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Today's News

  • Bluegrass Cellular offers 'texting only'

    Bluegrass Cellular, a cellular service provider and pioneer in the wireless industry in rural Kentucky, is launching a text only service plan for customers who, because of a disability, are unable to communicate over a voice network. 

  • Pauly Zarb performs in free concert

    Pauly Zarb and guest musicians will perform a free concert 7 p.m. July 9 at Farmers Market in Bardstown. For more information, call 800-638-4877.
     

  • PHOTO: Our Lady of Mercy has fundraiser for tornado victims

    Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church held a fundraiser yard sale July 1 on Lincoln Square to raise funds for the American Red Cross/Alabama tornado victims.

  • PHOTO: Clothing donation box benefits Special Olympics

    A clothing donation box for Special Olympics has been placed in the parking lot of Smith’s Hardware on Lincoln Farm Road, Hodgenville. Special Olympics provide an arena for athletes with intellectual disabilities.

  • COLUMN: Avoid fake check scams

    Fake check scams, in which consumers are lured into accepting genuine-looking phony checks or money orders and sending cash somewhere in return, come in many forms, but experts at Consumer Federation of America and the National Consumers League say that it’s easy to spot and avoid these scams – if you know what to look for. The most common fake check scams are the sweepstakes/lottery and promotions on how to work-at-home.

  • AT&T expands broadband in Hodgenville

    AT&T is expanding its mobile broadband network in Hodgenville and parts of LaRue County, extending access for advanced mobile services, devices and video content to customers in the area.
    Cathy Lewandowski, senior public relations manager for AT&T Strategic Communications, said the company is adding new cell sites, upgrading hundreds of others and deploying fiber optic cable to boost capacity across the state.
    “More and more people depend on our technology to stay connected,” she said.

  • CITY: Locked hydrant poses no threat to fire preventions

    At last month’s City Council meeting, Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse brought up the issue of volunteer firefighters hauling water – either for free or a donation to the fire department – to fill residential swimming pools.
    The Council agreed to crack down on the practice by requiring firefighters to keep a log book of any water deliveries and pay for the water. Cruse said the City will install a water meter at the fire department to monitor usage in the future.

  • Man charged with DUI after collision

    A Hodgenville man was charged with DUI June 28 after allegedly leaving the scene of an accident in Hardin County.
    Jacob Daniel Barnes, 26, was involved in a collision on Hawkins Drive in Elizabethtown, according to Officer Virgil Willoughby of Elizabethtown City Police. The Dodge van he was driving allegedly struck another vehicle, causing minor damage. Barnes continued driving into LaRue County where he was spotted by Constable Jeff Metcalf near the Leafdale community. Metcalf followed the vehicle to Buffalo where he was joined by Deputies Russell McCoy and Matt Darst.

  • Fiscal Court to take action against absentee property owner

    LaRue County Fiscal Court authorized County Attorney Dale Morris to take legal action to resolve an issue concerning property in Magnolia owned by an Illinois woman as the magistrates met at the courthouse in Hodgenville June 28.
    The house, located at 392 Old L&N Turnpike in Magnolia, burned almost two years ago. According to Jill Gray, solid waste coordinator, the owner, Karen Holm, has refused to clean the debris or fill in the exposed basement.

  • CLASS: Managing Your Meals

    The program “Managing Your Meals” will be 10-11 a.m. July 15 at the Lincoln Trail District Health Department. The initial class will go over how to follow a meal plan and gather necessary information to develop a meal plan for each individual.
    A follow-up class is 1:30-2:30 p.m. and reviews how each individual is doing with their meal plans and teach a new topic, including sticking to a meal plan, label reading, exercise and eating.