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Today's News

  • ENGAGEMENT: Roten -Pullin

    Kayla Shae Roten of Magnolia, and James Dean “J.D.” Pullin Jr. of Hodgenville, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride to be is the daughter of Traci Denham of Magnolia and Marty Roten of Louisville. She earned an associate in arts and applied science degree from Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and is pursing a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education at Western Kentucky University. She is employed at Dow Corning.

  • Haselwood's home featured in national magazine

    Sheila Haselwood of Hodgenville was shocked when she received the news that her home would be featured in Country Sampler magazine.

    The nationally distributed magazine, published seven times a year, includes country lifestyle and decorating articles.

    Haselwood’s photos of her home on Facebook caught the eye of CS staff.

    Two representatives from the magazine – based in Illinois – scouted her home last spring. Their photos were sent to the editor, Donna Marcel, for approval.

  • City Hall buys new computer for training, Free Movie Night

    There have been few updates since a group of Kentucky State Troopers seized records and equipment June 28 at Hodgenville City Hall.

    The investigators, part of the state’s special integrity unit, turned away residents from the door, informing them City Hall would reopen later that day. The officers, acting on a search warrant signed by LaRue Circuit Judge Charles Sims III, took several computers, financial records, ordinance books, minute books and a Rolodex (list of names and phone numbers).

  • Buffalo Post Office remains closed while spiders roam

    The Buffalo Post Office has been closed since July 5 due to a brown recluse spider infestation. It’s unclear how long the office will be closed as the landlord attempts to eradicate the spiders.

    The spider, also called the violin or fiddleback because of the violin-shaped marking on its back, is not aggressive, but has a nasty bite. Its venom can cause serious wounds.

    The Fairdale Post Office closed for four months last year, due to the same type of infestation.

  • Contract renewed: Superintendent scores $130,000

    The LaRue County School Board renewed Superintendent Sam Sanders’ contract at its July 15 meeting.

    Sanders will receive at least $130,000 salary for each of the next four years, four weeks of vacation, health and dental insurance, family plan, professional and civic dues and a vehicle.

    The board will pay for “all reasonable maintenance, fuel, repairs, insurance and travel expenses incurred by the superintendent,” according to the contract.

  • Rep. Lee speaks to NARFE

    Chapter 1050 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees met in July for the second of three summer evening meetings.  

  • Local students graduate from WKU

    Several students graduated in May from Western Kentucky University.

    Brittany A. Carr, Katelyn E. Davila and David E. Higdon, all of Hodgenville, each earned bachelor of science degrees.

    Cassandra J. Hornback of Hodgenville earned a bachelor of arts degree.

    Andrew T. Tucker of Hodgenville earned a bachelor of music degree.

    And, Kevin Cruz of Magnolia earned a bachelor of science degree.

  • Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning Permits

    Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning permits for May 2013:

    Garry Hayes, Knob Schoolhouse Road, Sonora, land division plat

    Jason Detre, Campbellsville Road, land division plat

    Reed Smith, Upton-Talley Road, Upton, conditional use permit

    Carl Whitman, Salem Lake Road, Hodgenville, residence frame

    Carl Whitman, Salem Lake Road, Hodgenville, garage frame

    Joshua Skaggs, Greensburg Road, Mount Sherman, enclose garage frame

    Joe Pearman    , Mount Tabor Road, Buffalo, residence frame

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  • E'Town woman sentenced to 60 days

    An Elizabethtown woman was sentenced to 60 days after pleading guilty to charges of wanton endangerment and leaving the scene of an accident.

    Ashley Renee Borden, 25, was charged June 12 with three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and one count of leaving the scene of an accident and failure to render aid (serious injury or death involved), after she rammed another vehicle with her car at the LaRue County Fairgrounds.