Community News

  • Library lowers late fees

    Walking into the LaRue County Public Library with an overdue or “late” book or movie could cost a pretty penny depending on how long you’ve kept it past the due date.

    However, those who had to worry about paying a dollar to make up for a day’s worth of tardiness on a DVD – now pay half the cost.

    The library recently announced changes for the charges that would be expected when returning overdue items, making copies, making laminates or placing faxes.

  • Longstanding Meetings

    Hodgenville City Council

    Hodgenville City Council meets 7 p.m. the second Monday at Hodgenville Civic Center (city hall).

    LaRue County Board of Adjustments
    LaRue County Board of Adjustments meets 6 p.m. Monday, quarterly. Applications must be received in advance for meetings. Call Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning at 358-358-0830 for more information.

    LaRue County Board of Education

  • Magic reading
  • Community Calendar

    FREE WORKSHOP: Introduction to Microsoft Word and Beyond
    LaRue County Public Library will hold a free workshop, Introduction to Microsoft Word and Beyond, 5 p.m. July 18. Pre-register at the library, call 358-3851 or email info@laruelibrary.org.

    Grief Support Group
    The Grief Support Group will be offered 3-4:30 p.m. July 18 at Hospice of Nelson County office, 202 W. Stephen Foster, Bardstown. The free group is led by a Hospice social worker. For information, call 502-350-5570.

  • Yard sale to benefit veteran's family

    Chris and Silke Schmittou, of Magnolia, met while Chris was still enlisted in the U.S.  Army.

    Originally stationed in Germany, Chris was deployed to Iraq to help fight in the War on Iraq. After serving for five years, Chris was forced to retire due to significant injuries to his hip.

    Now 37, Chris, his wife and four children live life as comfortably as possible. Due to his injury, Chris has difficulty walking as the wound still causes him to have severe pain in his knee.

  • Legal Aid Clinics

    The Legal Aid Society, 416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville, will hold free legal clinics in July, August and September. Each session will be held at that location unless otherwise stated.
    A reservation for each clinic is required. Contact the Legal Aid Society at (502) 584-1254 to make your reservation.

  • Fundraisers

    Awesome Events and the LaRue County Fairgrounds will have a spaghetti dinner and karaoke 4-9 p.m. July 18. Dinner will include spaghetti with meat sauce, salad and garlic bread for $5.99. Karaoke is 6-9 p.m. For more information, call Marie at 270-325-3041.

    Yard sale

  • Office Hours

    Hodgenville City Hall
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Monday – Friday

    Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning
    8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    Monday – Friday
    Closed for lunch
    Electrical permits sold 8-9:30 a.m.

    LaRue County Attorney
    7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    Monday – Friday
    Closed noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday only

    LaRue County Board of Education
    7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    Monday – Friday

  • Hunt graduates from EKU

    Eastern Kentucky University recognized 1,708 graduates at the conclusion of the spring semester.

    Local EKU graduates include Kristopher R. Hunt of Sonora, who earned a bachelor’s degree in music.

  • Reunions

    Catlett - Mather
    The Catlett Mather reunion is noon July 20 at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown. Relatives and friends are invited in memory of Ed and Cynthia Mather Catlett. For more information, call Lorena Catlett Russell at 358-3551.

    Class of 1973
    LaRue County High School Class of 1973 will have a 40th reunion on July 27 in Elizabethtown. Call Becky Tedder at 270-358-4032 if you have not been contacted.

    Howardstown Homecoming