Today's News

  • News of Record: March 18, 2015

    The following marriage licenses have been issued in LaRue County.
    Beth Ann Burris, 31, and Jack Allen Nance III, 36, both of Hodgenville
    Amy Lynn Lyons, 36, and Stephen Jeremy Durbin, 35, both of Hodgenville
    Sheena Shannon Brown, 31, and George Scott Stout, 26, both of Hodgenville

    Property Transfers
    The following property transfers are listed as given on deeds at the LaRue County Clerk’s Office in Hodgenville.

  • Erin Boley named Gatorade Player of the Year

    Erin Boley of Hodgenville, a standout player for Elizabethtown High School’s basketball team, was named the Gatorade Kentucky Girls’ Basketball Player of the Year on Thursday, becoming just the third player in the state to win the award in back-to-back seasons.
    “It’s a tremendous honor,” Elizabethtown coach Tim Mudd said Thursday. “We’re really proud of her. All her teammates were happy for her when I told them today. She’s very deserving. She’s a great basketball player because of her work ethic.”

  • Medal of Honor recipient to marry Bristol Palin

    Kentucky Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer announced on social media Saturday that he plans to marry Bristol Palin, daughter of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the unsuccessful Republican nominee for vice president in 2008.

    Meyer, a Greensburg native, posted about the engagement on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

    "I'm definitely the luckiest guy ... to be able to spend the rest of my life with Bristol Palin!" Meyer said on his Facebook page.

  • KDA announces poster and essay winners

    KDA Poster and Essay Contest winners honored

     Winners of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s annual Poster and Essay Contest received awards at a luncheon March 13 at Locust Trace AgriScience Farm in Lexington.

  • Women still paid less than men

    A report released Thursday by the Institute for Women's Policy Research reveals that in nearly half of all U.S. states, the economic status of women has worsened or remained unchanged in the past decade.

    Kentucky ranks in the bottom third, according to a release from the University of Kentucky.

    If progress continues at the current rate, the average gap between U.S. women's and men's wages will not close until 2058 - but will take about 15 years longer in Kentucky.

  • Lady Panthers knocked out of Sweet-16

    BOWLING GREEN — Elizabethtown’s dream season turned into a nightmare Friday afternoon.

    The Lady Panthers rallied from an eight-point deficit to take a 40-39 lead with 22.1 seconds left on senior center Reauna Cleaver’s old-fashioned three-point play in the Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16 State Tournament.

  • Chorus to present 'Beauty and the Beast Jr.'

     The LaRue County High School and Middle School chorus will present the musical, “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” this weekend.

    Chorus Director Amber Tucker said the cast and crew have been preparing for their debut and are “excited to put on the musical.”

    Dress rehearsals started March 14.

  • BIRTH: Alexandria Alene Reed

     Rev. William Brandon and Olivia Danielle Reed of Hodgenville announce the birth of a daughter, Alexandria Alene Reed.

    Alexandria Alene was born at 8:18 a.m. Feb. 4, 2015, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds 12 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.

    Grandparents are Willie and Lauralene Reed of Hodgenville; and Jeff and Denise Gillenwater of Cecilia.

  • Realtor honored for sixth year

     Tracey Cecil-Simpson was named among one of the few to receive the Chairman’s Club Award, for her sixth consecutive year.

    Cecil-Simpson, who has been with Semonin Realtors since 2007, said she is humbled by the achievement. The Chairman’s Club Award is a prestigious award only handed out to realtors selling over a certain amount in real estate.

  • COLUMN: Livestock Indemnity Program provides benefits to producers

     The 2014 Farm Bill authorized the Livestock Indemnity Program to provide benefits to livestock producers for livestock deaths in excess of normal mortality caused by adverse weather such as we have had recently. LIP is administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency.

    Owners of most types of livestock may be eligible for LIP. To be eligible for LIP, a livestock producer must have legally owned the eligible livestock on the day the livestock died.