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  • Simms joins Primary Care Associates

    Kelly Simms, P.A., P.T., has joined KentuckyOne Primary Care Associates, formerly Bardstown Ambulatory Care. The office is located at 118 Patriot Drive, Suite 102, in Bardstown.

    She received her bachelor of health sciences degree in physical therapy from the University of Kentucky, and her master of science degree in physician assistant studies from UK.

    She can be reached at 502-350-1022.

  • Lincoln National named a ‘healthy bank’

    Lincoln National Bank was named to the 2014 edition of the Top-200 Healthiest Banks in America that DepositAccounts just released. Lincoln National stood out in all of the primary evaluation categories, including Texas ratio, deposit growth and capitalization.

    Lincoln National Bank was 125th on the nationwide list. Every federally insured bank in the United States – more than 6,500 – is evaluated.

    Lincoln National, established in 1930, has 70 employees at three branches in Hodgenville, and one in Bardstown.

  • Talk to your teen about money

    Arguments over finances are a common problem in many families, regardless of income, age and education. They are often due to inadequate family communication in general. Beginning to include your children in age-appropriate discussions about family finances is a great first step to helping them learn to value money and spend it wisely.

    If parents never talk with their children about money, they are not providing their children with the guidance and hands-on financial experience needed when they begin to spend money of their own.

  • Relay for Life 2015 will move to Lincoln Square

    LaRue County’s Relay for Life 2015 is underway with six teams already signing on including Magnolia Bank, Circle of Friends, Freedom Angels, Veirs Crew Keeping the Faith, Becky’s Team, and Living Strong. To date, nearly $2,500 has been collected toward the new goal of $46,350.

  • Teen’s mission: Help Me Help Others

    How did you spend your time when you were 6 years old? If you were like most children, you probably spent it playing.

    Gatlin Constant was different. He enjoyed playing with his friends and toys – but he also raised money and collected food for the underprivileged. After hearing about areas of Africa that needed churches, Gatlin took it upon himself to raise the money. In the end, he was recognized by his church for the commitment and time it took to complete the goal he set for himself.

  • Governor announces Ky. 470 project

    Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear spent about an hour in LaRue County Thursday, as he announced a $300,000 construction project.

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced days earlier that portions of Ky. 470 between Ky. 61 and Ky. 210 will be realigned. The contract is expected to be awarded by the end of the year.

  • Village Post Office to open in Magnolia

    A new branch of the post office, called a village post office (VPO) is opening this month at Decades restaurant in Magnolia Mall.

    VPOs are a relatively new installation, having started about two years ago. According to Kentuckiana VPO Coordinator Nick Walker, Kentucky and southern Indiana have the most VPOs of any region in the United States. Buffalo has a VPO in Y-Not-Stop as well as the main post office on Greensburg Road.

  • Haunted Houses and Family Ghosts of Kentucky features frights from LaRue, Hardin, Nelson

    The University Press of Kentucky has released a paperback edition of Haunted Houses and Family Ghosts of Kentucky by William Lynwood Montell.

  • Man indicted for assault

    Dalton Milby (1994) was indicted Oct. 20, by a LaRue County grand jury, on a count of second-degree assault.

    He is accused of causing serious physical injury to a man by striking him repeatedly in the face causing fractures to his nose and eye sockets on April 10, 2014.

    Bond was set at $25,000 cash, upon condition of no contact with the alleged victim, and dusk-to-dawn curfew.

    Arraignment is Nov. 3 in LaRue Circuit Court.

  • White City house a total loss

    A Hodgenville couple lost their home to flames Tuesday afternoon.

    A resident on White City Road reported seeing flames about 4:30 p.m. to dispatch.

    The residence of Robert “Rags” and Cheryl Ovesen was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived on the scene. The Ovesens said they could see the flames as they drove toward the mobile home.

    The couple said they were unable to get some of their dogs out of the house – and the animals perished.

    LaRue Fire Chief Jason Sadler said he wasn’t sure what started the fire.