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Today's News

  • Sonora adopts smoking ban

    Sometime over the next few months, all businesses in the southern Hardin County town of Sonora will be smoke-free.

    That decision came out of a Sonora City Commission meeting in August and links the town to Elizabethtown, Radcliff and the unincorporated areas of the county as being smoke-free.

    Sonora Mayor Larry Copelin said the county ordinance, which went into affect April 1, 2007, has been adopted by Sonora. He said a decision on when Sonora will go smoke-free “hasn’t been determined yet.’’

  • COLUMN: God's will cannot be shaken

     The people of Nappa, California, recently would have agreed with the lyrics of Jerry Lee Lewis’s “A Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On.” Not only in Nappa, but around the world, there is a lot of shaking going on. Things are very unsettled.

    The things built by men will one day fall – cities, governments, institutions, organizations. Nothing built by man will last forever. 

    The writer of Hebrews says there are things that cannot be shaken. Why is this true? These things are of God and are unshakable.

  • Trooper is recovering

     A state trooper injured in a Saturday afternoon collision while making a traffic stop on Interstate 65 in Bullitt County could be released this week from University Hospital in Louisville.

    Trooper Sam Shacklette, 46, is listed in stable condition after being struck by an SUV while approaching a vehicle he stopped for speeding.

  • PHOTO: DeVary wins scholarship

    Kyle DeVary of Hodgenville is the winner of the Gerald T. McCubbin Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $500, sponsored by Magnolia Bank.

    The scholarship is awarded based on school activities, club memberships, community activities, scholastic honors and achievements. Also, applicants write a one-page essay on how their education will benefit humanity.

    DeVary graduated from LCHS in May and will be attending Western Kentucky University and pursuing a degree in agri-business. 

  • PHOTO: Welcome, Raylan

    Stephen and Samantha Brown are proud to announce the birth of a son, Raylan Elijah Brown, born July 30, 2014, at Twentynine Palms Naval Hospital, Twentynine Palms, California.

    Raylan Elijah weighed 9 pounds 14 ounces and was 22.5 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Tim and Teresa Robertson of Hodgenville; paternal grandparents are Israel and Rhonda Brown.

  • PHOTO: West-Koenig Engagement

    The children of Mark Koenig and Stephanie West would like to announce the forthcoming marriage of their parents on Sept. 13, 2014.

    Their children are Brook Koenig, Mark Koenig Jr., Bryson Boergett and Madison West.

    The union will take place at 2 p.m. at Hodgenville Christian Church.

    The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Wanda West and the late Harold “Mel” West.

  • Trooper injured on I-65

    A Kentucky state trooper working his final shift on the force was hit by a vehicle Saturday in the northbound lane of Interstate 65 afternoon while walking on the shoulder of the road to issue a speeding ticket.

    Sam Shacklette, 46, a 20-year veteran of KSP, had “about an hour left in his shift,” said KSP Post 4 spokesman Jeff Gregory. Gregory said Shacklette was scheduled to retire at midnight Saturday.

  • PHOTO: Hot enough to pop corn
  • PHOTO: A trip with the 'Cats
  • Former teacher honored by Lindsey Wilson

    History will be made when the Lindsey Wilson College community celebrates the college’s 83rd homecoming on the weekend of Sept. 12-13.

    Six individuals will be honored by the college; a new homecoming queen and king will be crowned; and a new Blue Raider Bob mascot will be unveiled.