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Today's News

  • ANNIVERSARY: Rodney and Willie Ann Peace celebrate 50 years

     Rodney and Willie Anne Higdon Peace of Magnolia will celebrate their 50th anniversary on July 15, 2012.

    The couple married July 15, 1962.

    Willie Ann was born and raised in Hodgenville. She is the daughter of Daisy Mae Bratcher Higdon and Ancil Abselent Higdon.

    Rodney is the son of Lura Geneva Slayton Peace and Alberton “Shorty” Peace of Hart County.

    Rodney was 18 and Willie was 16 when they married.

  • COLUMN: God has a reorganizing program for our bankrupt nation

    “America wants God’s blessings, but not God. Our nation has systematically pushed him out of the national consciousness by rejecting Biblical morality, ignoring his word and relying on the political and entertainment areas for moral guidance.” 

    These are the words of John MacArthur and they express the beliefs of many Christian leaders today.

  • Legal Aid Society offers classes in July and August

    The Legal Aid Society, 416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville, will hold free legal clinics in July and August. Each session will be held at that location unless otherwise stated.
    A reservation for each clinic is required. Contact the Legal Aid Society at (502) 584-1254 to make your reservation. For Ask-A-Lawyer clinics, call (502) 614-3716.

  • Western Kentucky University awards degrees

    Several Western Kentucky University students earned degrees at the May commencement ceremony.
    * Cassandra J. Matthews of Buffalo earned a bachelor of science degree
    * Ashley M. Abell of Hodgenville earned a bachelor of arts degree
    * Gladys A. Cissell of Hodgenville earned a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies
    * Kristi S. Grant of Hodgenville earned a bachelor of science degree
    * John W. Haskins of Hodgenville earned a master of arts in education degree
    * Stephanie S. Matherly of Hodgenville earned a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies

  • Hodgenville man buys Raywick business

    The former Susie's Bottoms Up has been sold.
    On June 13, Chris Gribbins of Hodgenville signed a deed of conveyance to purchase the business on KY Hwy. 84 (Main Street in Raywick) for $80,000 from the Fifth Wheel Bar and Grill Limited Liability Company.
    Susie and David Riggle signed the deed as members of the Fifth Wheel Bar and Grill LLC. The deed was filed with the Marion County Clerk's Office on June 18.
    Gribbins is now operating the business as Raywick Bar and Grill.

  • COLUMN: Think before you drink

  • Abigail Williamson named President's Scholar

     Abigail Williamson of Hodgenville achieved the designation of President’s Scholar for the spring semester at Western Kentucky University.

    To be selected for the honor, the student must compile an academic standing of 3.8 or better for the semester.

  • LaRue County Fair Pageants

     The LaRue County Fair Board is seeking participants for several beauty pageants.

    Applications for all pageants may be picked up at the LaRue County Extension Service office, LaRue County Chamber of Commerce or www.laruecofair.com.

    Pre-register by July 23.

    The events are as follows:

    • Miss LaRue County Fair, ages 16-21. The pageant is 8:30 p.m. Monday, July 30.  All contestants must be a resident of Kentucky.

    • Miss Teen, ages 13-15. The pageant is 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 31.

  • PHOTO: Wesley Meadows holds flag-raising

    The Wesley Meadows congregation celebrated the Fourth of July a few days early. On July 1, the group raised the American flag in honor of veterans who have served in the past or currently. Three retired veterans raised the flag for the first time – Jessie Roundtree, who served in the U.S. Army during World War II; Jack Jones, who served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War; and Herman Allen, who served in the U.S. Air Force. Allen called the flag, “the greatest sight he ever saw.”

  • PHOTO: Rep. Michael Meredith