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  • Credit Union plans to open branch in Hodgenville

    Sunny skies and a ton of food greeted those attending the groundbreaking ceremony Friday for Fort Knox Federal Credit Union’s Hodgenville location.

    Several credit union employees and board members introduced themselves to LaRue County residents at the short program and reception.

    J. Marvin Hawk, chairman of the board of directors, called the event a “new and wonderful chapter” for the credit union.

  • Credit Union plans to open branch in Hodgenville

    Sunny skies and a ton of food greeted those attending the groundbreaking ceremony Friday for Fort Knox Federal Credit Union’s Hodgenville location.

    Several credit union employees and board members introduced themselves to LaRue County residents at the short program and reception.

    J. Marvin Hawk, chairman of the board of directors, called the event a “new and wonderful chapter” for the credit union.

  • Battle of Bardstown plays out again this weekend

    Landmark News Service

    Go back in time by almost 150 years this weekend at Old Bardstown Village with the second annual Battle for Old Bardstown Village. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Civil War re-enactors from both sides will demonstrate what it was like for cavalry, infantry and artillery to converge on a small town.

  • Holt House to host celebration Saturday

    The historic Judge Joseph Holt House in rural Breckinridge County is holding a community celebration and open house 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15. The home will be the featured site along the Kentucky Lincoln Heritage Trail. 

    Activities will include period music, a portrayal of Judge Holt by Hardin County Circuit Judge Kelly M. Easton, and a signing of the new book Lincoln’s Advocate: The Life of Judge Joseph Holt by local author Susan Dyer, published by Acclaim Press.

  • CCR unleashes musical memories tonight

    Creedence Clearwater Revisited headlines Elizabethtown's annual summer concert tonight at Freeman Lake Park. 

    The group consists of two original members of the rock icons Creedence Clearwater Revival — bassist Stu Cook and drummer Doug Clifford — who started the project in 1995 to revive hits such as “Down On The Corner” and “Have You Ever Seen the Rain.”

    Classic rockers Foghat, best known for their pop culture-spanning hit “Slow Ride,” are slated to open the show.  

  • Unemployment rate up

    Unemployment rates rose in all 120 Kentucky counties between April 2008 and April 2009,  between May 2008 and May 2009, and again between June 2008 and June 2009, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    LaRue County’s rate in April 2008 was 5.2 percent. A year later, it was 11.5 percent. In May 2009, the rate was 12 percent, up from 5.9 percent in May 2008.

  • Buffalo woman charged in husband's shooting

    A Buffalo woman has been charged with first-degree assault after allegedly shooting her husband Saturday morning.

    Tracy Lynn Dotson, 32, and her husband Anthony Dale Dotson, 44, were involved in a “domestic dispute” at their home at 1429 Brooks Road, according to investigating officer Chief Deputy Marcus Jackson.

    Anthony Dale Dotson allegedly “began breaking items” and his wife told him “she didn’t want to fight, that he should leave,” Jackson said.

    “She said he came at her and she shot him,” Jackson said.

  • Applicants denied conditional use permits

    The LaRue County Board of Adjustments denied three of four requests for conditional use permits during a July 27 meeting.

    A resident may ask for special permission to operate a business on property that is not zoned business. The board hears the case and if it approves the request, may stipulate certain provisions on the conditional use permit.

    Adjoining property owners must be notified of the BOA meeting date.

  • Third bicentennial penny released Thursday

    A group representing LaRue County will be on hand Thursday when the U.S Mint unveils the third in a series of four 2009 Abraham Lincoln bicentennial pennies.

    The coin depicting Lincoln's professional life in Illinois will be unveiled Thursday at the Old State Capitol in Springfield, Ill. Community leaders and tourism representatives left Hodgenville on Wednesday to be on hand for the ceremony.

    The second coin, representing Lincoln’s years in Indiana, was rolled out May 15. It was preceded by the Feb. 12 presentation of the cabin penny in Hodgenville.

  • Fort Knox Federal outlines plans for Hodgenville

    Several Fort Knox Federal Credit Union employees and board members introduced themselves to LaRue County residents at brief groundbreaking program and reception Friday.

    President and CEO Bill Rissel said construction will begin immediately at 299 Lincoln Drive across from Hodgenville Elementary School. The property, purchased from Carl Howell Jr. and Sharon A. Howell, sold for $265,000.

    Carolyn Flanders Drake, executive vice president and a life-long LaRue County resident, said the new office should be complete by May.