although he faces only one count of rape, the grand jury’s statement says the allegation occurred sometime between April 1, 2009, and March 6, 2011.

  • Hodgenville takes futuristic step with new water meters

    Hodgenville residents will be receiving an upgrade to digital water meters in the future.
    The project, which has cost roughly $19,000 so far, will provide precise billing on statements for customers and reduce manpower required to perform meter readings, according to City Clerk MaDonna Hornback.

  • Seven students to spend summer in Scholar studies

    Seven LaRue County High School juniors have been selected for a prestigious five-week intensive learning experience known as the Governors Scholar Program.
    Chelsea Blair, James Crosswhite, Misty England, Zach Lee, Nathan Schaefer, John Slack and Megan Smith will know by the end of May which campus they will attend and their summer area of focus.  
    The program, established in 1983, has the mission of enhancing “Kentucky’s next generation of civic and economic leaders,” according to the Kentucky Governor’s Scholars website.

  • Series of storms prompts alerts

    A recent series of storms has prompted several flood watches and warnings over the past week with rainfall amounts totaling a foot or more since the beginning of the month.
    Heavy rains and multiple rounds of severe weather occurred over several parts of Kentucky. The daily storms are expected to continue through today.
    Debris and rising water have kept road crews busy and residents on high alert. The Kentucky Mesonet weather reporting stations in nearby Hardin and Taylor counties both are reporting rainfall amounts in excess of 12 inches for the month.