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Today's News

  • BIRTH: Merrimans welcome Cameron Travis

    Ryleigh Ann Merriman would like to announce the arrival of her little brother, Cameron Travis Merriman.
    Cameron Travis was born Feb. 7, 2014, at Jewish Hospital, to Travis and Tiffany Merriman of Hodgenville. He weighed 9 pounds 1 ounce and was 20-inches long.
    Maternal grandparents are Bobby and Tammy Shoffner of Hodgenville.
    Paternal grandparents are Mike and Becky Merriman of Mooresville, Indiana.

  • City police join 'Click It or Ticket' campaign

    Motorists who refuse to wear their seatbelts – beware. Hodgenville Police Department is joining the national Click It or Ticket seatbelt enforcement mobilization on May 19 to help save lives by cracking down on those who won’t buckle up.
    “As motorists take to the roads to celebrate the long Memorial Day weekend, we want to ensure that everyone arrives at their destination safe and sound,” said Chief Steve Johnson. “We’ll be out in force – day and night – prepared to ticket anyone not wearing a seatbelt.”

  • Ag Market Day offers produce, burgers, activities

     The success of last summer’s Ag Market Day led to plans for a 2014 version.

    About 200 people attended the event, taking the opportunity to purchase locally produced vegetables, bedding plants, eggs and baked goods from 10 vendors.

    The LaRue County Extension office is sponsoring another Ag Market Day on May 20 – Primary Election Day. At least 15 vendors will set up booths at the Extension office at 807 Old Elizabethtown Road.

  • Lincoln Park to plant chestnut trees

     Workers at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park will plant 20 American chestnut trees at the picnic area on Saturday, May 17.  

    The blight-resistant trees, known as “Restoration Chestnuts 1.0,” are the products of The American Chestnut Foundation national breeding program which breed native American chestnuts with blight-resistant Chinese chestnuts. 

  • Court Briefs - May 14, 2014

    Final sentence

    Chrystal Lynn York (1984) pleaded guilty to attempt to manufacture methamphetamine April 21 in LaRue Circuit Court. She was sentenced to five years, suspended and probated. 

  • HES students compete in Special Olympics

    Four students from Hodgenville Elementary School competed in Special Olympics 

    Kentucky Area 4 Spring Regional Events in Louisville on May 10.

    More than 200 athletes competed in track and field events. Participants competed against other athletes of the same gender, age and ability.

    Emma Grace Pepper took first in the 50-meter dash and first in the softball throw.

    Austin Blackburn took fifth in the 50-meter dash and first in the softball throw.

    Skyler Rutledge took third in the 50-meter dash and fourth in the softball throw.

  • Gov. Beshear fires back at Sun

    I’m accustomed now to critics’ misleading statements about the Affordable Care Act, but a recent editorial in this newspaper was so breathtakingly disingenuous that it demands a factual response. That a newspaper of this size would trot out such unsubstantiated tripe disguised as analysis is a disservice to its readers.

  • PHOTO: Senior Lady Hawks honored

    The senior Lady Hawks and their parents were honored last week at a varsity softball game. From left, Samantha Drake, Peyton Gardner, Courtney Johnson and Brigitte Skaggs.

  • Paden honored by Cumberland University

     

    Former LaRue County High School wrestler Nick Paden has been named a Mid-South Conference Academic All-Conference Scholar Athlete. To be eligible to receive the award a student athlete must maintain a cumulative 3.25 GPA and be at least a sophomore.

    Through his sophomore year, Paden has a perfect 4.0 GPA in a dual major of mathematics and secondary education.

    Cumberland University had eight wrestlers to be named as Academic All-Conference Scholar Athletes, the most of any school in the conference. 

  • Trio to cheer at WKU

     Three LaRue County High School seniors will be cheering this fall at Western Kentucky University. Emily Armes, Taylor Dawson and Meredith Lindsey survived the final cuts at the WKU tryouts.

    The tryout consisted of four days of intense workouts and interviews. Nearly 100 cheerleaders – including current WKU cheerleaders – from across the state and country tried out for the co-ed and all-girl squads.