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Today's News

  • BIRTH: Detres welcome John Abram

    Caden and Ella Grace Detre are proud to announce the birth of their baby brother, John Abram Detre. 

    John Abram was born July 23, 2014, at Woman's Hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He weighed 7 pounds and 3 ounces, and was 19-inches long.

    He is the son of Josh and Dana Detre of Zachary, Louisiana. He was welcomed home by his grandparents, John and Carlotta Detre of Hodgenville, and Wayne and Mary Lou Stephens of Hawesville.

  • Our obedience leads to salvation

    Redeemed, justified, sanctified, saved: These are terms that Christians throw around and assume that everyone knows what they are talking about. If they ask someone, "Are you saved?" The person may say, "Saved? Saved from what?"

    Saved has been defined as "to deliver or rescue." The word "saved" is used in various ways: rescue from injury or peril, rescue from perishing such as drowning, or deliver one who is in danger of destruction by fire. All these meet the definition above.

  • Four points for seeding forages in late summer

    The period from late summer to early fall is generally the best time to seed cool season grasses such as orchardgrass, tall fescue, and timothy (alfalfa and clover typically do better in the spring). Consider these four points to increase your success.

    First, address the soil’s fertility needs. Inadequate levels of phosphorous, potassium or limestone can limit productive yields and decrease stand life.

  • COLUMN: It's never too early to read to your children

    To help get your children ready for kindergarten, the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood reminds everyone that young children need nutritious food, stimulating toys and lots of hugs and kisses. But beginning at birth, they also need to be talked, sung and read to.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Ashley Payne and Chris Miller

    Ashley Payne and Chris Miller, both of Hodgenville, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Melissa and Louie Payne of Hodgenville. She graduated from LaRue County High School in 2008, and is the co-owner and kitchen manager of Arrowhead Archery and BBQ.

    The prospective groom is the son of Janet and Tom Miller of Hodgenville. He is a 2004 graduate of Central Hardin High School. He works as an EMT with Hardin County EMS and is an active firefighter for Sonora Fire Department. 

  • Friends recall fallen firefighter Jonathan French

     When Jonathan Upton was looking for a mentor after joining the Glendale Volunteer Fire Department, he found one in Jonathan French.

     “Whenever I had a question, he would answer it to his best,” Upton wrote in an email. “He was one heck of a firefighter. If you had a question about firefighting, he was the man to ask.”

    Upton and French became friends about three years ago. Volunteering for the fire department was at the heart of that bond.

    “He loved firefighting,” Upton said.

  • Glendale firefighter dies while fighting vehicle fire

    A Glendale firefighter lost his life early Wednesday when he was struck by a tractor trailer on Interstate 65.

    The Glendale Volunteer Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire at 2:54 a.m. at the 87-mile marker in the southbound lane.  

    At 3:28 a.m., Kentucky State Police Post 4 received a call concerning an accident involving a tractor trailer and a fire truck at the same location.

  • Jessie Lee Cates: Celebrate Country

    A small town waitress – with a heart of gold and a ton of talent – has dreams of making it big in Nashville.

    It sounds like the plot of a feel-good movie – and it’s a very close description of a story playing out in Hodgenville.

  • City workers reclaim property

    A reported burglary at the LaRue County Fairgrounds over the weekend has led to the recovery of numerous items belonging to the City of Hodgenville.

    Police Chief Steve Johnson said he received a call late Saturday from MaDonna Hornback – fair board treasurer and former city clerk – that several items were taken from buildings at the fairgrounds. LaRue County Fair Board President – and ousted mayor of Hodgenville – Terry Cruse spoke with a city officer, Terry Grunden, about the same incident, according to Johnson.

  • County’s 911 service restored after lightning strike, cellphone problems persist

    LaRue County’s 911 service is slowly being returned to its original status after a lightning strike on July 26 knocked out the system.

    The service was out of commission for “24 hours and 58 minutes,” according to 911 Coordinator Nathan Hall.

    The system went down at 11:17 July 26 in a shower of sparks. The dispatcher on duty escaped injury – but wouldn’t have been as lucky if he had been touching a metal object, said Hall. Technicians were contacted but their response time was delayed due to inclement weather.