Today's News

  • Blaze wins Wolverine Classic

    The Kentucky Blaze 8U baseball team won Wolverine Classic 8U Baseball Tournament in Frankfort. The Blaze defeated Jessamine County in the championship game 7-2 going 6-0 for the tournament, bringing their season record to 20-2. Team member Jacob Gentry is from Hodgenville.

  • Judge rules employer not at fault for work release inmate’s escape

    A Mount Sherman man who tried to help a friend “get back on his feet” ended up in a judge’s chamber last week, explaining his part in the escape of a LaRue County Jail inmate.

    James Cadigan Jr. was exonerated after he described his efforts in providing a job to Ryan David Robinson, a 25-year-old Magnolia man serving a 179-day sentence on contempt charges for failure to pay child support. He owed about $1,100.

  • Local residents graduate from WKU

    Several local students graduated from Western Kentucky University this spring.

  • Church calendar

    Greater Works has moved

    Greater Works Church has moved to 102 N. Walters Ave. beside Arrowhead Pawn. Sunday service at 11 a.m.; Wednesday at 7 p.m. For more information, call 358-8399 or e-mail greaterworkschurch@windstream.net.

    McCubbins Family to sing

    The McCubbins Family and Joymakers will perform a free gospel concert 6:30 p.m. Aug. 22 at Highland Commons Shopping Center, U.S. 31E Bypass, Glasgow. Bring a lawn chair. For more information, call 270-651-9307.

    Meadowlarks sing at Middle Creek

  • ACRE provides opportunities for growers

    Producers can elect and enroll in the Average Crop Revenue Election program beginning April 27. ACRE is a provision of the 2008 Farm Bill.

    Producers have until Aug. 14 to make their decision for the 2009 crop. USDA will not accept any late-filed applications.

    Producers who elect the ACRE program for a farm agree to forgo counter-cyclical payments; accept a 20-percent reduction of the direct payments; and accept a 30-percent reduction in loan rates for all commodities produced on the farm.

  • Smaller soybean plants caused by cool weather

    Some growers have observed that there appears to be a smaller growth of soybeans than normal, and are concerned that it could result in reduced yields. Because of this, some are also wondering if the use of foliar fertilizers or fungicides could help make up the difference.

  • Mackenzie Harbin awarded Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship

    Mackenzie Harbin, the granddaughter of Marjorie Harbin of Hodgenville, has been awarded a Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship to help pay for her college education. This scholarship award is $1,500 a year.

    Harbin, a 2009 graduate of Western Hills High School, will attend Furman University to major in biology.

    She is one of only 84 seniors in the state this year to receive a Byrd Scholarship, a federally funded program administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority.

    Harbin is the daughter of Gary and Karen Harbin of Frankfort.

  • CU holds Hodgenville Kids College

    Molten lava flowed as dinosaurs walked the earth in Hodgenville last week.

    This was the scene at Campbellsville University’s first Kids College July 20-23 at Hodgenville’s City Hall.

    Fourteen students in grades 3-8 spent four half days in two of the following classes: Can you build it?, No Boys Allowed, No Girls Allowed, Mad Scientist and American Girl Fun.

  • Warm Blessings renovates building

    Volunteers for Warm Blessings soup kitchen continue with renovation at the former Party Plus store, 609 E. Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown.

    “The process has been slow but now that the first phase of plumbing has been completed, concrete set, and stud walls up, work is moving forward at a fast pace,” board chairwoman Linda Funk said.

    Electrician Brad Langford has begun the process of removing old wiring from the 50-year-old building, which has been used for a variety of businesses.

  • Murphy named to U of L Dean’s List

    Joshua A. Murphy, a 2003 graduate of LaRue County High School, was named to the Dean’s List at the University of Louisville for the spring semester. He is majoring in anthropology.

    Students who have been named to the Dean’s List have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 to 3.9.