• Fields' family provides information on fallen soldier

     More information has been provided about Lonnie Dale Fields, a local soldier who was killed in Vietnam in November 1970.

    Tammie Fields, who is married to Lonnie’s younger brother, Rickie, brought in a plaque that once was displayed in East Hardin High School. 

    Plaques were presented also to families of Thomas Jackson Barnes, Alvin Coy Knight and Dennis Lee Vance – all East Hardin students who died in Vietnam, according to a newspaper clipping.

  • City's only female mayor shares memories after retiring from political scene

     After decades of serving the City of Hodgenville, Glenda Wathen has retired from the political scene. 

    The long-time member of Hodgenville City Council did not seek re-election last year. She attended her final meeting of the council in December.

    Wathen served in numerous capacities over the years, including as mayor. 

  • Officials learn their 'Duty Under the Law' through free booklet

     Local leaders will be learning soon about their “Duty Under the Law.”

    A few legislative sessions ago, Rep. Derrick Graham, D-Frankfort, introduced legislation and got it through both chambers that require elected or appointed public officials to learn all about Open Meetings and Open Records laws in the Commonwealth.

  • Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning Permits

     November 2014

    Robert Jewell, Weldon Loop Road, Upton, land division

    James Carroll, Country Lane, Magnolia, garage

    Alissa Walker, Plouvier Road, conditional use permit

    Bella Development, 350 Commerce Drive, Hodgenville, zoning

    David Graham, Mill Road, storage

    Doc Meredith, Old E-town Road, Hodgenville, porch

    Johnny Shofner, Upton Road, Magnolia, residence

    Charles Slayton, J.E.Jones Road, Magnolia, land division

    D.W. Cruse, Airline Road, Sonora, residence

  • Fort Knox holds listening session; more than 500 attend

     Still reeling from the loss of 3,000 soldiers and Fort Knox’s only combat brigade last year, state and local officials and the community gave their best arguments Jan. 6 against losing 4,100 more.

  • Park employees retire, leave behind ‘big shoes’

    Two longtime employees of Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park have retired.

    Friday was the last day of work for Park Ranger Patti Reynolds and Administrative Officer Rebecca Gary. Between the two of them, they have spent 70 years educating the public about and preserving the legacy of Abraham Lincoln.

    Park Superintendent Bill Justice said Reynolds and Gary have left behind “some really big shoes.” Both helped him learn his job and “avoid pitfalls” when he was hired in 2011.

  • U.S. Rep. Guthrie announces new Washington office

    Congressman Brett Guthrie announced Dec. 15 that he’s making a move.

    Guthrie’s office since 2010 has been in Room 308 of the Cannon House Office Building. As the press release said, the building was built in 1905 and will soon begin a 10-year renovation. As a result, Guthrie had to find a new office.

    The new digs are located in Room 2434 of the Rayburn House Office Building. His phone number remains the same, 202-225-3501.  

  • PHOTO: New City officer
  • PHOTO: Sheriff sworn in
  • Fiscal Court: Properties rezoned

    LaRue County Fiscal Court concurred with planning and zoning’s approval of rezoning several parcels of land as the magistrates met at the courthouse in Hodgenville Dec. 16.

    Four of the properties, rezoned from A1 to R1B, were located on Campbellsville Road near Morning Star Road. They included 3.14 acres, owner Jason Humphrey; 4.05 acres, Thomas Wescott; 4.4 acres, Peggy Reeves, and 4.2 acres, Harry Watts.