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Today's News

  • Marion County native dies in Afghanistan

    Sgt. Randolph A. Sigley, 28, a 2000 Marion County High School graduate, died Sunday morning at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan.

    Sigley was serving in Afghanistan with a Kentucky National Guard Unit based in Richmond, according to his stepfather, Al Hardin of Lebanon.

    He is survived by his mother, Rhonda Hardin.

    According to Sigley’s Facebook page, he was a former U.S. Marine. He was a student at Eastern Kentucky University, where he was pursuing a major in Homeland Security and a minor in environmental health sciences.

  • Electronics taken from Methodist church

    Members of Hodgenville United Methodist Church received a nasty surprise when they arrived for service Sunday morning. Broken glass and a muddy carpet were the first signs of a burglary.

    Saturday night, someone gained entrance to the Tonieville Road building after breaking a window. They took “a number of flat screen TVs” and a computer, according to Lt. Steve Johnson of Hodgenville City Police.

    Johnson said there were two break-ins at the church over the weekend. The first occurred about 8 p.m. Friday.

  • Spring turkey season opens April 17

    Kentucky’s spring wild turkey hunting season will open statewide April 17 and close May 9. The youth-only season will be April 3-4.

    The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission, at its August meeting, recommended April’s second Saturday as a permanent general season opener, but their proposal has not yet completed the legislative approval process. 

    The new license year begins March 1 and already hunters are beginning to plan hunts. Therefore, as in the past, this year’s opener will fall on the Saturday closest to April 15.

  • School Calendar

    Kindergarten testing

    Kindergarten testing is April 30. For more information, ALES at 358-4112 or HES at 3506.

    LCHS

    May 6 – Seniors will have their group photo taken at Lincoln Birthplace. Dress clothes and shoes required.

    May 16 – National Honor Society ceremony 2 p.m. in the auditorium, Practice May 14 during first and second periods

    ALES

    April 21 – ALES vs. HES Academic match 3:30-5 p.m.

    April 23 – Crazy hair day for Haiti relief (50 cents)

  • School personnel changes

    The LaRue County School Board heard the following personnel recommendations April 19.

    •Accepted resignation, due to retirement, of Karen Williamson, teacher at LaRue County High School, effective end of school year; Carol Shelton, teacher at LaRue County Middle School, effective Sept. 1; Peggy Newton, teacher at Hodgenville Elementary School, effective end of school year.

    • Accepted resignation of Gordon Bright as part-time custodian at LCHS effective March 30.

  • Former deputy jailer agrees to repay Indiana employer

    A former LaRue County deputy jailer charged with theft from a previous employer has agreed to re-pay more than $5,000 in a plea agreement.

    Jennie McGee, 46, of Falls of Rough was charged with 11 counts of felony theft in Perry County, Ind., after a 2005 police investigation. All counts will be dismissed if she reimburses $5,248.30 and pays court costs to the clerk of Perry County.

  • About 100 attend first of two political forums

    About 100 people attended the first of two political forums Tuesday at the LaRue County Courthouse.

    The forum - sponsored by LaRue County Farm Bureau and LaRue County Chamber of Commerce - lasted about 90 minutes and featured judge/executive, jailer and sheriff candidates.

    The jailer candidates - Democrats Daniel Trumbo, Jimmy Williams and Johnny Cottrill and Republicans Lester Crosswhite, Gloria Jean Bell and Bryan "Stumpy" Durham - gave their views on training, security and inmate programs at the LaRue County Detention Center.

  • Pickerill farm joins Angus Association

    Pickerill’s Angus Farm, Hodgenville, is a new member of the American Angus Association, according to Bryce Schumann, CEO of the national breed registry organization in Saint Joseph, Mo.

    The American Angus Association, with nearly 31,000 active adult and junior members, is the largest beef cattle registry Association in the world. Its computerized records include detailed information on more than 16 million registered Angus.

  • Bourbon City Speedway Go-Kart Results

    April 10

    OHV LITE

    First-#21 Kevin Lee; second-#23B Carter Bergin; third-#4 Lucas Chaudoin; fourth-#55 Zachary Osborne; fifth-#21B Brandon Lucas

    sixth-#A2 Jimmy Anderson; seventh-#23 Theresa Bellah; eighth-#2 Billy Dickens; ninth-#00 Greg Wooten; 10th-#664 Matt Henon

    OHV ROOKIE

    First-#72 Mason Grant; second-#39 Hunter Boddy

    JR. GOLD

    First-#77 Cody Kneisler; second-#M80 Matt Underwood

    OHV SUPER HEAVY

  • Mystery of seven stars discussed

    Revelation 1:20: The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.

    There are four important rules to follow when interpreting scripture:

    1. What is the context subject?

    2. Who is talking?

    3. Who is being addressed?

    4. Does it harmonize with all other scripture?