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Today's News

  • Community News: Hodgenville

    If you’re expecting nothing, you’ll get nothing. But if you’re expecting a miracle, God will perform it.

    I’m so proud of myself for remembering the early deadline on Friday.

    The drive to work last Thursday wasn’t a fun one at all. It’s just amazing how fast the snow and ice came down in such a short amount of time.

    I’m sorry to see that Shopko is closing. What a shame, we need stores like that here in Hodgenville.

    Congratulations to Earl and Elizabeth Sanders on their 65th wedding anniversary.

  • ‘I have a dream’

    Let us not wallow in the valley of despair, I say to you today, my friends.

    And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.

    I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”

  • Campbellsville University Academic Honors

    Lucas Ryan Pepper, a senior from Hodgenville, and Isaiah Thomas Turner, a freshman from Magnolia, were named to Campbellsville University’s Dean’s List.

    These students were named to the President’s List: Cameron Douglas Schatt, a senior from Sonora; Sarah Elizabeth Stults, a sophomore from Sonora; Evelyn Ruth Whelan, a sophomore from Howardstown; and Austin Alexander Willett, a sophomore from New Haven.

  • Fire Run

    No fire

    Hodgenville Fire Department responded to a report of a possible explosion and structure fire at 10 p.m. Jan. 10 on Miami Court. The homeowner later reported a shelf had fallen off the wall.

  • House damaged by utility room fire

    The home of Edna Mae Owens was damaged Jan. 15 by a fire that began in a utility room.

    Hodgenville, LaRue, Buffalo and Magnolia firefighters were dispatched to a brick house on North Summit Avenue about 8:20 p.m.

    Hodgenville Fire Chief Wally Sparks said the utility room – containing washer, dryer and electric panel – was reached by going outside the main house. The room was extensively damaged; however, the main house escaped most of the smoke and water damage.

    “There was some damage in the kitchen area,” said Sparks.

  • New gear on the way for city firefighters

    When Hodgenville Fire Chief Wally Sparks and other volunteer firefighters for the city responded to a house fire last week, they were wearing “borrowed” gear from LaRue County. Although he has been chief since 2011, “LCFD” is lettered on the back of his jacket.

    That could be a thing of the past as City Council has agreed to invest in purchasing turnout gear for the department. Nine sets of turnout gear – which includes helmet, gloves, pants and boots – will cost $23,341. Five air packs will boost the total to $36,341.

  • Court Briefs

    Failed to appear

    Brandon Wayne Brewer (1987) failed to appear Jan. 5 in LaRue Circuit Court. He faces a charge of flagrant nonsupport. His name was listed with the National Crime Information Center.

    Failed to appear

    Melvin McCandless (1958) failed to appear Jan. 5 in LaRue Circuit Court. He is charged with leaving the scene of an accident/failure to render aid; failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance; and failure to report traffic accident. His name was listed with the National Crime Information Center.

    Failed to appear

  • City deals with freezing weather, sewer and beavers

    The cold weather has been causing problems at the City’s sewer plant.

    Hodgenville Mayor Kenny DeVore informed city council members at the Jan. 12 meeting that a grinder shaft “that chops up toilet paper and other waste materials” had broken due to the freezing conditions.

    “It was the whole shaft this time, not just a pin,” he said. Workers will attempt to remove the mechanism and take it to a machine shop for repairs. If it cannot be welded, it will have to be replaced.

  • Sports Shorts

    LCYSA sign ups

  • Sandidge makes national cut

    Adam Sandidge and Joey Hartlage both competed in the NAIA Cross Country Championships Jan. 10 at the University of Kansas’ Rim Rock Farm.

    Sandidge, a freshman from LaRue County, finished 213th and Hartlage, a junior from Louisville, was 256th among the 320 runners.

    Sandidge’s time was 27:24.00 in the 8K, while Hartlage ran a 28:01.90. Both qualified for the national event based on their performance at the Mid-South Conference race Nov. 8.