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Today's News

  • Thursday's microburst damages homes, businesses

     Many Hodgenville residents were awakened just before 6 a.m. Thursday by a severe thunderstorm.

    A cold front brought microburst winds of 68 miles per hour, according to LaRue County Dispatch. It was accompanied by sleet and rain.

    The National Weather Service defines a microburst as a “downdraft or sinking air in a thunderstorm that is less than 2.5 miles in scale.”

    Although microbursts are not as widely recognized as tornadoes, “they can cause comparable, and in some cases, worse damage than some tornadoes produce.”

  • Microburst damages homes

     Many Hodgenville residents were awakened just before 6 a.m. Thursday by a severe thunderstorm.

    A cold front brought microburst winds of 68 miles per hour, according to LaRue County Dispatch. It was accompanied by sleet and rain.

    The National Weather Service defines a microburst as a “downdraft or sinking air in a thunderstorm that is less than 2.5 miles in scale.”

    Although microbursts are not as widely recognized as tornadoes, “they can cause comparable, and in some cases, worse damage than some tornadoes produce.”

  • School board approves tentative budget

     The LaRue County School Board approved a tentative budget May 19.

    Property, franchise, motor vehicle and utility taxes remain the same as the current year working budget.

    The district’s largest chunk of revenue comes from SEEK (Support Education Excellence in Kentucky) funding – $10.5 million. Another $3 million comes from property and vehicle taxes.

  • Clerk no longer with City

     Hodgenville City Clerk/Treasurer MaDonna Hornback is no longer an employee of the City.

    Interim Mayor Kenny DeVore said Thursday that Hornback had not returned to work following a May 15 public hearing – a hearing that ended with the removal of Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse from office.

    DeVore declined further comment about the clerk’s status.

    Hornback is facing 54 counts of abuse of public trust; and one count of theft by unlawful taking. 

  • Church Calendar - May 28, 2014

     Food pantry at Church of Christ

    The LaRue County Church of Christ’s food pantry will give away food 6-7 p.m. May 28 to those who qualify. The church is located on Old E’town Road, Hodgenville. For more information, call 270-358-9812.

     

    Revival at River of Life

    River of Life Church, Hodgenville, will hold a revival 7 p.m. Friday, and 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday. Lunch will be served

     

    Homecoming at Lincoln Memorial Baptist Church

  • God created 'Mother Nature' and everything else

    I am troubled when I hear people refer to God’s creation as “Mother Nature.”

    The Graeco-Roman Goddess, Cybele, was worshipped as Mother-earth, known as “the Great Mother.”

    The earth, our planet, was formed and made by God himself.

  • Preservation and perseverance: Two great truths

     One of my favorite New Testament scriptures is John 10:27-30. Jesus is pictured as the good shepherd who lays down his life for his sheep. We are the sheep who hear, respond to and follow the shepherd. This scripture reveals two great biblical truths: preservation and perseverance. 

    Preservation is seen in John 10:28-29. Jesus said, “I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish.” 

  • Community Calendar - May 28, 2014

     

     Safety checkpoints

  • 'Lighten Up LaRue' offers biggest loser challenge

     

     If you want help with your goals for managing your weight, eating healthy, and getting moving, come and join the Lighten Up LaRue County Biggest Loser Challenge this summer. 

  • Free hearing tests available in May

     May is Better Speech and Hearing Month across America and in the spirit of awareness and hearing health, the National Hearing Test (www.nationalhearingtest.org) is offering free hearing screenings during the entire month.