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Today's News

  • Local church goes beyond their borders to spread the word

    One-thousand six-hundred fifty-two: the number of miles between Hodgenville and San Pedro De Macoris, Dominican Republic. It’s the same number of miles a group from a local church traveled to do what they felt they were being called to do.
    First Baptist Church in Hodgenville has been working in the San Pedro area since a trip there in March yielded favorable results. According to Senior Pastor Paul Richey, the whole thing came about because of a storybook.

  • Fundrai$ers - Aug. 27, 2014

     CAR WASH: Elder vacation to Disney World

    Sunrise Manor Nursing Home will hold a car wash 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 29. Cost is $5 for wash and additional $3 for vacuum. Pick up and delivery available by calling 270-358-3105. All proceeds will be used for the elder’s vacation to Disney World.

     

    Yard sale at Family Worship Center

    Family Worship Center will hold a yard sale beginning at 9 a.m. Sept. 6 at 80 Phillips Lane, Hodgenville.

     

  • Readers share: Dog Days of Summer

     For the love of Madam Queen

    This happened 82 years ago, but it is a true story. I wrote it while taking part in a writing group at Atria Elizabethtown.  

  • Cruse's trial moved to Nelson

     Prosecutors and defense attorneys in the criminal case against former mayor Terry L. Cruse and former city clerk MaDonna Hornback agree that a change of venue is necessary for a fair trial. 

    Last week, after hearing pros and cons of several locations, LaRue Circuit Judge Charles Simms III made his decision: The trial will take place in Nelson County.

    His decision means the proceedings will remain within the 10th Judicial Circuit (LaRue, Hart and Nelson Counties).

  • COLUMN: Fall prevention for older adults

     Taking a fall can be scary at any age, but for senior adults a fall can lead to serious and sometimes devastating consequences. Falls are the leading cause of death from unintentional injuries among older adults and the leading cause of traumatic brain injury among Kentucky residents age 65 and older.  

    According to the Center for Disease Control, the death rates from falls among older men and women have risen sharply over the past decade.

  • COLUMN: Tips for caring for aging parents

     As an adult child taking care of an aging parent, it can be a challenge to know when to step in and become more involved in their care. Sometimes it’s easy to identify when the right time is, but usually it is not. Even approaching the topic can be tricky. Emotions will run high and words can be misconstrued. 

  • ANNIVERSARY: Whitlows celebrate 50 years

    James “Jimmy” and Brenda Sidebottom Whitlow of Hodgenville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 23, 2014.

    The couple married on Aug. 23, 1964, in Knoxville, Tennessee, in a ceremony conducted by Rev. Perry Ginn.

    They have four children, Jason (Trista) Whitlow, Judy Shelton, Jamie (Abe) Shelton and Jenny (Eric) Allen; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

    The Whitlows celebrated with a trip and plan to have a gathering with their family.

  • U.S. 68 closed in Green County

    US 68 is closed today in Greensburg to allow crew to extricate a fire truck from a basement. 

    The fire truck was parked at the car lot on the corner of Legion Park Road and US 68 when it broke through into an existing building's basement.

    Cranes are scheduled to remove the truck and will block US 68 from 8am until the truck is removed (expected by afternoon sometime). 

  • COLUMN: Treat your parents as you would like to be treated

    As an adult child taking care of an aging parent, it can be a challenge to know when to step in and become more involved in their care. Sometimes it's easy to identify when the right time is, but usually it is not. Even approaching the topic can be tricky. Emotions will run high and words can be misconstrued.

  • PHOTO: Water line break near Central Office

    City employee Craig Wright watches water pour down Walnut Street behind LaRue County Board of Education after a water line broke on Wednesday. Workers blocked the street so they could safely make the repair. Wright said the break was located about four-feet below the roadway surface.