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Community News

  • 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.

  • McCubbins honored for academics

    Tyler McCubbins, a biology major from Magnolia, was awarded for outstanding academic achievement at the 2009 Lindsey Wilson College Honors Convocation.

    At Honors Convocation, the college recognized more than two dozen students for their academic accomplishments during the 2008-09 school year.

  • Wrighthouse graduates basic training

    Air Force Airman Jeffrey M. Wrighthouse graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas, according to a Hometown News release.

    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

    He is the son of Cecilia Semones of Magnolia.

  • South Fork Area Homemakers

    The South Fork Area Homemakers met May 19 at the LaRue County Extension Office with Mary Lou Owen presiding. 

    Treasurer’s report was given by Della Thomas and secretary’s report by Bowen.

    Officer election for the upcoming year was conducted. President will be Emogene Gardner; vice-president Billie Shalaya; secretary and treasurer Janice Bowen; inspirational leader Delores Bale; and recreation leaders Norma Jean McDonald and Ann E. Flanders.

  • Hutchins named distinguished alumnus in Nelson County

    Nina Cook Hutchins, a longtime LaRue County educator, received a Distinguished Alumnus award April 25 during the 10th annual Senior Class and Alumni Celebration at Nelson County High School.

    Hutchins graduated from Old Kentucky Home High School in 1966, which later was consolidated into what is now NCHS.

  • Fort Knox Federal Credit Union to build branch in Hodgenville

    A Fort Knox Federal Credit Union spokesman confirmed Monday that a branch office will be built in Hodgenville.

    Michael Bateman, vice president of marketing, said few construction details are available, but the land purchase closed last week. The branch will be located in the Cradle of Lincoln development across from Hodgenville Elementary School.

    The office probably will be similar to the most recent branch opened in Campbellsville in February. It will be the 13th member service operation for Fort Knox Federal.

  • Woman’s Club members attend convention

    The Kentucky Federation of Women’s Clubs held its 114th annual convention April 23-25 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Louisville.

    The Hodgenville Woman’s Club received many awards. The Public Affairs – Citizenship in Action was present to president Katie Cooper. This award is presented to the club that promoted civic pride in their community through club projects. The club also received a 100 percent club award, which means all state guidelines were followed. 

  • Sheriff attends conference

    LaRue County Sheriff Bobby Shoffner and Deputy Russell McCoy attended the Law Enforcement Conference in Gatlinburg, Tenn., earlier this month.

    Topics included gangs, illegal immigrants, hate crimes, identity theft, drugs, missing children and terrorism.

    The conference was sponsored by the U.S. Attorney’s Office and Law Enforcement Coordinating Committees.

  • Physical activity makes life healthier, happier

    For some people, “exercise” is a dirty word. The fact remains that almost everyone can improve their health through physical activity. Regular physical activity can substantially reduce the risk of developing or dying from heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer and high blood pressure.

  • Physical activity makes life healthier, happier

    For some people, “exercise” is a dirty word. The fact remains that almost everyone can improve their health through physical activity. Regular physical activity can substantially reduce the risk of developing or dying from heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer and high blood pressure.