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  • Sandidge discusses photography at Hometown Teams exhibit

    Longtime LaRue County sports photographer Terry Sandidge kicked-off the roundtable sports talk discussions at the Hometown Teams exhibit in downtown Hodgenville on Sunday, January 21.

  • Shutdown affects parks

    The recent national government shutdown hit close to home for LaRue County as the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park was closed for three days because of the lapse in federal appropriations.

  • It’s not a diet, it’s a lifestyle change

    One LaRue County woman has lost more than 100 pounds in under a year and she hasn’t done it through dieting, but by changing her lifestyle.

    Melanie Wells of Hodgenville has lost 101 pounds since April 2017. Wells said her weight loss journey started about a year prior to that with a doctor visit.

    “I was taking high blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes medications. My doctor told me that I should consider weight loss surgery and that I would be a good candidate for it,” Wells said.

  • Rebirth of the Buffalo Post Office

    A community meeting will be held next month to propose a new space for the reopening of the post office in Buffalo.

    According to a news release from the U.S. Postal Service, the community input meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, February 1 at the Buffalo Baptist Church. USPS Real Estate Specialist David M. Wolff will be at the meeting to take proposals for a new space for the Buffalo Post Office and also to discuss the current proposed plans of reopening the post office.

  • Hodgenville Rite-Aid to become Walgreens

    The Hodgenville Rite Aid completed a large step last week in the store’s transition to becoming a Walgreens.

    Jami Payton, Hodgenville Rite Aid Store Manager, said their Rite Aid Pharmacy made the complete transition into a Walgreens Pharmacy on Friday, January 19. Payton said their customers will need to check their insurance coverage for their prescriptions during the transition to make sure everything has transferred correctly and that they will be working with their customers and helping them throughout the process too.

  • LaRue County teachers earn National Board Certification

    LaRue County High School teacher Savannah Boone and LaRue County Middle School teacher Ashley Carter have been named National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) through a rigorous, performance-based, peer-review process, demonstrating their proven impact on student learning and achievement.

  • Hometown Teams exhibit opens

    While many schools, events and businesses were closed or cancelled due to inclement weather on January 12-13, The Lincoln Museum opened the doors to the Hometown Teams exhibit on Saturday, January 13 at 10 a.m. as scheduled.

    According to Rob Thurman who is one of the many helping put on the event, a few visitors came in Saturday, but the afternoon of Sunday, January 14 saw an increase in visitation.

  • Fiscal court updated on recycling center

    The LaRue County Fiscal Court received an update on the status of inmates returning to the Renaissance Recycling Center at their monthly meeting on Tuesday, January 9, 2018.

    Tommy Turner, LaRue County Judge Executive, updated the court on the status of Renaissance Recycling Center that lost its inmate help because of one of the inmates being found with contraband. He said that without that help, the center was running over with recyclable materials.