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Community News

  • Hornback makes EKU President’s List

    Eastern Kentucky University announced that 1,115 students earned President’s List honors for the fall 2009 semester.

    Included is Joseph Samuel Hornback, a Hodgenville senior majoring in police studies.

    The President’s List was established by the University to recognize outstanding academic achievement. It is bestowed upon full-time undergraduate students who attain a perfect 4.0 grade point average for a semester.

  • Pizza and electronics stores newest additions to Shawnee Drive center

    The LaRue County Herald News office is getting neighbors – Papa John’s and Moore Electronics.

    The office space next door to the newspaper has been empty since the social services office moved several years ago.

    The building on Shawnee Drive in Hodgenville has been abuzz with activity in recent weeks with hammers and saws flying at all hours. 

  • Winners of juried art competition will be displayed at ECTC

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  • Hosparus named to Best Places to Work

    Hosparus recently was named as one of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky 2010 in the large employer category (250-plus employees).  Created in 2005, the awards program is a project of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, the Kentucky Society of Human Resource Management Council and the Best Companies Group.

  • Emergency responders benefit from new system

    “Can you hear me now?” is a familiar question to cell phone users. Up until a few weeks ago, it was a phrase often heard by LaRue County’s emergency responders – law enforcement, ambulance service and fire departments – as they struggled to hear radioed messages.

    Not anymore.

    The county has invested almost $100,000 in installation of a new dispatch console that utilizes “radio over Internet” protocol. Although officials are working out a few bugs in the new system, the communication is crisper and the volume improved.

  • Legal aid clinics available

    The Legal Aid Society, 416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville, will hold free legal clinics.

    A reservation for each clinic is required. Contact the Legal Aid Society at (502) 584-1254 to make your reservation. 

    •Bankruptcy Seminar – 2 p.m. Jan. 21. An attorney from the private bar will be present to answer questions about bankruptcy.

  • Research dietary supplements before purchasing them

    In the last couple of years, our area has seen a new wellness beverage being marketed here. This type of item would be considered a dietary supplement.

    You should remember that the FDA regulates dietary supplements under a different set of regulations than those covering “conventional” foods and drug products. Under the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994, the manufacturer is responsible for ensuring that a dietary supplement is safe before it is marketed.

  • Farmington Plantation to host Lincoln lecture

    Louisville’s Farmington Historic Plantation will host a lecture Feb. 6 called “Louisville’s Lincoln: How Local Influences Altered Lincoln’s Presidency and American History.” The lecture will be given by historian Steve Wiser.

    The program, which will take place at the Farmington Visitor Center, is $10 per person. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 452-9920, or at the door.  Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

  • Peace Officer Act celebrates 10 years

    The Peace Officers Professional Standards Act celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2009. The Act requires standardized, detailed and ongoing training for its officers.

    Basic recruits, before they hit the streets, undergo a strict 18-week basic training regimen at one of four Kentucky facilities. Kentucky’s primary training is handled in Richmond.  The Kentucky State Police has its own academy as do Lexington and Louisville.

  • Free smoke detectors available

    Those who are interested and in need of a free smoke detector can call Chris Jackson at LaRue County’s Office of Emergency Management at 358-9903 to set up an appointment to have a smoke detector installed.