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Today's News

  • It's time to start thinking about next election

    Election Day 2011 is history though the official certification of results by the Kentucky State Board of Elections is scheduled for Nov. 28. While most Kentuckians are moving into the advent of the holiday season and a new year, the election season rarely has a breather.  
    Candidates who intend to run on the 2012 primary or general ballot have begun filing their paperwork with Secretary of State Elaine Walker’s office in Frankfort. Qualified candidates will appear on the May 22 primary or the Nov. 6 general election ballot.

  • State Main Street touts virtue of shopping in town

    A new campaign to encourage consumers to "Shop Downtown This Holiday Season" is being launched by the Kentucky Main Street Program, as a means to drive retail sales to local businesses, keep money circulating in the local economy, and help cultivate the unique character that differentiates communities across the state.
    It is the most recent in a series of  "shop local" holiday season campaigns featured by KYMS.

  • PHOTO: Santa without snow

    Tom Smith AKA Santa gave carriage rides around Magnolia Saturday as Magnolia Mall held a holiday open house and the fire department held a chili supper and silent auction.

  • Middle School recognizes veterans

    Several veterans, community members and students attended the LaRue County Middle School’s Veterans Day ceremony Friday.
    South Fork Baptist Church pastor Jonathan Carl was the event’s guest speaker.
    Carl, a West Point Military Academy graduate and Iraq War veteran, spoke of battles fought, battles currently ongoing and battles of the future.

  • A closer look at the Lincoln Memorial Building

    First-time visitors to the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site are sometimes surprised to see what appears to be a gleaming Greek temple situated on a small wooded hillside. It’s a stark contrast to the rural landscape they’ve seen since leaving Interstate 65.

  • PHOTO: Rotary Club learns about Hosparus

    Jamie Disselkamp spoke to the Hodgenville Rotary Club on Nov. 10. She made a presentation on behalf of Hosparus. Pictured are Carlton Puryear, left, and Disselkamp.

  • COURT BRIEFS - November 16, 2011

    Guilty plea
    Angel Montgomery (1975) entered a guilty plea to an amended count of complicity, first-degree trafficking in controlled substance, less than four grams with a recommended sentence of two years to run consecutively with all other cases. All other charges dismissed. Final sentencing is Nov. 21.

    Complicity
    An Elizabethtown man who was seriously injured in a one-step meth lab explosion more than a year ago has pleaded guilty to amended charges Oct. 28 in LaRue Circuit Court.

  • COLUMN: Veterans deserve our show of respect

    Veterans Day, celebrated annually on Nov. 11, was set aside as a day to be dedicated to honor veterans who selflessly exhibited patriotism, love for country and willingness to take the sacrifice that accompanies serving our great nation.
    The day often is celebrated with patriotic ceremonies, speeches, presentations and parades. It is most definitely a day in which the community should support and be involved – wholeheartedly.

  • Columnist's words brings World War II to life

    This time of year – deer hunting season, that is – reminds me of my Uncle Hardin, my dad’s older brother.
    Only those who knew James Harding Powell as a child called him “Hardin.’” When he became an adult and moved on to bigger things, he was known as “Jim.”

  • City needs 'proactive' repairs on water, sewer lines

    The sewer and water lines in the City of Hodgenville are in need of repair or replacement. The water tower by LaRue County High School is in need of “rehab” and the city eventually will be tagged with a violation if it isn’t fixed, Mayor Terry Cruse told city council members Monday.
    Cruse said “proactive measures” need to be taken.