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Today's News

  • March Madness proficiency push begins at ALES

    With the third quarter ending and the goal of reaching proficiency for the 2010 school year well underway,  the students and staff at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School are once again participating in their own style of March Madness. Students earn orange proficiency basketball style stickers for each “3” they individually score on an open response question and a “4” for each distinguished open response. Students from kindergarten to fifth grade are involved with the grade 3-5 having to earn the most to reach their class to 85 percent proficiency.

  • Men face drug possession charges

    A March 21 traffic stop resulted  in drug charges against two Hodgenville men.

    According to court records, Officer Robby Brownfield of Hodgenville City Police, signaled for David Leroy Stallins II, 24, to stop the vehicle he was driving.

    Stallins was charged with operating on suspended or revoked license, first-degree possession of controlled substance (cocaine) and use or possession of meth precursor.

  • Block watch meeting to be held Monday

    The City of Hodgenville is hosting a block watch organizational meeting 7 p.m. April 5 at City Hall.

    Anyone who is interested in “working together to make the community safe” is encouraged to attend, said Lt. Steve Johnson of Hodgenville City Police.

    Johnson will be the liaison between residents who wish to participate and the Kentucky Crime Prevention Coalition.

    The city received a $1,000 grant to purchase signage for block watch areas and pamphlets. 

  • Shared prescription medication leads to allergic reaction, discipline

    Two LaRue County High School students face disciplinary measures after sharing a prescription drug.

    According to School Resource Officer Doug Sherrard, a 14-year-old girl was charged with trafficking in controlled substance after giving a classmate two pills used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.

    Sherrard said the girl had a reaction to the medication and was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital for treatment. The girl has since returned to school

  • Volunteers needed at HES for field day, other events

    The culture at Hodgenville Elementary School is enhanced daily by those who give of their time on a regular basis. Volunteers take on many roles.

    Some days you will see parents in the back foyer updating Accelerated Reader and Accelerated Math bulletin boards so students can see their name on the wall for their accomplishments. On other days you might see volunteers reading with a child, running papers for a teacher or decorating a door for the next season. One important upcoming event that could not happen without volunteers is field day.

  • Students face disciplinary action after bus fracas

    Two children received minor injuries in a scuffle on a LaRue County School bus March 24.

    According to Superintendent Sam Sanders and Kentucky State Police spokesperson Trooper Bruce Reeves, a disagreement broke out between two Abraham Lincoln Elementary School students on the bus ride home. Verbal jabs turned into a kick.

    “The 8-year-old took out his scissors and jabbed at (the 10-year-old),” Reeves said. The boy received a slight puncture wound in the back.

  • Campbellsville University, ECTC sign educational partnership agreement

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and Campbellsville University have signed agreements that expand the educational partnership between the two institutions and increase educational opportunities for citizens.

    A joint announcement was held Wednesday at CU’s Brockman Center in Hodgenville.

  • Lady Hawks show no mercy to Elizabethtown, fall to Taylor

    The Lady Hawks – in a return to their glory days of fast-pitch softball – started the season ready to play in a two-and-a-half innings shellacking of rival Elizabethtown Lady Panthers. The team combined for nine hits and 18 runs to win 18-1 March 22 at Lady Hawk Field. 

  • Hodgenville, Magnolia weather sirens to be tested today

    The Hodgenville emergency siren on Greensburg Street was destroyed by lightning recently. Due to the age of the system, officials were not able to locate replacement parts to make repairs.

    The city purchased a new electronic system that will be activated from the local 911 system during a threat of severe weather.

    Mayor Terry Cruse said the new equipment cost about $1,700, but will serve the community for several years. 

    The Magnolia emergency siren was struck by lightning about six months ago and has been replaced as well.

  • Beta Club bowls for Big Brothers/Sisters

    On March 6, the Hodgenville Elementary School Beta Club bowled in a fundraiser for Big Brothers/Big Sisters, which serves Hardin and LaRue County. The money raised through Bowl for Kids’ Sake goes directly toward recruiting, enrolling and pairing volunteers with children needing them most.

    Being a pro-active organization since 1904, Big Brothers/Big Sisters cultivate caring relationships with children before they become unreachable and they provide a positive source for filling the need youth have for belonging. Studies show Little Brothers and Sisters are: