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Today's News

  • Check with building inspector before repairing damaged homes

    The recent tornadoes and high winds damage to the local community has caused much structural damage and destroyed many homes, garages, and utility buildings in the LaRue County area.

    Property owners should avoid being hurt twice, once by wind damage and secondly by poor, unsafe reconstruction. The rebuilding and reconstruction of many of these structures will require a building permit and follow-up building inspections to assure that the building is again made safe to use and live in. 

  • Leadership LaRue County offers scholarship

    The Leadership LaRue County Class of 2006-07 will offer a $500 scholarship to graduating seniors from LaRue County public, private or home schools. Adults wishing to begin an educational program may apply.

    Applicants must reside in LaRue County and enroll as a full-time student in either the Kentucky Community and Technical College system or a four-year college or university in Kentucky.

    Consideration will be given to financial need and those applicants with community involvement in LaRue County.

  • Shelter available at courthouse

     With the impending severe weather predicted the LaRue County Courthouse is available for storm shelter through noon on Saturday, March 4, 2012.

     
    Anyone needing shelter from the storms is encouraged to assemble inside the main courthouse at 209 West High Street, Hodgenville, KY. If you have questions or concerns, contact the judge executive’s office at 270-358-4400.  

  • Boil Water Advisory issued after workers hit line

    Residents and businesses in the south end of Hodgenville had some interruption in water service last week, followed by a boil water advisory.

    Workers installing a fiber optic cable drilled into a water line about 3 p.m. Feb. 28 near the intersection of S. Lincoln Boulevard and Lincoln Parkway, according to Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse.

    The advisory took in areas south of McDonalds to Miller Road, Lincoln Drive and Bluegrass Drive.

  • TORNADO SAFETY TIPS

    The National Weather Service is predicting more severe weather in our area today.

    TORNADO SAFETY TIPS

  • Lawmakers consider industrial hemp

    Two bills in state legislation for the legalization of industrial hemp could offer a transition crop for farmers in Nelson County.  Central Kentucky was the largest producer of hemp during World War II for rope production, but state officials say it isn’t legislation but law enforcement that will decide hemp’s future in the state or Nelson County.

     Hemp has been looked at as alternative energy source in the past, according to Nelson County Extension Agent, Ron Bowman.

  • GUEST COLUMN: God was in the midst of the storm

    Feb. 29 was a terrifying day for my community. Three confirmed tornadoes touched down within 15 miles of my home.

  • Tourism ads receive national award

     Kentucky’s new tourism TV advertising campaign, “There’s Only One,” has received national recognition in the 2012 Telly Awards.

    New West LLC was notified Friday that it won a silver award, the highest honor, for the campaign. The award was given in the Regional TV & Multi-Market Cable category within the subcategory of Campaign – Promotional/Branding.

    Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site is part of the campaign: “Only one birthplace of Lincoln.:

  • National Guard assisting law enforcement at KC Estates

    Local officials, with the assistance of the National Guard, are cracking down on sightseers in the areas that were hit in Wednesday’s storms.

    Wednesday afternoon and evening, several attempts were made to enter the damaged homes in KC Estates by unauthorized people. Hodgenville City Police intervened. However, despite televised reports to the contrary, no arrests were made.

  • COLUMN: March is Diabetes Alert Month

     The American Dietetic Association, the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, officially changed its name to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics on Jan. 1. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in existence since 1917 as the American Dietetic Association, after working to feed the troops healthfully during World War I, continues its nearly 100 year mission of commitment to improving the nation’s health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy.