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Community News

  • 'A Remarkable Church Called Nolynn' presented Sunday

     You may have heard of Nolynn Baptist Church in Hodgenville and Severns Valley in Elizabethtown – maybe you’ve even attended one or the other – but what you may not know is that these churches were once one-in-the-same. 

  • Unemployment rate falls in LaRue

    Unemployment rates fell in 100 Kentucky counties – including LaRue – between April 2013 and April 2014, while 14 county rates went up and six counties stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. 

  • Brown named to Dean's List

     Bellarmine University has named New Haven resident Mary Brown to the dean’s list for spring 2014. Brown is a sophomore majoring in biology, and previously attended Nelson County High School.

    Bellarmine’s dean’s list recognizes students who receive a grade point average of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale.

  • Smokin Em All BBQ is all-mobile

     If you crave barbeque and like to try new things, you might want to try Smokin Em All BBQ’s mobile kitchen. 

    Though Jesse Smith, of Hodgenville isn’t new to the craft of barbeque, his mobile kitchen has been up and running for three months. Smith cooks all the food and makes his own sauce, and is assisted by his fiancee, Bonny Burgess.

  • Community Calendar - May 28, 2014

     

     Safety checkpoints

  • Free hearing tests available in May

     May is Better Speech and Hearing Month across America and in the spirit of awareness and hearing health, the National Hearing Test (www.nationalhearingtest.org) is offering free hearing screenings during the entire month.

  • Bunco tournament falls short of world record

     Despite not setting a world record, organizers of a May 18 Bunco tournament in New Haven said they’re pleased with the outcome of the event.

    “Of course I’m disappointed with the turnout, but everything ran so smooth,” said Bobbi Jo Nalley, organizer of the event, which was held on Main Street in New Haven. With the help of volunteers, “we had everything set up and ready to go in no time.”

    Jane Masse, who helped Nalley with the event, added, “The community really came together.”

  • Williams honored by United Way

     LaRue Countian Rita Williams was nominated by her peers to receive recognition for her positive contributions to the community. 

    Williams was presented the Voice of LaRue County Award at United Way’s recent Thank You event because of her influential role as advocate and volunteer on behalf of the United Way of Central Kentucky. 

  • Pvt. Murrell graduates

     Pvt. Jarrod Wayne Murrell graduated May 15, 2014, from Fort Jackson Army Base in South Carolina.

    He is the son of DeAnna Murrell and George Hobby, the brother of Courtney, Wayne, Bonnie and Anthony Jr., and the uncle of Jonathan, all of Elizabethtown. His grandparents are Charles and Margaret Brown of Buffalo. Great-grandparents are Freddy and Iris Hoagland of Campbellsville.

  • Kidd graduates from University of Louisville

     Autumn Kidd graduated May 10, 2014, from the University of Louisville. 

    She received a bachelor of science in nursing degree. 

    She was a member and president of the Chi Omega Fraternity and was on the executive board for the University of Louisville Dance Marathon. She was recently hired for an RN position at Jewish Hospital in Louisville. 

    She is the daughter of Larry and Sandy Kidd of Hodgenville.