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Today's News

  • Council holds first reading of sewer ordinance

     Hodgenville City Council held first reading Monday of a sewer use ordinance.

    The 47-page policy was prepared by the Kentucky Rural Water Association at the direction of the Division of Water, according to Mayor Terry Cruse. Each city is required to have regulations dealing with the sewer system.

    City Clerk MaDonna Hornback read a condensed version of the ordinance that had been prepared by City Attorney Mary Gaines Locke.

  • New truck terminal opens at Upton

     Midwest Logistics Systems, based in Celina, Ohio, has located a new terminal on Weldon Loop in Upton, according to LaRue County Community and Economic Development Director Bob Sims. The terminal will be at Exit 76 on Interstate-65 in the former Sullivan Auto Sales building.

  • Juveniles to be charged with burglarizing church

    Two juveniles are being charged with burglarizing Barren Run Baptist Church.
    LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy responded to a complaint of a broken window at the church on May 5. He learned that three boys had walked away from TLC, a facility that houses state agency children placed through the Cabinet for Families and Children, that day.
    Two of the boys had broken a window at the church and “went in and got a two-liter bottle of pop and left,” said McCoy. They allegedly returned to TLC afterwards. No further damage was discovered inside the church.

  • BIRTH: Merrimans welcome Cameron Travis

    Ryleigh Ann Merriman would like to announce the arrival of her little brother, Cameron Travis Merriman.
    Cameron Travis was born Feb. 7, 2014, at Jewish Hospital, to Travis and Tiffany Merriman of Hodgenville. He weighed 9 pounds 1 ounce and was 20-inches long.
    Maternal grandparents are Bobby and Tammy Shoffner of Hodgenville.
    Paternal grandparents are Mike and Becky Merriman of Mooresville, Indiana.

  • City police join 'Click It or Ticket' campaign

    Motorists who refuse to wear their seatbelts – beware. Hodgenville Police Department is joining the national Click It or Ticket seatbelt enforcement mobilization on May 19 to help save lives by cracking down on those who won’t buckle up.
    “As motorists take to the roads to celebrate the long Memorial Day weekend, we want to ensure that everyone arrives at their destination safe and sound,” said Chief Steve Johnson. “We’ll be out in force – day and night – prepared to ticket anyone not wearing a seatbelt.”

  • Ag Market Day offers produce, burgers, activities

     The success of last summer’s Ag Market Day led to plans for a 2014 version.

    About 200 people attended the event, taking the opportunity to purchase locally produced vegetables, bedding plants, eggs and baked goods from 10 vendors.

    The LaRue County Extension office is sponsoring another Ag Market Day on May 20 – Primary Election Day. At least 15 vendors will set up booths at the Extension office at 807 Old Elizabethtown Road.

  • Lincoln Park to plant chestnut trees

     Workers at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park will plant 20 American chestnut trees at the picnic area on Saturday, May 17.  

    The blight-resistant trees, known as “Restoration Chestnuts 1.0,” are the products of The American Chestnut Foundation national breeding program which breed native American chestnuts with blight-resistant Chinese chestnuts. 

  • Court Briefs - May 14, 2014

    Final sentence

    Chrystal Lynn York (1984) pleaded guilty to attempt to manufacture methamphetamine April 21 in LaRue Circuit Court. She was sentenced to five years, suspended and probated. 

  • HES students compete in Special Olympics

    Four students from Hodgenville Elementary School competed in Special Olympics 

    Kentucky Area 4 Spring Regional Events in Louisville on May 10.

    More than 200 athletes competed in track and field events. Participants competed against other athletes of the same gender, age and ability.

    Emma Grace Pepper took first in the 50-meter dash and first in the softball throw.

    Austin Blackburn took fifth in the 50-meter dash and first in the softball throw.

    Skyler Rutledge took third in the 50-meter dash and fourth in the softball throw.

  • Gov. Beshear fires back at Sun

    I’m accustomed now to critics’ misleading statements about the Affordable Care Act, but a recent editorial in this newspaper was so breathtakingly disingenuous that it demands a factual response. That a newspaper of this size would trot out such unsubstantiated tripe disguised as analysis is a disservice to its readers.