Today's News

  • Senior Activities: Jan. 14, 2015

     Retired Teachers’ Association to meet

    The Elizabethtown, Hardin, LaRue Retired Teachers’ Association will meet 1:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at Stone Hearth Restaurant, 1001 North Mulberry, Elizabethtown. The meal will be $12, followed by a presentation from Virgil Willoughby of the Elizabethtown Police Department. The community service project is spaghetti sauce and pasta. For more information, call 270-737-8063.


    Senior Citizens music

  • Students could earn money for college through 'Dream Out Loud'

     Kentucky students in grades K-6 have the opportunity to win $1,500 toward college and $500 for their school in the “Dream Out Loud Challenge.” Students are invited to submit an original drawing, poem, essay or video answering the question: “How will I change the world after I go to college?” 

    The annual challenge, sponsored by the Kentucky Education Savings Plan Trust, is intended to encourage Kentucky families to start saving and planning for higher education with their children. 

  • School Calendar – Jan. 14, 2015


    School out

    Spring break is April 6-10.




    The Abraham Lincoln Elementary School site-based decision-making council will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 9, March 9, April 13, May 11 and June 8. For more information, call the school at 270-358-4112.



    Advisory Council to meet

  • PHOTO: Cheer Mirror
  • PHOTO: 1983 Concert Band of Hawks

  • Band of Hawks plan 60th reunion

     January 23 will mark not only this year’s LaRue County High School’s basketball homecoming, but also the 60th anniversary reunion of the LaRue County Band of Hawks.

    Price Smith, a former Band of Hawks tuba player, current board of education member, and LaRue County Farm Bureau agency manager, is coordinating the reunion with the band’s executive committee members Jerry Lawler, president; Michael Zahrndt, first vice president; Amy Litton, second vice president; Rhonda Smith, treasurer; and Andrea Ross, secretary.

  • Shopko closing in April

     Hodgenville’s Shopko Hometown store is closing.

    Employees were notified last week of the corporate decision. Michelle Hansen, public relations director for Shopko, said the final day is April 4.

    Hansen said “the store just was not performing adequately.” Stores in Liberty and Munfordville also are closing.

    Shopko is on track to open 15-to-20 more stores this year, but “these (three) locations weren’t working out for us,” she said.

    The pharmacy located inside the store also will close.

  • Couple celebrates milestone anniversary

     If someone told Elizabeth and Earl Sanders that their 65-year marriage was made in heaven, he would get no argument from either one of them.

    “I believe that God has a plan for everyone, and that he is in control,” said Elizabeth. “God meant for me to marry Earl, although I didn’t know it when we first met.”

    In fact, marriage was the last thing on her mind when she met her future husband.

  • City's only female mayor shares memories after retiring from political scene

     After decades of serving the City of Hodgenville, Glenda Wathen has retired from the political scene. 

    The long-time member of Hodgenville City Council did not seek re-election last year. She attended her final meeting of the council in December.

    Wathen served in numerous capacities over the years, including as mayor. 

  • JUST ASK: Occupational tax, business license

      I recently received a packet from the mayor’s office, informing me that I needed to purchase a business license. The letter went on to say that any rent received from rental property in the City of Hodgenville is now subject to occupational taxes.

      I do not understand this. When was this law passed ... or is it just being imposed by our new mayor?

      If passed by the council, when and how did each councilman vote? I have not seen anything in the local paper about this new law.