Community News

  • Campbellsville University announces allied health courses

    Campbellsville University Technology Training Center, in partnership with the Lake Cumberland Area Development District and Lincoln Trail Development District, is offering three new allied health programs in Hodgenville with the first program beginning Sept. 14.

  • Creekfront plans to flush

    Creekfront Park is scheduled for another improvement.

    And to the many groups and individuals who hold events at the park, this one will provide much-needed relief. 

    The City of Hodgenville has received a $24,692 state grant to install restrooms at the site. The money is being awarded by the Department for Local Government.

    New lighting along the walking path was installed earlier this year.

  • Registration open for ACT testing

    Registration is open for the Oct. 23 ACT achievement test. Students who wish to take the college admission and placement exam must register before Sept. 17.

    The ACT is a curriculum-based achievement exam. It tests what students have actually learned in school, not their aptitude for learning. The ACT also measures what students need to know to be ready for first year credit-bearing college courses based on ACT College Readiness Standards.

  • Reunion calendar

    Class of 2000

    The LaRue County High School Class of 2000 will have a 10-year reunion beginning at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at Sportsman Lake, Hodgenville. Reservations are $20 each or $35 per couple. For more information or reservations, contact Krystal Riggs Williams at 766-7396 or riggs2williams@yahoo.com.


  • Serger classes planned for fall

    Do you have a serger machine at home, but don’t really know how to use it? Do you like sewing but want to find out how to use a serger before purchasing one? These upcoming classes will help you.

    Master Clothing Volunteer, Rosa Smith, is offering three classes at the Extension Service office on using a serger. The office is located at 807 Old Elizabethtown Road across from Magnolia Bank. Sept. 13 will be Serger 101; Oct. 4 will be Serger 102; and Nov. 15 will be Serger 103. All classes are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Change in law makes firearms permissible at National Park

    A change in federal law that became effective Feb. 22 allows people to possess firearms in Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park.

    The law applies to residents who can “legally possess firearms under federal, Kentucky, and local law,” according to a National Park Service release. Possession of firearms in national parks also subject to the firearms laws of the state and communities where the parks are located.

  • Suicide is a preventable community health issue

    More than 33,000 suicides occur in the U.S. each year, making it the 11th leading cause of death for all ages. This is the equivalent of 90 suicides per day, or one suicide every 16 minutes. Simply defined, suicide occurs when a person takes his own life. While this loss of life can be devastating to the person’s immediate family, suicide also affects the health of the entire community. Family, friends, and associates of persons who commit suicide may have feelings of shock, anger, sadness, guilt and depression.

  • LaRue County Public Library offers new reading programs for children

    Laurel Sisler recently joined the staff of the LaRue County Public Library as the youth services librarian.

    Sisler, a native of Barren County, lived in LaRue County as a teenager and now lives in Hart County. She attended college at Texas Tech and Indiana University at Bloomington.

    Sisler will be in charge of Story Hour beginning in April with the theme, “Bugs, Birds and Bunnies.

    Story Hour is 11 a.m. every Tuesday for ages 3-5, except April 13 when the library will be closed. The children will enjoy stories, songs, games and reading skills.

  • Clogging lessons offered Tuesdays at parks

    The Lincoln Cloggers meet Tuesdays at the LaRue County Parks and Recreation Center, 200 City Park Road, Hodgenville.

    For more information, contact Bonita Pendleton at 766-2398 or e-mail bonneta@scrtc.com.

  • Amount of 'Payday Loans' now monitored on state database

    You have probably heard them called deferred deposit checks, cash advance loans, payday loans, or post-dated check loans. Whatever they are called, these loans always share certain features. They are all for a short term, for a small amount, and have a high service fee. They are the most expensive type of “loan” available and should be used only as a last option.