Today's News

  • Methodist women hold ‘Blanket of Praise’ celebration

    As Hodgenville United Methodist Church filled with visitors, hundreds of brightly colored baby quilts were draped over every available surface last Saturday in anticipation of this year’s Blanket of Praise celebration.

    Blanket of Praise is a project of the Elizabethtown District United Methodist Women, through which volunteers make and donate baby quilts to be given to infants in need.

  • WKU recognizes outstanding students

    Western Kentucky University’s Potter College of Arts & Letters recognized its outstanding students April 19.

    The Student Awards Ceremony recognizes students who have excelled academically or who have demonstrated exceptional leadership or service.

    This year’s award recipients include:

    •English: Caleb Ernst of Buffalo, Earl A. Moore Scholarship.

    •Music: Aleshia Akin of Magnolia, Sylvia Kersenbaum Scholarship.

  • Time to count the cost

    Just when you think that state government has found some sanity, Gov. Steven Beshear just gave it away. In trying to placate his radical, left-wing voter base, he has decided to continue giving written driving tests in 22 different languages just five days before the State Police were going to English only in a cost-cutting measure to the state and tax payers.

  • Pets removed from Hill Street home

    Hodgenville City Police removed 10 dogs and six cats from a Hill Street home Friday after neighbors complained to City Hall.

    Chief John Cottrill said the owner was not complying with the county’s kennel ordinance, which limits the number of dogs that may be kept at one site. Since the owner cooperated with police and agreed to have the animals removed, she was not cited, Cottrill said.

    “It was the second time we’d been up there,” Cottrill said. “Those dogs were barking so loud you could hear them across town.”

  • Hodgenville woman hurt in wreck

    A Hodgenville woman was injured in a single vehicle crash Turesday, June 2.

    Amanda Marcum, 29, of Campbellsville Road, was driving a 1996 Ford Contour east on KY 61 near the intersection of Mt. Tabor Road when she lost control of the vehicle.

    According to Deputy Russell McCoy, the Ford crossed the center line, “jumped a culvert” and came to rest in a ditch.

    Marcum was transported by LaRue County EMS to Hardin Memorial Hospital, where she was admitted for treratment.

    LaRue County and Buffalo firefighters also responded to the scene.

  • Lincoln book signing follows workshop today

    There is a waiting list for those wanting to attend an interpreter training workshop “Women in Lincoln’s Life” Wednesday in the Lincoln Museum Community Room.

    To place your name on the waiting list, contact Sandy Brue at Sandy_Brue@nps.gov or 358-3137. The workshop is free and lunch will be provided.

  • Local students graduate from Campbellsville University

    Several local students were among 311 graduates of Campbellsville University May 8-9.

    SuLynne Oliver of New Haven, earned a bachelor of science in early childhood education. The 1986 graduate of Nelson County High School is married to Larry Oliver and has two children, Derrick Matthew Morris, and Dustin James Morris.

    Andrea Michelle O’Bryan of  New Hope earned a bachelor of science in biology with a minor in environmental science. She is a 2005 graduate of Nelson County High School and the daughter of Pat and Sandy O’Bryan.

  • Books open up a whole new world for kindergarten class

    For the past several weeks, students in Tracy Watson’s kindergarten room at Hodgenville Elementary School have enjoyed book presentations by Debbie Taylor’s LaRue County High School class.

    Topics have ranged from learning about whales and the oceans, penguins and Australia to celebrating May by experiencing the Maypole dance and Cinco de Mayo festivities.

    “We take nine students to the reading experience, and all on different levels,” said Taylor. The first thing her students do is learn the vocabulary for the stories they’ll present. 

  • Business not hard to understand

    It appears to me several people need a Business 101 class. If I were to ask Wal-Mart for a donation to a good charity for $25, they would say yes. If I walked back in and asked for another, they would say no. You see a business cannot afford to give to everybody that asks – they would go broke.

    In the Ronnie’s Custom Cabinets and Furniture By Design misunderstanding, it should be very easy to understand. My father, Ronnie Chelf, could not legally do business with the school system based on him being a board member.

  • Campbellsville University Honors’ List

    Campbellsville University has announced the academic honors’ list for the spring 2009 semester.

    The academic honors’ list recognizes students who achieve a grade point average of 3.50 or above for the semester with a course load of at least 12 hours.

    Students who achieve a 4.0 grade point average are named to the President’s List. Others who have achieved a grade point average of 3.5-3.99 are named to the Dean’s List.