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Today's News

  • Hutchins named distinguished alumnus in Nelson County

    Nina Cook Hutchins, a longtime LaRue County educator, received a Distinguished Alumnus award April 25 during the 10th annual Senior Class and Alumni Celebration at Nelson County High School.

    Hutchins graduated from Old Kentucky Home High School in 1966, which later was consolidated into what is now NCHS.

  • LCHS greenhouse gets jump on spring planting

    Small seedlings bask in soothing warmth inside LaRue County High School’s greenhouse.

    “We start seeding the week we get back from Christmas break,” said Misty Bivens, in her eighth year as an agriculture teacher at LCHS. “We plant in germination flats and then transfer to the final containers.”

    She has 30 students gaining green thumbs in her Greenhouse Technology class, but many others who aren’t enrolled in that class help out.

  • Fort Knox Federal Credit Union to build branch in Hodgenville

    A Fort Knox Federal Credit Union spokesman confirmed Monday that a branch office will be built in Hodgenville.

    Michael Bateman, vice president of marketing, said few construction details are available, but the land purchase closed last week. The branch will be located in the Cradle of Lincoln development across from Hodgenville Elementary School.

    The office probably will be similar to the most recent branch opened in Campbellsville in February. It will be the 13th member service operation for Fort Knox Federal.

  • Woman’s Club members attend convention

    The Kentucky Federation of Women’s Clubs held its 114th annual convention April 23-25 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Louisville.

    The Hodgenville Woman’s Club received many awards. The Public Affairs – Citizenship in Action was present to president Katie Cooper. This award is presented to the club that promoted civic pride in their community through club projects. The club also received a 100 percent club award, which means all state guidelines were followed. 

  • Set your priorities on God’s level

    Getting to know God in a personal way should be our greatest priority in life. If we plan to spend eternity with him, then it would seem like a good thing to get to know him now. And it may be later than you think.

    We are here today and gone tomorrow. Realizing how quickly life goes by is a good priority to have. James said our life is like a vapor (4:14). We must then have our priorities right. We only get one chance at life on this earth. The poet said, “Only one life, ’twill soon be past.”

  • Sheriff attends conference

    LaRue County Sheriff Bobby Shoffner and Deputy Russell McCoy attended the Law Enforcement Conference in Gatlinburg, Tenn., earlier this month.

    Topics included gangs, illegal immigrants, hate crimes, identity theft, drugs, missing children and terrorism.

    The conference was sponsored by the U.S. Attorney’s Office and Law Enforcement Coordinating Committees.

  • Deadline for summer youth employment program extended

    The application deadline for the GEL-IN Summer Youth Employment Program has been extended to Friday, June 5. GEL-IN, administered by the Lincoln Trail Workforce Investment Board, focuses on green initiatives, entrepreneurial spirit and leadership. Young people ages 16 to 24 and Workforce Investment Act eligible are encouraged to apply. The project start date is June 22 and will run through July 31.

    Participants will be paid $7.25 per hour for their work.  

  • McDougal Lake has new entrance, boat ramp

    City-owned McDougal Lake has a new look – and a new entrance.

    The lake’s access road on Ky. 470 was closed after residents began dumping storm debris on it earlier this year. Four-wheel drive vehicles churned up the dirt road, making it nearly impassable. Hanging limbs known as “widow makers” made the area unsafe.

    The new entrance on Stiles Ford Road (Ky. 916) is about a mile from the old entrance. The city has been working on the gravel road and a boat ramp to the 91-acre lake for about a month.

  • Salvage efforts planned at Lincoln Heritage House

    Landmark News Service

    An early-morning fire Friday at Freeman Lake Park has Elizabethtown reeling as an integral piece of history was left in ruins. While offering no insight into a possible motive, Elizabethtown police arrested a 34-year-old man later in the day on an arson charge.

  • Decades reunion scheduled for July 11

    The LaRue County High School decade reunion for those graduating in the 1980s (1978-1990) will be 7 p.m.-1 a.m. July 11 at Paroquet Springs Conference Center, 395 Paroquet Springs Drive, Shepherdsville.

    The center is at Exit 117 on Interstate 65.

    Cost is $20 per person in advance; $25 per person at the door.