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  • Hodgenville mayor, city clerk indicted on 69 charges

    The small town of Hodgenville was rocked Monday after two of the city’s top officials were indicted by a LaRue County grand jury following a lengthy investigation prompted by residents’ complaints.

    Mayor Terry L. Cruse and City Clerk MaDonna Hornback were indicted on a combined 69 charges ranging from abuse of public trust to theft by unlawful taking.

    Hodgenville City Councilman Jim Phelps Jr. said the city was “blindsided” by Monday’s events.

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  • Hodgenville mayor, city clerk indicted

    Hodgenville Mayor Terry L. Cruse, 56, and City Clerk MaDonna Hornback, 52, were each indicted Monday by a LaRue County grand jury.

    Cruse is facing nine counts of abuse of public trust; one count of theft by unlawful taking; two counts of campaign contribution restrictions/expense limits; and two counts of second-degree forgery.

    Hornback was charged with 54 counts of abuse of public trust; and one count of theft by unlawful taking.

    Bond was set at $9,500 cash or property.

  • Big deals aren't that big anymore

    He walked into the kitchen balancing a nickel on the end of his tongue.

    “Get that out of your mouth right now. If you swallow it, you will die,” I told my son.

    I was on the phone with my mother. And the warning was so automatic; I didn’t even move the phone away from my face to give it.

  • Stories from the Heartland: Christmas construction gets creative at HMH


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    Food is the root of many Christmas traditions. And one root in particular, the ginger root, is especially embraced this time of year as folks celebrate the season with gingerbread houses.

    This year Hardin Memorial Hospital’s employee appreciation committee used the time-honored tradition to stir some competition among departments. Charged with crafting entirely edible projects, employees framed up some creative buildings. There were 10 in all.

  • Prather to receive honorary degree from U of L

    Former state Senator and Transportation Secretary Joe Prather will be honored this week by the university for which he has been a steadfast advocate for years.

    The University of Louisville is bestowing the honorary degree of doctor of public service upon Prather during Thursday’s commencement ceremony, which is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the KFC Yum! Center in downtown Louisville.

  • Troop 600 advances first four Eagle Scouts

    Rineyville Boy Scout Troop 600 advanced its first class of Eagle Scouts last weekend after the teenagers dedicated service projects to the improvement of Rineyville Community Ballpark.

    Noah Childress, 14; Nicholas Clark, 15; Ryan McQuillin, 14; and Xavier Thomas, 14; earned scouting’s highest rank Saturday evening during a ceremony Scoutmaster Tracy Childress called special.

  • Local cheer squads fall short at state

    Three local cheerleading squads fell short in their bids to capture a state title this weekend, but their coaches said the performances showed growth and the experience was rewarding.

    Central Hardin, LaRue County and Elizabethtown high schools advanced to the KHSAA Competitive Cheer State Championships on Saturday at Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena in Lexington after winning the coed, all-girl medium and all-girl large varsity divisions, respectively, Wednesday during the KHSAA Competitive Cheer 5th Region Championships at Central Hardin High School.

  • PREP BASKETBALL: North Hardin-Central Hardin girls' game highlights tonight's schedule (12/16)

    The Central Hardin Lady Bruins obviously don’t have the record they want, but Coach Kristina Covington feels her young squad is headed in the right direction.

    The Lady Bruins (0-3), coming off a 63-52 loss at 5th Region foe Bardstown on Thursday, open 17th District play at 7:30 tonight when the North Hardin Lady Trojans (3-1) visit Bruin Gym in Cecilia.

    North Hardin began district play Friday with a 72-25 win at Fort Knox.

  • PREP SWIMMING ROUNDUP: Saturday's Results (12/15)




    VERSAILLES Results from Saturday’s 11th Annual Woodford County Invitational at the Falling Springs Arts & Rec Center (all distances in yards):


    Combined (16 Teams)