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Today's News

  • Community News

    First Baptist Buffalo had their baptism services on Sunday morning at First Baptist in Hodgenville. Also, at Lane Lincoln there was a birthday dinner for Roberta Hayden who was 91 on Monday, March 19. Many family and friends, and church family were present to celebrate her birthday. She is one of the oldest members at Lane Lincoln.

    The South District Gospel Music Fest will be on this Saturday at First Baptist Church in Danville. With Reverend Jerry Wilkinson, President of the Sunday School and BTU and Reverend Tommy Calhoun, Moderator.

  • Hodgenville News

    As we draw closer to the end of the 2018 Regular Session, there has been no shortage of movement on significant bills in Frankfort this week. The Senate Appropriations and Revenue Committee has spent several days and some late nights working on the Senate’s budget proposal, which we expect to go before the committee soon.

  • Senator Steve Meredith’s legislative update

    As we draw closer to the end of the 2018 Regular Session, there has been no shortage of movement on significant bills in Frankfort this week. The Senate Appropriations and Revenue Committee has spent several days and some late nights working on the Senate’s budget proposal, which we expect to go before the committee soon.

  • House Passes Pro-Life Legislation; Pension Update

    As we approach the end of session, we continue to await Senate revisions to our House budget, which fully funds pensions and restores cuts proposed to public education. I expect us to receive the Senate’s proposed two-year budget very soon.

  • LCS teachers recognized for ‘Excellence in Teaching’

     Campbellsville University is recognizing three LaRue County Schools teachers with the 2018 Excellence in Teaching Award. Selected by the district, award winners are honored for their leadership and dedication to the teaching profession.

    Award winners Eric Allen, Andy Arendt and Erin Hardwick were also nominees for the WHAS11/LG&E KU ExCEL Award earlier this school year.

    A third-generation teacher, Allen teaches special education at LaRue County High School.

  • United Way of Central Kentucky presents online tax filing tools

    United Way of Central Kentucky today announced a local initiative with MyFreeTaxes.com and H&R Block allowing most filers to complete their taxes in under one hour from the comfort of their home. With new enhanced features, MyFreeTaxes may be utilized by individuals and families earning $66,000 or less in 2017 to complete and file their returns for free.

  • Check your tax withholding

    You may have noticed an increase in your take-home pay recently due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed by Congress in December. Now, you need to determine how that will affect you when it comes time to file taxes next year. The IRS has released a new withholding calculator to help you determine whether to change your withholding status on your W-4 to reflect these changes to the tax law.

    Everyone is encouraged to check their withholding status, but it is particularly important for the following individuals:

    - Two-income families.

  • How is the air you breathe?

    With spring already here, the thought of breathing in clean, fresh air fills our minds. But what if the air around you is not fresh? According to the Center for Disease Control, nearly 40 million U.S. adults still smoke cigarettes, and about 4.7 million middle and high school students use at least one tobacco product, including e-cigarettes. In the state of Kentucky, 17% of high school students currently smoke- the highest in the nation. In LaRue County, 31% of adults smoke and approximately 24% of youth smoke.

  • 30 acres burned in field fire

    Buffalo Fire Department and Magnolia Fire Department fought a large field fire on Old Elizabethtown Road in LaRue County on Thursday, March 15. Authorities said approximately 30 acres of an open field was burned on what is known as the Jackson Family Farm place. Officials said the fire did not burn any structures and only a small amount of fire spread to the wood lines. The cause of the fire is unknown

  • LaRue County fiscal court briefs

    LaRue County road crews were out just past midnight on March 12 to get a jump on the snowstorm that blanketed the area with three to eight inches of snow.

    “The road crews got out about 12:30 a.m. and began plowing and treating roadways,” Tommy Turner, LaRue County Judge/Executive informed magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville March 13. “There were numerous limbs and some trees that fell as the snow was sticking to branches and was a heavy, wet snow. They did a good job and I’m unaware of any serious situations we had.”