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Today's News

  • How long will our United States ‘Camelot’ last?

    Not untypically, many of us in these United States believe we have the best country there is – that it has both the best political and economic systems. While not exactly utopia or Camelot of King Arthur fame, we believe it is the best humanity has yet devised.

    While I am not a professional historian, I do know that there are many major wonderful (and not so wonderful) world powers that have come and gone over decades, centuries and millennia. One of the tasks in studying history seems to be to get acquainted with these powers and what happened as they evolved.

  • Main Street thanks

    Main Street relies on help from our friends such as the Lincoln Museum, Chamber of Commerce, City of Hodgenville, board members and directors.

    The value of a volunteer group such as the Genealogy Society is easy to show in matching hours contributed toward the Historic District expansion project. The value of volunteers is hard to assess and impossible to overstate. The recent luncheon is a case in point. The Community Room cost ($100) was donated (a frequent happening for us) by the Lincoln Museum. 

  • No raise for mayor or city council members

    Hodgenville City Council met twice Monday – once in regular session and the second time as Red Hill Cemetery Commission.

    The Cemetery Commission agreed to set regular meeting times: 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday in January and July.

    City Council convened immediately after the commission adjourned.

    Members heard a financial report for the current fiscal year from City Clerk MaDonna Hornback. She reported total income to the city as $547,289; and net income of $84,187 (after expenses) as of Feb. 3. Outstanding debt on water and sewer is $3.7 million.

  • Sometimes journalism leads you back home

    As a lifelong journalist, I love a good story. Here’s one for you.

    A 16-year-old rides a 100-cc trail bike to a town near his home to apply for his first job. He’s only one semester removed from a high school typing class that may be his only qualification for the position.

    He gets the part-time job, makes the most of it and begins a career. Through a lot of effort and long hours, he comes across opportunities that eventually take him far away from home. But life knocks him around and sends him back.

  • Legislative info now iPhone friendly

    Kentuckians with iPhones will find it easier than ever to remain connected to the Kentucky State Capitol.

    The Legislative Research Commission has unveiled an iPhone-friendly way for people to have ready access to information about lawmakers, legislation moving through the General Assembly and legislative news. With one touch on their home screen, iPhone users can pull up key features of the Kentucky Legislature Home Page that have been formatted specifically for their phones.

  • Extreme Makeover seeks Kentucky family

  • Buffalo apartments a waste of tax dollars

    Every now and then I read something in the newspapers that simply takes my breath away. This time it’s the recent story about the Buffalo School Apartments project.

    I think I got it.

    AU Associates gets the property declared a historic place. This qualifies them to get federal and state money to renovate it. They get $2.8 million. Can I assume that is tax money? I think so, money we paid in state and federal taxes.

    “We’ve really been praying for this for some time,” said (Johan) Graham.

  • Winter makes spring more inviting

    “For we know that all things work together for good, to those who love God, to those who are called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28

    “If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.”

  • KACo board takes chance on 'same old, same old'

    Every now and then a government body has the opportunity to truly “fix things.” A second chance to do things right.

  • Colonel Perkins to undergo surgery

    Colonel Perkins, the Meatloaf half of the ElvisandMeatloaf.com singing team – known also as The Perkins Brothers – is taking a break from performing due to medical problems.

    According to a press release, Perkins’ will undergo surgery to remove a growth on his thyroid gland.

    As a precaution against a temporary loss of his voice and an extended recovery time, advance recordings have been made for vocal projects needed in the immediate future.