Today's News

  • Sometimes 'Just Ask' becomes a day-long search

    Does The Life Connection have any obligation to inform its neighbors when a resident leaves the property?


    Every now and then, I have difficulty finding the answer to a Just Ask question.

    This was one of the times.

    The Life Connection in Sonora is a residential treatment institution for young men with special needs. It has a capacity for 50 children. I was able to learn that much from the Internet.

  • Beverly Heady honored as ExCel Teacher of the Year

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  • Senior activities

    Senior Citizens music

    The Senior Citizens Center, 112 N. Walters Ave., Hodgenville, has music 6:30 p.m. every Saturday. Musicians and singers are welcome. For more information, call 358-4311 or e-mail viola47@windstream.net.

    Daily events

    The Senior Citizens Center, 112 N. Walters Ave., Hodgenville has walking, exercise Skipbo and sewing each Monday; bingo each Wednesday and Friday; and line dancing and chair massages each Thursday. For more information, call Katie Carter at 358-4235.

    NARFE to meet

  • LaRue Ambassadors honored

    The LaRue County Ambassadors were the recipients of the Richard Burks Award at the annual Lincoln Luncheon on Friday.

    The award honors an individual or group that promotes the Abraham Lincoln legacy and LaRue County history throughout the state.

  • Red Cross thanks

    The American Red Cross and its volunteers work every day to help save lives or rebuild lives that have been shattered by disaster – whether it is down the street, across the country, or around the world.

    March is Red Cross Month, and we want to thank those supporters whose generosity helps us continue our service to those who need us, every day.

  • Attorney honored for historic postcard collection

    Let it be known that local attorney and Lincoln historian Carl Howell is a dyed-in-the-wool deltiologist.

    Now, before you think that Howell has taken on a new religion, suffice it to say that a deltiologist is a person who collects postcards as a hobby.

    With more than 20,000 vintage postcards in his collection, including some 2,500 connected in various ways to Abraham Lincoln, Howell definitely fits the definition.

  • Man pleads guilty to Fort Knox theft

    A former U.S. Army automotive mechanic and Hodgenville resident pleaded guilty last week to thefts from Fort Knox.

    Bobby William Fultz was employed by the Army to repair vehicles used to train soldiers at Fort Knox.

    With his plea, Fultz admitted to stealing $5,000 to $10,000 worth of MREs, tools, petroleum products and other property from the post during his employment there between 2004 and 2008.

    He’s due to be sentenced May 25 in Kentucky’s Western District of U.S. District Court in Louisville.

  • Mayor opposes raises

    Every four years, just prior to the mayor’s election, the Depart­ment of Local Govern­ment requires the setting council to establish the salary of the mayor for the next four-year term. This past term has been difficult, to say the least, considering the recession our country is going through.

  • Auditor finds no issues with county government

    State Auditor Crit Luallen has released the audit of the financial statements of the LaRue County Fiscal Court for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2009. State law requires annual audits of county fiscal courts.

    The audit found that the county’s financial statements, in all material respects, fairly present the county’s assets, liabilities and equity arising from cash transactions and revenues received and expenditures paid in conformity with the modified cash basis of accounting.

  • LaRue's track team a blend of experience and youth

    LaRue County High School’s track team enters the 2010 season having several experienced seniors on the boys’ squad while lacking experience among girl tracksters.

    “On the girls’ side, inexperience will be our greatest weakness. Most of our varsity athletes are very young, with several middle schoolers competing,” said Jeremy Blair, who coaches both boys and girls. “The good thing is that our girls aren’t afraid of anything. They compete hard, which is our greatest strength.”