Today's News

  • Merritt wins Excellence Award

    George C. “Clint” Merritt, manager of Southern States Hardin Cooperative – Hodgenville Branch, has won the President’s Operating Excellence Award. Only 40 co-op managers from Southern States 23-state territory earned this award, which Merritt has won two times since the program’s inception in 1987.

  • Scammers foiled by quick response

    Magnolia Bank officials aren’t sure how many residents received bogus phone calls informing them of a problem with their accounts last week. But they believe they learned of the scam before any losses were incurred.

    Starting April 6, several LaRue Countians received fraudulent calls asking them to disclose personal information. A few provided the information, while others reported the calls to the bank and the LaRue County Sheriff’s office.

  • Man charged with rape of 8-year-old

    A Hodgenville man faces 10 counts of sodomy and rape charges after allegedly having sexual contact with a child.

    Steven Lewis Tucker, 29, of 2142 Lincoln Farm Road, is charged with two counts of incest, victim under age 12; two counts of first-degree sodomy; one count of first-degree rape; two counts of sodomy, victim under age 12; and three counts of incest, victim under age 12.

  • Walk with Christ in the light

    Have you ever been on a tour inside Mammoth Cave? When you make you way out of the cave you see a ray of light. As you get closer to the opening of the cave, the light gets brighter. Finally, you step outside into the brilliance of the sunlight.

  • Ursuline Sister celebrates 70 years

    Twelve Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph are celebrating jubilees of religious profession this summer at Maple Mount, including one who ministered in LaRue County. 

  • Hodgenville man wins car on game show

    Hodgenville resident Benjamin Kennedy won a 2009 Pontiac Vibe on "The Price is Right."

    He and his wife were in the audience March 31 for the CBS-TV game show. The program aired nationally Friday.

    After being called to "come on down," Kennedy earned his way on stage by guessing closest ot dollar value amount for a set of scuba diving equipment. He guessed $1,600 and the actual price was $2,200.

    Kennedy played a game called Stack the Deck and won the vehicle. He was told that the car will arrive 10 days after the show aired.

  • Kentucky Dental Academy to open in Elizabethtown

    A business offering an accelerated course in dental assistance will hold a grand opening Thursday in Elizabethtown. Kentucky Dental Academy plans its ceremony from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. April 23 at Helmwood Medical Center, 914 N. Dixie Ave., Suite 200, Elizabethtown. It will be accepting student registration at this event for the next course beginning May 16.

  • Go-cart racing winners

    Race results for Bourbon City Speedway Go Kart Races – April 4

    OHV Blue Lite

    1st-#11 Matt Davis

    2nd-#A2 Autumn Anderson

    3rd-#4 Lucas Chaudoin

    4th-#21 Brandon Lucas

    5th-#615 Brandon Lytle

    6th-#21 Kevin Lee

    7th-#71T David Tabor

    8th- #52 Theresa Bellah

    9th-#25 Brad Lawless

    10th-#66 Tanner Winsett

    11th-#9 Clifford Baker


    OHV Blue Rookie

    1st-#64 Matthew Henon


    Junior Purple

    1st-#12 Trenton Collins

  • Main Street offers $uper $timulus $aturday

    Get in the swing of spring and the spirit of stimulus by getting some inspiration on making things better about the house at a series of mini-seminars, all free of charge and no pre-registration required.

    The April 25 program starts at 9:30 a.m. with Eddie Black talking about home restoration, updating, and improvements.

    Next on the agenda is Lee’s Nursery, talking about what to plant, when, where and how, from 11 a.m. until noon.

    From 1 to 2 p.m., Martha Lenardon will focus on junk restoration, turning trash into treasure.

  • Area women invited to retreat

    Plans for the second annual Mind, Body, Soul ... and Chocolate Women’s Ministry Event are in the final stages. The mini-retreat is 6:30-9 p.m. April 17 at First Baptist Church.

    Described as a night designated for the mind, body and soul, the event begins with string music by The Gibson Girls followed by a devotional time with Joan Clagett of Elizabethtown. There will be break out sessions with free manicures or massages, a mission project for Sunrise Manor, and a quiet time to visit with friends. The women’s quartet Joyride will top off the event.