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Today's News

  • SCRTC seeks franchise in city

     South Central Rural Telephone Company would like to expand its services within Hodgenville city limits.

    Hodgenville City Council agreed April 14 to advertise for sealed bids on a 15-year nonexclusive franchise to give SCRTC a chance to extend telephone, Internet and video services from the county to the city.

    Bids are to be submitted to the city clerk.

  • Firefighter loses home to flames

    A Hodgenville couple lost their home Tuesday evening in a fire.
    James Michael “Mikey” Key and his family had lived in the residence, owned by Brian Streible, about six months.
    Key, a lieutenant for the Hodgenville Fire Department and assistant chief for the LaRue County squad, was in training at the firehouse when dispatch was notified about 8 p.m. of smoke coming from a white frame house on East Main Street.

  • Mount Zion celebrates 200 years of faith and family

    Abraham Lincoln was a 5-year-old boy playing on a farm a few miles to the northwest when Mount Zion Separate Baptist Church was constituted in 1814.   James Madison was president of the country and the Battle of New Orleans was still almost a year into the future.
    The land on which the church was built, at the northern edge of what is now Hart County (formed in 1819), was at that time part of Hardin County as was LaRue (1843).

  • District prepares for changes in teacher evaluations

    The Kentucky Department of Education, in compliance with federal programs, is mandating changes to teacher, principal and superintendent evaluations.
    At Monday night’s school board meeting, interim Superintendent Amanda Reed gave a report and answered questions about the new “Professional Growth and Effectiveness System.”
    According to the KDE website, the vision for PGES is to “have every student taught by an effective teacher and every school led by an effective principal.”

  • SPORTS SHORTS - April 23, 2014

    Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble
    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble is April 25. Rain date is May 9. For more information, call the Chamber at 270-358-3411.

    Cheer and mascot tryout at Campbellsville

  • PHOTO: Cruisin'

    Airisa Wolford and Aaron Wolford played with toy cars on Lincoln Square during Saturday's Goodtime Cruisers' Cruise-In.

  • Man charged with DUI, careless driving on way to court

    A Mount Sherman man was charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol Monday while on his way to court.
    Dalton R. Milby, 19, who listed his address as Phillips Lane, Hodgenville, Monday, was driving westbound on High Street about 8 a.m., according to a report by Officer James Richardson.
    The vehicle “slid through the stop sign due to his high rate of speed. Upon contact, subject admitted to driving poorly, stating he was late to court.”

  • Farm Calendar - April 23, 2014

    Kentucky elk hunt
    Hunters looking for a chance to check a Kentucky elk hunting adventure off their bucket list have until midnight April 30 to enter this year’s quota hunt drawing. Completing the online application at fw.ky.gov well ahead of time is encouraged to avoid the expected last-minute rush.
    Kentucky residents and those living out-of-state are eligible to apply for as many as two of the four permit types but can only be drawn for one. Each application costs $10.

  • School Calendar - April 23, 2014

    ALL SCHOOLS
    Last day of school
    The last day of school for students is June 4. Graduation is June 6.

    ALES
    ALES site-based council
    The ALES site-based decision-making council will meet at 5:35 p.m. on the second Monday of each month in the school’s conference room. Future dates are May 12 and June 9. For more information, call the school at 270-358-4112.

    HES
    Family Resource Center meeting

  • PHOTO: Tom turkey taken