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Today's News

  • Lack of tech is the mother of good times

    Summer is officially here: Picnics, grilling, camping, swimming and relaxing in the shade under the trees in the yard with a glass of spearmint sun tea as children splash in the kiddie pool. It’s all like a lazy afternoon dream and passes just as quickly. Looking back at some of my childhood summer memories, the ones that stand out the most are a little peculiar. My parents were, hands down, the best at improvisation. I’m not talking the comedy improvisation (although there was plenty of that); they were the best at making great things happen with just what they had.

  • Former LaRue Co. Sheriff pleads guilty to embezzling money

    Former LaRue County Sheriff Bobby Shoffner pled guilty in United States District Court on Thursday, June 22 before United States District Judge David J. Hale, to a felony information charging him with a single count of embezzling money, that was under his care and custody, and belonged to LaRue County, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • To the Old: Don't Quit, Finish Well

    By Jonathan Carl
    Guest Columnist

    Because of my relative youthfulness (37), I can be tempted not to directly address my elders. But God has much to say to them in the Scriptures. I’ve recently been encouraged and inspired by the sweet example of Juanita Cruse, who after a long and difficult life, finished life by dying well and going to meet her Savior with eager expectation. Here are some truths to the elderly from observation and from Psalm 71.

  • Needed: Good Fathers

    Have you heard the old expression, “Better late than never.”  Fathers, please accept my congratulations and prayers for your recent Fathers Day.  I hope you had a good day and the days since then and in the future will be days of blessing for you.

    Let me acknowledge some things before we look at some statistics.  I realize there are some one-parent homes that are doing the best they can, and the mother is to be commended where there is no father present.  

  • LaRue County Bootleg: Original 1925 Moses Akin Article

    Exerpt from The Herald News, Hodgneville, LaRue County , Kentucky, Thursday, October 1, 1925

     

     

    The old saying that where there is smoke there is some fire, is true in many ways. The vivid memory of Moses Akin, the evangelist, in minds of such a large number of people, forty years after his death, and the continued quoting from his store of natural wit, is proof conclusive that he towered above most men of his time whose names are never heard or known of all of forty years after death.

  • LaRue County Bootleg

    Elder Moses Akin was a legend in this region. He was an evangelist whose reputation went before him and often that reputation wasn’t always a clean one. However, that did not stop hundreds and sometimes thousands of people from coming out to hear the word from “Mose.”

  • LaRue County Bootleg

    Exerpt from The Herald News, Hodgneville, LaRue County , Kentucky, Thursday, October 1, 1925

    Rev Moses Akin, 1807-1885, Noted Evangelist of his day

    The old saying that where there is smoke there is some fire, is true in many ways. The vivid memory of Moses Akin, the evangelist, in minds of such a large number of people, forty years after his death, and the continued quoting from his store of natural wit, is proof conclusive that he towered above most men of his time whose names are never heard or known of all of forty years after death.

  • LaRue County Bootleg

    Elder Moses Akin was a legend in this region. He was an evangelist whose reputation went before him and often that reputation wasn’t always a clean one. However, that did not stop hundreds and sometimes thousands of people from coming out to hear the word from “Mose.”

  • Jail log

    Bookings at the LaRue County Detention Center from Friday, June 9 to Friday, June 16

    Jason England, 34, of Hodgenville was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. He was later released from LCDC.

    Lennie Clifton Vincent, 37, of Hodgenville was charged with first degree possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), possession of drug paraphernalia and first degree trafficking in a controlled substance. He remains lodged in LCDC.

  • News of Record

    Property Transfers

    The following property transfers are listed as given on deeds at the LaRue County Clerk’s Office in Hodgenville.

    Bobby Gene McDowell and Essie McDowell to Gary Gene McDowell and Regina Mae McDowell, property in LaRue County, FMV $150,000.

    Stephen K. Clyde aka Steve Clyde and Sue Ann Clyde to Larry Wayne Taylor and Bonnie Louise Taylor, lot 12 of Clearview Estates, $121,000.

    Mary Regina Grigsby to Sherry Regina Cox and Wiliam Edward Grigsby, Jr., property in LaRue County, $40,000.