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Community News

  • Children are at the heart of Relay of Life

    As a part of our community’s preparation for LaRue County’s Relay for Life event on May 11-12 at Hodgenville Elementary School, the local Relay for Life Committee is recognizing individual cancer survivors and some of the volunteers. This week, some of the children who volunteer for Relay are featured.

    With the LaRue County Relay for Life less than one month away, the 12 local teams are busily fundraising to meet the county goal of $50,000. However, often overshadowed are the many youth who are involved in the community effort.

  • Division of Air Quality: 'Learn Before You Burn'

     Spring cleaning season has arrived and for many Kentuckians it means burning unwanted debris. The Kentucky Division for Air Quality reminds you to learn before you burn. Illegal burning could result in fines of up to $25,000 per day per violation.

  • COLUMN: Conserving water conserves energy

     Obtaining, treating, and distributing water is an energy-intensive process. On average, Kentuckians use 100 to 150 gallons of water per person per day. By decreasing the amount of water we use, we can also save energy, and reduce utility costs. The following tips are simple, inexpensive ways to save water in the kitchen, bathroom, and laundry room.

    Kitchen

    • Scrape, rather than rinse, dishes before putting into the dishwasher.

  • CHAMBER: Golf scramble drew 16 teams

    By Jessica Davis
    LaRue County Chamber of Commerce Director

    Wow, this year's annual golf scramble was one of the biggest scrambles that we have ever held. And we could not have done it without the support of so many businesses and volunteers.

    First, we would like to thank the golfers who participated. There were 16 teams which created a lot of excitement and challenge. We hope they will all come out again next year.

  • COLUMN: Sit down and enjoy a family meal

    One of the fondest memories of my childhood is that of my entire family sitting down almost every evening for a nice meal together. It was a great opportunity for us to talk about the day's events and stay connected with each other. For most families these days it is hard to make time for family meals for many reasons. But the benefits of sharing a meal together are tremendous for both parents and kids.

  • Library plans celebration for new bookmobile

    April 5- Laugh and Learn, Kids Crew, Nationwide, North L&N Turnpike, Bardstown Road
    April 10- Poplar Avenue, South L&N Turnpike, Sunrise Manor, Phillips Lane, Campbellsville Road
    April 11- Senior Center, Bookmobile Party (at library), Taylor Mills
    April 12- First Friends, Westpoint, Watch Me Grow, Maxine Road, New Jackson Highway
    April 16- Bullfrogs and Butterflies, The Learning Tree, ALES
    April 17- Headstart, Countrylane Road, Ford Road, Childress Road, DeSpain Road

  • BIRTH: Warrens welcome Harper Willow

     Madeline Warren is proud to announce the birth of her sister, Harper Willow Warren. 

    Harper Willow was born at 7:46 a.m. on Feb. 8, 2012 at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown. She weighed 7 pounds 4 ounces and was 19-inches long.

    She was welcomed home by her parents, Wesley and Nicole Warren of  Hodgenville.

    Maternal grandparents are Betty and Randy Morgan of Roanoke, and Steve and Laura Landrum of LaFayette, Ala.

    Paternal grandparents are C.E. “Junior” and Imogene Warren of Magnolia.

  • Library announces new titles

     The LaRue County Public Library has several new books.

  • Food Safety: To toss or not to toss

     Many of us are familiar with the “sell-by,” “best if used by” and “use-by” dates that appear on food products. These dates are expiration dates that provide information on the quality of products purchased. Knowing what these dates mean help consumers make better decisions on product quality, what to keep, what to toss and when.

    The “sell-By” date lets the store know how long they should display a product for sale. It is best to buy food products before this date expires.

  • Mary Moore celebrates her 90th birthday

     Mary Moore of Hodgenville celebrated her 90th birthday March 24, 2012.

    She and husband James Louis Moore have three children: Thomas Moore, who died in 1997, Jesse Moore and James Moore; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

    Friends and family held a party in her honor at the LaRue County Park and Recreation community center.