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Today's News

  • Lincoln presenters coming to town

    Look for a lot of tall men wearing stovepipe hats Saturday, April 17, in Hodgenville, for that is the date when more than 50 Abraham and Mary Lincoln presenters will be in town as the national Association of Lincoln Presenters come to Hardin and LaRue counties.

    Larry Elliott of Louisville, who has close ties with Hodgenville and is distantly related to the midwife who helped deliver the 16th President, is coordinating the event with his wife, Mary, and several others.

  • City Council notes

    At Monday’s meeting of Hodgenville City Council:

    •The council approved first reading of a zoning amendment that regulates businesses. A B2 district will now include all businesses that are permitted in B1.

    •The council approved a Planning and Zoning Ordinance amendment concerning plat sizes (minimum 11x17 inches, maximum 24x36 inches. All land divisions are required to be platted before conveyance.

  • Second season of free movies opens tonight

    For the second consecutive year, Hodgenville will host a Free Movie Night monthly series in the Civic Center auditorium.

    The selections range from a 60-year-old Jimmy Stewart classic to an Oscar-winning film released last year. The list also features a children's feature, romantic comedy and an Alfred Hitchcock production.

    Co-sponsored by the City of Hodgenville and The LaRue County Herald News, the free film presentations showcase the large movie screen and sound system in the Civic Center and offer an affordable Saturday night activity.

  • Open Up a success

    The Open Up fundraiser at the State Theater raised $210 for the American Red Cross Haiti Relief efforts.

    Thanks to the State Theater for donating the use of the facility, performers and other volunteers including Jeff Everman, Marlene Hall, Donna Auker, Alex Ross, Joe Wise, Jesse Perkins, Heather Miller, Sue Tipton, Bonnie Wheeler, Bob Hunt, Zach Graham, Emaileigh Board, Shania Sharper, Ann-Morgan Conway, Mary Kutter, Jessie Key, Erika Gaines, Kevin Whitlock, Kathy Moore, Josh Brown, Eddie Black, Matt and Joanna Black, Glen Rice, Junell Street and MamaKitty Southwood.

  • Pritchard Center hosting job fair

    Lincoln Trail Career Centers and the Elizabethtown-Hardin County Chamber of Commerce will host a job fair with area employers 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, April 15, at Pritchard Community Center, 404 S. Mulberry St., Elizabethtown.

  • Superintendent's evaluation should be open to public

    In a landmark decision of the Supreme Court of the United States, Justice William Brennan wrote this country has “a profound national commitment to the principle that debate on public issues should be uninhibited, robust, and wide-open, and that it may well include vehement, caustic, and sometimes unpleasantly sharp attacks on government and public officials.”

    Kentucky legislators failed to honor that principle when they voted to allow elected school board members to evaluate the performance of school superintendents in secret.

  • Schools to introduce hybrid bus

    Phil Fulkerson, LaRue County Schools’ director of transportation and maintenance, hopes the new hybrid school bus coming to the district through a stimulus-funded grant, will live up to its expectations of saving up to 30 percent in fuel consumption.

    “We know they’re more energy efficient,” Fulkerson saud. “We just don’t know how efficient they are.”

    He hopes to start answering that question when the bus arrives around the first of August.

  • Campbellsville University hosts job fair today

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  • Probation denied to mother of four

    Probation has been denied to a mother who admitted to abusing her four children.

    At her final sentencing last week, Myra Rodriguez, 31, of Buffalo, was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

    Last month, she admitted guilt to 16 felony and 30 misdemeanor charges regarding what court documents called “torture and cruel punishment” inflicted upon four children – the youngest who was only 3 at the time.

    She and her husband Juan adopted three of the children in 2007.

  • Association of Lincoln Presenters to visit area

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