• Guest editorial: Eminent domain battle

    Kentucky’s Rand Paul was one of only two Republicans in the Senate who voted to protect the property rights of those whose homes and farms lie in the path of the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline.

    Paul supports the crude-oil pipeline but saw that something bigger is at stake when private companies claim the power to seize property that is not theirs. Paul might have been playing to his Tea Party base, but his vote kept the faith with rural Kentuckians across the political spectrum.

  • JUST ASK: Why has the mayor not made an attempt to recover bond monies that is due to the City of Hodgenville?

    Generally speaking, a bond guarantees the honesty and faithful performance of a public official’s duties. Bonds protect the interest of taxpayers.

    The question revolves around the alleged wrongdoing by former city clerk/treasurer MaDonna Hornback. She has been indicted on 54 counts of abuse of public trust; and one count of theft by unlawful taking – but she is considered innocent unless or until proven guilty in a court of law.

    As city clerk/treasurer, Hornback was bonded.

  • Letter to the Editor

    Time to move Kentucky forward

    It’s time to move Kentucky forward. We are encouraged that two important leaders from both sides of the aisle, House Speaker Greg Stumbo (D) and Minority Leader Jeff Hoover (R) are doing just that though their leadership of a very important initiative to allow for greater control to be returned to local communities and citizens.

  • Maybe if they see it, something will change

    My name is Shianne Thompson and I am 12 years old.

    I live out in the country and every couple of weeks, me, my brother and mamaw or papaw go out and pick up cans on Edlin Hill in Roanoke. The last time me and my mamaw went out and picked up cans I asked her why people had to throw their trash out on our property. She told me just because they were too lazy to take it to the dump. The dump is five or six miles down the road.

  • Letter to the Editor

    Reconsider LIFT

  • ‘Own up to it’

    Clara Mae Druen, longtime subscriber of The LaRue County Herald News, called Monday to let us know someone – who either wasn’t paying attention to his driving or had to maneuver around something in the roadway – had struck her mailbox and newspaper box. The posts are twisted and will need to be replaced.

    The driver left behind his right front headlight.

  • A Forge of Men

    Twenty boys and twenty more

    Upon the practice field;

    Some pull their weight,

    Some at the gate,

    “Come boys, let’s do some more.”

    Twenty boys and twenty more

    All beside the field;

    The practice o’er,

    The match before,

    The waiting now a chore.

    Twenty boys and twenty more

    Engaged upon the field;

    Battle rages,

    Sound of ages,

    Some bloody, tired and sore.

    Twenty men and twenty more

  • Letters to the Editor

    Hosparus gives thanks

  • Letter to the Editor

    Blood drive a success, returns Dec. 9

    I want to thank the 29 individuals who volunteered to donate blood Tuesday at the Hodgenville Woman’s Club. We received 25 good units.

    A double thanks goes to Nick Boone and Junior Puyear for donating “double reds.”

    Thanks to Becky Loyall, Linda Stearman and Rob Brown for working at the drive. Thanks to The Sweet Shoppe for a tray of fudge.

    The blood drive is sponsored by the Hodgenville Woman’s Club and will return Dec. 9.

    Faye Puyear

    Volunteer Coordinator

  • Just Ask

    I believe Interim Mayor Kenny DeVore broke the law when he appointed Larry Davis to fulfill his term on city council. Could you check on it?



    We requested a copy of the City Council minutes from June 9 – the date of Davis’ appointment – and reviewed the video taken that night.

    The minutes say Mayor DeVore “suggested the appointment of Larry Davis to the vacant City Council seat. Glenda Wathen motioned to accept the recommendation and Jim Phelps seconded the motion. All council members approved.