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Community News

  • Paving the way
  • Nolin RECC celebrates 75 years

     It was about this time 75 years ago, when Nolin Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation began serving electricity to rural homes in Hardin and LaRue counties. Today, as the member-owned cooperative celebrates its diamond anniversary, the membership has grown to more than 33,000 and they provide electric service to nine counties.

  • Red Hill Cemetery Commission changes biannual meeting times

    The Red Hill Cemetery Commission met Monday for about 15 minutes.

    The group approved minutes and financial records for the period July 2012 to June 2013. There was $31,954.73 in income; $14,693 in general expenses.

    After taking out payroll expenses, health insurance, retirement and taxes, maintenance and repairs, the Commission lost $37,467.13 during that period.
    Diane Osborne asked the commissioners to look at a couple of trees that had been damaged by a storm sometime in the past. She said it is possible they could fall on and damage several monuments.

  • Buffalo Post Office deals with spiders

    The Buffalo Post Office is temporarily closed while the facility is treated for recluse spiders.

    In the meantime, Post Office box customers can pick up their mail at the Hodgenville Post Office, 102 S. Walters St., in Hodgenville between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.  

    Retail services are also available at these locations:  

    Magnolia Post Office, 4900 South L&N Turnpike, 7-11:30 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (closed for lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.); 7-10:30 a.m. Saturday.

  • Swimming pool now open

    The LaRue County Park and Recreation swimming pool opened Thursday, July 4, according to Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse.

    The city-owned pool was to open last week but health inspectors suggested new grates be installed at the bottom of the pool.

    The grates were replaced Friday; however, the final inspection was not held in time for the pool to be opened on the weekend.

  • Slinging dirt at the Fair
  • Community Calendar

    Library offers free books
    The LaRue County Public Library, 201 S. Lincoln Blvd., Hodgenville, is giving away a variety of discarded books.

    Volunteers needed for Hosparus
    Hosparus of Central Kentucky is looking for volunteers to make lap quilts (about 3’X4’) for patients as part of the CARE blanket program. Quilted, crocheted, knitted or fleece tie blankets are welcome. Contact Annette Jones at 737-6300, 1-800-686-9577 or ajones@hosparus.org for more information.

  • Summer Reading Program offers scholarships

    The Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives as well as the Kentucky Education Savings Plan Trust are teaming up this year to award eight children in Kentucky each a $1,000 scholarship through this year’s Summer Reading Program.

    “We Dig Summer Reading and Saving for College” will be available at participating libraries – including LaRue County – across the state.

    All entries for the scholarships must be postmarked by Aug. 16 and received by Aug. 23.

  • Where's Waldo? Maybe at The Herald News

    Waldo, the sneaky little guy in big glasses and a red and white striped shirt, turns 25 this year.

    Lincoln’s Loft Bookstore in Hodgenville will be hosting a “Where’s Waldo?” Scavenger Hunt event in July.

    It’s your mission to find Waldo at participating businesses.

  • Senior Activities - July 3, 2013

     Prime Time Band to perform