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Today's News

  • Magnolia Bank promotes employees

    Magnolia Bank’s board of directors announced promotions of three employees.

    Pamela Cecil was promoted to assistant vice president. Cecil joined the bank in 1992. She serves as loan processor and administrative assistant to President Ron Sanders at the Lincoln Hills Branch.

    Weldon Riggs was promoted to assistant vice president. Riggs has been with the bank since 2008. He serves as manager to the secondary market loan department at the Parkway Branch in Hodgenville. 

  • Red Cross says thanks

    Thank you to the 13 individuals who braved the weather to donate blood Feb. 9 at the Hodgenville Woman’s Club. The snow caused some problems and early closure.

    Many thanks to the volunteers who worked – Cecil Druen, Opal Dail and Diane Rock.

    The community blood drive returns April 13.

    Faye Puyear

    Volunteer Coordinator

  • Attorney General takes on Topix

    After receiving dozens of calls and complaints from Kentuckians, Attorney General Jack Conway has asked Topix.com, an interactive message board Web site host, to provide information regarding its policies dealing with abusive posts that violate the Web site’s terms of service. The Office of Consumer Protection has received calls and complaints from concerned citizens who allege that false and defamatory information about children, as well as adults, has been posted on Topix.

  • Mat Hawks place fifth, earn five medals at State

    It was not the ending the LaRue County Mat Hawk wrestlers and coaches had envisioned. Heading into the 2010 Kentucky Wrestling State Championships in Frankfort, the Mat Hawks were looking to bring home the KHSAA state title. After a slow start, the team finished in fifth place overall and as Class A State runners up.

  • Democracy provides freedom and equality

    What type of government do you have in your country? There are so many to choose from. One could have one of two types of monarchies. A person might have a democracy, which is what my country has. Also one can have a dictatorship.

  • Judge orders removal of signs along I-65

    A judge ordered the removal of religious signs near the Upton exit of Interstate 65 but an appeal is planned.

    In what Senior Judge Geoffrey P. Morris called an “extremely interesting case,” the state Transportation Cabinet claimed the postings are in violation of billboard advertising statutes. Jimmy Harston of Allen County, who said he erected the signs at the request of two property owners, said the messages are not ads but expressions covered by Constitutional protections of free speech and religious expressions.

  • Films focus again on Abe

    Three years ago, we learned that Steven Spielberg planned to make a movie about our Abe Lincoln. The opening was to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the birth of the 16th President.

    If you’re a movie-goer, you may have noticed, ahem, no Lincoln movie.

    We ran a front page story with photos of Liam Neeson and Holly Hunter reading lines in front of a gathering of the Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. (Sally Field has since been cast in the role of Mary Todd.) We reported on Neeson’s fact-finding visit to Hodgenville in preparation of the role.

  • Migrant Education staff appreciates students

    The Migrant Education staff would like to thank all the students from Abraham Lincoln Elementary and Hodgenville Elementary who participated in the Christmas mitten and toboggan collection. Many of the students gave up their classroom Christmas gift exchange and instead brought in mittens, gloves and toboggans for students in need. Many migrant and Spanish speaking adults and children received the gloves and toboggans, which have been a blessing during this cold weather.

    Sarah Hornback, Family Services Director

    Rosa Kelly, Migrant Recruiter

  • Hawks play Thursday in 5th Region Tournament

    LaRue County (17-9) will play Taylor County (17-13) in the final first-round game in the boys' 5th Region Tournament.

    The Hawks' game is scheduled for 8 p.m. Thursday, March 4, at Nelson County High School in Bardstown.

    The tournament opens at 6 p.m. Wednesday with Campbellsville taking on Green County followed by host Nelson County playing Elizabethtown. The first game Thursday matches North Hardin against Bardstown.

    The eight-team, single-elimination tournament pits four district champions and the district runners-up.

  • Crowd offers opinions on laptop initiative

    Winter weather may have delayed the February school board meeting, but it was definitely heated up by the presentation of the 21st century learning initiative Laptops of LaRue.

    Thursday, the LaRue County High School Media Center was packed to standing room only with students, teachers, parents and community members who wished to share their support or concerns with the initiative.