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Today's News

  • ANNIVERSARY - Sparks

    Wally and Barbara Sparks of Hodgenville celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary on Oct. 15, 2013.

    The couple married Oct. 15, 1993, at Hodgenville United Methodist Church by Pastor Keith Switzer. They were the last couple to be married in the church on Lincoln Boulevard.

  • ANNIVERSARY - Kirkpatricks celebrate 50 years

    Ronnie and Phyllis Phipps Kirkpatrick of Magnolia celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 19, 2013.

    The couple married Oct. 19, 1963, in Tennessee.

    They have two children, Scott (Jennifer) Kirkpatrick, and Stacey Kirkpatrick Cecil; and four grandchildren, Ethan Kirkpatrick, Hayley Cecil, Keegan Kirkpatrick and Breea Kirkpatrick.

    They celebrated their anniversary with their children and grandchildren.

  • The moon is always round

    For the past month I have been working on stories for my newspaper’s month-long emphasis on breast cancer.

    I’m up to my eyebrows in breast cancer research and have talked with a number of women who are either actively in treatment for this disease or are counting the months and years of being a survivor.

  • An ouch of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure

    One of our readers remembered a column I penned on Oct. 25, 1995. What is more amazing is that he requested it be reprinted. A lot of things have changed in the last 18 years. Please keep that in mind as you read this piece in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
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    Warning: This column deals with a sensitive topic. It has been deemed offensive by my children. The faint of heart should proceed directly to the Lifestyles page.

  • KSP releases name of man shot by officer

    Kentucky State Police have identified the suspect killed in an officer-involved shooting Sunday morning in Hodgenville.

    Benjamin Burba, 59, was pronounced dead Sunday at Hardin Memorial Hospital. Hardin County Deputy Coroner Pat Elmore confirmed the cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds.

    Jeff Gregory, spokesman for KSP Post 4 in Elizabethtown, also revealed Hodgenville Police Officer Jaron Skillman fired the shots.

  • Hodgenville man shot by officer

    A Hodgenville man was shot and killed early Sunday by a Hodgenville City Officer.

    Kentucky State Police was notified of the shooting about 2:05 a.m. and is leading the investigation.

    According to KSP, two city officers attempted to serve arrest warrants on a man at 631 S. Lincoln Blvd. An altercation ensued.

  • FOOTBALL: Hawks face Henry County without Neal

    Another week, another key player gone for the winless LaRue County Hawks.

    This time it’s senior end/linebacker Michael Neal, who suffered a leg injury Tuesday in an auto accident. Neal was one of the few Hawks to have started every game, carrying the ball 26 times for 64 yards and a touchdown, leading the team in receptions (four) and receiving yards (115), recovering a fumble and leading the team in total tackles (27) and solo stops (20).

  • Fall recycling day is Saturday

     The annual fall cleanup and recycling event is 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 19 at the LaRue County Maintenance Garage across from LaRue County High School.

    Almost any item that is too large to be picked up by weekly trash service will be accepted, including appliances, scrap metal, old cars, car parts, bulky items, computers and monitors, fax machines, cell phones and other e-scrap. Vehicle, equipment and appliance batteries will also be accepted at no charge.

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  • Ag Tags now benefit FFA and 4-H

    Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer has pioneered the Kentucky Farm License Plate Program, allowing Kentucky FFA and 4-H to directly benefit from the sale of Ag Tags. When a person purchasing a Kentucky Farm License plate, they have the opportunity to donate $10, which is divided equally between Kentucky FFA, Kentucky 4-H and Kentucky Proud.