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Today's News

  • Bluegrass Challenge Academy provides assistance to at-risk youth

    It took tough love and boot camp to get 16-year-old Steven Terry’s attention.

    The teen was behind in studies, refusing to cooperate with his parents and being physically aggressive toward family members.

    After completing the 22-week program at Fort Knox’s Bluegrass Challenge Academy, the once disobedient son of Steve and Alex Terry believes he is on the right track.

    The academy, said Steven, is “a place for at risk youth of Kentucky to have a second chance at life.”

  • ‘One Man’s Lincoln’ to be performed Feb. 11

    The play “One Man’s Lincoln” will be presented in Hodgenville Feb. 11.

    The performance is sponsored by The Lincoln Museum and the Kentucky Repertory Theatre in Horse Cave as a “gift to the community” for the Lincoln Bicentennial, said museum director Iris LaRue. It features an actor portraying Abraham Lincoln’s law partner Billy Herndon.

  • Council backs decision to slash Main Street funding

    Several Main Street members attended Monday night’s Hodgenville City Council meeting to show their support for the downtown improvement organization.

    The city’s contribution to Main Street was slashed by $500 per month – and the group hoped to convince the council to overturn or modify Mayor Terry Cruse’s decision.

    They were unsuccessful.

    Larry Davis, president of Main Street, reminded council members of about $140,000 worth of improvements in the downtown area made possible through the Main Street program.

  • Main Street director resigns after executive board meeting

    Sixteen months ago, Hodgenville Main Street Director Rhonda Weidman arrived in town, greeted by a nearly empty office.

    Her new digs were supplied with a couple of file boxes and a broken office chair. Her enthusiasm for the new job undimmed, she promptly brought in her own computer and furnished the space with a new chair and supplies.

  • Woman's Club home tour, tasting party is Dec. 6

    The Hodgenville Woman’s Club’s sixth annual Holiday Home Tour and Tasting Party will be Dec. 6.

    The pre-tour tasting party starts at 2 p.m. at the clubhouse at 19 Lincoln Square and lasts until 3:30 p.m. Appetizers and desserts are prepared by the Woman’s Club members.

    Four local homes will be featured on the tour, 2:30-5:30 p.m.

    Harry home

  • Detre leads Nelson County team to first State Duals appearance

    Jason Detre wrestled on LaRue County High School’s first State Duals team way back in 1995.

    He’s now head wrestling coach at region rival Nelson County High School.

    On Saturday, Detre – following in the footsteps of his former coach Gary Canter – led his team to its first State Duals appearance by finishing second at the Region 2 duals.

  • Tyler Hornback reaches 1,000-point milestone

    LaRue County and Louisville Eastern were the state’s lone undefeated boys’ basketball teams entering games Jan. 6. Eastern bested Ballard, but the Hawks fell 64-63 at home to Campbellsville.

    The Eagles (8-4) built double-digit leads and still held a 59-47 advantage after Bryton Taylor’s steal and lay-up at 6:59 of the fourth quarter.

    However, LaRue County (13-1) charged back for the third time during the game and used a 14-4 run to trail by only two (63-61) with 1:44 left.

  • BBB warns against trying to cash in on Obama memorabilia

    Posters, buttons, coins, plates, cologne, bobbleheads: these are just a few examples of the kinds of Obama memorabilia that are getting snatched up by Americans wanting to own a piece of history. However, for those who are looking to get rich off of such merchandise, Better Business Bureau warns that the only value for most Obama memorabilia is sentimentality.

  • Basketball passes on sale

    Season passes for LaRue County’s upcoming high school basketball season are available at the high school.

    The passes cost $20 for students and $40 for adults and are valid for all varsity, JV, freshmen boys’ and girls’ home games during the regular season.

     

  • Fort Knox tightens security measures

    Entering Fort Knox has become more complicated as the post aligns its security procedures with the country’s other military installations.

    “We’re having a little more accountability,” Fort Knox spokesman Ken Beyer said.

    There was no specific event behind the decision, he said.

    Fort Knox still encourages members of the surrounding community to use its facilities, such as the Bowling Center and Lindsey Golf Course, Beyer said.

    “We’re not trying to keep anybody from coming on the post,” he said.