Today's News

  • District Blanket of Praise

    The Wesley Meadows United Methodist Women hosted the 26th anniversary of the District Blanket of Praise on Saturday, May 20.

    The first District Blanket of Praise was held in 1991 at Sonora United Methodist Church. There were several years when over 350 quilts were given and it is estimated that over 6,000 quilts have been constructed since the first event.

  • Purple plastic pigs do their part for Relay

    As Relay for Life winds down, several purple plastic pigs have done their part, thanks to some conscientious owners, to help the cancer cause by raising $2,350.20 for LaRue County. The pig contests are one way Relay engages the community throughout the year with several different contests.

  • Hodgenville News

    Thought for the week: Being humble means recognizing that we are not on earth to see how important we can become, but to see how much difference we can make in the lives of others.

    The first day of summer is June 20. I think we are pretty well on schedule. 

    Congratulations to Brittany Carl on being chosen 2017 LaRue County Mother of the Year at the fair last week. I enjoyed karaoke on Tuesday at the fair and Senior Day on Wednesday at the fair.

    Congratulations to Craig and Kelly on the birth of son Owen Edward on May 17.

  • Guthrie to visit LaRue

    Congressman Brett Guthrie is coming to Hodgenville to meet with LaRue Countians on Monday, June 19 at 10 a.m. in the community room on the square in downtown Hodgenville.

    The meeting, which he refers to as his public office hours, is the first for Guthrie this summer as he plans on travelling to all 21 counties that he represents in the Second District of the U.S. House of Representatives.

  • Stay on the main road

    Go with me back to former days before the GPS or the mapping service of AAA.  We are making a trip from our home in Kentucky to Phoenix, Arizona.  What would be one of the first things you would do?  First you get a good road atlas to help you find the shortest, and best route.  Once you begin your journey you would try to stay on this main road so you could reach Phoenix.

  • A life can open or close a door

    By Paul Richey
    Guest Columnist

  • Cooking corner - June 14, 2017

    Hawaiian Cheesecake Salad

    8 ounce cream cheese

    1 (3.4 ounce) instant cheese cake pudding unprepared

    1 cup International Delight French Vannilla Creamer

    1 pound strawberries, hulled and sliced

    4 mandarin oranges, peeled and sectioned

    1 (20 ounce) can pineapple tidbits drained

    3 kiwi, peeled and cut into half moons

    2 mangoes, cut into bite size chunks

    1 banana, cut into slices

    juice of 1/2 lemon

  • Community news - June 14, 2017

    On Sunday, June 11, Reverend Wilkinson recognized and honored Arneva Smith and Rosleen Price as they are the oldest members of First Baptist and recognized how blessed we are to have two members at 90 years of age. After morning services, a surprise dinner was held for Arneva Smith as she turned 90 on June 5 and Rosleen turned 90 on March 30. Rosleen is the “Mother of the Church.”

  • June food inspections

    Pizza Zone 2501 Greensburg Rd., Buffalo, 94, dented can (corrected immediately), bare wood at edge of countertops, floor in bad repair in restroom, floor vents unclean. Scored 98 upon follow up.

    Paula’s Hot Biscuit, 531 W. Water St., Hodgenville, 94, dented cans and home canned product in refrigerator (both corrected immediately), not wearing hair restraints. Scored 98 upon follow up.

    Lincoln Jamboree, 2579 Lincoln Farm Rd., Hodgenville, 97, shelving in need of paint, rust in cooler, ice machine has build up, floors unclean around cooking equipment.

  • From Cleveland speakeasy to Kentucky clear

    I’ve been working on a story series for a long time now. What started as a desire to know a little more about LaRue County’s moonshine history has evolved into a series of stories that will show you some of LaRue County’s more colorful and forgotten characters.