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Community News

  • FUNDRAI$ERS - JUNE 6, 2012

    Car wash, bake sale, raffle
    A car wash, bake sale and raffle will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 9 at Save-A-Lot in Hodgenville. Proceeds will benefit the family of Chad Knox to assist with funeral expenses. Donations appreciated. For more information, call 270-505-6430.

    Garden Club of Elizabethtown garden tour

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR - JUNE 6, 2012

    LaRue County Rabies Clinics
    Rabies shots are available for $5 at LaRue County Animal Clinic, 121 Shepherdsville Road, Hodgenville – 5-6:30 p.m., June 11. For more information, call the LaRue County Environmental Office at 270-358-8665.

    District Facility Plan public hearing

  • Casablanca plays at Free Movie Night

    “Here’s looking at you, kid.”
    An Oscar-winning classic is next in the Free Movie Night lineup.
    On Saturday, June 16, Casablanca, starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Paul Henreid will be shown at the Hodgenville Civic Center.
    The movie begins at 7 p.m. and will be held in conjunction with the Goodtime Cruisers Cruise In on Lincoln Square.

  • Scoby joins staff of The LaRue County Herald News

    You’ll see a new face at The LaRue County Herald News this summer.
    Ashley Scoby will intern as a reporter for 10 weeks, courtesy of a program sponsored by the Kentucky Press Association.
    Scoby, a Glasgow native, is a student at the University of Kentucky, majoring in journalism and marketing.
    She has previous experience working at The Glasgow Daily Times as a sportswriter.

  • Joel Ray's Restaurant celebrates 53rd year

     Joel Ray’s Restaurant in Hodgenville celebrates its 53rd anniversary this weekend.

    Joel Ray Sprowls bought the restaurant June 6, 1959, and for 14 years it operated on a 24-hour, seven days a week schedule. Several superstars have dined here: Faron Young, Tammy Wynette, Bill Monroe, Englebert Humperdink, Johnny Cash Band and many others.

  • Local firefighters collect more than $12,500 for Crusade for Children

    LaRue County’s WHAS Crusade for Children collection totaled about $12,500, according to Hodgenville Fire Chief Wally Sparks.

    LaRue and Hodgenville fire departments staffed check points at intersections with buckets collecting money for the Crusade, which was started in 1954 by WHAS-TV to raise money for agencies, schools and hospitals to assist special needs children.

    Fire departments raise about 60 percent of Crusade’s money.

  • PHOTO: Hobart Wilkins Reunion

     Those attending the Hobart Wilkins reunion are front from left, Ruth Nicholas, Ramona Dever, Gonda McCubbin; back, Kevin McCubbin, Chuck Dever, Billy Dever, Harley Dever, Ricky Wilkins, Mona Bell, Larry Crowe, Betty Hornback, Mike Wilkins, Billy Dunn, Connie Milby, Lisa Pickerell, Brenda Slaughter, Peggy Sprowles, Sue Myer and David Dever.

  • PHOTO: Four generations of Devers

     Four generations of the Dever family are pictured. Front from left, Harley Dever, Ramona Dever; back, Billy Dever and Chuck Dever.

  • Helen Clark celebrates 100th birthday

     Helen Clark of Hodgenville will celebrate her 100th birthday, noon to 3 p.m., June 16, 2012, at The Lincoln Museum Community Room on Lincoln Square.

    She is the wife of the late Paul Clark. They have five children, Geneva Viers, Doris Jones, Betty Allen and Leroy Clark, all of Hodgenville, and Zelma Potts of Woodlawn, Tenn.; 13 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and 25 great-great-grandchildren.

    All friends and relatives are invited to the celebration. No gifts requested.

  • COLUMN: Tickets needed for Taste of LaRue

     The LaRue County Farmers Market is again sponsoring a Taste of LaRue County. It will be Tuesday, June 19 beginning at noon at the Extension Office at 807 Old Elizabethtown Road. Come support local farmers and small businesses while getting ideas on how to prepare fresh, local products.

    Space is limited at the tasting event; cost is $5. To reserve a seat you must purchase a ticket in advance. Tickets are available at the Extension Office, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 358-3401 for more information.