Community News

  • Peggy Hawkins named to association office

  • Monique's novel nominated for national award

    Debut novel “Suicide Diaries” has brought author Ebonee Monique recognition from the African American Literary Show. The group nominated her as Breakout Author of the Year.

    Monique, the granddaughter of the late Howard and Margaret Curle of Hodgenville, released the book in February.

    “My initial reaction, of course, was disbelief,” said Monique. “I couldn’t wrap my mind around being nominated for a national award and being on a roster with such experienced and respected veterans – all for doing something I love.”

  • Ashley Hedgespeth receives Nolin RECC scholarship

    Nolin RECC, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, awards $7,000 in scholarship funds to local students each year.

    The scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each, are awarded to six graduating high school students and one adult who is re-entering college. Recipients may use the funds at any college or vocational school of their choice.

  • New employees will focus on re-employment for jobless Kentuckians

    Sixty new employees will join the ranks of the Office of Employment and Training to help put jobless Kentuckians back to work.

    The goal of the additional staff will be to increase the employment of those who are receiving unemployment insurance benefits. The new employees will service customers either directly, or through referrals, to enhance their skills toward achieving the goal of re-employment.

  • Utility increases power rates

    The Kentucky Public Service Commission has accepted a settlement that permits Farmers Rural Electric Cooperative Corp. to raise its rates in order to increase its annual revenue by $3.69 million, or about 9.8 percent.

    Farmers negotiated the settlement – which gives the rural electric cooperative about $350,000 less in annual revenue than it requested – with the Office of Attorney General.

  • New Historic District could add to businesses on historic register

    Hodgenville’s downtown historic district may be expanded from the area originally given that designation. The new district would include Lincoln Square and the next circle of properties one street away from the square. Property owners and community leaders and others interested in the issue met Aug. 20 in the Lincoln Museum Community Room to hear National Register Coordinator Marty Perry. The meeting was coordinated and hosted by Main Street.

  • Rules to be posted at Creekfront Park

    Creekfront Park soon will have written rules and streetlights.

    Monday, Hodgenville City Council gave the thumbs up to Mayor Terry Cruse to develop a set of posted rules for the park.

    Cruse said he has received numerous complaints about animals at Creekfront - especially unleashed dogs and owners not cleaning up after their pets.

    City Clerk Madonna Hornback said the Kentucky League of Cities recommended written rules for liability reasons about a year ago.

  • Herald News staff honored in National Newspaper Contest

    Two staff members of The LaRue County Herald News  were honored in a national contest last month.

    Editor Linda Ireland took third place in the National Newspaper Association’s 2009 Better Newspaper Contest.

    Ireland entered the “serious column” category. She has won or placed in the top three the last three years in the national contest. Her other wins were in the humorous column category.

    A total of 1,713 entries from newspapers across the country were entered in the editorial contest.

  • Campbellsville University holding auditions for ‘Mr. A’s Amazing Maze Plays’

    Auditions for Campbellsville University Theater’s fall production of “Mr. A’s Amazing Maze Plays” by Alan Ayckbourn will be 4-6:30 p.m. Aug. 26 and 4-5 p.m. Aug. 27.

    Auditions are closed and are set up in 15-minute windows. Auditions will be in the University Theater/Alumni building.

    Anyone wanting to audition can call 270-789-5266 or e-mail theater@campbellsville.edu to set up a time to audition.

  • Hines graduates from basic combat training

    Army Pvt. Corey L. Hines has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

    During the nine weeks of training, Hines studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field training exercises.