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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Hornet's nest
  • SOFTBALL: Gardner, Skaggs to play on All-Region Team

    Two Lady Hawks – senior pitcher/first baseman Brigitte Skaggs and senior center fielder Peyton Gardner – were named to the 5th Region Fastpitch Coaches Association’s All-Region Team.

    Each of the 18 schools in the region could nominate four players for the team, but coaches couldn’t vote for their own players. No player was unanimous and it took nine votes for a player to make the 16-player squad. Coaches could vote for 15 opposing players.

    Skaggs was a preseason All-Region pick.

  • Hughes named principal at HES

    Eric Hughes has been selected as principal at Hodgenville Elementary School.

    The HES site-based decision-making council announced the decision Wednesday afternoon.

    Read the details in next week’s Herald News.

  • Hot plate starts fire at plant

     

    Hodgenville firefighters responded to a fire inside Central Kentucky Chemical at 3:14 p.m. May 27.

    Firefighter Darren Payne said the fire appeared to start from an unattended hot plate that was on a shelf.

  • Martin Meadow loses tractor to flames

    Magnolia Firefighters responded to the scene of a tractor fire May 21 at Martin Meadow Farms.

    Brian and Denise Martin, the owners of the 2012 Case four-wheel drive tractor, said they had driven past the tractor on the way to their house just before the fire broke out.

    “We were gone like 15 minutes ... got back in the car, drive by this tractor and it was in flames,” said Denise Martin “You could see the smoke coming down the driveway from the house — I was like, ‘it’s that tractor,’ and sure enough it was on fire.”

  • Fiscal Court: Budget a work in progress

     LaRue County Fiscal Court met briefly May 29 at the courthouse to approve the tentative budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year.

    “The budget is somewhat similar to what our (current) budget is, not exactly though, there have been a few changes in it,” said LaRue County Judge-executive Tommy Turner.

    The tentative budget allocates $3,204,850 to the general fund; $1,710,847 to the road fund; and $2,063,925 to the jail fund.

  • Ky. 222 makes state's six-year road plan

     

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has approved nearly $2.6 million in safety improvement road projects.

    The projects, which include guardrail repair, striping of narrow roadways and sign repairs, are under the Highway Safety Improvement Program funded by federal funds and administered by the state.

  • Police department collects 30-plus pounds of outdated prescription meds

     

    More than 30 pounds of outdated or unneeded prescription drugs have been collected at a drop-off box at the Hodgenville Police station.

    Police Chief Steve Johnson packaged the drugs last week. They will be taken to the Elizabethtown Police Department and eventually be disposed of by representatives of Communicare.

  • Reminder: Learn before you burn

     It’s the time for spring cleaning — the time to clean out the attic, and the basement and the closets. Before you know it, you have a bunch of trash to get rid of. 

    But, what are you supposed to do with it all? The Kentucky Division for Air Quality and LaRue County Solid Waste Coordinator Jill Gray want to make sure you know that burning your trash is not the answer.

  • School Calendar - June 4, 2014

    ALL SCHOOLS

    Last day of school

    The last day of school for students is June 4. Graduation is 8 p.m. June 6.

    HES

    FRC has special called meeting

    The Hodgenville Family Resource Center is having a special called meeting at 11:30 a.m. June 5, in Room 106 at HES. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, call Melissa Pearman at 270-358-3506.

    ALES

    ALES site-based council