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Today's News

  • City seeks new clerk/treasurer

    Interim Mayor Kenny DeVore presided over Thursday’s special called meeting of Hodgenville City Council.

    The agenda included first reading of the 2014-15 budget ordinance, request to advertise the position of city clerk/treasurer, and nominate and appoint a personnel and recommendation committee.

    Deputy Clerk Debbie Rucker filled in as city clerk during the meeting.

  • Board approves sawmill on Sonora Road

    A Hodgenville man was granted a conditional use permit for operation of a sawmill June 2 by the Land of Lincoln Board of Adjustments.

    The decision to grant Mose Yoder his permit came after two public hearings, where several residents expressed their concerns about road and environmental safety. The final vote was taken after a closed executive session that may have been a violation of the state’s Open Meeting Law.

  • Attorney: Release of documents may 'inflame passions'

     

    Ron Mather, the attorney representing former Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse and former City Clerk/Treasurer MaDonna Hornback submitted a memorandum to the court last week in an effort to keep confidential certain communications between his clients. He asked that the material “be returned or permanently sealed.”

  • Eric Hughes takes helm at HES

    Eric Hughes has been selected as principal at Hodgenville Elementary School.

    The HES site-based decision-making council announced the decision Wednesday afternoon.

    Nineteen people applied for the position, according to Superintendent Sam Sanders. The SBDM also used an online survey which gave everyone in the community a chance to have input. The top traits requested in the survey were: honesty, supports and works well with staff, and values staff morale.

    Five people were interviewed – and Hughes was the unanimous choice.

  • Severe burns take life of retired Magnolia fire chief

    Norman Heath, 76, a long-time community volunteer and firefighter, died June 5, as a result of severe burns.

    Heath, who served as Magnolia fire chief for a number of years, was injured at his home on Upton Road early Thursday. 

    His daughter, Lorrie McCoy, said family members were taking turns checking on her father and helping him get his day started. When she went inside the house that morning, she found him lying on the floor. He had suffered severe burns to his legs and torso. She believes his clothing caught fire from a tobacco pipe or lighter.

  • Paden named to Cumberland's Dean's List

     

    Cumberland University announced the spring semester Dean’s List last week, which included 137 current and former student-athletes and athletic training majors. The honor is reserved for students who have achieved a grade-point-average of 3.50 or above on all classes attempted during the spring semester. 

  • GED commencement is Monday, students ace tests

    LaRue County Schools’ GED graduates will hold commencement exercises 6 p.m. June 16 in LaRue County High School’s auditorium.

    Sarah Hornback, family services director, said the 23 students who completed general education development requirements this year did so for a variety of reasons.

    “Some did it as a family role model; some, to get a job or a better job,” said Hornback. “For others, it was to fulfill a personal goal they have set, or because they want to go to college.”

  • Sports Shorts - June 11, 2014

     Youth softball meeting

    There will be a LaRue County Youth Softball meeting at 6 p.m. June 12 at the LaRue County Park and Recreation building. New officers will be elected and future activities discussed.

    FREE: Basketball camp

    Paul Handley will sponsor a free basketball camp for students in grades 1-12 from 8:30 a.m. to noon June 17-20 at his home, 1982 Campbellsville Road, Hodgenville. Application to participate is required and may be turned in before camp or on the first day of camp. For more information, call 270-723-8183 or 270-358-4283.

  • Summer camps provide sports fun, instruction

    Various LaRue County High School athletic programs are offering local youth opportunities to get involved with summer camps.

    Below is a preview of the summer youth camps:

    Girls Basketball

    The LCHS girls basketball program is offering a skills camp July 21-23 for any kindergarten through eighth-grade student. Lady Hawks Coach Travis Wootton, along with his staff and players, will offer fundamental instruction.

    The kindergarten to third-grade class will be 10-11:30 a.m.; fourth-grade to eighth-grade will be noon to 2 p.m.

  • Skaggs, Gardner named to All-Region Team

    Two Lady Hawks – senior pitcher/first baseman Brigitte Skaggs and senior center fielder Peyton Gardner – were named to the 5th Region Fastpitch Coaches Association’s All-Region Team.