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  • Almost 4,000 LaRue Countians have agreed to be organ donors

    April showers may bring May flowers, but it also brings celebration. Circuit Court Clerks throughout Kentucky and their Trust For Life are celebrating National Donate Life Month in honor of the generosity of organ, eye and tissue donors and their families throughout the month of April.
    While 2011 marked one million registered donors in the state, and 100 million nationwide, the need for organ, eye and tissue transplants is on the rise and adding more donors to the Organ Donor Registry is critical.

  • Park volunteers seek signatures, support for restaurant tax

    Volunteers for LaRue County Park and Recreation have been going door-to-door collecting signatures in support of a restaurant tax.
    Park President Eric DeVary said the signatures will be presented to Hodgenville City Council “at some point,” in hopes that the six councilmen will put the matter to a vote, but he’s uncertain if the petition will be provided at Monday’s council meeting.

  • New Haven man dies after motorcycle crash

    A New Haven man died Thursday after the motorcycle he was driving crashed in Nelson County.
    Chad Thurman, 40, was driving his 1977 Honda Goldwing motorcycle at 2:50 p.m. on New Haven Road near the intersection of Price Creek Road, according to the Nelson County Sheriff’s Department.
    He was traveling south on New Haven Road. He crossed into the northbound lane and struck a signpost before going into the ditch line.

  • FEMA reps leave county, remain available for storm advice, assistance

     Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency left LaRue County last week after spending several days assessing tornado damage.

  • ExCEL winner honored by peers, students, community

     Students, teachers, community leaders and past ExCEL award recipients gathered last Wednesday to honor the 2012 ExCEL Teacher of the Year, Heather Sutherland.

  • Pelicans in Hodgenville?

    A few visitors at Sportsman’s Lake outside Hodgenville were surprised early Wednesday by an unusual sight.
    About 15 American white pelicans floated on the lake for at least an hour before taking flight. No one saw their arrival but their exit was quite impressive as they caught a breeze and headed north.
    Charlie Hart, caretaker at the Lake, said he first noticed the big white birds swimming or floating peaceably in the middle of the 40-acre lake about 8:30 a.m. He watched them through binoculars and thought a couple of them might be asleep.

  • Subsidy for telephone service ends

    Changes being made by the Federal Communications Commission mean an end to a program that subsidizes the cost of telephone service for low-income consumers.

    “Although the Link-Up program will end April 2, the Lifeline program, which helps pay the cost of monthly phone bills for eligible consumers, will continue,” Kentucky Public Service Commission Chairman David Armstrong said. “We encourage eligible Kentuckians to continue to avail themselves of that program.”

  • Stephen Foster announces 2012 concert lineup

    For the 2012 season, the Stephen Foster Drama Association is promising plenty of entertaining showcases, as well as top tapping beats during the 2012 Live At The Park Concert Series.

    Members of the drama association met for their annual meeting Thursday at My Old Kentucky Home.

    Managing Artistic Director Johnny Warren presented a recap of the 2011 season, as well as presenting events planned for the coming months.

  • Storm victims urged to complete SBA loan application

    Survivors who received an application for a Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loan after registering for federal disaster assistance should complete and return it as soon as possible.

    Returning an SBA loan application may provide a survivor with funds for home repair and reconstruction. It also may direct the survivor to Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster recovery grants that do not have to be repaid.

  • LaRue County eligible for public assistance through FEMA

    LaRue County is among 14 counties that are eligible for reimbursements to county and local governments to assist in storm recovery.

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency will provide reimbursements to county and local governments to repair public infrastructure or to remove storm debris. Deadly storms and tornadoes tore through Kentucky on Feb. 29 and March 2.

    As damage assessments continue, more counties may be approved for similar aid.