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Today's News

  • Assistant army chaplain sentenced for sex crimes

    By JUDAH TAYLOR

    News Enterprise

        A U.S. Army chaplain assistant’s motion to withdraw a guilty plea for sex crimes was denied Monday morning and he was sentenced to 12 years in prison.

  • Jackson named chief

    The Hodgenville City Council approved Acting Chief Marcus Jackson as the city’s new police chief, following a resignation from former Chief Steve Johnson on July 13.

    Hodgenville Mayor Kenny Devore said Johnson turned in his resignation the same morning, on July 13. Devore nominated Jackson at the meeting to fill the position.

  • 48 years & counting at Jamboree

    One of the most notable musicians and singers in LaRue County celebrated his 48th anniversary at the famous Lincoln Jamboree last Saturday night.

    Ron Benningfield has been performing at the Lincoln Jamboree since 1963, with the exception of a four-year military stint during the Vietnam War from 1969 to 1973.

    Lincoln Jamboree owner and emcee Joel Ray Sprowls praised Benningfield during his 48th anniversary show. He also told the crowd several stories about Benningfield throughout the years.

  • Confederate flag and memorabilia will remain in Lincoln Museum

    Amidst the debate about the removal of Confederate flags and other Confederate memorabilia in museums and public places across the nation, the Lincoln Museum in downtown Hodgenville will keep their Confederate memorabilia.

    Lincoln Museum owner Iris LaRue said the museum’s job is to provide visitors with “a look at Abraham Lincoln’s life.” She said it’s their job to tell the history of Lincoln and the significant points of his life, including the Civil War and the war with the Confederate States of America.

  • Flood cleanup continues

    Several Hodgenville business owners and homeowners are continuing to cleanup after a recent flood on July 3 brought more than five inches of rain within three hours.

    Paula LaRue Varney, owner of Paula’s Hot Biscuit, said the flood has caused her restaurant to be closed until further notice. She said her supplies and appliances were saved from any flood damage but that the interior walls and insulation will have to be replaced.

  • Fast and furious flooding

    Hodgenville Mayor Kenny Devore declared a state of emergency after the city received more than five inches of rain within a three-hour period last Friday, July 3.

    According to the National Weather Service, Hodgenville received more than five inches of rain last Friday, with more than six inches of rain reported within a two-mile radius of downtown.

  • Smith is new Upton mayor

    The City of Upton has a new mayor after the recent resignation of former mayor Chris Hines.

    The Upton Council voted unanimously to appoint Councilmember Melissa “Missey” Smith as mayor during their monthly meeting on June 16. Smith filled the vacancy left by Hines, who resigned as mayor on May 19, after moving outside of the city limits.

    As a result of Smith being appointed mayor, her council seat is now vacant.

  • Walking Lincoln’s path

    Josh Kimble likes Abraham Lincoln. He is so impressed with the 16th president of the United States, he is walking from Hodgenville to Springfield, Ill., to honor him.

    Josh, 17, of Radcliff, started out Wednesday, July 1, from the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park on the first few miles of the journey.

    “I like Lincoln,” he said of the president. “And Mary Todd.”

    Josh, who has Down Syndrome, plans to complete the journey to raise awareness of people with many kinds of disabilities.

  • Beshear visits LaRue, talks to Hodgenville Rotary

    Andy Beshear, the Democratic candidate Kentucky’s Attorney General, told the Hodgenville Rotary Club meeting last week that if elected, he would fight for the safety and wellbeing of all Kentuckians.

    Beshear spoke at the meeting as a part of his statewide campaign for attorney general. Beshear was unopposed in the May primary and will face Republican Whitney Westerfield in November’s general election.

  • Judge to review Sanders’ appeal

    A review of submissions regarding the appeal of Samuel D. Sanders conviction on two charges was held in LaRue County Circuit Court on Monday.

    Judge Charles C. Simms, III continued the appeal process, acknowledging a statement of appeal and statement of facts filed by attorneys for Samuel D. Sanders.

    Sanders entered an Alford Plea in May for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs and speeding 15 miles per hour over the limit. He was arrested March 29, 2014.