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Community News

  • Herald News staff honored by Kentucky Press Association

    The LaRue County Herald News received 12 editorial awards from the Kentucky Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest. The prizes were awarded Jan. 23 in Louisville at the conclusion of the annual convention.

    Editor Linda Ireland took first place honors for best on-going or extended coverage of a story for her entry about the Lincoln Bicentennial.

  • Hardin History Museum has new hours, events

    The Hardin County History Museum, 210 W. Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown, is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. There is no admission charge.

    Upcoming events include noon-1 p.m. Feb. 21, stories about Abraham Lincoln; noon-1 p.m. Feb. 28, the story of Vinnie Ream, the youngest and first female artist commissioned by the federal government.

    For more information, e-mail christywpritchard@gmail.com, call 763-8339 or visit www.hardinkyhistory.or

  • Sunrise Manor Volunteers holds board meeting

    What if you were a bit chilled and needed a blanket or shawl tucked around you? What if you needed help cutting up your food or maybe feeding yourself? What if you wanted some water or ice? What if you needed your chin wiped? What if you needed someone to take you to the church services or various events? What if you would like someone to just sit and talk with you? What if you would like to have the Bible read to you? What if you wished for someone to just hold your hand, give you a hug or perhaps pray with or for you?

  • Series of stamps will mark Lincoln bicentennial

    Abraham Lincoln appears on more than 50 U.S. postage stamps – more than any other person. Four more will be added to his tally in 2009, in celebration of his 200th birthday.

    The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission joined the U.S. Postal Service in Hodgenville,  and Springfield, Ill., on Oct. 30 to unveil the designs of the four commemorative stamps honoring Abraham Lincoln’s bicentennial. The cities will host the official first day of issue ceremony for the stamps Feb. 9 and they will be available throughout the week at the post office in Hodgenville.  

  • Homemakers learn to preserve heirlooms

    The South Fork Area Homemakers met Jan. 20 at the LaRue County Extension Office with Mary Lou Owen presiding. Hostesses were Hazel Hodges and Owen.

    Other members present were Virginia Allen, Janice Bowen, Sue Crutcher, Ann E. Flanders, Emogene Gardner, Norma Jean McDonald, Martha Owen, Billie Shahayda, Phyllis Perkins and Della Thomas.

    The club catered the LaRue County Farm Bureau Christmas dinner Dec. 12, the Area Eastern Star Dinner in Upton on Jan. 22 and the LaRue County Extension Banquet on Jan. 26.

  • Red Hill Cemetery opens new section

    A newly opened section of Red Hill Cemetery has been set aside for infant and cremations interment.

    The decision to “open an infant section” in the city-owned graveyard will allow land that was unsuitable for adult burials to be utilized, Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse said.

    The Red Hill Cemetery Commission met Dec. 30 to discuss the project and finances of the cemetery. The commission is formed by members of Hodgenville City Council; the original commission was disbanded by the council in March 2008.

  • Wrolen Pin Cafe opens for carry-out meals

    Ruth Astor of Buffalo had a dream of opening a restaurant in honor of her grandmother, Lora Wrolen, who not only loved to cook, but was extremely talented in her cooking.

    That dream came true on Feb. 6 when Astor opened her new carry-out restaurant, Wrolen Pin Cafe, located at 2533 Lincoln Farm Road, next door to Lincoln Jamboree.

    Astor’s mother, Brenda Miller from Lincoln Place, Ill., her daughters, Sarah Beth and Rebekah and a friend, Ernest Baker, are helping with the grand opening.

  • Doctor leaving Hodgenville practice

    When Dr. Khue Tran leaves his Hodgenville medical practice Jan. 30, he hopes to find a little more time for himself and family outside the office.

    After being accustomed to 12- to 16-hour workdays year after year, the 60-year-old physician who lives in Elizabethtown, feels the time has come to reduce his workload.

    “When I was younger, I could be awakened in the middle of the night and be able to go right back to sleep, but each year that gets a little harder,” he said. He intends to carry a slimmer schedule while practicing at Fort Knox.

  • Telephone scams hit area

    A pair of telephone scams that appear to target the elderly are being investigated by the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office.

    The sheriff’s office received a complaint from the daughter of an elderly woman who resides in a nursing home last week, according to Deputy Russell McCoy.

    A person claiming to be associated with a lending agency requested checking account information for the mother. The caller knew a small amount of personal information already. The originating number was either blocked or showed “unknown” on the daughter’s caller ID.

  • National Historic Site goes high-def

    "Abraham Lincoln: The Kentucky Years" will premier in honor of the 2009 bicentennial celebration. This new orientation film, produced in high definition, will be shown in the Visitor Center of Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site beginning in early February, the National Park Service announced in a news release.