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  • Field fire put out quickly
  • Tree falls across Greensburg Road
  • Engagement - July 8, 2015


    Mr. and Mrs. Dale Keith of Hodgenville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jaime Lea Keith, to Ryan Allen Price, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clay Price of Magnolia.

    The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Norma Keith and the late R.K. Keith, and Anna Mae Miller and the late Donald G. Miller. The prospective groom is the grandson of Margie Price and the late Shelby Price and Geneva Chase and the late Earl Goff.

  • News Briefs - July 8, 2015

    State property tax rate to remain the same

    The Kentucky Department of Revenue has set the 2015 State Real Property Tax Rate at 12.2 cents per $100 of assessed value.  Kentucky Revised Statute 132.020 requires the Department of Revenue to set the real property rate no later than July 1 of each year.

  • Supporting a culture of entrepreneurship

    As we work to fuel innovation, create jobs and drive our economy forward, it’s important that we take steps to encourage entrepreneurship.

    “All businesses once were start-ups founded by entrepreneurs,” noted Rick Johnson, program director for Kentucky Innovation Network at the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation.

  • Conway signs letter urging strong data security law

    On Tuesday, Attorney General Jack Conway joined a bipartisan effort to ensure that any future federal data breach notification or data security law is effective and provides consumers with the best protection. Conway and 46 other state attorneys general sent a multistate letter to members of the U.S. Congress emphasizing the importance of maintaining states’ authority to enforce data breach and data security laws, and their ability to enact laws to address future data security risks.

  • Fast and furious flooding

    Hodgenville Mayor Kenny Devore declared a state of emergency after the city received more than five inches of rain within a three-hour period last Friday, July 3.

    According to the National Weather Service, Hodgenville received more than five inches of rain last Friday, with more than six inches of rain reported within a two-mile radius of downtown.

  • Smith is new Upton mayor

    The City of Upton has a new mayor after the recent resignation of former mayor Chris Hines.

    The Upton Council voted unanimously to appoint Councilmember Melissa “Missey” Smith as mayor during their monthly meeting on June 16. Smith filled the vacancy left by Hines, who resigned as mayor on May 19, after moving outside of the city limits.

    As a result of Smith being appointed mayor, her council seat is now vacant.

  • Walking Lincoln’s path

    Josh Kimble likes Abraham Lincoln. He is so impressed with the 16th president of the United States, he is walking from Hodgenville to Springfield, Ill., to honor him.

    Josh, 17, of Radcliff, started out Wednesday, July 1, from the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park on the first few miles of the journey.

    “I like Lincoln,” he said of the president. “And Mary Todd.”

    Josh, who has Down Syndrome, plans to complete the journey to raise awareness of people with many kinds of disabilities.

  • Beshear visits LaRue, talks to Hodgenville Rotary

    Andy Beshear, the Democratic candidate Kentucky’s Attorney General, told the Hodgenville Rotary Club meeting last week that if elected, he would fight for the safety and wellbeing of all Kentuckians.

    Beshear spoke at the meeting as a part of his statewide campaign for attorney general. Beshear was unopposed in the May primary and will face Republican Whitney Westerfield in November’s general election.