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  • 'Ag' porttion of fair features 4-H, FFA

    Agriculture has always been at the heart of the LaRue County Fair, and this year’s early fair dates in June provided the opportunity to once again split the fair so that all the agriculture shows and exhibits will be highlighted beginning Wednesday, July 29.

    This year’s split fair will be combined with the LaRue County Farm Bureau’s Board, third annual AGstravaganza event.

  • LaRue farmers glad to see sunshine

    LaRue County farmers are relieved to see the sun after receiving around 10 inches of rain in the county this month.

    According to the National Weather Service, Hodgenville has received 9.68 inches of rain since July 1. The large total was mainly a result of the 5.13 inches of rain during the flash flood in Hodgenville on July 3. However, farmers in other parts of the county said they received less rain than those in the Hodgenville area. .

  • Sanders receives good evaluation

    LaRue County Superintendent Sam Sanders received a good evaluation during a recent closed-session meeting of the LaRue County Board of Education.

    At their monthly meeting on July 20, board members presented their evaluation of Sanders’ performance as superintendent. The evaluation consisted of seven categories and each category was given a grade of exemplary, accomplished, developing and growth required.

  • News of Record - July 15, 2015

    Property Transfers

    The following property transfers are listed as given on deeds at the LaRue County Clerk’s Office in Hodgenville.

    William A. Mouser to C & C Erectors, Inc., tract 4, of Joseph E. Seagram & Sons, Inc., $20,000.

    Samuel David Sanders and Laura Dee Anne Sanders to Anthony S. Ennis and Jean Carole Ennis, Parcel of Carrie B. Patterson Estate Subdivision, and parcel of Hamilton Acres Subdivision, $300,000.

    Shawn P. Martin and Diana M. Martin to Jackie Lawson, property at E. W. Barnes Line, $107,000.

  • Fundraisers - July 15, 2015

    Benefit for Timothy Brown

    The family of Timothy Brown is hosting a benefit from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, July 25 at Arrowhead Archery and BBQ on Lee Oak Drive in Hodgenville. The benefit is to assist in medical expenses for Timothy Brown, as he is experiencing stage four cirrhosis of the liver, due to build up from fatty tissue and required medication usage. He is a LaRue County native and retired from the LaRue County Road Department in 2010. For more information, call Priscilla Brown at 270-358-3445 or 270-234-4530.

  • Senior Calendar- July 15, 2015


    Dance at LaRue County Senior Center, 7-10 p.m. July 17. At the Senior Center on Walters and Water Street in Hodgenville featuring Prime Time Band. Admission $4.00 per person. For more information, contact Jim Walters 270-737 or cell 270-766-4437

    Senior Citizens music

    The LaRue County Senior Citizens Center, 112 N. Walters Ave., Hodgenville, has music beginning at 6:30 p.m. every Saturday. Musicians and singers are welcome. For more information, call 270-358-4311 or email Viola Riggs at viola47@windstream.net.

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  • Waldo hunt continues

    The “Find Waldo” scavenger hunt continues through July as a nationwide “shop local” promotion. Lincoln’s Loft Bookstore on the public square in Hodgenville is leading the hunt for a cutout of Waldo, the character from the popular children’s book series, “Where’s Waldo?”

  • 48 years & counting at Jamboree

    One of the most notable musicians and singers in LaRue County celebrated his 48th anniversary at the famous Lincoln Jamboree last Saturday night.

    Ron Benningfield has been performing at the Lincoln Jamboree since 1963, with the exception of a four-year military stint during the Vietnam War from 1969 to 1973.

    Lincoln Jamboree owner and emcee Joel Ray Sprowls praised Benningfield during his 48th anniversary show. He also told the crowd several stories about Benningfield throughout the years.

  • Confederate flag and memorabilia will remain in Lincoln Museum

    Amidst the debate about the removal of Confederate flags and other Confederate memorabilia in museums and public places across the nation, the Lincoln Museum in downtown Hodgenville will keep their Confederate memorabilia.

    Lincoln Museum owner Iris LaRue said the museum’s job is to provide visitors with “a look at Abraham Lincoln’s life.” She said it’s their job to tell the history of Lincoln and the significant points of his life, including the Civil War and the war with the Confederate States of America.

  • Flood cleanup continues

    Several Hodgenville business owners and homeowners are continuing to cleanup after a recent flood on July 3 brought more than five inches of rain within three hours.

    Paula LaRue Varney, owner of Paula’s Hot Biscuit, said the flood has caused her restaurant to be closed until further notice. She said her supplies and appliances were saved from any flood damage but that the interior walls and insulation will have to be replaced.