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  • Elder Lincoln honored for service

     New information about the military service of Abraham Lincoln’s father has led to a special marker being placed on his grave in east-central Illinois.

  • WKU student shares experiences in Syria

     Two years in the Syrian civil war has disrupted the lives of millions. Its destructive reach has been so vast that it has even touched the lives of a handful of Western Kentucky University students who have studied, or even lived, near the conflict.

  • Veterans Day Parade, ceremony is Sunday

     The theme for Sunday’s Veterans Day Parade is “A Nation at War, A Community of Support.”

  • Spiders gone, post office open

     The Buffalo Post Office on Greensburg Road reopened Saturday, Nov. 2.

  • Natural gas will cost more this winter

    Natural gas costs at the start of the 2013-14 heating season will be higher than last year, but are still well below the peak reached in 2008, the Kentucky Public Service Commission said last week.

    On average, Kentucky customers can expect to pay about 19 percent more this November than last if they consume 10,000 cubic feet of natural gas. The average total bill for 10,000 cubic feet – including base rates – is projected to be about $101.81.

  • LaRue under tornado watch until 2 a.m.

    LaRue County is covered by a tornado watch alert issued by the National Weather Service.

    The watch is scheduled to be in effect until 2 a.m. EDT Friday. The initial Kentucky watch zone has been expanded to the east and now covers more than half the state, including Hardin and all adjacent counties.

    The area also is part of a wind advisory. Steady winds of 40 mph have been recorded and are expected to continue until midnight or later, according to forecasters.

  • Buffalo Post Office to re-open

     

    The Buffalo Post Office will reopen Saturday, Nov. 2.

    The post office was closed in July due to a brown recluse spider infestation.

    “We apologize for any inconvenience this caused our customers,” said Rosemary Miller, Manager of Post Office Operations. “As you can imagine, we are very happy to be able to reopen the Buffalo Post Office for the community.” 

    Miller said the landlord worked diligently with local exterminators to get rid of the spiders since the emergency closure in July.

  • TRICK OR TREAT TIMES MOVED TO FRIDAY

    Trick or Treat times for Hodgenville and LaRue County have been moved to 6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, due to a potential for inclement weather.

    The National Weather Service is predicting heavy rains and windy conditions for Halloween Night (Oct. 31).

    Mayor Terry Cruse said several people have shared concerns about children’s safety. He issued an executive order Wednesday morning. The county's decision followed shortly afterwards.

    Trick-or-Treat on the Square activities also will be Friday.

  • Heating assistance available

    Low-income families needing help paying high heating bills can apply for aid through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
    Applications will be taken in alphabetical order from Nov. 12 to Dec. 19.
    Head of household’s last names beginning with “A” will be taken Nov. 12 and so forth. Letters X,Y and Z will be taken Dec. 17.
    If you cannot apply on your assigned day, contact the LaRue County Community Action office at 270-358-3937.
    The office will be closed on Nov. 27-29.

  • Fall break extended for Head Start

    Federal employees are working again after the government shutdown was resolved, but the LaRue County Head Start pre-school program for low-income families will remain on hiatus a couple more weeks.