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Community News

  • Diabetes Coalition meets Sept. 1

    The Hardin & LaRue Diabetes Coalition is open to anyone with interest in improving the lives of people that are affected by diabetes through promotion of early diagnosis, reduction of complications, prevention, and elimination of diabetes.

    The group meets 6 p.m. Sept. 1 at Lincoln Trail District Health Department.

    A class “Managing Your Meals” will be 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 28 with a follow-up 7-8 p.m. at the LaRue County Health Department.

    For more information or to register for the class, call Melissa Conder at 769-1601, Ext. 1035.

  • LaRue gives presentation at Hodgenville Rotary Club

    James LaRue Jr. was the guest speaker of the Hodgenville Rotary Club last week.

    LaRue gave a presentation on those present at the time of Abraham Lincoln’s birth and referenced 50 years of his personal research from various affidavits and writings.

    The Rotarians welcomed a new member last week: Denise Brooks with State Farm Insurance.

  • U.S. 31E may become All-American Road

    By late August, U.S. 31E from Hodgenville to Bardstown, then U.S. 150 from Bardstown to Danville, could be designated an All-American Road. The designation is the highest in the National Scenic Byways Program, a part of the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration. There are just 25 All-American Roads in the United States.

  • Dial before you dig

    As construction and excavation activity in Kentucky rises with the temperature, so does the likelihood of damage to underground utility lines.

    “Hitting a buried utility line is, at best, a costly inconvenience,” Kentucky Public Service Commission Chairman David Armstrong says. “Hitting an electric or gas line can be a life-threatening experience.

    “That is why the PSC is reminding everyone – whether a contractor or a homeowner – to call 811 before digging anywhere there might be underground utility lines,” he said.

  • Meeting on National Register designation is Thursday

    Don’t forget Thursday’s meeting about National Register designation for more downtown locations. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. in the Lincoln Museum Community Room and is open to property owners who have received letters from the Heritage Council and to the public. This is an informational meeting about the meaning of historic designation to the property owner and to the city and other property owners. Main Street is hosting the meeting at the request of the Kentucky Heritage Council.

    New board members

  • Hodgenville class celebrates 55th reunion

    The Hodgenville Class of 1954 celebrated their 55th class reunion Aug. 1 at Abe’s Country Cooking in Hodgenville. 

  • KET's Lincoln special wins three regional Emmys

    KET’s “Lincoln: ‘I, Too, Am a Kentuckian,’” a Kentucky Life special following Lincoln from his birth in a log cabin on the Kentucky frontier to the White House, was awarded three regional Emmy Awards by the Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

    Producers Joy Flynn and Marsha Hellard won Emmys in the Historical Documentary category for the program. Videographer Matthew Grimm won in the Photography category, and Brent Abshear and Chuck Burgess received Emmys in the Audio category.

  • Magnolia Class of '52

    The Magnolia Class of 1952 met July 25 at Paula’s Hot Biscuit’s Restaurant in Hodgenville. Those attending were  Randy Cruse, Randall Johnson, Bobbie Miller, James Richardson, Marvin Curry, J.T. Hines, Adrian Loyall, Eva "BeBe" McCubbins, Carolyn Price Milby, Lou Tharpe Turner, Margaret Fulkerson Wilson, Joyce Druen Bennett, Phyllis Waggoner Hazle and Melva Hornback Hatcher.

  • Water taste evaluated

    Hardin County Water District No. 2 was awarded top honors in the “Best Tasting Water” competition held by the Kentucky-Tennessee Section of American Water Works Association AWWA at the Annual Professionals Conference in Lexington July 14. Shaun Youravich, right, plant manager of Hardin County Water District No. 2, accepted the award.

    The water district's customer base includes some residents in LaRue County.

  • Gardeners may benefit from pressure canning class

    We are seeing a definite increase in the number of people growing their own gardens and doing their own food preservation. All Extension offices are getting an increase in requests for information regarding home canning and freezing. We have free publications at the Extension Service office.