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Today's News

  • Loved back-to-school bash

    We would like to thank Family Resource and all the staff at Hodgenville Elementary School and the bus drivers for making the back-to-school bash such a great success.

    LeAnn Greenwell

  • Clean-up progressing on Firestone building

    After many years of delays, the state is cleaning up the soil and groundwater contamination at the old Firestone building at 803 S. Lincoln Blvd.

    The site once held three underground storage tanks for retail gasoline sales. The tanks were removed in 1998, according to Trent Garrison, state reviewer and geologist, Corrective Action Section, Underground Storage Tank Branch, Division of Waste Management. At that time, “elevated constituent concentrations were encountered” in the excavation – both in soil and groundwater, according to a DWM report.

  • School tennis courts, HVAC nearing completion

    At Monday’s meeting of the LaRue County School Board:

    •Superintendent Sam Sanders said the LCMS HVAC project is nearing completion, with only a few windows and other small items remaining that should be completed in the next week.

    •Sanders said work has begun on the new tennis courts and if everything goes according to plan, they should be completed by fall break.

  • Man pleads guilty to 722 counts of sex crimes

    A LaRue County man pleaded guilty to 722 felony charges of sexual contact with a minor at a pre-trial conference Aug. 14 in LaRue Circuit Court.

    Christopher E. Miller, 35, will serve 16 years total under the terms of the plea agreement. 

  • Hodgenville man jailed on manslaughter charge

    A northern Kentucky man was killed while driving a motorcycle on Interstate 65 about 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, and a Hodgenville resident has been charged with manslaughter.

  • D.A.R.E. leaves an impression on young minds

    Officer Bud Baumgardner from the Hardin County D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Program told Kids Crew children at Hodgenville June 14-15 how important it is to avoid smoking, alcohol, and drugs.

    Kids Crew director Stephanie Ash, who scheduled the visits, said, “I remember having D.A.R.E. programs in my elementary schools growing up and what an impression it left on me. I wanted to provide the same educational opportunity for the children here.”

  • Berea tennis champ

    Michelle Seymour won the girls 16 and under division in the Berea Mountain Tennis Tournament this past weekend by defeating Bailee Freeman from Corbin 7-6 (8-6) 6-2.

  • Former deputy jailer pleads guilty to amended charge

    A former LaRue County deputy jailer pleaded guilty an amended charge of second-degree promoting contraband, both misdemeanors, Aug. 19. The charge was merged with another count of official misconduct.

    Troy U. Carter, 28, of Underwood Avenue, originally was charged with first-degree promoting contraband when he allegedly smuggled a prepaid cell phone inside the jail in April.

  • Dial before you dig

    As construction and excavation activity in Kentucky rises with the temperature, so does the likelihood of damage to underground utility lines.

    “Hitting a buried utility line is, at best, a costly inconvenience,” Kentucky Public Service Commission Chairman David Armstrong says. “Hitting an electric or gas line can be a life-threatening experience.

    “That is why the PSC is reminding everyone – whether a contractor or a homeowner – to call 811 before digging anywhere there might be underground utility lines,” he said.

  • GEL-IN students compete with ‘Run of the River’

    The work of 30 teams coalesced into one final competition Friday afternoon at Pritchard Community Center, where eight teams representing the eight counties in the Lincoln Trail Area Development District presented “green” entrepreneurial proposals as part of Green Summer Forever, a six-week program created through the Green Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (GEL-IN).

    Grayson County’s The Water Boyz took home the grand prize for best proposal. The group outlined a water conservation project that received backing support from city officials in Leitchfield.