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Today's News

  • Remembering Mae Burden: A tribute to a friend

    My heart and prayers go out to the family of Mae Burden.
    Mae was a wonderful woman who never seemed to meet a stranger. She loved her family fiercely and she treated her friends like family. Mae taught me many things through the years. She taught me how to diagram a sentence in junior high and how to type in high school. During my senior year of high school she was the yearbook advisor and I was one of her co-editors. Mae became a close friend that year and taught me many life lessons in addition to how to crop a picture and what organization personified looks like.

  • Was anyone surprised by the latest government scandal?

    Mother Jones, a “fearless” left-wing magazine, last week broke a story about the covert recording of a meeting of U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell’s campaign staff.
    Yawn. What a scoop.
    Was anyone shocked by any part of this story?
    And if you were ... why?
    I wasn’t surprised that someone secretly taped Sen. McConnell’s campaign strategy meeting. I’m surprised it doesn’t happen more often.
    I wasn’t surprised that Sen. McConnell and his staff were heard trash talking on the 12-minute tape.

  • LaRue woman is part of WKU's winning Enactus team

    The Western Kentucky University Enactus team became a Regional Champion at the Atlanta Regional Competition on April 1. The team will present its projects at the Enactus National Finals in Kansas City, Mo., May 14-16.

  • Fundraisers

    Fish fry at Middle Creek
    Middle Creek Baptist Church will have a fish fry 5-7 p.m. every Friday from April 19 to May 31. Cost is $7.50 and includes fish, two sides, drink and dessert. Call Bro. Kurtz for more information at 502-536-3390.

    Chili, soup and sandwich supper

  • Student ministries team captures state championships

    Several members of Family Worship Center’s youth group, Cutting Edge Student Ministries, competed April 12-13 in the Kentucky Teen Talent at the Kentucky Church of God Campgrounds in Lexington.
    CESM had 13 entries in various categories, both individual and group, such as human video, drama, pantomime, art, singing and Bible teaching. FWC’s youth came back with five State Championship trophies and four runner-up trophies.

  • 'Lincoln' kicks off new Free Movie Night season

    Free Movie Night continues this spring with two new movies and a classic.
    The City of Hodgenville and The LaRue County Herald News will jointly sponsor “Lincoln,” “Trouble with the Curve,” and “Citizen Kane.”
    Movies play at 7 p.m. at the Hodgenville Civic Center. There is no charge to attend and free popcorn is included.
    Lincoln
    Daniel Day-Lewis earned an Academy Award for his portrayal of the 16th president in Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln.”

  • Taylor County changes mind about animal shelter

    Taylor County magistrates did an about-face last week, voting to close Taylor County Animal Shelter, effective April 17. The shelter was to become a holding facility that day, and shelter staff members were to transport animals for care. The county contracted with Adair County to provide that service at a cost of $44 per animal.

  • City reaches agreement with property owner

    At the April 8 meeting, Hodgenville City Council approved the rezoning of property at 101 Hill St. from R1A to R1B. The change will allow the property owner to “replace a damaged home” with a mobile home.
    In other business:
    Fire Chief Wally Sparks reported two runs in March. Firefighters helped clean up glass after a truck ran into the Circle K building; and they assisted with traffic control while police worked an accident.

  • LaRue inmate injured by falling tree

    A LaRue County Detention Center inmate was injured April 9 while working with a state road crew.
    Daniel Hargett, 30, of Pendleton County, suffered minor cuts and a puncture wound to his chin when he was struck by a falling tree, according to LaRue County Jailer Johnny Cottrill.
    Hargett was working with the crew, cutting down trees, on the Lincoln Parkway connector road near Hodgenville Elementary School, when a tree fell on top of another tree. The second tree “flew up” and hit him in the face.

  • Copperhead killed on Bluegrass Drive

    A pair of siblings found a copperhead snake last week on Bluegrass Drive near Save-A-Lot.
    Jeremy Curtsinger, 22, said he picked up his sister Toni, 11, from school one afternoon. As she walked to the house, she spotted the 18-inch snake on the sidewalk.
    “She walked right up to it and asked if it was real,” Jeremy said.
    The snake was aggressive, he said.
    A neighbor identified the venomous snake and killed it.
    “It started snapping at us,” Jeremy said. “He was ready to get us.”