Today's News

  • PHOTO: Baby longhorn

    Jenny and Joe, mixed longhorn cattle, welcomed a new baby bull to the herd last week. They live on a farm outside Hodgenville.

  • Easter coloring contest winners

    Many thanks to the children who entered the Easter coloring contest.         

    They are Augusta Gardner, 6; Layla Ward, 7; Arai Thunder Ray, 5; Hannah Sadler, 9; Marissa Muss, 7; Elliana Lee, 6; Abby Riggs, 9; Aeryn Grimes, 6; Alissa Hughes, 6; Mary Ellen Richey, 5; Reygan Salsman, 9; Elizabeth Mae Smith, 4; Sophia Carl, 4; Alex Morgan, 6; Cameron Butler, 5; Aven Lee Carter, 4; Clay Ward, 4; Jackson Lange, 8.

  • Honor Roll - Hodgenville Elementary - Third Quarter 2014

    Hodgenville Elementary School Fifth grade

    All A’s

    Connor Baker, Tripp Chapman, Emma Jean Grimes, Olivia Hazelwood, Kayla Highbaugh, Thomas Hoppes, Rebekah Keith, Graham Kinzel, Brianna McCauley-Posey, Evan McCreery, Deon Richardson, Skyler Rutledge, Preston Self, Campbell Sims, Isabella Thurman, Tanner Williams


  • New laws passed by General Assembly

     The Kentucky General Assembly’s 2014 regular session ended April 15, capping off a session in which lawmakers approved the state’s next two-year budget and measures that will impact people throughout the state.

  • Social Services offices implementing changes

     The Kentucky Department for Community Based Services is implementing new office procedures for walk-in customer benefit interviews at its family support offices. The new office procedures have been tested in 28 counties with great success. The change started April 21, 2014 at all county DCBS offices.

    Face-to-face interviews with staff will be available from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • 'How's my waterway' makes it easier to find out

     WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released an enhanced version of “How’s My Waterway,” an app and website to help people find information on the condition of thousands of lakes, rivers and streams across the United States from their smart phone, tablet or desktop computer.

  • Toy Box Theater presents play

     Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s Toy Box Theatre will present a children’s play, Bigger Than Life, at 7 p.m. April 29 in the Science Auditorium on ECTC’s campus. Admission is $2.

  • Who's behind Kentucky ban on casinos, gay marriage?

      Why have casinos and gay marriage had such a tough time in the Kentucky General Assembly?


  • Campbellsville doctor sues over state Senate's refusal to appoint him to board

     FRANKFORT — A Campbellsville doctor is challenging the state Senate's failure to vote on his reappointment to the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission.

    Dr. James R. Angel, a urologist, lost his first battle in his lawsuit against Senate President Robert Stivers earlier this week, when Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd denied his request for a restraining order to require Stivers to take a vote on his confirmation — by either a full vote in the Senate or a vote in a Senate committee.

  • Annual jobless rate down slightly

     Annual unemployment rates were lower in 51 Kentucky counties in 2013 than in 2012, while 57 county rates went up and 12 counties had the same annual rate for both years, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    LaRue County’s unemployment rate was 7.4 percent in 2013, compared to 7.6 percent in 2012. Of a 6,935 civilian labor force, 6,424 were employed in 2013; compared to a 6,924 civilian labor force with 6,398 working in 2012.