.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • 10,000 temporary jobs available through WorkNow Kentucky

    Courtesy of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, job seekers and businesses in LaRue County have an opportunity this summer for short-term employment.

    WorkNow Kentucky will put nearly 10,000 disadvantaged youth and adults with children to work this summer statewide, according to a press release from Gov. Steve Beshear’s communications office. The program aims to jumpstart job creation by subsidizing the wages and benefits of eligible participants who are hired through the program.

  • Red Cross classes

    The American Red Cross will conduct the following classes at the American Red Cross office, 405 W. Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown:

    For more information, call 270-765-4979. Active duty military discounts are available, but must be requested at time of payment. Registration for all CPR, First Aid, CNA and Disaster courses is always open.

    July 20 – Adult, Child and Infant CPR/AED Recertification, 6-10 p.m., $30

    July 21 – HIV/AIDS awareness, 9-11 a.m., $30

    July 23 – Adult CPR/AED/First Aid and bloodborne pathogens, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., $55

  • Company offers additional information about gas purchases

    We would like to offer additional information about the gas pricing story from last week. Several people have asked about the city purchasing gas from a convenient store rather than Bault Oil.

    The City of Hodgenville does not have a contract with Bault Oil Company. A contract has never existed with the city for fuel or oil purchases.

    Rickey Shelton

    Bault Oil Company

     

  • Fallen soldier had LaRue ties

    A Radcliff soldier died July 12 – just two days before his 21st birthday – while deployed overseas.

    Pfc. Nathaniel D. Garvin died while stationed in Afghanistan. Garvin, a 2007 graduate of John Hardin High School, died from injuries he received in a non-combat incident at Forward Operating Base Frontenac in Kandahar, according to information from Fort Campbell.

    The military did not provide details about the incident.

  • Escaped inmate caught in Shepherdsville parking lot

    An inmate who escaped from the LaRue County Detention Center in June was apprehended Thursday evening.

    After walking away from the jail two weeks ago, inmate Steven Earl McWilliams, 32, of Louisville, was arrested at 5:40 p.m. July 8 in Shepherdsville, according to Joey Stanton, who was named chief administrative officer for the jail effective July 1.

    McWilliams, a low-custody-level inmate, escaped from the LaRue County Jail on June 26 through a restricted custody fenced area. He was the fourth LaRue County inmate to escape since April 2009.

  • Dollar General considers Magnolia site

    Dollar General Store officials aren’t saying much at this stage, but the first steps have been taking to bring the discount store to Magnolia.

    At a special called meeting of the Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning Commission Thursday, S.C. Development requested the rezoning of 4.1096 acres from agriculture to neighborhood business district for the purpose of opening a retail store.

    The commission approved the request as well as a variance on the number of parking spaces required by ordinance.

  • City cites resident for refusal to buy a business license

    About this time each year, the City of Hodgenville notifies business owners of licensing fees that are due.

    Fees vary according to the type of business, according to City Clerk MaDonna Hornback. The general range is $25 to $500.

    Enforcement duties fall to Hornback according to ordinance and usually, there is little dissension about the type of business and what must be paid. She mailed a survey to business owners requesting information about their businesses to make sure they were being billed correctly.

  • Community calendar

    Child care training

    Community Coordinated Child Care will have a workshop “How to start a family child care home” 4-5:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at 4-C office, 54 First St., Elizabethtown. Pre-registration is required by calling Alice Brewer at 360-9911.

    Mobile Mammogram Unit

  • Minister's move takes him back home

    Several years ago, James Dobson published a book titled “When God Doesn’t Make Sense” and we all can quote the phrase “God works in mysterious ways.” It feels like that both of those fit perfectly well for my family right now. You see, after eight years of serving as pastor at South Fork Baptist Church, God has changed our assignment and my family and I will be moving in about a week to First Baptist Church, East Bernstadt. For us it is a return home but it is not a move without sadness.

  • Jail employee charged with terroristic threatening

    After a weeklong suspension, an employee of the LaRue County Detention Center was arrested last Tuesday.

    Tami Burden, 37, was taken into custody July 13 and charged with third-degree terroristic threatening. Burden, of Hodgenville, had been suspended from her job at the jail without pay the week before because of alleged threats she made.

    According to police reports, Burden made a threatening statement to a co-worker on July 3: “I was this close to bringing a gun into work and blowing everyone’s brains out.”