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Today's News

  • Body found in pond identified

     The body of a woman was found in a Hodgenville pond about 8 p.m. Thursday, according to LaRue County Deputy Coroner Brad Turner.

    She has been identified as Rose Marie Akin, 62.

    Turner said she lived in a mobile home park beside the pond – located in front of the county maintenance garage on Lincoln Boulevard.

    Her family filed a missing person report with KSP Wednesday afternoon. She was last seen at 10 p.m. Tuesday.

    An autopsy is being performed. So far, no evidence of foul play has been found, said Turner.

  • Pvt. Murrell graduates from basic training

      Pvt. Jarrod Wayne Murrell graduated May 15, 2014, from Fort Jackson Army Base in South Carolina.

  • Mayor on office: 'Worse than starting from scratch'

     Thursday night, City Councilman Kenny DeVore was sworn in as interim mayor.

    The action came after several hours of testimony and a unanimous decision by Hodgenville City Council to remove second-term mayor, Terry Cruse.

    Michelle Sparks, an attorney hired by the city council, presented evidence gleaned from a Kentucky State Police investigation and open record requests to the council. Ron Mather represented Cruse.

  • Mayor removed after 12-hour hearing

      Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse was removed from office Thursday, May 15, after a nearly 12-hour public hearing at City Hall.

    The meeting was a continuation of a May 1 hearing that was halted by moderator Douglas George due to the lateness of the hour.

  • PHOTO: LaRue County High School Class of 2014

    LaRue County High School seniors had their traditional group photo taken Thursday morning at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park.

  • Power, phones out in Hodgenville

    A strong thunderstorm, accompanied by hail and 68 miles per hour winds, tore through Hodgenville just before 6 a.m. Thursday.

    Power and landline telephones have widespread outages.

    Tree limbs - many of them large - have toppled on houses. 

    Motorists should be aware that traffic lights are not working and to use caution in city streets and intersections.

     

  • Free Class at Springfield

     

    Workforce Solutions at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, in partnership with Lincoln Trail Career Center, is offering free training for youth ages 17-21 this summer for a Certified Production Technician.

    The training, offered at no cost, will be held on the Springfield Campus.

  • Scholarships

     KWIA

    Kentucky Women in Agriculture Inc. is offering a $1,000 scholarship to women who are studying agriculture or related fields. Deadline to apply is May 26. For more information, visit www.kywomeninag.com, email info@kywomeninag.com or call 877-266-8823.

  • School Calendar - May 21, 2014

     

    ALL SCHOOLS

    Last day of school

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

     

    ALES

  • Outstanding middle-schoolers honored in Duke Talent search

     Several seventh-grade students from LaRue County Middle School have qualified to be participants in the 2014 Duke University Talent Search, part of the Duke University Talent Identification Program.