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Today's News

  • Old jailhouse roof repaired
  • 4-H Day at the Fair
  • Junior Livestock Expo winnners
  • Woman charged with perjury

    A Hodgenville woman was charged last week with three counts of perjury by the LaRue County Attorney.

    Janelle Bass, 24, accused her boyfriend, James Franklin, 27, in May of assaulting her. She reported the incident to LCA Dale Morris and Kentucky State Police.

    She changed her story under oath at Franklin’s preliminary hearing in district court. She testified that Franklin had not struck or threatened her, or held her against her will. She said her injuries were caused during an altercation with a woman at a bar.

  • New trial date set for Cruse, Hornback

    A new trial date was set Monday for former mayor Terry L. Cruse and former city clerk MaDonna Hornback.

    Pretrial conference is Oct. 31; the trial will be Nov. 10.

    Cruse and Hornback have hired new attorneys to represent them in their criminal cases. F. Todd Lewis, Jon Heck and Ryan Vantrease, all of Louisville, are now listed as counsel on record.

    They appeared Monday on behalf of their clients in LaRue Circuit Court. Cruse and Hornback did not appear.

  • Shepherd’s Pie Food Pantry assists families

     

    There are many food pantries in LaRue County. Most are open once or twice a month, but there is one that is available every week. Magnolia Cumberland Presbyterian Church’s Shepherd’s Pie Pantry is open 5-6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, with an optional church service beforehand at 4:15 p.m.

    Unlike many pantries in the area, Shepherd’s Pie Food Pantry does not require that people be from LaRue County to receive food.

  • Phelps files for mayor

    The deadline for candidates to file for nonpartisan races is only days away. All paperwork must be filed by 4 p.m. Aug. 12 in the LaRue County Clerk’s office.

    All six seats on Hodgenville City Council are up for grabs, as are two seats on the LaRue County School Board (District 3 – Lincoln Farm and Buffalo; and District 5 – Hodgenville, Otter, Atilla and Mount Sherman).

    City Council members serve two-year terms; school board members serve four years.

    One person, Jim Phelps Jr., has filed for mayor. The term is for four years.

  • Dollar Tree buys Family Dollar as local store opens

    “The battle for America’s poorest consumers intensified Monday with Dollar Tree’s agreement to buy rival Family Dollar Stores for about $8.5 billion,” Paul Ziobro and Shelly Banjo report for The Wall Street Journal. “The chains thrived during the recession as the number of working Americans living in poverty increased by nearly 40 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.” The two chains operate more than 13,000 stores nationwide.

  • Soccer camp
  • Getting young preschoolers to go to bed

    A recent study of 14 healthy 2-and-3-year-olds and their parents has learned more about why some young children have a hard time settling into sleep at night. Many parents know all too well the frustration of careful preparation of their young ones for bedtime, only to be met with requests to stay up later or crying out for water after being put down.