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Today's News

  • ANNIVERSARY: 25 years for Todd and Melinda Skaggs

    Todd Ray Skaggs and Melinda Elliott Skaggs, of Hodgenville, recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary.

    Todd is co-owner of Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home in Hodgenville and Dixon-Rogers Funeral Home in Magnolia. He also serves as LaRue County coroner. 

    Melinda is a nurse with Elizabethtown Physicians for Women.

    They have two children, Trevor, a student at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, and Mallory, a sophomore at LaRue County High School.

  • HES SBDM Council holds special meeting

     The Hodgenville Elementary School Site-Based Decision-Making Council will have a special called business meeting at 4 p.m. May 5 in the school’s library.

  • City Council hears testimony

    Hodgenville City Council met Thursday evening in a public hearing to consider removing Mayor Terry Cruse from office.

    The council's attorney presented evidence garnered from a Kentucky State Police investigation, along with alleged violations of city ordinances and state law.

    Cruse's attorney, Ron Mather, called one witness, Police Chief Steve Johnson. The moderator adjourned the meeting before cross examination could commence.

    The hearing will continue at 9 a.m. May 15.

  • Students recognized by Campbellsville University

     Campbellsville University recognized outstanding faculty, staff, and students during this year's annual Honors and Awards Day ceremony.

    Kaitlyn Brooke Skaggs of New Haven received an academic award in Social Studies and graduated cum laude, with a grade point average of 3.5-3.69.

    Christian Michelle Nally of New Haven also graduated cum laude.

    Megan Elizabeth Mier of Buffalo graduated summa cum laude with a grade point average of 3.85-4.0.

    Alpha Chi inductees for 2013-2014 included Lucas Ryan Pepper of Hodgenville.

  • PHOTO: Students learn to 'Kick Butts'
  • COLUMN: Meet Dana Jolly in The Obscure Alcove

     

    Over the course of the last few months, as I have featured various books and concepts for you to consider, it is with the idea that there are resources in your local library that you may have overlooked.

  • COLUMN: God bless our mothers

     Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies.

    The classic description of Christian womanhood and motherhood is found in Proverbs 31:10-31. This passage gives the virtues and characteristics of the Christian wife and mother. Reading Proverbs we realize their influence is immeasurable and irreplaceable.

  • PHOTO: Rotary guest
  • Pipeline companies halt project

     The proposed Bluegrass Pipeline, which would have crossed a dozen Kentucky counties over a 180-mile route – including LaRue County – appears to be dead.

    Williams Co. and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, the two energy companies behind the controversial project, announced Monday that they could not put together a large enough customer base for natural gas liquids to make the project viable.

    NGLs are used in plastics and commercial fuel – and are generally classed as hazardous materials.

  • Park and Rec volunteers unveil improvements

      Several hundred people of all ages swarmed over the refurbished LaRue County Park and Recreation fields April 21 for Opening Day ceremonies. 

    Boys and girls wearing crisp new uniforms, their parents, families and coaches stood at attention for the National Anthem, Pledge of Allegiance and the honorary first pitch by local politicians.