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Today's News

  • Nationally known basketmaker brings bicentennial design to Hodgenville

    Residents have the chance to make a one-of-a-kind Lincoln Bicentennial souvenir when a nationally known basket weaver holds classes in Hodgenville next month.

    Martha Wetherbee, an expert in the design, creation and history of Shaker baskets, will provide materials and instruction in creation of the "Lincoln Bicentennial Penny Basket," honoring the 200th anniversary of the birth of native son Abraham Lincoln.

    The penny basket will be 4 1/2-inches in diameter and can be made in one day.

  • 4-Hers preserving the past

    One of LaRue County’s oldest cemeteries sits atop a small hill in Leafdale, shaded by ancient oaks and overgrown with poison ivy and saw briars.

    Little Mount Cemetery hasn’t had a burial since 70-year-old Kate Friend died in 1916. But most of the 90-or-so tombstones are inscribed with dates from the mid-1800s. Among the dead are Civil War soldiers, a playmate of Sarah Lincoln, a traveling salesman and the first sheriff of LaRue County.

  • Let’s talk trash - any time

    Congratulations LaRue County and City of Hodgenville residents.

    After completing our annual report required by the state of Kentucky, we have reduced our trash going to the landfill by 1,000 tons. That’s a lot of trash.

    How did this happen?

    1) Our recycling has increased “yippee” and more of us are becoming more responsible and looking at ways to reduce cost and increase recycling of nearly everything.

  • Photography workshop offered to LCHS teens

    Teen shutterbugs gathered in the LaRue County High School art room for a week of intense training and fun starting June 15.

    Teacher Monique Hanna provided photography and ceramics instruction.

  • Truck driver misjudges, drives through power line

    Several East Main Street residents lost electricity Wednesday after a tractor-trailer hooked a telephone line - and kept going. The utility pole and a multitude of wires were dragged behind the vehicle.

    Residents said they heard "a terrible racket" and one thought an earthquake had occurred.

    Kentucky Utility and Windstream workers were at the scene to restore service within an hour.

    Hodgenville City Police are investigating.

  • The love of new shoes is in the genes

    My granddaughter Claire is a feisty child. She reminds me a lot of her mother at that age.

    She is 19 months old and starting to string words together. Sometimes I can understand her – sometimes not – but I always get a kick out of what she says. She gives an extra twist to the word “umbrella-la-la.”

    The other day I was talking to her on the phone and two words came out perfectly clear.

    She said “new shoes.”

    The child is a prodigy – and a girl after my own heart.

  • Owen, Wheeler chosen to attend Ag Institute

    Kellie Owen and Lannah Wheeler, juniors at LaRue County High School, have been chosen to attend the Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders, sponsored by Kentucky Farm Bureau.

    IFAL is a five-day summer leadership conference that exposes students to college life and explores different fields of study for careers in agriculture.

    The conference will be June 14-18 on the campus of Murray State University and will include special leadership classes and speakers; team building recreation activities; and visits to research farms and agriculture-related industries.

  • Bourbon City Speedway Go-Kart results

    June 6 Results

    OHV LITE

    First-#11 Jordan Soards

    Second-#2 Lucas Chaudoin

    Third-#21 Kevin Lee

    Fourth-#664 Matt Henon

    Fifth-#00 Greg Wooten

    Sixth-#21B Brandon Lucas

    Seventh-#11A Melissa Arnett

    Eighth-#52 Theresa Bellah

    OHV SUPER HEAVY

    First-#51 Scott Booker

    Second-#7 Lee Elliott

    Third-#20 Tyler Lee

    Fourth-#4U Anthony Underwood

    Fifth-#38 Casey Payton

    Sixth-#19 Brandon Lewis

    Seventh-#1 Anthony Arnett

     

    OHV ROOKIE

  • Dewayne Bell honored as Volunteer of the Year

    The Kentucky Organization of School Volunteers recognized Dewayne Bell as Abraham Lincoln Elementary’s Volunteer of the Year at a ceremony held in Shepherdsville.

    Bell, his wife, Amy, and ALES Principal Amber Thurman attended the ceremony where about 75 volunteers from across Kentucky were honored.

  • People are more important than wealth

    Recently it was my honor to bring the first graduation address for the Leitchfield Christian Academy, which was founded during my ministry there. My message began with some remarks from the late Sir Winston Churchill made some years ago at a Yale commencement where he followed a Yale alumnus who was receiving an honorary degree. The alumnus had elaborated extensively about the university with each letter of “YALE” a point in his speech.