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Community News

  • Local educators graduate

    Casey Whitlock Sidebottom and Katy Blair Cecil graduated from Western Kentucky University on May 15.

    Sidebottom serves as an instructional assistant at LaRue County High School and received her Master’s Degree in exceptional education from WKU.

    Cecil, who teaches 10th and 12th grade English at LCHS, received her Master’s Degree in English literature.

  • Residents reminded to lock vehicles

    Hodgenville City Police remind residents to keep their cars locked when unattended.

    Three or four unlocked cars were ransacked on Woebegona Lane early Monday, according to Lt. Steve Johnson. Glove boxes were rummaged through and a variety of items taken.

    “Everything from medication to a purse was taken,” Johnson said.

    It’s better to remove all valuables from a parked car, Johnson said. But if they are left inside, they should be out of sight and the car doors locked.

    Some of the items were found in a nearby dumpster Monday afternoon.

  • Akin receives Kersenbaum scholarship at Western

    Aleshia Pearl Akin, recipient of the Sylvia Kersenbaum Scholarship, was recognized as an outstanding student at Western Kentucky University’s Potter College of Arts and Letters.

    The student awards ceremony is held each spring to recognize students who have excelled academically or who have demonstrated exceptional leadership or service.

    Akin will be a senior this fall continuing to work toward a degree in music education.

  • Tax credits for home energy updates

    Warm weather is a time when homeowners work on home improvement projects. If you have been contemplating improving your home’s energy efficiency, this year could be a good time to do it. Not only can these improvements benefit the environment and your wallet through cost and energy savings, but many state and federal tax credits are available to individuals who make energy efficiency improvements to their homes this year. These tax credits would apply to your 2009 tax return due next year.

  • Turners visit friends and family in Hodgenville

    Capt. Mark Duell Turner, a doctor in the United States Navy, Sybil, Charles and Grace Turner, who are stationed in Cairo, Egypt, and Beverly and Charles Andrews of Raleigh, N.C., enjoyed a visit recently to Hodgenville with Pauline D. Turner.

    They were also guests in the homes of Barbara Fred Gowen, Cindy and Arthur Lee Turner and Carolyn and Franklin Turner.

  • Air Evac Lifeteam receives Operator Safety Award

    Air Evac Lifeteam, which operates a base in Campbellsville and serves LaRue County, has received the HAI Operator Safety Award for the year 2008 from Helicopter Association International.

    The HAI Operator Safety Award annually recognizes the safe operation of helicopters by its regular members. HAI provides this award to regular members whose safety statistics for the previous calendar year demonstrate a helicopter accident rate that is less than half the total of the average accident rate of HAI operator members.

  • Air Evac Lifeteam receives Operator Safety Award

    Air Evac Lifeteam, which operates a base in Campbellsville and serves LaRue County, has received the HAI Operator Safety Award for the year 2008 from Helicopter Association International.

    The HAI Operator Safety Award annually recognizes the safe operation of helicopters by its regular members. HAI provides this award to regular members whose safety statistics for the previous calendar year demonstrate a helicopter accident rate that is less than half the total of the average accident rate of HAI operator members.

  • Air Evac Lifeteam receives Operator Safety Award

    Air Evac Lifeteam, which operates a base in Campbellsville and serves LaRue County, has received the HAI Operator Safety Award for the year 2008 from Helicopter Association International.

    The HAI Operator Safety Award annually recognizes the safe operation of helicopters by its regular members. HAI provides this award to regular members whose safety statistics for the previous calendar year demonstrate a helicopter accident rate that is less than half the total of the average accident rate of HAI operator members.

  • Long Lasting Auto Detail Shop opens

    Bill and Glenda Long opened their new business – Long Lasting Auto Detail Shop –  April 1. Since then, it has been nothing but blessings, according to the pair.

    Glenda, the daughter of Pauline and the late Buck Taylor of Magnolia, had moved away for about 25 years and had been longing to come home. Her husband Bill and she had lost their jobs in Charlotte, N.C., where they lived. Glenda’s grandmother, Mayme Clyde, passed away and while they were home visiting, they decided to call LaRue County home.

  • Campbellsville University to open satellite campus

    Campbellsville University plans to open a satellite campus in Hodgenville later this year.

    John Chowning, CU’s vice president for church and external relations, said representatives of the four-year Christian institution have “been in conversations with local leaders about offering post secondary classes” for several weeks.

    Classes will be held in the former Farm Service Agency building on Old E’town Road, which was donated to the college by Paul Hilpp, a general contractor from Lebanon.