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Today's News

  • Marcum, Wilson join staff at Sallee’s

    Two students from Sallee’s Family Taekwondo of Hodgenville recently were promoted to the American Taekwondo Association trainee instructor program.

    These students will be responsible for teaching Taekwondo under the direct supervision of the school’s owner/head instructor, Randal Sallee Jr. and David Perkins, assistant instructor.

  • Nolin RECC to pass along rate increase from power provider

    Landmark News Service

    The Kentucky Public Service Commission approved a request by Nolin RECC to pass along to its members a rate increase from its wholesale power provider, East Kentucky Power Cooperative.

    The rate increase was effective April 1. The decision will increase the average monthly residential power bill by about $6.75, which is about 6 percent.

  • Dress in blue, promote awareness of colon cancer and save lives

    March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, time to call your doctor and ask about a screening test that’s right for you.

    Few cancers are as easily prevented as colon cancer yet more than 2,500 Kentuckians will be diagnosed with colon cancer this year and nearly 900 will die. Routine screening is highly effective, which means 9 out of 10 colon cancers may be prevented or cured if detected early.  

  • Bank confident that scammers failed

    Magnolia Bank officials believed last week's bogus phone calls were identified and foiled before any losses were incurred.

    Starting April 6, several LaRue Countians received fraudulent calls asking them to disclose personal information regarding their bank information. A few provided the information, while others reported the calls to the bank and the LaRue County Sheriff’s office.

  • Easter brings a second chance

    The resurrection account of Jesus contains two words that make all the difference in Simon Peter’s life. The women had come to anoint the body of Jesus. They were amazed to find the tomb empty as an angelic being announced Jesus’ resurrection. The two words that make all the difference is “and Peter.”

    “Go tell the disciples ... and Peter” (Mark 16:7).

    Why are these words there? Peter had denied Jesus in the hour of testing and needed to be encouraged. He needed a new beginning and a second chance.

  • Tax Day cancellation available in Hodgenville

    The U.S. Post Office in Hodgenville will offer a midnight cancellation on April 15 for last-minute tax filers.

    If you place your tax return in the collection box at the Post Office (either inside or out), they will be collected at midnight April 15 and cancelled. Make sure you have enough postage and your return address on your envelope. The Internal Revenue Service will not pay postage due on our tax return envelope.

    The Post Office no longer carries tax forms.

  • County receives grant for mobile and base radios

    The Lincoln Trail Area Development District has been awarded $240,000 in State Homeland Security Grants to purchase mobile-data computers and mobile and base radios.

    The announcement was made during a news conference and check presentation ceremony by Gov. Steve Beshear at the R.R. Thomas Government Building.

  • Those who hope in God will soar

    They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:31.

    Those who hope in the Lord … will soar … like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not faint. Let’s look at each.

    Soaring: Birds have three ways of flying; flapping their wings to counteract gravity. This isn’t particularly graceful and it’s a lot of work.

  • Jail deputy jailed

    A LaRue County deputy jailer has been charged with one count of first-degree promoting contraband after allegedly smuggling a prepaid cell phone inside the jail.

    Police say Troy U. Carter, 28, of Underwood Avenue, is accused of helping an inmate’s relative provide the inmate with at least one phone.

    About 2:30 a.m. April 2, Hodgenville city officer Robby Brownfield was patrolling when he noticed a vehicle circling the parking lot behind the jail.

  • Tennis teams face rebuilding year

    After winning their first Regional title in LaRue County history, the tennis team has high hopes of repeating again this year but with a younger squad.

    Fifth-year head coach Chris Estes is returning only two seniors on the girls' squad and no seniors on the boys.

    The entire boys team will be first time varsity players with the exception of Dylan Parr.

    “We’ll be young and rebuilding,” Estes said, “but we have a lot of talent and we’ll get better as we go.”