Today's News

  • ENGAGEMENT: Sarah Lynn Dennis and Tyler Wells

     Tim and Suzanne Dennis of White Mills announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Sarah Lynn Dennis, to Tyler Wells, son of Dennis and Judy Wells of Hodgenville.

    The bride to be, a graduate of Central Hardin High School and a 2009 graduate of the University of Kentucky, is a mechanical engineer at Belcan Corporation in Lexington.

    The prospective groom, a graduate of LaRue County High School and a 2007 graduate of the University of Kentucky, is an electrical engineer employed at Lexmark Inc. in Lexington.

  • WEDDING: Meet Andrew and Liz Leckie

     Andrew Leckie and Liz Okeson, both of Lexington, were united in marriage before God, family and friends, May 26, 2012, at Cave Hill Vineyard in Eubank.

    The bride is the daughter of Obadiah and Rebekah Okeson of Hodgenville.

    The groom is the son of Carolyn Leckie of Paintsville and Drew Leckie of Lexington.

  • Some things just don't necessarily follow

     As I listen to various people and ponder statements made, it seems to me that some things just don't necessarily follow from initial statements.

    Take for an example: to help you remember, set up some “memory pegs” or associated ideas. But how in the world will doubling what I am trying to remember going to help me - when remembering is my basic challenge?

    Another goofy (to me) proposal:  if it is on the Internet it much be true, accurate, real. Says who else?  Who is the monitor for accuracy?

  • Prostate screening recommended at age 50

     The American Cancer Society reports that an estimated 241,740 American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year.

    As the second leading cause of cancer death among men, the disease will claim more than 28,170 lives in 2012. In Kentucky, almost 3,200 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year, and nearly 360 will die from this disease.

  • Western Kentucky University announces honors list

     Western Kentucky University has announced the students named to the Dean's and President's lists for the spring 2012 semester. Full-time undergraduate students with a semester grade-point average of 3.4 to 3.79 are named to the Dean's List. Students with a GPA of 3.8 to 4.0 are named to the President's List. Their names are marked with an asterisk (*).

    Students who have asked their information to be kept private will not be listed.

  • Food Service Inspections – May and June 2012

  • Four Hawks named to Baseball All-Region

     Figures the two teams who met in the 5th Region Baseball Tournament championship would dominate the all-region team this season.

    Central Hardin and LaRue County each placed a total of four players on the team. No other team had more than two selections. Central Hardin knocked off LaRue County, 4-2 to win its third consecutive region championship.

    LaRue County had senior Slade Owens named to the first team, while seniors Jesse Johnson and Kyle Sheeran and junior Cole Hughes were selected to the second team.

  • Building Permits – May 2012

     May Building and Rezoning Permits

    Information compiled from Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning records


    May 2 – John Gustafson – Pepper Road, Hodgenville – sun room and garage

    May 3 – Shawn Dones – Bardstown Road, Hodgenville – residence

    May 3 – Lincoln National Bank – 203 Woebegona Way, Hodgenville – residence

  • PHOTO: Mark Twain visits Ancestral Trails

     Ancestral Trails met earlier this month with Monie Matthews as guest speaker. He portrayed the writer Samuel Clemons also known as Mark Twain. He explained how he got his name and his adventures in the Civil War. Clemons’ parents were from Adair County. ATHS will meet again Friday, July 6 when Steve Mather will demonstrate his grave-dowsing skills at the Elizabethtown Cemetery.

  • County Clerk's Audit – year ending Dec. 31, 2011

     State Auditor Adam Edelen last week released the audit of the 2011 financial statement of LaRue County Clerk Linda Carter. State law requires the auditor to conduct annual audits of county clerks and sheriffs.

    The audit found that the clerk's financial statement presents fairly the revenues, expenditures, and excess fees of the LaRue County clerk in conformity with the regulatory basis of accounting.