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Today's News

  • Krause named senior VP at Fort Knox

    Dave Krause will join Fort Knox Federal Credit Union on July 21 as Senior Vice President for Retail Operations. He was selected after a nationwide search and will be in charge of all branch operations, the member resources call center and retail operations support team.

  • Workforce Investment makes training affordable for Lincoln Trail employers

    Just as most businesses do not find instant success, a new employee won’t hit full capacity on the first day on the job. Hiring and training a new employee takes time and, for some companies, training new employees presents an expense that might even slow growth.

    The Lincoln Trail Workforce Investment Board and Kentucky Career Center – Lincoln Trail are working to show companies – large and small – how training new employees can be more affordable through On-the-Job Training, a program made possible by the federal Workforce Investment Act.

  • Special judge, prosecutor to handle charges against police chief

    A special prosecutor has been selected to handle charges filed against Hodgenville Police Chief Steve Johnson.

    Matthew Hite, a Bardstown attorney, will stand in for County Attorney Dale Morris in the case.

    Chief Johnson was charged last month by Kentucky State Police on one count each of first-degree criminal misconduct and hindering prosecution, both misdemeanors. He is accused of tipping off former mayor Terry L. Cruse and former city clerk MaDonna Hornback in December that KSP was attempting to serve arrest warrants on them.

  • Advisory issued after water main breaks

    The City of Hodgenville issued a boil water advisory for all city residents and businesses after a water main broke on Sunday afternoon.

    Dispatch began receiving calls from residents on South Lincoln Boulevard that gallons of water were pouring down the ditchline. When city crews arrived, they found the pressure of the leak had buckled the pavement several inches – and water was spewing from a hole.

  • Ray Mackey named Farmer of the Year

    Farming is nothing new to Ray Allan Mackey, who has been busy in the fields for more than 30 years. His diverse knowledge and techniques allowed him to win the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year award in Kentucky. Mackey will join nine other state winners as a finalist for the overall title of Southeastern Farmer of the Year. “(This is) very humbling,” Mackey said. “It just causes you to reflect on your career on farming and since the beginning.”

  • Richard Pike attends WKU camp

    The Center for Gifted Studies at WKU hosted 166 campers – including Richard Pike of Hodgenville – for the 32nd annual Summer Camp for Academically Talented Middle School Students from June 8 to 20.

    Located on the campus of WKU, SCATS provides enhanced learning opportunities for academically talented sixth, seventh and eighth grade students.

    Young people from 38 Kentucky school districts, 15 Kentucky private schools, two Kentucky Diocese, one home school, 10 states, the District of Columbia and Saudi Arabia participated in 31 challenging courses.

  • Farmers' market growing, products diverse

    There was a good crowd for the seven vendors at the LaRue County Farmers’ Market July 17. The items ranged from produce to meat to handmade soaps. Though most of the vendors were from LaRue County, a couple were from outside the county, such as Karen and Austin Davis of Green County and Terri, Clare, Patrick, and Blake Cecil of Nelson County.

    Michael Huff, of Hinton’s Orchard, said peaches were in high demand that day.

  • Coach Howell accepts new role with Hardin school

    For the last 34 years, Aaron Howell has associated himself with the color blue. Growing up he found himself, like many people in Kentucky, a big University of Kentucky Wildcat fan. In high school he sported the E’town blue, and then UK blue as a college graduate. His first job as an assistant coach was at North Hardin with school colors of blue and black.

  • School Calendar - July 30

    ALL SCHOOLS

    First day of school

    The first day of school for students is Aug. 6. Fall break is Oct. 6-10.

    ALES

    Registration

    Abraham Lincoln Elementary School will hold registration 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 29. Parents may bring supplies at this time if needed.

    Kindergarten Launch

  • Perry and Self recognized by Lincoln Trail Young Achievers

    Two LaRue County students have been named to the Lincoln Trail Young Achievers Program.

    Hannah Perry is the daughter of Jody and Tiffany Perry of Hodgenville. She was a student at Hodgenville Elementary School when nominated. Hannah is active in 4-H, Gifted and Talented, Upward Basketball and Cheerleading and little league soccer and softball.