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Today's News

  • 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.

  • CITY COUNCIL: Dispute over land status gets feisty

    A Hodgenville couple received a green light Monday from Hodgen­ville City Council to begin building a house on Fairview Drive.
    That sounds simple enough – but to Bobby and Bonnie Wright, it has proven to be one aggravation after another.
    The Wrights planned to give a granddaughter an acre of land to build a home. In September, they contacted Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning to have the property zoned from agriculture to residential.

  • Hard luck or a fib?

    A slender, well-dressed, coiffed woman has been making the rounds of small Hodgenville businesses, counting on the kindness of strangers to “help her get home.”
    Her story keeps changing and she has stayed in the area for at least two weeks, long enough for business owners to start warning others of what they believe to be a scam.
    Kathy Stillwell, owner of Country Cuttin’, said the woman entered her style shop in downtown Hodgenville and asked for help.

  • While working horse-car crash, deputy witnesses second collision

    Law enforcement from three counties and Kentucky State Police searched the Ball Hollow area of LaRue County for several hours Thursday night, looking for a person involved in a wreck.
    Ira Bloyd Jr., part-time deputy and LaRue County constable, received a call about a vehicle vs. horse crash on Campbellsville Road about eight miles from Hodgenville near the intersection with Skaggs Road.