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Today's News

  • Hunting banned at McDougal Lake

    A locked gate on city-owned property led to a face-off between hunters and landowners at the Hodgenville City Council meeting Monday night.

    The meeting ended with the council voting unanimously to close McDougal Lake, a 90-acre lake on Ky. 470, to hunters.

    For the last 20 or so years, hunting has been permitted around the lake. An ordinance limited sportsmen to archery, black powder rifles or shotguns, but otherwise, there were few restrictions on deer or duck hunters.

  • Hawks whip Caverna but fall to North

    It was lights out for Caverna Friday night as the LaRue County Hawks won with a score of 66-51.

    Sophomores Anthony Myrks and Kyle Sheeran each scored 17 points to lead the Hawks to their third win in five games.

    Christian Mullins had 10 points and six rebounds and forward Tyler Nall had seven points and five rebounds to round out the Hawks scoring.

    Jordan Brewer, in limited action, came back after an ankle sprain to score five points, three steals and two assists while freshman Kelton Ford came off the bench to score five points.

  • Santa's Helpers make run today

    For 43 years, the uniquely local Santa’s Helpers organization has spent every Christmas Eve distributing new and gently used toys and clothing to children and food baskets to those in need.

    The project headed by Snookie MorrIson, have five stops planned Thursday for its Santa Bus, a refurbished school bus.

    Here's the schedule of stops:

  • Employers asked to respond to Wired65 survey

    LaRue County employers with five or more employees are being asked to respond to a Wired65 Initiative survey.

    The survey is an outreach effort being gathered by our Wired65 partner, ERISS Corporation. More than 23,000 area employers throughout the 26-county region, including LaRue County employers with five or more employees, will be contacted by telephone.

    Upon request, ERISS will send the survey to employers via e-mail.

  • Baseball Board plans meeting Dec. 20

    The LaRue County Baseball Board meets 2 p.m. Dec. 20 at Hodgenville Elementary School.

  • Childhood argument gives lesson about forgiveness

    After years of struggling with emphysema and 18 days in the intensive care unit, my cousin recently died.

    David was 48 — three years and three months younger than me.

    When family members die out of order, it often can be unsettling. It’s heartbreaking to watch his wife and daughter confront their pain and devastating to experience the grief of his father and my other aunts, uncles, cousins and sisters.

    Through the experience, my memories of our shared childhood experiences returned to one isolated conflict.

  • ‘When I am on that road I am in the heart of myself’

    The title? That’s a quote from one of my favorite short stories – “Mrs. Todd’s Shortcut” by Stephen King.

    Re-reading that story, combined with something I saw at the side of the road brought back a few memories.

    It was a pair of tire tracks in the ditch beside the intersection of Old E’town Road and Phillips Lane. Someone did some fancy driving to avoid rear-ending another vehicle.

    And that reminded me of my dad.

  • Ag funding is approved by Congress

    U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell announced earlier this month that both chambers of Congress approved his request of $8.57 million for agriculture research and development projects at several of Kentucky’s universities. The funding is included in the FY 2010 Agriculture Appropriations conference report, which awaits the president’s signature.

    “With this funding, students, faculty, and farmers from across the Commonwealth of Kentucky can continue to make strides in agricultural innovation and research,” McConnell said.

  • School Board considers early release Fridays

    A shorter school week may be in store for LaRue County students next fall.

    The LaRue County School Board meets Dec. 21 to consider dismissing classes two hours early each Friday in order to provide teachers with more planning time.

    The curriculum coordinating committee will recommend early release days be built into next year’s calendar, according to Superintendent Sam Sanders.

  • State grant may be available for downtown businesses

    Hodgenville residents and businesses within the area served by the local Main Street/Renaissance Association may be eligible for matching funds to do external repairs to improve their buildings.

    The Kentucky Department for Local Government has set aside $200,000 in recovered funds from the previous round of facade grants, money which was allocated but not used the first time, and will make that amount available statewide in a small grant program.