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Today's News

  • Family loses home to fire

    Rodney and Magen Baird Thompson lost their East Leafdale Road home to a fire Thursday, Feb. 6.
    The flames broke out about 9:30 a.m. and the efforts of Buffalo, LaRue and Magnolia firefighters were hampered due to the freezing temperatures and slick roadways.
    The home was a loss, according to Buffalo Fire Chief Wendell Perkins. The fire was fully involved when the volunteers arrived – and the flames had burned through the roof and the center of the house. Rodney Thompson was asleep at home when the fire broke out and was wakened by the smoke.

  • City Council makes changes

    Hodgenville City Council adopted a pair of municipal orders Monday – and tabled a third.
    The council members voted to identify all City vehicles with a “City of Hodgenville” decal “placed prominently on the front door on each side if the vehicle has doors. If the vehicle does not have doors or the decal would obstruct the operator’s vision, then it will be placed where the decal is readily visible to the public.”
    The vehicles are to be numbered in a similar fashion and display standard government license plates.

  • Two named to EKU's President's List

    Eastern Kentucky University has announced that 1,248 students earned President’s List honors for the fall semester.
    Local students honored are:
    • Christian Carl Pope of Hodgenville, a sophomore psychology major;
    • Russell Taylor Despain of Campbellsville, a senior aviation major at EKU;
    The President’s List was established by the University to recognize outstanding academic achievement. It is bestowed upon full-time undergraduate students who attain a perfect 4.0 grade point average for a semester.
     

  • School Calendar - Feb. 12, 2014

    ALES
    ALES site-based council

    The ALES site-based decision-making council will meet 5:35 p.m. Feb. 24. For more information, call 270-358-4112.

    LCMS
    LCMS site-based council

    The LCMS site-based council meets at 4:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month. For more information, call the school at 270-358-3196.

    OTHER
    Wee Time

  • Farm Calendar - Feb. 12, 2014

    Pork producers meet
    The LaRue County Pork Association will meet 7 p.m. Feb. 17 at the LaRue County Extension office in Hodgenville. All interested individuals are invited to attend.

    Farmers market planning
    A meeting to discuss a LaRue County farmers market, or ag market days will be 1:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at the LaRue County Extension office. Previous and potential vendors of the farmers market or last year’s ag market day are encouraged to attend the meeting.

    Kentucky Alfalfa Conference

  • Community Calendar - Feb. 12, 2014

     Lincoln Birthday Luncheon 

  • Fundrai$ers - Feb. 12, 2014

     Benefit for Thompson family: DATE CHANGE TO MARCH 8

  • Sweetheart Tales: Three Valentine stories by readers

     We asked our readers to share their love stories ­– or those of their loved ones – with us. Three women took the challenge. Many thanks to Diane Skaggs Osborne, Reba Skaggs Duell and Rosanna Williams.

     

    He got what he prayed for

    The first time my Dad, J.D. Skaggs, took my mom, Rachel Sidebottom, on a date, he came home and prayed all night to his sweet Lord for her to be his wife.  

    He said he loved her from the very beginning.

  • Just ASK: 1940 Census Inmate

     Shirley Childress provided insight for last week’s Just Ask question about the 1940 Census.

  • Wild, wintry weather closes schools, snaps lines, endangers salt supply

     About 900 LaRue Countians were without electricity at the height of last week’s ice storm.