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  • Countryside Getaway: ‘All about family’

    Jimmy Curle and his wife Kaye, owners of a new LaRue County business, Countryside Getaway, have devoted their lives to helping others. The small rental property is just the latest step on a long road of contributing to the lives of those around them.

    Jimmy grew up on the property, back when it was his family’s farm. Now, the Curles have purchased the land back from his brother and converted it into a rental vacation home.

  • PHOTO: New paint for Buffalo
  • Fiscal Court: New dump truck ‘is paid for’

    For the first time since the late 1990s, LaRue County Fiscal Court has purchased a new dump truck, according to Tommy Turner, judge-executive.

    “And it’s paid for,” he said.

    Speaking to magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Oct. 13, the judge said the 2015 International Harvester single-axle truck cost “a little over $100,000.”

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  • PHOTO: Backpack volunteers
  • Community Action offers heating assistance

    The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps keep families with energy costs. Federally funded assistance is available in managing costs associated with home energy bills, energy crises and weatherization and energy-related minor home repairs.

    LaRue County Community Action will begin subsidizing heating assistance to eligible households on Nov. 3.

  • Add nutritious apples to your day

    Apples are among the most popular fall foods. Not only are apples great additions to any meal, but they are also packed full of nutrients.

    They are low in calories, fat and sodium, cholesterol free and a great source of fiber. Apples also contain phytochemicals that may help prevent many chronic diseases including cancer, heart disease, asthma and diabetes.

  • Slick roads contribute to crash near school

    A three-car pileup snagged early school traffic last Tuesday. The roadway was slick due to recent rain and may have been a contributing factor, according to Hodgenville Police Chief Steve Johnson.

    About 7:35 a.m. Oct. 14, Robert B. Merryman of Buffalo, was driving a 1999 pickup in the southbound lane on Ky. 1618 near Hodgenville Elementary School.

    The truck slid into the rear of a 2014 Jeep Wrangler driven by Lois Kromer of Hodgenville. Her passenger was Seth Kromer.

  • Brawner wins Music City Award

    Sharon (Hornback) Brawner, a 1982 graduate of LaRue County High School, was recognized as one of 26 recipients of the inaugural Women in Music City Awards in a ceremony at the Omni in Nashville Sept. 15.

    The awards, sponsored by the Nashville Business Journal, were presented to women who are making a creative and economic impact on the music industry.

  • PHOTOS: Lincoln Days Float Winners
  • Fundraisers planned to assist Payne family

    A local businessman is recovering from injuries sustained when he fell from a tree stand.

    Louie Payne, who owns Arrowhead Archery & BBQ, was hunting with a friend in Hardin County on Oct. 16. He was cinching a safety strap on the tree stand, when it snapped. He fell about 25-feet, breaking four ribs and vertebrae.

    He was transported to University of Louisville Hospital where he underwent surgery.

    According to a family friend, Payne is moving his arms and legs, and is in good spirits. He will undergo physical therapy at Frazier Rehab.