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Community News

  • Learn to live on your income

    Your expenditures hold the key to how well you do when dollars are scarce. If your family does not follow a spending plan, this is the time to start. Family input is essential, so is being both realistic and flexible. Here are some suggestions:

    Before making purchases above a certain dollar amount, discuss the potential purchase with other family members.

  • Learn to live on your income

    Your expenditures hold the key to how well you do when dollars are scarce. If your family does not follow a spending plan, this is the time to start. Family input is essential, so is being both realistic and flexible. Here are some suggestions:

    Before making purchases above a certain dollar amount, discuss the potential purchase with other family members.

  • Learn to live on your income

    Your expenditures hold the key to how well you do when dollars are scarce. If your family does not follow a spending plan, this is the time to start. Family input is essential, so is being both realistic and flexible. Here are some suggestions:

    Before making purchases above a certain dollar amount, discuss the potential purchase with other family members.

  • Peggy Hawkins named to association office

  • Monique's novel nominated for national award

    Debut novel “Suicide Diaries” has brought author Ebonee Monique recognition from the African American Literary Show. The group nominated her as Breakout Author of the Year.

    Monique, the granddaughter of the late Howard and Margaret Curle of Hodgenville, released the book in February.

    “My initial reaction, of course, was disbelief,” said Monique. “I couldn’t wrap my mind around being nominated for a national award and being on a roster with such experienced and respected veterans – all for doing something I love.”

  • Ashley Hedgespeth receives Nolin RECC scholarship

    Nolin RECC, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, awards $7,000 in scholarship funds to local students each year.

    The scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each, are awarded to six graduating high school students and one adult who is re-entering college. Recipients may use the funds at any college or vocational school of their choice.

  • New employees will focus on re-employment for jobless Kentuckians

    Sixty new employees will join the ranks of the Office of Employment and Training to help put jobless Kentuckians back to work.

    The goal of the additional staff will be to increase the employment of those who are receiving unemployment insurance benefits. The new employees will service customers either directly, or through referrals, to enhance their skills toward achieving the goal of re-employment.

  • Utility increases power rates

    The Kentucky Public Service Commission has accepted a settlement that permits Farmers Rural Electric Cooperative Corp. to raise its rates in order to increase its annual revenue by $3.69 million, or about 9.8 percent.

    Farmers negotiated the settlement – which gives the rural electric cooperative about $350,000 less in annual revenue than it requested – with the Office of Attorney General.

  • New Historic District could add to businesses on historic register

    Hodgenville’s downtown historic district may be expanded from the area originally given that designation. The new district would include Lincoln Square and the next circle of properties one street away from the square. Property owners and community leaders and others interested in the issue met Aug. 20 in the Lincoln Museum Community Room to hear National Register Coordinator Marty Perry. The meeting was coordinated and hosted by Main Street.

  • Rules to be posted at Creekfront Park

    Creekfront Park soon will have written rules and streetlights.

    Monday, Hodgenville City Council gave the thumbs up to Mayor Terry Cruse to develop a set of posted rules for the park.

    Cruse said he has received numerous complaints about animals at Creekfront - especially unleashed dogs and owners not cleaning up after their pets.

    City Clerk Madonna Hornback said the Kentucky League of Cities recommended written rules for liability reasons about a year ago.