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Community News

  • Lincoln National again earns 5-Star rating

    The Lincoln National Bank, Hodgenville, has earned a 5-Star Superior rating from Bauerfinancial, Inc., Coral Gables, Fla. The 5-Star rating is based on the overall financial condition of the bank and indicates strength and stability.

  • Special Needs Adoption Program

    SNAP is the Special Needs Adoption Program within the Department for Community Based Services that operates statewide to recruit families to adopt or foster Kentucky’s waiting children.

    Jacqueline “J.D.”, 16, is one of those children. She has a nice smile and a sweet disposition. She enjoys Christian, country and rap music. She likes watching American Idol, the Hallmark channel and Animal Planet. She enjoys playing volleyball and has played on her school volleyball team in the past. She loves basketball and football, too.

  • Gatewood participates in All-American Bowl

    Department of the Army civilian Bradley A. Gatewood was part of a support team made up of soldiers from throughout the Army for the 2010 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. The Army sponsored the nationally televised football game played Jan. 9 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

  • Colonel Perkins to undergo surgery

    Colonel Perkins, the Meatloaf half of the ElvisandMeatloaf.com singing team – known also as The Perkins Brothers – is taking a break from performing due to medical problems.

    According to a press release, Perkins’ will undergo surgery to remove a growth on his thyroid gland.

    As a precaution against a temporary loss of his voice and an extended recovery time, advance recordings have been made for vocal projects needed in the immediate future.

  • Genealogy Society honored for project assistance

    ­­­Hodgenville Main Street/Renaissance and the City of Hodgenville announced the expansion of the Hodgenville Commercial Historic District at a luncheon last week. Final approval for the expansion was received in January from the National Park Service. It had been approved earlier by the Kentucky Historic Preservation Review Board.

  • Two new programs available for low income families seeking mortgages

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development has two no-down-payment programs to help individuals living in rural communities and areas obtain the dream of home ownership. One program includes a subsidized interest rate for eligible applicants.

  • 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.