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Today's News

  • PHOTO: 4-H Livestock Club

    Submitted photo

  • It's possible to find more money to save

     Feb. 20-27 is Kentucky Saves Week. The recent economic situation has many people trying to save more money. In 2005, the personal savings rate had fallen to below 1 percent, indicating that many Americans were spending either all or even more than they were earning. The current personal savings rate, nearly 6 percent, shows that more Americans are saving. Savings provides many people with a feeling of financial security —  to be able to pay off debt, prepare for retirement or purchase a large ticket item such as a house or car.  

  • DUI charges dropped after witnesses deploy overseas

    Several charges against a Hodgenville were dismissed because the arresting officer was deployed overseas.
    Bryan Nicholas Robbins, 25, was charged Sept. 5 with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, second-degree wanton endangerment, endangering the welfare of a minor, third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, reckless driving and possession of open alcoholic container in motor vehicle.
    The charges were dismissed in January in LaRue District Court, according to court records.

  • Judge denies Decker's attempt to withdraw guilty plea

    A Hodgenville man will serve 10 years after pleading guilty to trafficking charges in LaRue Circuit Court.
    Brett Alan Decker, 25, of Fairview Drive, was arrested July 1 after he fled from officers serving a search warrant at his residence. Officers said they found “a large amount of marijuana and cash,” pills, “white residue,” scales and a pair of firearms during the search of Decker’s home, according to court records.

  • SKYPE brings world of learning to students

    Those who have been out of the classroom at LaRue County High School for a few years need to visit a class to see how technology has changed the face of instruction.
    For example, when teacher Jorge Venegas had two guests, Larry Paden and his friend Nestor Sanchez, to speak to his Spanish class and field questions about Chile last week, Paden was in the classroom, but Sanchez was thousands of miles away in South America.     

  • FRANKFORT: Session ends March 22

    Legislative leaders have gaveled the 2011 Kentucky General Assembly into session, kicking off a session scheduled to last 30 days. The session is scheduled to conclude on March 22.
    Citizens have numerous ways to follow legislative action throughout the session, including seeing legislative action in person in the State Capitol’s legislative chambers and committee meeting rooms, which are open to the public.

  • COLUMN: Teens have brought the 'good kind' of attention to LaRue

    LaRue County has produced a splendid crop of young people. It’s difficult to keep up with all their accomplishments.
    Here are a few of the most recent:
    Bright-eyed, sweet-toned Kenzi Lewis has accomplished at age 15 what many people only dream of  – performing on a Hollywood stage on American Idol. She lasted a couple of weeks on the TV show and we were sorry to see her leave.  I have a feeling she’ll be back on that stage in the future.

  • Renaissance Recycling Center takes on tobacco farmer's plastic mountain

    Many changes have occurred over the last decade in the tobacco-growing industry. It’s still hard work, but more economic ways of harvesting and storing burley have been developed.
    Some local farmers, including Tim Ford of Mount Sherman, have been housing cut tobacco in outdoor storage frames – right in the field – rather than in barns.

  • Mayor's letter to discourage 'discourteous' downtown parking

    Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse – acting with the approval of Hodgenville City Council – will pen a letter to shop owners in the downtown, asking them to be more considerate in parking.
    Norma Benningfield, owner of Main Street Barber Shop, requested the council set aside parking spaces for customers in the downtown area. She said other shopkeepers and their employees are parking in front of her building, forcing her customers to park in inconvenient locations.

  • City water and sewer deposits to increase

    Skipping out on an unpaid water bill will become more difficult if Hodgenville City Council has its way.
    The Council held first reading Feb. 14 of a proposed ordinance that increases water and sewer deposits for non-property owners. The current rate is $100; the proposed rate is $150 in advance.
    Homeowners are not required to pay a deposit, according to City Clerk MaDonna Hornback. However, if they default on a bill, a lien may be placed on their property.