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Today's News

  • Methodist youth create quilt for Alabama church

    On May 21, 2013, in Huntsville, Alabama, two brothers — Anthony and Terry Jackson — were stabbed and killed while setting up a small food pantry for West Huntsville United Methodist Church.

    The eldest brother, Anthony, 76, suffered from cerebral palsy and had been taken care of by his younger brother, Terry, for most of their adult lives. The two brothers had very little, and according to multiple local sources, they gave anything they could spare to others—including their time.

  • Young at Heart singers represent nine churches

    When Perry Huccaby talks about directing a mixed choir, he’s not just talking about four-part harmony but also the inter-denominational makeup of the Young at Heart singers.

    “Right now we have 22 members representing nine churches,” said Huccaby, who has directed the group at First Baptist Church in Hodgenville for the past five years.

    Members include Southern, Missionary, and Separate Baptists, Methodists. Huccaby added that at one time the choir had a Christian Scientologist and 13 churches represented.

  • Longstanding Meetings

    Monday

    Hodgenville City Council

    Hodgenville City Council meets 7 p.m. the second Monday at Hodgenville Civic Center (city hall).

    LaRue County Board of Adjustments

    LaRue County Board of Adjustments meets 6 p.m. Monday, quarterly. Applications must be received in advance for meetings. Call Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning at 270-358-0830 for more information.

    LaRue County Board of Education

    LaRue County Board of Education meets 7 p.m. the third Monday at LaRue County High School (unless another location is specified).

  • Community Calendar and Reunions July 2

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Reception at library

    The LaRue County Public Library will hold a reception at 5 p.m. July 3 in honor of Sarah Graff earning her paraprofessional certification for librarians. Punch and cookies will be provided by Friends of the Library.

    Dance: Prime Time Band to perform

  • 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.