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  • Lost in LaRue - September 7, 2016

    Rainy days are for reflections. Literally. I love reflection in photography. After a rainstorm I find myself looking at puddles to see what the view is looking at the world backwards and upside down. A while back I saw a photograph on the cover of an album that really caught my attention. Granted it was much edgier than mine because the guy was wearing jeans and boots, not fancy duck flats and Capri pants. But nonetheless, I’ve wanted to try to take a reflective photo and when I spotted a rather large puddle on Brooks Road I figured I’d give it a try.

  • Lincoln Birthplace returns to regular park hours

    The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park returned to their regular hours on Tuesday, September 5.

    The regular park hours are now 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (EST) at the Birthplace Unit. The park’s buildings including the Birthplace Visitors Center and Memorial Building will close at 4 p.m. (EST).

    The Boyhood Home Unit at Knob Creek’s grounds will be open daily and staffing will be available on the weekends through the end of October from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (EST).

  • Abraham Lincoln Birthplace Launches Second Year of Every Kid in a Park Pass

    The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace encourages all fourth graders to visit the park this year as part of the Every Kid in a Park program.

    The program gives fourth grade students, and those accompanying them, free access to more than 2,000 public lands and waters nationwide for a year. Visit www.EveryKidinaPark.gov to download the pass and get more information.

  • Man arrested for cultivating marijuana

    A Hodgenville man was arrested last Tuesday, August 30, for cultivating and trafficking marijuana after police found an indoor marijuana growing operation inside a residence on Earl Jones Road in Hodgenville.

  • Raising awareness of overdose

    A local overdose awareness event was held last Wednesday to help raise awareness about the drug epidemic and rising number of overdoses.

    The event was held by Hodgenville Police Sergeant James Richardson and Vickie Dawley, who lost her daughter, Shalayna Skaggs, to an overdose on November 1, 2014. The local event was held Wednesday, August 31, which was also National Overdose Awareness Day throughout the country.

  • Piece of Buffalo history for sale

    There are many places that have seen the passing of time and have served a multitude of purposes, and become the center, even heart of the community they belong to. Buffalo School Gym is no different. From it’s days as the gym for East Lynn College to the excitement of a community coming together to cheer on their boys at a basketball game the Buffalo gym has been just that, the heart of its’ community.

  • Changing of the Postal Service in LaRue

    When Elizabeth Skaggs wanted to mail a letter or pick up her mail, she traveled no farther than to her basement where she was postmistress of the Gatton, Kentucky, post office.

    She was the second postmistress at Gatton, just a stone’s throw from Mt. Tabor Baptist Church. Her mother-in-law, Viola Skaggs, was the first postmistress of the office which originally was located in a country store on the same property.

  • Police bust juvenile party

    The community is buzzing about a recent juvenile party that was busted up by police around 2 a.m. on Sunday, August 28.

    According to Hodgenville Police Sergeant James Richardson, several police officers responded to a complaint of intoxicated juveniles at a residence on North Walters Avenue in Hodgenville. Once officers arrived at the residence, he said around 15 to 20 of the alleged juveniles fled on foot and police were unable to locate them.

  • Reed sworn-in as county treasurer

    LaRue County Judge Executive Tommy Turner swore in Olivia Reed as the county treasurer as fiscal court met at the courthouse in Hodgenville on Tuesday, August 23.

    Reed replaces Lauralene “Luke” Reed who is retiring Wednesday, August 31 after serving 16 years as county treasurer.

  • Lincoln Jamboree Celebrates 62 years

    Joel Ray’s Lincoln Jamboree in Hodgenville celebrates its 62th anniversary on Saturday September 10.

    The “signature anniversary edition” show will feature a star line up including comedy and vocals by Ricky Puckett; the sweetheart of the Jamboree, Tiffany Lynn Puckett; world champion fiddler, Billy “The Kid” Nett and country music vocalist and world renowned ventriloquist, Kelly Casey.