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Today's News

  • Woman's Club designs new fundraiser

    The Hodgenville Woman’s Club will not host the Holiday Home Tour this winter due to a lack of participants. However, the club will depend on another fundraiser to assist with community projects and upkeep of its historic clubhouse.

    The club is selling a $5 calendar “A Calendar With Taste,” full of recipes from members and artwork by local artist Phyllis Blakeman. Six local businesses sponsored the calendar.

  • Farm meetings fill January

    January brings several farm-related state annual meetings and state programs important to LaRue County and Kentucky farmers.  

    The annual Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference and Trade Show will be held in Lexington at the Embassy Suites Hotel Jan. 4 and 5. The event features the 154th annual meeting of the Kentucky State Horticulture Society, the 39th Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Vegetable Grower’s Association, and the first meeting of the Organic Association of Kentucky.

  • Burglary suspects apprehended in Louisville

    Burglars hit a Hodgenville business for the second time in less than a week " netting about $20,000 in merchandise.

    The suspects, Tracy Shanklin and Kenneth Foster Sr., are in custody after being caught on surveillance cameras during a similar heist in Louisville. They have not been charged with the Hodgenville crime, however the investigation is ongoing.

    Smoketown II on South Lincoln Boulevard was broken into the first time about 10:45 p.m. Dec. 19, according to LaRue County Deputy Matt Darst.

  • CAIP changes begin Jan. 1

    The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board, chaired by Gov. Steve Beshear, approved changes to the County Agricultural Investment Program, during its monthly board meeting Dec. 18 in Lexington.

    CAIP was adopted in 2009 and was designed to provide farmers with incentives to encourage investments that improve current production practices and assist in diversifying farming operations.

    The most significant changes are related to fertilizer, labor, transport equipment and the annual producer maximum.  

  • J.C. Spalding completes Centre soccer season

    J.C. Spalding of New Haven, a student at Centre College in Danville, was a member of the college’s soccer team during the fall season.

    He is the son of Mike and Sandy Spalding of New Haven and a financial economics major.

    Spalding played goalkeeper, recording a shutout against Trine University.

    He was a member of the All-District and All-Region teams his junior and senior years at Nelson County High School and a member of the Academic All-State Team all four years.

  • Stroke symptoms should be treated quickly

    I was at my grandmother’s recently for my weekly visit when something strange happened. We were talking about how silly one of my dogs was acting, and I noticed Mamaw was having trouble saying the dog’s name. It’s Bree — not very difficult — so I knew something was wrong. I looked up at Mamaw and saw that the right side of her face was drooping. Her mouth formed a half frown and didn’t move on that side when she tried to speak.

  • Mat Hawks take fifth in Smoky Mountain Duals

    The LaRue County Mat Hawks took fifth in the 18-team Smoky Mountain Duals Dec. 22-23.

    The team went 4-0 on the first day of competition, defeating Beech, Tenn. 65-5; Soddy-Daisy, Tenn. 36-25; All-Stars 84-0; and Gibbs, Tenn. 63-6. The Hawks lost to Gilmer, Ga. 43-14.

    Jefferson, Ga. (9-0) beat Gilmer 34-20 to win the title.

    Results from the first day of the Smoky Mountain Duals:

    LARUE COUNTY (4-1)

    103: Spencer Hines – 4-1

    112: Nick Paden – 5-0

    119: Raymundo Perez – 1-3

    125: Caleb Canter – 4-1

  • UK provides services for LaRue County

    When he became the University of Kentucky’s 11th president in 2001, Lee T. Todd Jr. said he envisioned UK’s campus “stretching from Pikeville to Paducah.”

    It’s a vision that UK has taken to heart, as evidenced by the fact that the university’s scientists are conducting research in every one of Kentucky’s 120 counties.

    That includes LaRue County, where the College of Agriculture is helping farmers become more productive through no-till methods.    

  • Wise men still seek him

    The story of the Wise Men is shrouded in mystery. How many were there? Where did they come from? How long did the journey take? They show mysteriously, and just as mysteriously, they are gone. What do we learn from their story?

    “Where is he that is born King of the Jews?” Their journey seems to be one of faith. They had faith that he was alive and they needed to find him. They were willing to risk everything to find him. The Wise Men were men of faith, and the fact is God’s journeys always involve faith.

  • Snap Fitness opens in Lincoln Plaza

    A new fitness franchise has opened in Hodgenville – just in time to help residents meet New Year’s resolutions to get in shape.

    Snap Fitness, located in Lincoln Plaza, is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, has no contracts to sign and offers fitness tips through its Web site http://www.snapfitness.com/.