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Today's News

  • Monument memorializes farm's history

    A new permanent monument has been placed to commemorate the multi-generational history of the local farm known as the J.V. Williams Farms, Inc.

    The farm is primarily located along Goodin-Williams Road just a few miles northeast of Hodgenville.

    J.V. Williams, who lived from 1893 to 1967, and his wife Katherine Dunn Williams, purchased the first 114 acres in 1919 for $3,000.

  • City holds second reading of budget ordinance

    Hodgenville City Council met in a special session Monday to hold second reading of the 2014-15 budget ordinance.

    The budget is almost identical to last year’s.

    The budget anticipates $336,800 in occupational taxes; $296,000 in city taxes; and $285,000 in insurance premium tax. Another $532,000 is budgeted for sewer revenue; $790,000 for water revenue.

    Expenditures include $587,000 for police; $490,000 for city/capital outlay; $55,250 for fire department debt; $25,000 for park and recreation; and $78,200 for Red Hill Cemetery.

     

  • Resident says City should not clear storm debris from private property

    Hodgenville residents have been cleaning debris from their yards since a May 22 storm took out several large trees and branches.

    The City helped out, collecting limbs that either landed on the sidewalk or were placed there by residents for garbage pickup.

    At least one Hodgenville man is angry that his tax dollars were used to pick up limbs from private yards.

  • Church Calendar - July 2

    Locust Grove VBS

    Locust Grove Baptist Church, 1817 Red Mill Road, Elizabethtown, will hold vacation Bible school 6-8:30 p.m. July 9-11. The kickoff is Sunday, July 6, following church service. Food, gospel music and hayride.

    VBS at South Fork

    South Fork Baptist Church will hold vacation Bible school 5:30-8:30 p.m. July 7-10. Transportation provided. Call 270-325-3626 for assistance. Theme is Agency D3.

    Buffalo Church of the Nazarene VBS

  • It's our turn to bless America

    We pray for God to bless America, but God has already shed his love, mercy and grace upon our land. It is our turn to bless America.

    But how?

    We can bless America by being good citizens, being patriotic, obeying the laws, paying our taxes and voting. The Apostle Paul many years ago in I Timothy 2:1-6 gave some ways we might be good citizens.

    Paul said, “First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority.” (verses 1-2).

  • Three to compete in Distinguished Young Woman

    A scholarship program that has been defunct in LaRue County for many years is receiving renewed interest.

    The Distinguished Young Woman program – formerly called Junior Miss – has three contestants this year: Cayleigh Allen, Emillee Cundiff and Montana Metcalf.

    They will compete in conjunction with the Nelson County DYW program on Saturday, Aug. 16. A panel of judges will evaluate them in five categories: scholastic achievement, interview, talent, fitness, and self-expression.

  • Students named to Dean's List

    Eastern Kentucky University announced that 2,880 students earned Dean’s List honors for the Spring 2014 semester.

    They are:

  • WIC assisting families for 40 years

    Julie Percifull, the local health nurse at the LaRue County Health Department wants to get the word out about the Women, Infants and Children program or WIC.

    WIC is available for pregnant women, infants and children under the age of 5 who meet the income guidelines.

    WIC has been helping families get proper nutrition for 40 years.

    At the end of April, there were 376 people getting benefits from the service in LaRue County alone.

  • Somerset couple injured in head-on crash

    Two people were injured Saturday morning in a head-on crash just outside city limits.

    Nicholas Baker, 18, of Campbellsville was driving a 1999 Pontiac Sunfire southbound on Ky. 1618 about 10 a.m., when he lost control of his vehicle, according to LaRue County Deputy Doug Sherrard.

  • Woman injured in 3-vehicle crash

    A Hodgenville woman was injured Friday afternoon in a three-vehicle crash at the intersection of Lincoln Parkway and Lincoln Boulevard.

    Amber Joiner, 30, of Hodgenville was driving a 2000 Pontiac Sunfire north on Lincoln Farm Road.

    Witnesses said it appeared Joiner ran a red light, said investigating officer, Sgt. Marcus Jackson of Hodgenville City Police. Joiner told Jackson the light was green.