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Today's News

  • Local small ruminant profit school

    A Small Ruminant Profit School for interested goat and sheep producers will be offered locally this fall and winter. The four-session class course is designed for beginning sheep and goat producers, but all producers are welcome.

    In the four classes, producers will learn about the basics of small ruminant production ranging from breeds, nutrition, genetics and selection, marketing trends and niche marketing, fencing, facilities, shelters and equipment, parasite management, foot care, health management, recordkeeping and reproduction.

  • KSP auditor continues digging in Cruse case

    The trial date for former Hodgenville mayor Terry L. Cruse and former city clerk MaDonna Hornback has been set for Nov. 10 in Nelson County.

    LaRue Circuit Judge Charles Simms III moved the case after hearing requests from prosecutors and defense attorneys alike, citing pretrial publicity.

    Cruse and Hornback have pleaded not guilty to numerous charges of abuse of public trust and theft by unlawful taking. Cruse also is charged with violating campaign laws and two counts of second-degree forgery.

  • KSP auditor continues digging in Cruse case

    The trial date for former Hodgenville mayor Terry L. Cruse and former city clerk MaDonna Hornback has been set for Nov. 10 in Nelson County.

    LaRue Circuit Judge Charles Simms III moved the case after hearing requests from prosecutors and defense attorneys alike, citing pretrial publicity.

    Cruse and Hornback have pleaded not guilty to numerous charges of abuse of public trust and theft by unlawful taking. Cruse also is charged with violating campaign laws and two counts of second-degree forgery.

  • Officers equipped with new body cams

    An investment in new body cameras will help preserve evidence gathered by Hodgenville City Police.

    Police Chief Steve Johnson told City Council last week that the Taser cameras cost more than the previous models – but are sturdaier and more efficient.

    Chief Johnson said the cameras are to be removed and placed in a charger at the end of each officer’s shift. The camera’s contents will download to the computer where the officer or court officials can review them.

  • Pray ball!

    You may have noticed some goings-on at the softball field behind LaRue County High School. Five teams are competing in the new church softball league that’s started play at LaRue County Park and Recreation.

  • Free symphony performance is Saturday

    The Louisville Civic Orchestra will perform a free concert 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at First Baptist Church, Hodgenville.

    Two of the performers, Director Aaron Boaz, a music professor at Bellarmine University, and 14-year-old John McCaffrey were in town last week to promote the event. They visited local schools, putting on a short performance and offering a brief history lesson as they encouraged students to attend.

  • The Legacy Lives on

    1954 was a busy year in LaRue County.

    President Dwight D. Eisenhower visited the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park, placed a wreath at the foot of the seated Lincoln statue and dined at the Hodgenville Woman’s Club where he requested seconds of – and the recipe for – the sumptious cheese pudding.

    An up-and-coming Everett G. Sanders was named principal of Hodgenville High School. Sanders was later hired to be superintendent of schools – a position he held for decades.

  • School board spars over tax

    The LaRue County School Board met Thursday night to discuss the tax rate for the 2014-15 school year. Prior to the meeting, the board held a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. No one from the public attended.

    The decision for the board was to either take a compensating rate, which is determined by the state and would allow for the district to bring in the same amount of revenue as last year, or to take a 4 percent increase.

  • Oct. 6 is deadline to register to vote

    The deadline to register to vote in the upcoming November 4 General Election is Monday, Oct. 6.

    County clerks’ offices throughout Kentucky will accept voter registration cards until the close of business on that date. Mail-in voter registration applications must be postmarked by Oct. 6.

  • Phone-otography is a natural way to document life

    As someone who uses a real camera on a near-daily basis, let me just say that I do not disapprove of people who use their phones to take pictures. In fact, I’m often impressed by their work when I see it on Instagram or Facebook.

    People have come up with some pretty clever ways of taking pictures with their phones. I’ve decided to start calling it ‘phone-otography’ in hopes that it catches on and I can finally be trendy.