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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Regional wrestling tourney is Saturday

    At the last meeting of the Hodgenville Rotary Club, the LaRue County Superintendent of Schools took an opportunity to issue a challenge to the high school wrestling team. 

    “Win the 2010 state tournament and bring home to LaRue County its first ever KHSAA state title.”

    “Mr. Sanders asked Eddie and I to bring a few wrestlers and speak to the Rotary about our program,” said head coach Gary Canter. “After we spoke, Mr. Sanders got up and looked at the wrestlers we brought and issued the challenge.”

  • Campbellsville donates land for animal shelter

    Taylor County Animal Shelter, the facility that houses LaRue County strays, could see another addition soon.

    At last week’s regular Campbellsville City Council meeting, Mayor Brenda Allen told Council members that she received a letter from Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers asking the Council to consider donating land to the animal shelter.

    The County wants to apply for a grant to build a new building to house animals ready for adoption, Rogers said. The land would revert to the City if the County does not receive a grant for the project.