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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Community Thanksgiving service set for Tuesday

    A Thanksgiving community worship and praise service is planned for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22.
    The event, sponsored by the LaRue County Ministerial Association, will be held in First Baptist Church Hodgenville at 730 Tonieville Road.
    “This wonderful gathering is a time for fellowship and community worship in giving thanks to our creator and savior and giving thanks for our great community,” said Jenn Mayfield, one of the service’s organizers.

  • Relay rally focuses on survival

    I am tired and I am weak
    Sometimes I ask why me
    But I have faith and I believe
    That I am strong
    From “I am Strong” by The Grascals

    LaRue County’s Relay for Life — the fundraiser that benefits the American Cancer Society — is entering its 15th year.

  • Centennial celebration mimics Memorial's original dedication

    One hundred years ago, 3,000 people attended the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial Building at what is now Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park. They turned out in droves – with many dignitaries arriving on trains from other states, according to news accounts.

  • KHSAA looks at soccer changes

    The KHSAA team sports committee is considering wide-reaching soccer realignment.
    Currently, the 5th Region in soccer consists of Bardstown, Bethlehem, Bullitt Central, Bullitt East, LaRue County, Nelson County and North Bullitt in the 9th District and Central Hardin, Elizabethtown, Fort Knox, John Hardin, Meade County and North Hardin in the 10th District.
    The goal of the realignment is to keep soccer schools in the same region, and hopefully the same district, as basketball, baseball, softball and volleyball.

  • Pay for college

    If you decided to go to college, or if you are already in college, you have made a good financial choice. Kentuckians with bachelor’s degrees typically earn $16,000 more annually than people with high school diplomas.
    But you need to find the best way to pay for that college education, preferably with money you do not have to pay back. These tips from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority may help.

  • School Calendar updated 11-16

    ALL SCHOOLS
    Schools will be closed Nov. 23-25 and Dec. 19-30.

    ALES
    Site-based council schedule
    The ALES site-based council meetings will be 5:30 p.m. Dec. 12, Jan. 9, Feb. 13, March 12, April 16 and May 14 in the conference room.
    For more information, call the school at 358-4112.

    Independent readers
    Independent readers may stay after school until 4:15 p.m. each Tuesday in the library.

    Jumping Hawks

  • Memorial Dinner set for Dec. 4

    Thanks to the generosity of LaRue Countians, the Kelly Dean Sanders Memorial Fund, since its inception in the late 1960s, has provided clothes and other assistance to thousands of LaRue County students who have needed help.
    The major moneymaker to keep the fund active is the Kelly Dean Sanders Memorial Dinner which this year will be held at the newly remodeled LaRue County High School cafeteria Dec. 4 from noon until 2 p.m.