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  • Fort Knox Federal Credit Union to build branch in Hodgenville

    A Fort Knox Federal Credit Union spokesman confirmed Monday that a branch office will be built in Hodgenville.

    Michael Bateman, vice president of marketing, said few construction details are available, but the land purchase closed last week. The branch will be located in the Cradle of Lincoln development across from Hodgenville Elementary School.

    The office probably will be similar to the most recent branch opened in Campbellsville in February. It will be the 13th member service operation for Fort Knox Federal.

  • Woman’s Club members attend convention

    The Kentucky Federation of Women’s Clubs held its 114th annual convention April 23-25 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Louisville.

    The Hodgenville Woman’s Club received many awards. The Public Affairs – Citizenship in Action was present to president Katie Cooper. This award is presented to the club that promoted civic pride in their community through club projects. The club also received a 100 percent club award, which means all state guidelines were followed. 

  • Sheriff attends conference

    LaRue County Sheriff Bobby Shoffner and Deputy Russell McCoy attended the Law Enforcement Conference in Gatlinburg, Tenn., earlier this month.

    Topics included gangs, illegal immigrants, hate crimes, identity theft, drugs, missing children and terrorism.

    The conference was sponsored by the U.S. Attorney’s Office and Law Enforcement Coordinating Committees.

  • Physical activity makes life healthier, happier

    For some people, “exercise” is a dirty word. The fact remains that almost everyone can improve their health through physical activity. Regular physical activity can substantially reduce the risk of developing or dying from heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer and high blood pressure.

  • Physical activity makes life healthier, happier

    For some people, “exercise” is a dirty word. The fact remains that almost everyone can improve their health through physical activity. Regular physical activity can substantially reduce the risk of developing or dying from heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer and high blood pressure.

  • Spring on the square brings blooms, volunteers

    Ah, spring on Lincoln Square. Colorful Knockout Roses, sunny daylilies and greenery in the corners, luscious big tea roses and azaleas at the Christian Church, pots of flowers in front of stores and on corners and the pocket park spruced up. Sort of looks like it was planned, doesn’t it?

  • Training held on social development and behavior

    The LaRue County Early Childhood Council sponsored training on April 18 for 32 local child-care workers. The six-hour training was held at the Extension Service office and covered topics on teaching strategies for social and emotional development and styles of disciplining or positive guidance.

    Child-care workers learned how to work with children who have challenging behaviors. This is to help a child’s self esteem because a misbehaving child is a discouraged child.

  • Reed participates in Judges DUI and Traffic Safety College

    LaRue District Judge C. Derek Reed participated in the 2009 District Judges DUI and Traffic Safety College held April 1-3 at Lake Cumberland State Resort Park in Jamestown by the Administrative Office of the Courts.

    The judges attended sessions on field sobriety testing, traffic stops and search and seizure arrests, drug-related DUI crimes and the latest issues surrounding driving under the influence, and issues involved with DUI arrest, arraignment, pretrial suspension and sentencing.

  • Atwell earns funeral directors license

    Dave Ross Atwell of Hodgenville, affiliated with Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home in Hodgenville and Dixon-Rogers Funeral Home in Magnolia, has passed the Kentucky State Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers examination and received his Funeral Directors License.

    The native of Green County is the son of Denny and Debbie Atwell of Greensburg and is an active member of the Christian Fellowship Church in Upton.

    Atwell attended Elizabethtown Community College and plans to attend mortuary college to receive his embalmers license.

  • Public welcomed at piano recital Saturday

    Diana Aubrey’s music students will hold a recital 5 p.m. May 23 at Hodgenville Christian Church.

    LaRue County High School seniors Taylor Akin and Caleb Phelps have studied under Aubrey since first grade.

    Akin, son of Sherry and Doug Akin, plans to major in music education at Western Kentucky University.

    Phelps, son of Glenn and Teri Phelps, plans to major in worship arts at Campbellsville University.