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  • PHOTO: Retaining the library
  • LCHS students rally for life

    A group of LaRue County students is helping organize what they’re calling a “pep rally for life.” The event, originated by Department of Agriculture intern and LCHS alum Ashley Cottrell, is being run by Dale Dobson, head of safety for the Department of Agriculture.

    According to Dobson, the event started in LaRue County almost 20 years ago. Now it’s coming back, and Dobson said it’s the kids who have coordinated the event.

  • ‘Electric bill’ scam hits local businesses

    If you receive a call from someone claiming to be with the electric company, saying you are behind on your bill, hang up. This is a scam, according to the Better Business Bureau.

    The caller says your service will be cut off if you do not pay up. The scammer may ask you to pay the bill via Green Dot Money Card.

    Regina McDowell, co-owner of Lincoln’s General Store, said she received a similar phone call Monday. She was told she was behind two months in payments and she “was up for a disconnect today.”

  • Circus rolls into town

    If you’ve ever dreamed of seeing trapeze artists perform death-defying stunts, elephants circle the big top and exotic creatures paraded past, then you just might be in luck.

    Carson & Barnes Circus, the self-purported “largest traveling big top tent circus in America” will be in Hodgenville for one night only, Monday, Sept. 29. There will be two shows, at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m.

  • Lincoln documentary sponsored by LaRue County Fiscal Court

    LaRue County Fiscal Court has agreed to sponsor a documentary by Kent Masterson Brown on the Lincolns in Kentucky.

  • Net neutrality: The debate continues

    An ongoing battle between Internet service providers and the public continues to rage, as net neutrality is the next thing to be discussed.

  • Potential scammer reported

    Hodgenville City Hall was notified last week of a potential scam artist.

    A man approached two women in the Save-A-Lot parking lot Wednesday and asked for gas money.

    The woman offered to call City Hall to ask about finding “benevolent help.”

  • Extension Board not raising taxes

    The District Extension Board met Sept. 9 to discuss the tax rate for the 2014-15 year. Any institution which receives federal monies must vote to either raise the tax rate, keep the same rate, or take a compensating rate which would alter the rate enough to keep the same amount of yearly revenue for the institution.

  • Bethel Church Cemetery in need of funds

    For Gary Bell, closing the doors of his home church for the final time was a lot like losing a member of his family.

    Bethel Baptist Church, in many ways, was a second family to him. The Bell family had attended that church in the Levelwoods section of LaRue County for generations. He joined the church at the age of 9, and attended faithfully.

    “I can remember our averaging about 50 people at Sunday morning service,” the 57-year-old said. “We had Sunday School and preaching, Sunday night and Wednesday night services.”

  • Kudos to the orchestra

    Kudos: The Louisville Civic Orchestra performed Saturday for an audience of about 600 at First Baptist Church. There was no charge to attend – and we appreciate the efforts of the planning committee, sponsors and patrons as they worked many months to bring quality entertainment to LaRue County. Thank you for a job well done.