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Today's Features

  • “The Lord is near.” Paul makes this statement in Philippians 4:5 as he speaks of the second coming of Christ.

    In light of Christ’s soon return what should we do? The apostle makes suggestions.

    First he says, “Let your gentleness be evident to all.” The way of Christ is gentleness and kindness. Some want to throw their weight around and are not nice, kind and gentle. Paul said in light of the soon return of Christ, we need to be kind and gentle to all people.

  • Hodgenville City Hall
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Monday – Friday

    Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning
    8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    Monday – Friday
    Closed for lunch
    Electrical permits sold 8-9:30 a.m.

    LaRue County Attorney
    7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    Monday – Friday
    Closed noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday only

    LaRue County Board of Education
    7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    Monday – Friday

  • Eastern Kentucky University recognized 1,708 graduates at the conclusion of the spring semester.

    Local EKU graduates include Kristopher R. Hunt of Sonora, who earned a bachelor’s degree in music.

  • Catlett - Mather
    The Catlett Mather reunion is noon July 20 at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown. Relatives and friends are invited in memory of Ed and Cynthia Mather Catlett. For more information, call Lorena Catlett Russell at 358-3551.

    Class of 1973
    LaRue County High School Class of 1973 will have a 40th reunion on July 27 in Elizabethtown. Call Becky Tedder at 270-358-4032 if you have not been contacted.

    Howardstown Homecoming

  • Danielle Lee Lobb and Eddie Ray Dockery, both of Buffalo, were married July 14, 2013, at Rough River State Park. Roy Dockery presided.

    The bride is the daughter of Denny Lobb of Green County and Cyndi Lyons of LaRue County. She is an employee of Bullfrogs and Butterflies Child Development Center LLC.

    The groom is the son of Roy and Lyris Dockery of Morgantown. He is an officer with the Hodgenville Police Department.

    Their children, Bryson Elisha Lewis and Holly Dockery, were in attendance.

    A reception followed the ceremony.

  • Hardin Memorial Hospital’s Family Care Center in Magnolia has a new face.

    Kimberly Gambino recently accepted the position as the overseeing provider at the clinic. She is a certified family nurse practitioner who received her Master of Science in Nursing at Western Kentucky University in 2008. She is working on a doctorate from Bellarmine University in Louisville. She hopes to complete this step in her education and career by next spring.

    Gambino also teaches a class of nursing students at St. Catharine College in Bardstown.

  • Dixon-Rogers Funeral Home in Magnolia is the second longest operating business in LaRue County. (The LaRue County Herald News is the first.)

    Founded by Charlie Dixon in 1895 the business began operations in the building that is now home of the Magnolia Post Office.

    The post office building was used only as a storefront as during that time a funeral was usually held at the home or in a church.

  • Magnolia began as a stage coach stop along the Louisville-Nashville Turnpike about 1850. The first house in the vicinity was built prior to 1840. A post office was established in April 1851. Postmaster David Harris named the post office in honor of his wife. After the Civil War, the post office was moved to its present site in a community then known as Center Point, but which soon took the name of the post office, Magnolia.

  • Magnolia began as a stagecoach stop along the Louisville-Nashville Turnpike about 1850. It gained its first post office in 1851 which was named after Postmaster David Harris’ wife.

    After the Civil War, the post office was moved to the town of Centerpoint, but the name reverted to Magnolia.

    The Old Providence Church, later Magnolia Cumberland Presbyterian Church, was built in the 1840s. Soon, several stores were established and the town began to grow. In the mid-1870s Magnolia had a population of 30. The 2010 census places the number at about 500.