Today's News

  • Man pleads guilty to taking chair from courthouse

    A Hodgenville man was charged with theft by unlawful taking after allegedly taking a rocking chair from the LaRue County Courthouse.

    John S. Reed, 52, of New Jackson Highway, allegedly entered the courthouse about 5 p.m. Oct. 17 and removed the chair from the hallway. The rocker had been purchased by Property Valuation Administrator Jim Shaw, who is retiring this year, for the use of visitors.

  • Grand jury hands down indictments

    Several people were indicted by a Hart County grand jury.

    Justin C. Caswell, 30, of Upton, was charged with criminal mischief, first degree, and complicity, theft by unlawful taking or disposition (between $500 and $10,000), and complicity, and of being a persistent felony offender. He is charged with damaging the property of Jackson Logging and taking lumber, logs and diesel fuel.

  • Community News


    By John R. Smith

    R.B. Smith is in Sunrise Manor Nursing Home, room 2501, with his wife Mary E. Smith. He’s doing fairly well and as he says, “just taking one day at a time.” Ella Lacey Doepp is home from Hardin Memorial Hospital and was at church Sunday morning. She was released last Wednesday. Alice Lee Thomas has returned home and doing well. Rennie Powell has also returned home. Mitzi Smith Moore had surgery Monday at Suburban Hospital, Louisville.

  • PHOTO: Paying mo taxes
  • Remember the ‘s’ when shopping online

    Remember safety first when online shopping. Obviously when shopping online, you are entering a tremendous amount of personal information including your name, phone number and address, not to mention your credit card information. Always make certain that you are using a personal/home computer for online shopping. Public computers, such as at work or the public library, may store information that someone could access later.

  • PHOTO: Warm Blessings
  • Sin comes in three flavors: commission, omission, disposition

    Sin is Public Enemy Number One. It always has been, and always will be. Sin breaks the heart of God, nailed Jesus to the cross and carries men down to hell.

    We read in 1 John 3:4 that “sin is lawlessness.” Someone says, “I don’t see any harm in this thing or that thing.” But it is not a question of how we see things, but how God sees them. Since he is God he has a right to say “thou shalt” or “thou shalt not.”

  • Sonora family celebrates National Adoption Month

    Entering foster care is widely considered one of the most difficult things a child can go through. Oftentimes, children in foster care have been taken from their birth family for reasons such as abuse, drug use, mental illness or crime.

    One family in Sonora is trying to turn some of those negatives into positives.

  • MILESTONE- Cecil earns diamond status

    Eric Todd Cecil, a teacher at LaRue County High School, has been named as a diamond coach by the National Speech & Debate Association. Cecil received a First Diamond Award after earning 1,500 points on Nov. 1.

    A diamond award recognizes a professional career that combines excellence and longevity.

  • BIRTH-Grimes

    Chris and Christa Grimes of Lexington, announce the birth of a son, James Braxton Grimes.

    James Braxton was born Sept. 17, 2014, at Baptist East in Lexington. He weighed 8 pounds 5 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.

    Paternal grandparents are Gordon Grimes of Magnolia, and Judy Grimes of Hodgenville.

    Maternal grandparents are Dougie and Barbara Miles, and Lisa and Tony Lands, all of New Haven.

    Great-grandparents are Elmer and Ruth Chelf of Hodgenville, and Bobby and Joann Miles of New Haven.