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  • Field fire endangered Hodgenville home

    Wanda Locke calls July 10 “the scariest day” of her life.
    The Hodgenville resident still has nightmares about a field fire that nearly reached her home of more than 25 years. It was a very close call.
    Locke, who lives on Vaughn Avenue, had just gotten home from work where she works night shift. She had fallen asleep when she received a call from her neighbor across the street telling her of a large wall of flames and smoke behind her house.

  • Nifty Needles donate to Operation: Military Kids

     By Ashley Scoby, Intern

    Children whose parents are deployed with the United States military will be getting new backpacks in October thanks in part to a LaRue County community organization. 

  • Community baby shower offers information, free gifts

     Expecting mothers throughout the county will have their own baby shower on July 30 from 2-4 p.m. at the LaRue County Extension Office. 

  • LaRue County Fair begins Saturday with dairy show

     LaRue County Fair Board members are putting the final touches on the fairgrounds in preparation for Saturday’s opening of the 105th LaRue County Fair – the oldest, continuously-running fair in the state. 

  • PHOTO: House in Buffalo burns

    A two-story house at 77 College St., Buffalo, was heavily damaged in a fire about 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Buffalo, Magnolia and LaRue County firefighters responded to the scene.  Owner Phillip Doutaz was not at home when the fire broke out.

  • 'Day of Caring' canceled in LaRue

    United Way of Central Kentucky’s first “Day of Caring” in LaRue County was canceled due to lack of volunteers.

    Organizers planned to construct a wheelchair ramp Saturday in front of the LaRue County Senior Center at 112 N. Walters Ave. in Hodgenville.

    Katie Carter, who oversees the Center, said the Day of Caring may be held at a later time.

    Supplies for the concrete ramp are being provided by the county.

  • Health departments 're-direct' services

    With recent changes in state budget allocations, Lincoln Trail District Health Department is redirecting services for patients outside of the targeted population in certain programs to other providers.

  • US 31-W bypass in E'town to close

    Demolition of the old KY 1600 bridge will require closure of the US 31W Bypass in Elizabethtown from the KY 1357 intersection to the US 31W intersection Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights of next week.  The closure is part of the KY 361 (Elizabethtown to Radcliff Connector) project as construction of the bypass interchange continues. 

  • Kentucky Historical Society offers workshop

     The Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Genealogical Society partner monthly to provide free family history workshops at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History. In lieu of an August workshop, family historians will meet 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, for KGS’s 37th annual seminar.

  • PHOTO: White Pigeon

     A white pigeon made a circuit of several stores in the retail center on Lincoln Drive last week. Employees shared bread crumbs and set out water for the bird. Above, the pigeon checked out its reflection in the window of Lincoln Way Supports for Community Living.