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  • Decades at the state fair

    To say that Kay Bennett loves to attend the Kentucky State Fair would be the mother of all understatements.

    While another state fair has already come and gone, the 2017 fair in Louisville marked the 60th straight year that the Elizabethtown resident who grew up in LaRue County has attended.

    What keeps her going back, year after year, including three days this year?

    “I like looking at the farm animals, especially the cattle,” said Bennett, whose favorites are Shorthorns.

  • Lincoln Days deadlines approaching

    It’s almost time for the annual Lincoln Days Celebration and the deadlines for the event are fast approaching.

    The event features a lot of notable contests that happen at Lincoln Days each year such as the Art Show, Little Abe and Sarah contests, Mary Todd and Abraham Lincoln look-alike contests and more. The following are the deadlines for each event:

    Art show:

  • Praying on the square

    Reverend Rodney Troutman not only believes in the power of prayer, but also of putting that belief into action.

    For the past few months, Troutman, who pastors Steadfast Baptist Church in Hodgenville, has welcomed whoever will join him to spend a few minutes in prayer at noon each Thursday on the square in Hodgenville.

    There, in the company of statues of Abraham Lincoln, the hometown president who set apart a national day of prayer and fasting, Troutman prays for God to keep LaRue County dry with no sales of alcohol.

  • CreekFront trail ribbon cutting Sept. 14

    The Livin’ Well LaRue coalition will have a ribbon cutting for the Born Learning Trail at CreekFront Park in Hodgenville from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 14.

    The free event will feature food, prizes and more. It will be rescheduled if it is raining or there is other inclement weather.

    The trail was funded through a $2,000 donation from United Way of Central Kentucky and it’s a series of ten stations set up along the path at CreekFront Park, near the pavilion and playground.

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  • Anthem leaves LaRue

    One of the largest health insurance providers in the country announced on Wednesday, September 6 that they are eliminating their 2018 plans offered through the Affordable Care Acts in 61 counties in Kentucky, including LaRue County.

  • Hodgenville proposes compensating tax rate

    The Hodgenville City Council has proposed to take the compensating rate during their monthly meeting on Monday, September 11.