Today's News

  • South Fork pays off debt, refocuses mission

     South Fork Baptist Church has reason to celebrate. After 15 years of paying on construction costs, they are finally debt-free. Their current church building, which they’ve occupied since 1999, was dedicated on Jan. 4 during a special celebratory service.

    The church, one of the oldest in the county at more than 230 years old, paid more than $259,000 toward their building in 2014 alone. According to Missions Director Machelle McDowell, it’s been a long time coming, but it’s been worth it.

  • Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning Permits

     November 2014

    Robert Jewell, Weldon Loop Road, Upton, land division

    James Carroll, Country Lane, Magnolia, garage

    Alissa Walker, Plouvier Road, conditional use permit

    Bella Development, 350 Commerce Drive, Hodgenville, zoning

    David Graham, Mill Road, storage

    Doc Meredith, Old E-town Road, Hodgenville, porch

    Johnny Shofner, Upton Road, Magnolia, residence

    Charles Slayton, J.E.Jones Road, Magnolia, land division

    D.W. Cruse, Airline Road, Sonora, residence

  • Fraser, Thomas excel at Bradley swing

     Members of the Western Kentucky University Forensics Team traveled to Peoria, Illinois, to compete in two tournaments co-hosted by Bradley University and the University of Texas at Austin the weekend of Jan. 10-11.

    Individual results for the 16th Annual University of Texas at Austin and Bradley University “Hell Froze Over” Swing are as follows:

    • Ellis Fraser, a senior from Hodgenville, tournament champion in persuasive speaking and semifinalist in communication analysis at the UT tournament.

  • PHOTO: New school board member
  • ON EDUCATING LARUE: Canceling school can be a tough decision

      LaRue County School District buses cover 1,986 miles along 37 routes every school day.

    In deciding whether or not to close school when bad winter weather threatens to make those roads dangerous to travel, Superintendent Sam Sanders ponders well before dawn the information coming in to him from bus garage personnel.

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks defeat Green in overtime

     Wanting, and perhaps needing, to get over the hump against visiting 18th District rival Green County, the LaRue County Hawks leaned on a pair of seniors to make it happen Friday night.

    Forward Caleb Sheffer and guard Micah Wiseman combined to score 34 of the Hawks’ final 36 points as they rallied for a 69-64 overtime win against the Dragons.

    Hawks coach Paul Childress said it drives him crazy when Sheffer misses easy baskets inside and Childress was none too thrilled when he was forced to send Wiseman to the bench in the second half with four fouls.

  • BASKETBALL: Lady Hawks drop two

     The Lady Hawks fell to 6-9 on the season Thursday with a 63-58 loss to the Green County Lady Dragons.

  • Changes may be in store for Guntown Mountain

    By Monica Spees

    Bowling Green Daily News/Kentucky Press News Service

    A Louisville man is negotiating to purchase a Cave City roadside attraction.

    JB Enterprises of Cave City, owner of all 100 shares of stock of Tourco Inc. – licensee of Guntown Mountain – is in talks with Will Russell, owner of souvenir shops WHY Louisville and who also runs Lebowski Fest in Louisville. Lee Bartlett, president of JB Enterprises, said negotiations should wrap up today or next week.

  • SPACE PLACE: Earth's impenetrable shield

    Sure, the sun is great. It’s nice to not live in a frozen wasteland, after all. But the sun is pretty terrifying, too. It sends a dangerous stream of fast-moving electrons, protons, and other even smaller particles, called photons, toward Earth.

  • UPDATE: LIFTED BOIL WATER ADVISORY: Water line break on Miami Court


    The boil water advisory was lifted at 2:45 p.m. Friday.


    Thursday: City of Hodgenville workers are dealing with a water line break on Miami Court. There is some disruption of service to that area.

    A boil water advisory has been issued. For more information, call City Hall at 270-358-3832.