Today's News

  • COLUMN: The value of volunteering grows

    An hour of volunteering was worth $21.79 in 2011. This estimate by Independent Sector is based on the average hourly earnings of all production and non-supervisory works on private non-farm payrolls, as determined by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Independent Sector increases that number by 12 percent to estimate for fringe benefits.

  • CITY COUNCIL: Road, Park projects announced

    Hodgenville City Council had first reading of the annual budget ordinance May 14.

    The budget includes $1.2 million in general fund revenues including $318,700 from occupational taxes, $273,750 in city taxes, $265,000 from insurance surtax and $36,925 miscellaneous.

    The budget for July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013 includes also $309,000 in carryover.

    Expenditures for general funds include $495,200 for police, $631,293 for capital outlay, $56,882 for fire department and $20,000 for Park and Recreation debt.

  • Car insurance dependent upon current registration

    As mandated by the Kentucky Legislature, uninsured motorists across the Commonwealth will begin receiving notices in June that registrations for their personal vehicles will be canceled if they do not obtain required insurance or show proof of existing insurance.

    Registered owners of personal vehicles shown to have been without insurance for more than 60 days will receive the notices. The owners will have 30 days in which to obtain or present verification of coverage.

  • Patrick Reed honored by Campbellsville University

     Dr. Brenda Priddy, dean of the Campbellsville University School of Education, congratulated 167 teachers from 63 school districts as they received the Campbellsville University Excellence in Teaching Award May 12 at Winters Dining Hall in the E. Bruce Heilman Student Center Complex on the CU campus.

  • Gideon Ragland named to Dean's List

    Gideon Ragland of Hodgenville was among 179 undergraduates named to the Bryan College Dean's List for the spring 2012 semester.

    Students earn Dean's List recognition by recording a grade average in the top 25 percent of grades by students in the traditional undergraduate program for that semester.

    He is the son of David and Debbie Ragland of Hodgenville.

  • Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning Permits - April 2012

     April 2 Olivia Miller, Fairview Drive, Hodgenville, residence

    April 3 Wade Fathergill, Stiles Ford Road, Hodgenville, plat

    April 10 Mark Steven, River Road, New Haven, deck

    April 11 Diversified Construction Service, Woebegona Way, Hodgenville, residence

    April 12 Jo Rita Harbin, Tanner Road, Hodgenville, residence

    April 13 Jay Edlin, Munfordville Road, Sonora, garage

    April 13 Tim and Ashlee Lewis, Memory Lane, Buffalo, residence

    April 13 John Sheldon, Bird Road, Magnolia, storage

  • Two charged with possession of controlled substance

     Two people were charged with drug offenses May 13.

    Mark T. Tungate Jr., 30, and Christy A. Burton, 32, both of White City Road, Hodgenville, were each charged with possession of controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana after officers allegedly found marijuana, seeds, grow lights, pieces of foil, straws and white residue at the residence and a garage.

    LaRue County Deputy Eric Williamson said more charges could be forthcoming. Kentucky State Trooper Chris Berry also investigated.

  • BASEBALL: Hawks defeat Panthers

     The LaRue County senior six cashed in with an early hitting spree and they helped the Hawks put an end to their three-game slide. 

    It was a fitting way to cap their final regular-season home game.

    Seniors Kyle Meredith, Slade Owens, Jesse Johnson and Steven Carpenter connected on four consecutive two-out first-inning hits which led to two runs and propelled the Hawks to a 4-1 victory over the Elizabethtown Panthers on May 15.

  • Bluegrass Cellular introduces wireless emergency alerts

     Bluegrass Cellular last week announced the introduction of “Wireless Emergency Alerts,” a system that allows the Federal Emergency Management Agency to deliver warning messages to wireless carriers. Bluegrass Cellular Motorola Milestone X2 customers will be among the first to receive the service.

  • A beautiful garden starts now

     Get out the shovel and trowels – its Memorial Day weekend and that means gardening for many. Spend a bit more time getting your garden off to a good start and reap the benefits all season long. Proper planting and post planting care means less maintenance, fewer pests and more produce and beautiful flowers in your landscape.