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Today's News

  • Eusebius and Singh plan wedding

    Arpita Eusebius and Arpan Andrew Singh announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride to be is the daughter of Mohit and Rieta Eusebius of Noida, India. She received a bachelor's degree in psychology in 2007 from Delhi University, India; masters in psychology degree from St John's College, Agra, India in 2009 and is pursuing her masters of arts in counseling degree from Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore.

  • Bluegrass Cellular announces new district manager

    Bluegrass Cellular Inc. has hired Jason Raymer as District Manager. In his new role, Raymer is responsible for the strategic management of multiple retail locations in the northern area including Hardin, LaRue, Nelson, Spencer counties and more.

    Raymer brings several years of retail sales and management experience to his new position. He is accountable for managing and training staff, coordinating promotional events with community organizations and attaining monthly sales quotas at seven local retail stores. 

  • Fifth-grader collects food for holiday baskets

    The sign above Gatlin Constant’s display in the foyer at Hodgenville’s IGA on Saturday mornings says a lot about the 11-year-old: “Help Me to Help Others.”

    For almost seven years, the lad has dedicated himself to giving to those in need.

    “He has the biggest heart of any kid I’ve ever met,” said Renee Wright, one of his fifth grade teachers at Hodgenville Elementary School.

  • Judge denies bond reduction request in human trafficking case

    Two Hodgenville residents arrested last week on the rarely used charges of human trafficking and promotion of human trafficking entered not guilty pleas in LaRue County's 10th District Court Dec. 15.

    Court records show Rhonda J. Brown, 54, is accused of trading the sexual services of a 15-year-old girl under her care to James M. Curtsinger, 63, in exchange for his paying some of her monthly bills.

    Curtsinger was charged Dec. 8 with first-degree sexual abuse, third-degree rape, third-degree sodomy and human trafficking, victim under 18.

  • Hornbacks celebrate 50 years

    Fred and Jean Hornback of Hodgenville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at Our Lady of Mercy Church Life Center on Jan. 2, 2011.

    They were married Dec. 31, 1960 at St. Francis Catholic Church in Marion County by Rev. John T. Spalding.

    They have five children, Joe Hornback, Dean Hornback, Michael Hornback, Joan Kessinger and MaryBeth Boley; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

    All family and friends are invited to attend the open house.

    The couple requests no gifts.

  • Harris and Rosenbarger wed

    Samantha Shelby Harris and Dorma Nathaniel Rosenbarger were married Dec. 4, 2010, in Atoka, Tenn.

    The bride is the daughter of Tracy Fitzgerald and Larry Harris of Louisville. She is employed at Flanagan's Ale House.

    The groom is the son of Rhonda and Frank Vaughn of Louisville. He is employed at O'Shea's Irish Pub.

    The couple will live in Louisville.

  • New store planned for southern Hardin County

    A Hodgenville businessman is expanding his holdings by building a specialty grocery store in Hardin County.

    Vernon Detweiller, owner of Bent N Dent in Hodgenville and a discount grocery in southern Wisconsin, and his brother, Perry Detweiller, are developing a 6.5-acre site on U.S. 31-W, south of Lincoln Parkway.

    Vernon Detweiller's new store will be "D&D Grocery." It will be about 10,800-square-feet with more than half the floor space devoted to retail sales. It will open in the first quarter of 2011.

  • Williams honored by Chamber of Commerce

    LaRue County Chamber of Commerce members expressed mixed emotions last Wednesday as they bid farewell to Executive Director Rita Williams.

    Williams is stepping down from the executive director position after about five years of service. In October, Williams took a leave of absence as she campaigned for the seat of Mayor of Hodgenville. When she lost the race, she decided to step away from chamber of commerce duties.  

    Friends, past presidents and other chamber leadership filled the Lincoln Museum Community Room to show appreciation for Williams.

  • Ernst honored by WKU

    Caleb Ernst of Buffalo was one of 1,407 graduates honored by Western Kentucky University during its 168th commencement.

    The English and allied language arts major and son of Robert and Sharon Ernst had the highest GPA from Potter College of Arts & Letters, according to a news release.

    During weekend ceremonies, WKU conferred 69 associates degrees, 960 baccalaureate degrees, 353 master’s degrees and 25 certificates.

  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Calling school off can be a tough call

    Icy, snowy weather has arrived in LaRue County earlier than in previous years, causing schools to be dismissed several days in December.

    With January and February, usually the area’s coldest and snowiest months approaching, chances are good that more days of school will be dismissed.            

    What's the best way to find out?

    Phil Fulkerson, LaRue County Schools' director of transportation and maintenance, offered some options.