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Today's News

  • First Baptist Hodgenville celebrates 133 years

    First Baptist Hodgenville celebrated its 133rd anniversary and 80th annual homecoming last weekend.

    There were several events in conjunction with the celebration including the Hubbard Cemetery program at First Baptist Hodgenville, the Georgetown school reunion and the annual Cobb family reunion.

    After Sunday school, the crowd began to gather in the vestibule and church grounds to be sure to get a seat for the morning service. The crowd assembled inside, and in less than 30 minutes, the church was packed and more chairs were added to seat the overflow crowd.

  • Church Calendar -August 14, 2013

    Pikeview Baptist
    Bro. Seth Buckner will preach 6:30 p.m. CDT Aug 13 at Pikeview Baptist Church. The Buckner family will perform special music. For more information, call Bro. Buckner at 270-991-9887.

    Evening of praise at Church of Christ
    LaRue County Church of Christ, Old E’town Road, Hodgenville, will host a “summer evening of praise” 8 p.m. Aug. 16 with guest speaker Andy Baker and congregational singing. For more information, call 358-9812.

  • America’s founding fathers believed in Christian principles

    There exists in our country a decided lack of understanding of many people.

  • Beliefs make a difference

    Our beliefs are very important for they control our lives and our destinies.  Paul says they are responsible for changing us from the kingdom of darkness to the kingdom of light (Colossians 1:13-14). He goes ahead to say that our beliefs make a difference in the way we live (Colossians 3:1-17). Because we believe in Christ there are things which are to be put out of our daily lives and other things which are to be included.

    Belief in God’s love for us changes us for time and eternity. “For God so loved …” (John 3:16)

  • Just Ask -August 14, 2013

    People’s Garden
    Who is responsible for the fenced-in garden area at the picnic area at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park?
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    According to Park Superintendent William Justice, the garden in the picnic area of the park is a “People’s Garden.”

    The project was started by Steve Meredith who is with the Commonwealth of Kentucky. He has been working with the state FFA to maintain the garden.
    Justice offered the following:

  • Pipeline wants to know who, what, where and why

    Thursday’s open house hosted by Williams and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners was interesting. There was some protesting done by singing nuns (you’ve got to love singing nuns) who offered a bit of distraction, and others carrying signs.

    There is a lot of vocal opposition to the pipeline, which, if built, will carry highly toxic and flammable chemicals, right under LaRue County. The company is trying to obtain easements from property owners so they can have the pipeline operational by 2015.

  • Chamber, Leadership unveil State Fair Booth
  • Young found not guilty

    A Jefferson County jury has returned a not guilty verdict in the Josh Young murder trial.

    The six-day trial ended Friday with Young, 17, being acquitted on charges of murder and tampering with physical evidence.

    Young was accused of beating his stepbrother, 14-year-old Trey Zwicker, to death, in 2011.

    Young’s father Joshua Gouker pleaded guilty to the murder and was sentenced to life in prison.

    Zwicker’s body was found in a ditch near Liberty High School, not far from his home.

  • City Council: Rocks, rights, agenda discussed

    Two Hodgenville residents battled Monday with Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse and City Clerk MaDonna Hornback over three large rocks that were taken from a construction site.

    Donna Rodehaver and Don Costello asked to be added to City Council’s agenda to discuss the removal of rocks from Costello’s property on Smith Street.
    Rodehaver passed a one-page statement to council members; Cruse asked for them to read it before Rodehaver read it aloud.

  • Fiscal Court: Tax rate set, Education Center ‘embarrassing’

    LaRue County magistrates, meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Aug. 12, set a 2013-14 tax rate of 18.65 cents per $100 real property assessment.

    Tommy Turner, judge-executive, said the rate fell below the state recommendation of 20.1 cents and also below the 19.4 compensating rate. He explained to the court that the compensating tax produces an amount of revenue approximately equal to that produced in the preceding year from real property.