Today's News

  • Teen's poem to be published in 'Stars in our Hearts'

     A poem by Riley Askins has been accepted for publication in the September edition Stars in Our Hearts through the National Poetry Movement.

    Askins recently was notified of her status as semifinalist in the contest. Her poem is entitled “Japanese Untouchable.”

    Askins, a 16-year-old senior at LaRue County High School, is the daughter of Wayne and Molly Askins of Hodgenville. She plans to acquire multiple college degrees after her graduation.

  • CRP grazing deadline extended

     A two-month extension for emergency grazing on Conservation Reserve Program acres is being offered.

    This flexibility for ranchers marks the latest action by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide assistance to producers impacted by the drought, which has included opening CRP and other conservation acres to emergency haying and grazing, lowering the interest rate for emergency loans, and working with crop insurance companies to provide flexibility to farmers.

  • Free flu shots available to state employees

     The Kentucky Employees’ Health Plan will provide all members, nearly 275,000 Kentucky teachers, retirees, state and local government employees and their dependents, free flu shots.

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  • Frenchman's Knob purchased by state

     Thanks to funding by the Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund, Hart County’s Frenchman’s Knob is now protected forever.

    The 90-acre site just northeast of Bonnieville will eventually be open to the public for hiking, bird watching and educational programs. While Hart County Fiscal Court now owns the property, the Bacon Creek Historical Society is partnering in the management of the site.

  • PHOTO: Miss LaRue County Pageant

    Cayleigh Allen of Hodgenville represented LaRue County in the Miss LaRue County Fair pageant July 30.

  • Wedding: Teresa and Eric Highbaugh

     The marriage of Teresa Dotson and Eric Highbaugh was performed July 28, 2012, at the Mt. Moriah Church in Mount Sherman.

    Ashley Young and Brittany Allen served as maids of honor and Jesse Highbaugh was the best man.

    Reception followed at the couple’s home on New Jackson Highway in Magnolia, where they will begin their life together. 

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE: Hike through Nature Preserve

     The Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission will conduct a public meeting 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, in the city council meeting room of City Hall, 634 Conestoga Parkway, Shepherdsville. The agenda for the meeting includes a presentation by KSNPC ecologist Martina Hines on flatwoods.


     The host Lady Hawks steamrolled their way to victory (25-13, 25-6, 25-4) over 18th District foe Hart County Aug. 28, locking up their fourth straight win with a 19-0 run to start the third set.

    Junior middle hitter Ivy Brown led LaRue County (8-2, 2-0 district) with 15 kills and two aces, while senior outside hitter Miranda Hornback chipped in with five aces and two kills.

  • Recycling center closed through Tuesday

     The Renaissance Recycling Center, located on Water Street in Hodgenville, will be closed through Tuesday, Sept. 4.

    Solid Waste Manager Jill Gray said there will be "no door service" available; however, recyclables can continue to be placed in the wall slots of the building.

    If the bins become full, residents are requested to use the overflow trailers at the City Hall parking lot in Hodgenville.

    "If they can hold off until Wednesday, that will help out a lot," said Gray.