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Community News

  • 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.

  • Let’s talk trash - any time

    Congratulations LaRue County and City of Hodgenville residents.

    After completing our annual report required by the state of Kentucky, we have reduced our trash going to the landfill by 1,000 tons. That’s a lot of trash.

    How did this happen?

    1) Our recycling has increased “yippee” and more of us are becoming more responsible and looking at ways to reduce cost and increase recycling of nearly everything.

  • Photography workshop offered to LCHS teens

    Teen shutterbugs gathered in the LaRue County High School art room for a week of intense training and fun starting June 15.

    Teacher Monique Hanna provided photography and ceramics instruction.

  • Volunteers recognized by L.A.C.E. Council

    Local volunteers were recognized by the LaRue County Literacy Adult Community Education Council. Each year, the council awards individuals who have given generously to the community.

    Renee Skaggs received the Judy Cox Community Spirit Award. Skaggs is involved in the community and a volunteer at Hodgenville Elementary School.

    Jill Gray received the Community Education Service Award. Gray has worked countless hours with school groups and individuals on recycling projects.