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Today's News

  • Challenge Grant benefits Museum

    The challenge has been made, and the community is being asked to accept the challenge to help support the longevity of a local non-profit organization, The Lincoln Museum. But time is running out.

  • This Week at the Capitol: March 4 - 7, 2019

    While issues of the day command much of the focus during sessions of the Kentucky General Assembly, lawmakers also find opportunities to plan ahead for issues expected to arise in the coming years.

    That was the case this week as lawmakers furthered preparations for Kentucky’s participation in the 2020 U.S. Census. A resolution that passed the House chamber urges local communities across Kentucky to establish Complete Count Committees to localize Census efforts with the goal of ensuring maximum response for the federal government’s population count.

  • ‘In God We Trust’ may be displayed at public schools soon

    Legislation to mandate the national motto “In God We Trust” be displayed prominently in every public school in Kentucky unanimously passed the Senate Education Committee on Monday.

    Rep.  Brandon Reed, R-Hodgenville, says his bill would require the motto to be displayed at every public elementary, middle and high school in Kentucky, starting with the 2019-2020 school year.

  • LG&E and KU reach agreement

    Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company have reached an agreement with the intervening parties to their rate review that will allow the companies to continue to invest in Kentucky while providing safe and reliable energy to their customers.

    The agreement and the rate review are still subject to the review and approval of the Kentucky Public Service Commission, who must also rule on the limited number of issues to which the parties could not reach agreement including the amount of the residential basic service charge. 

  • Senator Rand Paul nominates Gerald Ray Wimsett

    On March 7 U.S. Senator Rand Paul announced his nominations to the U.S. service academies. Among 37 other individuals, Gerald Ray Wimsett, from New Haven, was nominated to be appointed to the United States Merchant Marine Academy.

  • Superintendents against House Bill 205

    Four superintendents from LaRue and surrounding counties have spoken out against House Bill 205, stating it would take money away from their school districts.

    LaRue County School Superintendent David Raleigh is one of the four local superintendents to voice his opinion of the Bill. The superintendents collectively issued a news release opposing House Bill 205.

  • Special Called School Board Meeting

    The LaRue County Board of Education held a special called board meeting on Wednesday, March 6. The board meeting was originally called to be a working session, but was later changed to be a special called meeting so that the board would be able to vote on items on the agenda.

  • Blanton Road Bridge Replacement

    The green light has been given for the long-awaited replacement of Blanton Road Bridge near Athertonville and the paving of Airline and Slack Roads.

    LaRue County Judge-Executive Tommy Turner told magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville March 12 that the Army Corps of Engineers last week had given “stream encroachment” permission, paving the way for a replacement bridge to be built which will end school buses and other large vehicles from having to take long detours to reach their destinations.

  • BBB March 2019 Hot Topics

    1 Employment Scams

    BBB’s Scam Tracker 2018 Risk Report! Employment scams had more instances and higher losses than any other scam reported to BBB in 2018. The ten riskiest scams of 2018 were: employment, online purchase, fake checks/money orders, home improvement, advance fee loans, romance, tech support, investment, travel/vacation, and government grant. Get the full report at BBB.org/RiskReport.

    2 Executive placement scams.

  • Hodgenville Family Medicine accepting new patients

    LaRue County community leaders and HMH officials celebrated the completion of Hardin Memorial Health (HMH) Medical Group’s newest location – HMH Medical Group Hodgenville Family Medicine on Thursday, Feb. 28.

     The new 7,400 square-foot state-of-the-art facility, located at 145 Lincoln Drive in Hodgenville, began caring for patients Monday, March 4.