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  • City buying new fire truck; false alarms abound

    The City of Hodgenville is getting a new fire truck.

    The Easton, Maryland Board of Commissioners accepted a bid of $76,000 for a 1990 truck with a 95-foot reach, Mayor Kenny DeVore said Monday.

    Hodgenville Fire Chief Wally Sparks said the ladder would be able to reach the taller buildings in town (such as Sunrise Manor Nursing Home and the Masonic Lodge), if the need arose.

    The truck has 3,218 hours and 32,626 miles – and is garage-kept.

  • True Kentucky earns designation from state Arts Council

    Twenty-four businesses, including True Kentucky in Glendale, have been designated Kentucky Crafted Retailers by the Kentucky Arts Council after demonstrating their commitment to market quality craftsmanship and artistic excellence produced by artists in the Kentucky Crafted Program.

    Kentucky Crafted Retailers represent a broad range of retail stores and galleries that offer a wide variety of merchandise and actively promote the Kentucky Crafted brand. Retailers can be found in Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana.

  • PHOTOS: Lincoln Days Car Show
  • National 4-H Week showcased ‘great things’

    More than 6 million young people across the country celebrated National 4-H Week, an annual celebration of 4-H during the first full week of October. 4-H leveraged National 4-H Week this year to showcase the great things that 4-H offers young people and highlighted the incredible 4-H youth in the community who work each day to make a positive impact on the community.

  • Coming soon: Legal and financial planning class

    The Cooperative Extension Service is partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association to offer a free class on legal and financial planning at 1-3 p.m. Oct. 23 at the LaRue County Extension office.

      An attorney from ElderLaw in Louisville will lead the presentation. To make sure enough materials are available, call the Extension office at 270-358-3401 by Oct. 20 to register.

  • LaRue Deputy trained in anti-terrorism

    Nationwide, terrorism fears are at an all-time high.

    Decked out in chemical suits and gas masks, 18 deputies from across Kentucky – including LaRue County Deputy Robbie Brownfield – have proven they can handle acts of terrorism on a local level — specifically, weapons of mass destruction.

  • PHOTO: Rainy Homecoming
  • Haunted Haven: Haunted attraction to raise money for building preservation

    Taking advantage of an old building on South Main, New Haven has decided to host a haunted house event throughout October that will not only offer the community a scary good time, but will also help preserve the building.

  • Brian Anderson named Speech All American

    Brian Anderson was named a National Speech and Debate Association All American for the 2013-14 school year. The LaRue County High School student achieved this distinction by ending last school year ranked 21st in the nation.

    Not only is Anderson the first LaRue County student to receive this honor, he is also the only junior to be ranked in the top-25 last year, and is set to receive the award two years in a row, which is a rare achievement.

  • McDonald left lasting impact on community journalism

    Celia Nan Creal McDonald, former editor and publisher of The LaRue County Herald News, died Friday, Oct. 10, after an extended illness.

    McDonald, 76, along with her husband, Robert, took over the Herald News in 1978 after the death of her father, Dalph Creal. They ran the business – the oldest in the county – until they sold it in January 1991 to Landmark Community Newspapers.

    McDonald garnered numerous civic and professional honors during her career, but considered journalism “the major work of her life,” according to her family.