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Today's News

  • Chamber swings into Spring with golf scramble

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their 23rd Annual Golf Scramble on Friday, April 21, 2017. As the Chamber’s main fundraiser, the success of this event ensures the continued promotion of our business community. There are many ways to be a part of this local community event.

    • Form a team of 4 golfers to compete in the scramble

    • Promote your business as a hole sponsor

    • Contribute a door prize for the event.

    • Or, DO ALL THREE!!!

  • Hodgenville news - March 22, 2017

    Thought for the week: When life seems difficult, follow the P.U.S.H acronym. Pray, Until, Something, Happens.

    Last Saturday, we attended the 90th birthday celebration of my Aunt Beulah LaFollette Jackson. It was a good turnout and I enjoyed seeing 10 out of 21 cousins.

    Woo Hoo Kentucky Wildcats advanced to Sweet 16!!! They will be playing UCLA on Friday night. Sure is sad that DISH customers haven’t been able to see the ballgames due to WLKY removing channel 32 the first of the month.

  • Community news - March 22, 2017

    Joyce Handley had surgery last week and she is doing well. Carlos Cox was recently admitted to Hardin Memorial Hospital and returned home. He was at church Sunday morning at First Baptist.

    First Baptist- this Thursday at 6 p.m. will be choir rehearsal. This Sunday will be our 47th Usher Day. The afternoon guest will be Reverend Jeff Williams and his congregation from Pleasant View Baptist Church in Smith Grove. The time for the event is 3 p.m.

  • How Triglycerides affect your health

    Triglycerides are a type of fat that can be found in your blood. In fact, according to the American Heart Association, triglycerides are the most common type of fat in your body.

    Your body creates triglycerides when you eat more calories than you need to use at that time. This makes your fat cells store the triglycerides until you need energy between meals, at which point certain hormones release the triglycerides into your bloodstream.

  • Cyber security statistics, truly scary!

    I am a numbers guy and I love statistics. When clients would not believe my advice, I sent them to read the statistics. I do not make this stuff up.

    So, after writing several articles the past two years regarding the threats your business faces to Cybercrime and Cybertheft, I thought you might enjoy reading a few from a recent report by Barkly.

    2016 saw a huge growth in new malware entering cyber space. In just the third quarter of 2016, we saw 18 million new malware software attacks. And that is just the samples that were collected in the wild.

  • Semi-truck accident on Greensburg Road
  • City approves LG&E Franchise agreement

    The Hodgenville City Council approved the second reading of a franchise agreement with LG&E during a special called meeting on Thursday, March 16.

    A franchise is a contract between a city and a utility company that outlines the requirements for the utility company to use the city’s public right of way. Terms of the agreement range from 5 to 20 years and the franchise fee could range from 1 to 5 percent.

  • School board chooses new auditor

    The LaRue County School Board chose a new auditor during their monthly meeting on Monday, March 20.

    With all members present, the school board unanimously approved White and Associates as their auditor for $12,500. Other auditing companies that submitted proposals were Stiles Carter and Associates for $15,000 and Carr, Riggs and Ingram LLC for $21,500.

  • Rep. Reed legislature update

    With a busy week of the regular session behind us, the legislature is heading into a 10-day veto recess to let Governor Bevin review the legislation passed by the General Assembly.

    We took action this week to give final passage to several measures to make Kentucky safer, support our first responders, and ease burdens on our local churches.

    Final passage was given to House Bill 222 this week, which prohibits an individual from receiving shock probation if they have been convicted of manslaughter or reckless homicide due to driving under the influence.

  • Sweeping changes to reform education

    Early mornings turned to late nights and spirited debate echoed through the House and Senate chambers as we closed in on the final days of the 2017 Legislative Session in Frankfort.

    A flurry of bills were sent to Governor Matt Bevin’s desk this week, highlighted by measures to empower our Kentucky teachers and create better learning environments for our Kentucky students.