Today's News

  • Commissioner of Education announces retirement

    Kentucky Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday has announced his retirement effective Aug. 31.

    Holliday has served as commissioner since July 2009 and has served 43 years in public education.

  • COLUMN: 4-H Gardening Club returns for season

    The 4-H Gardening Club will start back Saturday, April 25 with its first meeting for the season.

    The meeting will be held at 10 a.m. at Lee’s Garden Center. All LaRue County youth with an interest in gardening are encouraged to attend.

    This club is open to youth of all ages. Parents are encouraged to attend with their children.

    Participants will learn about gardening and will also be given plants to take home and plant to begin their own garden. They will also be encouraged to keep a journal of when they plant, water and fertilize.

  • COLUMN: Autism Spectrum Disorder affects 1 percent of population

    Autism is a range of brain disorders that is characterized by social impairments, communication difficulties, and repetitive patterns of behavior. In 2013, the term “autism” was redefined as autism spectrum disorder and is now an umbrella term for autistic disorder, Asperger’s syndrome and pervasive developmental disorder.

  • ECTC students present research at conference

    Two Elizabethtown Community and Technical College students, Celina Charles and Joshua Ohde, were invited to represent ECTC at the spring 2015 Posters-at-the-Capitol event in Frankfort alongside representatives from two and four-year institutions across the state. 

    Due to inclement weather, the Posters-at-the-Capitol event was cancelled this year. The two students presented their research on microbes isolated from Bess beetles at the annual Conference for Student Research on Nov. 7, 2014.

  • Flooding possible as heavy rainfall continues

    As heavy rainfall continues in the area, residents are advised to be aware of the chance of flooding.

    Hodgenville Mayor Kenny DeVore reminds residents in flood-prone areas to be watchful of possible manhole overflows and sewer backups.

    Areas that usually encounter problems are Greensburg Street and areas on the north end of town (West Main Street and Creekfront Park vicinities).

  • Shelby County farmer injured

    The farming community of Shelby County is still reeling in shock after one of its best known – and best loved – farmers was seriously injured Sunday in a farming accident.

    Longtime farmer Jack Trumbo was taken to the University of Louisville Hospital Sunday after he a tractor he was working on rolled over him.

  • Sanders files suit against City, Chief

     A Hodgenville woman has filed a civil suit against city officials, alleging they caused her “great humiliation, embarrassment, mental anguish, mental and emotional pain and suffering, and damage to her reputation and character.”

    DeeAnne Sanders is seeking damages against the City of Hodgenville, Steven R. Johnson and unknown defendants.

  • Detours expected at Upton exit

    Motorists traveling Ky. 224 across Interstate 65 may experience short delays for the next few months as overpass construction continues.

    A signal will be activated this afternoon to allow alternating one-way traffic over the interstate, according to the Transportation Cabinet District 4 office. Demolition work on the existing overpass will allow for completion of a new span in order to accommodate widening I-65 to six lanes. The signal is expected to remain active until early June.

  • Judge dismisses Cruse/Hornback charges

     A final set of charges was dismissed Monday against former Hodgenville mayor Terry L. Cruse and former city clerk/treasurer MaDonna Hornback.

    The two were indicted in February on charges of theft by unlawful taking and complicity for allegedly accepting raises to which they were not entitled.

    The dismissal was part of a plea agreement in which Cruse and Hornback admitted to misuse of the City’s fleet fuel card. They each spent 30 days in jail and agreed to reimburse the City several thousand dollars.

  • Durbin's routine has led to track success

     For the last six years, Kristina Durbin has had a routine that few teenagers would want.