Local News

  • Nancy’s holds ribbon-cutting for holiday location

    Nancy’s Gifts and Florist has opened a new location.

    The Hodgenville-based crafts shop has opened a temporary “holiday location” at 108 North Lincoln Blvd., next door to Smith Drug Store, just off Lincoln Square.

    Nancy Alexander, the store’s owner, said she’s using the second location primarily for Christmas and holiday items, to avoid clutter at the main store, located at 107 Main Street.

  • PHOTO: Hat Day at Daycare
  • Global Entrepreneurship Week events invite innovators to take the next step

    All around our community, we see the impact of entrepreneurship. It’s driving innovative new products and services to the market. It’s strengthening our economy. It’s creating new opportunities.

    It is certainly worth celebrating. The Lincoln Trail region will do just that during Global Entrepreneurship Week, Nov. 17-23.

  • ECTC presents series of seminars

    The Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Social and Behavioral Sciences Division presents a series of seminars in conjunction with ECTC’s 50th Anniversary. The seminars will be held at 6 p.m. in room 212 of the Regional Postsecondary Center.

    “Civil Rights Act of 1964: 50 Years of Social Change,” will be presented by Dr. Sarah Ballard, Coordinator of ECTC’s Springfield Campus, on Nov. 13.

  • Shopko Hometown to expand grocery department

    Shopko Hometown is unveiling some changes, including a renovation and expansion of its grocery department to better meet the needs of its customers.

     “These changes are in response to feedback from our customers as part of our effort to ensure we are listening to them so we can best serve their grocery needs,” said Tom Abbott, senior vice president of Hometown Stores. “Our expansion of grocery options will make it possible for our customers to do more of their shopping right in their hometowns, saving them valuable time and money.”

  • City Council: Fire truck arrives, updates given

    Hodgenville City Council got a close-up look Monday night at their latest purchase: a 1990 fire truck with a 95-foot ladder. A couple of them even took a ride in the bucket.

    Firefighter Chuck Lee operated the controls that lifted the self-leveling bucket above one of the tallest buildings in town – Hodgenville City Hall. The ladder continued to stretch several feet above the bell tower, providing a bird’s eye view – and a firefighter’s view – of surrounding structures.

    Lee and Fire Chief Wally Sparks picked up the truck

  • Grave marking ceremony will be held at Little Mount

    There are many little known historical facts that are hidden at the Little Mount Cemetery. The most often asked question is “Where is it”?

    One of these secrets will be revealed at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15. The Little Mount Cemetery will be the site of a formal grave marking ceremony of one of our Revolutionary War patriots. (In the case of bad weather the service will be held at Ovesen Heights Baptist Church). A reception will be held at the church following the ceremony.

  • Police Log

    Suspicious activity

    Hodgenville City Police responded to a report of suspicious activity around the city maintenance garage about 10:30 p.m. Oct. 18. A woman “dressed all in black was observed crawling through the parking lot.”

    When confronted, the woman “fled on foot toward the water department.”

    Attempted break-in, vandalism at fairgrounds

  • PHOTO: Head-on crash
  • Davis pleads not guilty to manslaughter

    A Bonnieville man, who faces numerous felony accounts after a traffic stop turned up a dead body in the passenger seat of the car he was driving, pleaded not guilty to charges Wednesday in LaRue District Court.

    Jason R. Davis, 37, was charged with second-degree manslaughter, abuse of a corpse, tampering with physical evidence, failure of person to report death, and possession of drug paraphernalia.