Today's News

  • GRACE NOTES: We're all scarred for life

     All this past week I’ve been talking to people with scars for a series of stories that I wrote for the newspaper where I work.

    I got the idea from a photographer I heard on the radio, talking about a series of photos he had done of people’s scars.

    He said that every scar tells a story.

    When I was 9, I bent down to say “hi” to Sam Lang’s Basset hound and it jumped up and bit my face, tearing a hole from the right edge of my lip to my chin.

  • COLUMN: Be still and know that he is God

     Be still and know that I am God. Psalms 46:10

    Noise pollution ... there is so much noise always around us: the TV/radio/computer blaring, the dishwasher whirring, the washing machine sloshing, telephones jingling, traffic blaring, lawn mowers roaring and a multitude of other sounds are heard during our daily lives.

    Our world has become inundated with noisiness. It surrounds us in our homes, our vehicles, our workplace and in our leisure time.

  • COLUMN: God's standard is love

     Beloved, let us love one another. (1 John 4:7)

    God’s standard is love one another. We are not just to love the lovable, the healthy, those within a 10-mile radius or us or just the middle class. God wants us to accept one another – warts and all.

    Twelve times in the New Testament we are told to love one another. Why 12 times? Love does not come naturally. It is hard for us to carry out this command.

  • USDA warns of fraudulent letters

     USDA officials learned late Friday afternoon that fraudulent letters are being sent by FAX to individuals and businesses in at least four states. The letters purportedly come from a USDA procurement officer and seek personal information. These letters are false and in no case should a recipient respond with personal and financial information.

  • Cancer survivors nominated to walk in Oaks parade

     Two Hodgenville women have been nominated to march in the Survivors Parade on Kentucky Oaks Day.

    The May 4 Survivors Parade will be made up of 138 cancer survivors (in honor of the 138th Kentucky Oaks) chosen through an online nomination and selection process.

    Three hundred sixty women from around the country have been nominated.

    Linda Allen, a breast cancer survivor, and Ramona Coffey, an ovarian cancer survivor, were each nominated by their daughters.

  • Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning Permits - Feb. 2012

     Michael Wiseman, Sonora Road, Hodgenville, land division

    Robert McDougal, Tanner Road, Hodgenville, frame addition

    Joe Pearman, Forresta Court, Hodgenville, variance

    David Graham, S. Lincoln Blvd., Hodgenville, conditional use permit

    Faye Nicholas, Lincoln Farm Road, Hodgenville, sunroom

    Amanda Cissell, Stiles Ford Road, Hodgenville, conditional use permit

    Harold West, S. Lincoln Blvd., Hodgenville, conditional use permit

    Robert Johnson, N. L&N Turnpike, land division

  • RELAY FOR LIFE: Don't put off your annual exams

     As a part of our community’s preparation for LaRue County’s Relay for Life event on May 11-12 at Hodgenville Elementary School, the local Relay for Life Committee is recognizing individual cancer survivors and their stories. This week, Mary Ann Crain, breast cancer survivor, is featured.


  • PHOTO: Amedisys staff makes donation to Warm Blessings

     Employees of Amedisys Home Health volunteered at Warm Blessings Soup Kitchen serving and cleaned up for a recent Thursday meal. Amedisys staff also made a donation of $525 to the program. Front from left, presenting the donation to Warm Blessings Board Chair Linda Funk, are Elizabeth McNeil, Steve Vandorn, Billie Jo Lowrey and back row from left, Pam Littlejohn, Anna Kay Call, Lea McCartney, Linda Funk, Jessica Daugherty, Lisa Pullin and Diana Poynter.

  • PHOTO: Friendship youth lead service

  • PHOTO: ECTC hosts staff conference

     Elizabethtown Community and Technical College hosted the 7th Annual Staff Conference for staff employees throughout the statewide Kentucky Community and Technical College System. About 140 people from nine different colleges, including Western Kentucky University, and the system office attended the day-long event. Front from left, Autumn O'Neal, Bonnie Elder, Rhonda Thompson, Dee Curl, Missy Milby; back, Patti Donahue, Sean O'Neal, Michelle Simpson, Kathy Shofner, Bill Wooden, Carla Allen, Kathryn Marsee and Adam Huddleston