Today's News

  • Bivens donates $2,500 Monsanto funds to FFA

    It was perfect timing.
    While the LaRue County FFA Chapter was celebrating National FFA Week, their advisor, Misty Bivens, was planning a surprise.
    Bivens, along with her husband Ryan, are the local winners of America’s Farmers Grow Communities. The program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, offers farmers a chance to win $2,500 for their favorite nonprofit organization.
    It was only natural for Bivens to select the local FFA Chapter as the recipient.

  • Robert Foster joins Hodgenville City Police

    Robert Foster, left, has joined the Hodgenville Police Department as assistant police chief to Acting Chief Steve Johnson. Foster is a retired detective from Kentucky State Police and investigator from Metlife Insurance. Foster lives in Magnolia with his wife Rheta. Their children are grown, Foster said, and they have six grandchildren. Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse, right, held the swearing-in ceremony Monday.

  • Sharon Jaggers joins Rust-Wright Funeral Home

    Sharon Jaggers has joined the staff of Rust-Wright Funeral Home in Hodgenville. She began duties as office manager Feb. 28.
    She has two children, Eric Jaggers of Charlestown, Ind., and Rachel Phillips of Hodgenville; and four grandchildren, Anna Kind of Jeffersonville, Ind., Emily Jaggers of Charlestown, Ind., and Hunter and Makayla Phillips of Hodgenville.
    Jaggers is a graduate of LaRue County High School and formerly worked at Nationwide Uniform.
    Her hobbies include landscaping and watching her grandkids play ball.

  • LaRue escapes worst of stormy weather

    LaRue County has had its share of stormy weather this week.
    Thursday night’s tornado warning and early Monday’s tornado watch by the National Weather Service sent many LaRue Countians seeking shelter. Others slept right through the advisories, the 70-miles-per-hour winds and the Hodgenville warning siren.
    Fortunately, no touchdowns were reported. Chris Jackson with LaRue County Emergency Management said a few limbs were downed, but overall, little damage was reported across the county.

  • Fiscal Court: Judge/Executive defends contract with jail consultant

    The LaRue County Detention Center accepted its first federal prisoner last month, not long after Fiscal Court entered into a contract with the U.S. Marshal’s Office.
    It’s a small beginning to offset a potential $750,000 reduction in state funding at the jail. But County Judge-Executive Tommy Turner says the federal contract could produce up to $950,000 plus additional fees for transportation – which will more than offset the lost revenue caused by fewer state inmates being housed in LaRue County.

  • CAPT. JOHN MOORE: 'Ordinary citizens’ perform heroically in Afghan war

    They’re called citizen soldiers, men and women who work regular jobs, but when called upon, they’re also trained professionals who protect America’s interests both home and abroad.
    Capt. John Moore, one of those citizen soldiers who lives on Round Top Road, is a member of the Kentucky National Guard, the 2123rd Transportation Company out of Richmond, that last month returned from a tour of duty in Afghanistan.

  • Sunrise Manor Board considers contract with Signature Healthcare

    Work continues on the new $13 million Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in Hodgenville.
    The state-of-the-art two-story building is expected to open July 18, according to Rondal Wright, chairman of the board of directors of LaRue County Geriatrics, Inc.
    But just as residents, workers and volunteers are gearing up to move into the new building, questions are flying about the future of Sunrise’s management. The Board has signed a letter of intent with Signature Healthcare LLC for potential oversight of the facility.

  • Hosparus Thrift Shoppe accepting formal wear

    The Hosparus Thrift Shoppe in Elizabethtown is selling new and gently used formal dresses for the approaching prom season. The Shoppe recently received a donation of new dresses, sizes 8-24, in a variety of styles and colors and they are $20 each. The Shoppe is accepting donations of new and gently used formalwear.

    Moira Taylor, Shoppe manager, encourages donations of last season's dresses. "It's a great way to recycle a dress that can't be worn again and it will help a great cause," she said. Donations of tuxedos are also welcome.

  • PHOTO: Blue and Gold ceremony for scouts

    Two members of Cub Scout Pack 151, Cody Parrott and Dylan Grimes, achieved the Arrow of Light, the highest rank possible as a Cub Scout at a Blue and Gold ceremony. Pack, Troop and Crew 151 meet 6:30 p.m. every Monday night at First Baptist Church in Hodgenville and welcomes any new boy interested in joining.

  • PHOTO: Heartland Flyers

    Heartland Flyers All-Star Cheerleader Junior Black squad performed at Jamfest LIVE in Cincinnati Jan. 29, winning their division. Heartland Flyers is based in Elizabethtown and Emily Miller, a fifth grader at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School is a six-year veteran on the squad. Miller is in the second row, second from left.