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Today's Features

  • Sometimes I get calls at the office about people having trouble getting their home canning jars to seal. Below are reminders of things to check when you are working with canning lids. Watch how tight you put on the screwbands and also watch your headspace, the amount of air left at the top of the jar.

    The information below came from Mississippi State University Extension Service. These are common home canning questions and answers on why jars don’t seal.

    Q. How tightly should screwbands be put on when closing jars with two-piece lids?

  • Hodgenville’s downtown historic district may be expanded from the area originally given that designation. The new district would include Lincoln Square and the next circle of properties one street away from the square. Property owners and community leaders and others interested in the issue met Aug. 20 in the Lincoln Museum Community Room to hear National Register Coordinator Marty Perry. The meeting was coordinated and hosted by Main Street.

  • Creekfront Park soon will have written rules and streetlights.

    Monday, Hodgenville City Council gave the thumbs up to Mayor Terry Cruse to develop a set of posted rules for the park.

    Cruse said he has received numerous complaints about animals at Creekfront - especially unleashed dogs and owners not cleaning up after their pets.

    City Clerk Madonna Hornback said the Kentucky League of Cities recommended written rules for liability reasons about a year ago.

  • For one special evening, Sept. 1, LaRue County High School’s Lady Hawks volleyball team will add pink to their blue-and-white colors as they host their second annual Volley for the Cure.

    LaRue’s ladies will lace up with pink shoelaces, wear pink ribbons and will play with a pink volleyball, according to booster president Deena Bradley. She is hopeful their opposing players, the Lady Bruins from Central Hardin, will join them in wearing pink.

  • Magnolia Cumberland revival

    Magnolia Cumberland Presbyterian Church is holding a revival each evening at 7 through Sept. 2.

    Gospel concert

  • Magnolia Cumberland revival

    Magnolia Cumberland Presbyterian Church is holding a revival each evening at 7 through Sept. 2.

    Gospel concert

  • Magnolia Cumberland revival

    Magnolia Cumberland Presbyterian Church is holding a revival each evening at 7 through Sept. 2.

    Gospel concert

  • LaRue County is home to the Hawks. This fall it will also be home to the Tigers, as Campbellsville University will hold post secondary classes in Hodgenville for the first time.

  • Niki Carter, the new director of the LaRue County Public Library, sees the place as a community center where “people are encouraged to benefit themselves and the community.”

    “Our popular collections will always be here for the people, but we’re a source that focuses on the people’s needs; that’s where libraries have their staying power,” said Carter, who finished her master’s in library science from the University of Kentucky this semester. 

  • Two staff members of The LaRue County Herald News  were honored in a national contest last month.

    Editor Linda Ireland took third place in the National Newspaper Association’s 2009 Better Newspaper Contest.

    Ireland entered the “serious column” category. She has won or placed in the top three the last three years in the national contest. Her other wins were in the humorous column category.

    A total of 1,713 entries from newspapers across the country were entered in the editorial contest.