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  • Regional job and career fair set for April 20

    The Kentucky Career Center – Lincoln Trail, the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce, the Elizabethtown chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (ESHRM) and KYJOBS.net will host the 17th Annual Regional Job and Career Fair Expo on April 20. The fair is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown.

  • LaRue FFA students recognized for T-shirt design
  • And there was “no Lynn” - Hodgenville 200

    From The Mather Papers, written by O.M. Mather published with permission of the Mather heirs.

    One of the first persons to make a careful exploration of the upper Nolynn Valley was John Cowan, an early settler at Harrodsburg. In a deposition given by him in 1798 “at the forks of Nolin (mouth of South Fork Creek) about 300 yards above Mr. Hodgen’s Mill” he says that he was at the very place in April, 1780, in company with a certain Joseph Farly; and that “they went to the head of this creek and saw other forks, but none so large as this.”

  • Relay survivor dinner held

    The Sixth Annual Relay for Life Survivor Dinner was held Tuesday, April 11 at First Baptist Church with approximately 100 survivors and their guests in attendance.

    The group represented nearly 500 total years of survivorship with several attendees surviving more than one type of cancer. Joey Wood of Magnolia was the newest member of the group with a survivorship of just 4 days on the date of the banquet and Rick Roach of Hodgenville was recognized for 33 years.

  • Jaggers named head coach

    Josh Jaggers has been rehired as the new LaRue County Hawks varsity football head coach.

    Jaggers was announced as the new head coach on Tuesday, April 18 at the LaRue County High School auditorium in front of current players, school staff and others. 

  • Filling the paramedic shortage

    Mike Cottrell, LaRue County director of emergency medical services, is hopeful that Campbellsville University’s Brockman Center in Hodgenville might soon be a regional center for training Paramedics.

    Many departments across the state are facing a shortage of the trained medical professionals. Regional EMS directors from Hardin, LaRue, Washington, Marion, Nelson, Meade, and Jefferson counties discussed the shortage of paramedics at a meeting last week, according to Cottrell.

  • Tourism video filmed in Hodgenville

    The Kentucky Department of Tourism is filming an upcoming commercial and they chose Hodgenville as one of the locations to be featured in the commercial.

    Employees with the advertising agency Scoppechio were in Hodgenville on Wednesday, April 12 shooting footage for the commercial at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park and on the square in downtown Hodgenville. The Kentucky Department of Tourism hired Scoppechio to create the commercial.

  • LaRue Co. familiar with Tornadoes

    Spring in LaRue County brings with it not only flowers and showers, but also severe storms and tornadoes.

    One powerful storm struck Hodgenville in the wee hours of Saturday morning, March 22, 1952. That twister first dropped down just southwest of town near Tanner Road, leaving behind a 150-yard wide path of destruction along a 2.7-mile trail into town. It raced up Kirkpatrick to the area where Rose Circle is now, leaped over some houses and then dropped to the ground again near the fairgrounds, destroying more houses and several fairgrounds buildings.

  • Rep. Brandon Reed's bill to relieve hiring restrictions for schools becomes law

    Governor Matt Bevin recently signed into law a measure to relieve employment burdens on local school districts. House Bill 277, sponsored by Representative Brandon Reed of Hodgenville, would no longer disqualify an aunt, uncle, son-in-law, or daughter-in-law from working in a school system if their relative serves on the local school board.

  • Balanced Health ribbon cutting

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, April 14 for Balanced Health, a new clinic in Hodgenville owned and operated by Nurse Practitioner Sharon Fields.

    “I’ve been a nurse practitioner for 10 years and an RN since 1978,” Fields said. “When I first started, I worked with Dr. Catlett. I was there for 3.5 years then worked In Elizabethtown at Hardin Memorial Hospital Emergency Room. I did work for an ENT for a while too.”