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Today's News

  • Local students graduate from WKU

    Several Western Kentucky University students from LaRue County and surrounding communities earned degrees at the May commencement ceremonies.

    They are:

    Buffalo – Elijah S. Ernst, bachelor of science; Jordan B. Gaw, interdisciplinary studies; Caleb D. Thomas, bachelor of science

    Hodgenville – Shelby R. Haun, master of social work; Jonathon O. Jeffries, bachelor of science; Allison J. Miller, bachelor of arts; Kayla S. Pullin, bachelor of science; Christian H. Seymour, bachelor of science; Jeffrey S. Stanfield, interdisciplinary studies

  • Mayor details City's needs and wants

    Interim Mayor Kenny DeVore had a laundry list of needs and wants, ranging from a fire truck to fire extinguishers, to present last week to Hodgenville City Council.

    He received approval to check on a fire truck for the city. The 1992 E-One truck is equipped with a 110-foot ladder, seating for six in an air-conditioned cab, a 260-gallon water tank and 40-gallon foam tank. It has 3,840 hours on the engine and comes with $10,000 worth of parts.

    The price tag is $60,000.

  • Sports, physical activity and your child

    The beginning of a new school year is just around the corner. The new start provides an opportunity for your child to participate in all kinds of extracurricular activities, some of which include sports.

  • State rep election lawsuit goes to mediation

    The lawsuit contesting the 24th District State Representatives race will be decided by a mediator, the judge in the case ruled last week.

    “Mediation will provide the parties with an opportunity to fairly resolve their dispute while meeting the court’s obligation to afford the parties access to timely consideration of their case,” said Pulaski County Circuit Judge David Tapp, who is serving as special judge in the case filed in Green County Circuit Court, in the order appointing a mediator.

  • Gavel Lodge's fish fry nets supplies for 96 kids

    Ninety-six children will benefit from the generosity of the Magnolia community.

    Gavel Lodge 570 held a fish fry fundraiser on July 12 with proceeds going toward purchasing school supplies and backpacks for kindergarten students. The Lodge will distribute the items to families at 10 a.m. Saturday at Magnolia Fire House.

    James Riggs, a member of the lodge, said they were surprised by the turnout at the fish fry.

  • Tourism adds $9 million in economic benefit to area

    A new National Park Service report shows that 163,928 visitors to Abraham Lincoln Birthplace in 2013 spent more than $9 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 134 jobs in the local area.

  • Hosparus volunteers needed

    Hosparus needs patient and family support volunteers in the Central Kentucky area and will offer a free training session, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 26 at its Elizabethtown office, 105 Diecks Dr. (lunch provided). Volunteers provide companionship to patients and respite for their families, usually two-to-three hours per week, in private homes and nursing or assisted living facilities. To register or for more information, contact Annette Jones at 270-737-6300 or ajones@hosparus.org. 

  • When life is bad, we pray

    Every time the early Christians faced opposition they seemed to increase their praying. When they were challenged they joined together in praying even more to God for strength, guidance and wisdom (Acts 4:23-31).

    Someone said, “When life is good, we should pray; but when life is bad, we have to pray.” We are in a spiritual battle as Christians (Ephesians 6:11-18), which means we should be committed to a life of prayer. Where else can we go but to the Lord for the help we need? We are to constantly be in prayer both in good and bad times.

  • Woman sentenced to 365 days

    Stephaney Fields, 44, of New Haven, was sentenced to 365 days in jail for criminal possession of a forged instrument. Fields was conditionally discharged for a period of two years following set conditions that there be no new offenses and that she pay restitution. On March 15, 2011, Fields possessed a forged check belonging to the account of George W. Blount.

  • Fiscal Court contributes $500 for memorial

    LaRue Fiscal Court voted unanimously July 8 to contribute $500 for the construction of a Kentucky National Guard Memorial in Frankfort, an amount each county in the state has been asked to donate, LaRue County Judge/executive Tommy Turner said.

    Magistrates also voted to contract for engineering services to repair sidewalks around the courthouse annex which Turner said are settling, and to revamp the parking lot.

    “We already have money in place set aside for this,” he said. Durrett Engineering of Hodgenville was approved for the work.