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Today's Opinions

  • Leadership LaRue Begins!

    Leadership LaRue 2018-19 has officially started, and I am more than excited! I’ve stated multiple times in the past that my main goal when moving to LaRue County was to become a part of it’s community, and so far I feel as if I’m doing a pretty good job of it. I have met numerous people in the community and have started to form real relationships with people. LaRue County has been more warm and welcoming than I could have hoped for.

  • Deeply sad day for the senate and for our Nation

    U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) recently released the following statement on August 25 regarding the passing of his dear friend and colleague, U.S. Senator John S. McCain (R-AZ) who passed away on the same day.

    Today is a deeply sad day for the Senate and for our nation. Elaine and I join all Americans in mourning the passing of our dear friend and colleague Senator John McCain.

  • A salute to First Responders

    On some anniversaries we celebrate. On others we reflect.

    The 17th Anniversary of the attack on America and New York’s World Trade Center is one of the times for reflection. There is truly nothing to celebrate in the extraordinary tragedy of 9/11.

    As much as I would like to forget some of them, the images from that day will never be out of my mind, nor will the victims and their families.

  • BackPack Program Provides Needed Hope

    Four little kids jump off the school bus in wild anticipation, it’s the Friday before a long weekend. It feels like the first three-day weekend would never arrive; it’s been eons since school started instead of just a few weeks.

    Three of the children run excitedly ahead, their book bags light from the lack of books and homework. These three are off to ride bikes and do other fun things during their long stretch of freedom.

  • Hodgenville News

    Thought for the week: Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care.

  • Community News

    This past Sunday First Baptist Elizabethtown had their Installation Services for their new Pastor Reverend Roderick Jones.

    Our deepest condolences to the family of Senator John McCain who passed away last Saturday. He was a great warrior, Senator and person that represented our country with pride, dignity and courage. We salute you, Senator John McCain.

    Lane Lincoln- Bible Study this Wednesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

    When was the first Labor Day Holiday?

  • Kentucky’s Economy is Strong, More Work Needed on Workforce Development

    By: Brandon Reed

    Kentucky’s economy is booming.

    By every measureable standard, both the Commonwealth and our nation’s economy are growing at a fast rate, adding jobs and pumping new investments into rural communities. Our unemployment rate is at a 43-year low, businesses are expanding at record levels, and Kentucky saw an average of 5.7% growth in wages in the first quarter of 2018, the fourth highest in the nation.

  • First Baptist celebrates 138th anniversary

    Each year there is an eventful week for the community during second weekend in August. Many travel from various locations to make it to Hodgenville during that weekend as there are numerous family gatherings throughout the area and the Cobb’s family Reunion, which brings in many people. This leads up to Sunday of the Annual Homecoming at First Baptist Hodgenville.