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Community News

  • Community Calendar - Dec. 14, 2011

    Santa’s Helpers need toys
    Ann “Snookie” Morrison and Santa’s Helpers are collecting toys for children of all ages for Christmas. They are in need of new and used toys and batteries to be given away. For pick up, call Morrison at 270-234-3313 or drop off items at Santa’s Shop at 760 Salem Lake Road, Hodgenville.
    Toys also may be dropped in the Santa’s Helper box at Dollar General Store, Lincoln National Bank, Bank of Buffalo, LaRue County Chamber of Commerce, Hodgenville Grill or Magnolia Mall.

  • Sunrise Manor residents enjoy carriage ride

    Sunrise Manor residents and daycare clients received a special holiday treat Dec. 6.
    Tom Smith and B.J., a registered Tennessee Walking Horse, took the participants on carriage rides in Hodgenville.
    Morna Eastridge enjoyed the trip because it was something she had done many times with her husband.
    Wesley Meadows Church provided a delicious holiday meal and the carriage ride made a wonderful day.  
    Angela Smith summed it up best by saying, “It was fun.”

  • Lead poisoning is preventable

     Lead poisoning is one of the most preventable health problems affecting children today. The CDC reports that 250,000 children in the United States between the ages of one and five have elevated levels of lead in their blood. Lead is much more harmful to children because it damages their developing nerves and brains. The goal is to prevent lead exposure before children are harmed.

  • PHOTO: Firefighter of the Year

    LaRue County Fire Chief Jason Sadler congratulated firefighter Michael Key for earning the department’s 2011 “Firefighter of the Year” award. 

  • Fundraiser Calendar - Dec. 14, 2011

    Photos benefit Buffalo Fire Department
    Buffalo Volunteer Fire Department will sponsor a door-to-door fundraiser during the next several weeks asking $25 support to buy turnout gear. For your support Parish Photos of Campbellsville will offer a free 10x13 family portrait certificate. Photos will be taken at Buffalo Fire Department. For more information, call Wendell Perkins at 270-766-8529.

  • Turner named to KHS executive board

    LaRue County Judge/Executive Tommy Turner of Magnolia is one of five new members elected to the executive committee of the Kentucky Historical Society. The appointments were approved by KHS members at the Nov. 11 annual meeting.

    He will serve a four-year term expiring in 2015.

  • COLUMN: Teach your children about money

     Parents are important role models for children of all ages and communicating family needs and values to all family members is important. Children are sometimes left out of financial conversations, but because family finances affect them, it’s important to involve them as early as possible. These conversations also teach children responsibility and decision-making, important concepts to which they need to be exposed.

  • Corvette Museum offers $1 admission in December

    The National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green has named December “Dollar Days.”

    All month, Kentucky residents may tour the Museum for $1 admission per person and will need only show a Kentucky drivers license or other proof of residency.

    Children will be admitted at the $1 price with adults presenting proper identification.             

  • Lead poisoning is preventable

     Lead poisoning is one of the most preventable health problems affecting children today. The CDC reports that 250,000 children in the United States between the ages of one and five have elevated levels of lead in their blood. Lead is much more harmful to children because it damages their developing nerves and brains. The goal is to prevent lead exposure before children are harmed.

  • Memories are featured ingredient in new cookbook

    When The News-Enterprisefood columnist Nora Sweat decided to compile a cookbook a couple years ago, she decided to call it “Mama & Me.”

    Sweat's father died in 1972, and as she got older, she and her mother became closer.

    “We became more like sisters rather than mother and daughter,” Sweat said.