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  • Chamber looks to expand Leadership LaRue and Ambassador programs

    People in and around Hodgenville looking to expand their leadership and community involvement need only look as far as the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce.
    The Chamber is currently building the membership of two of its programs – the Chamber of Commerce Ambassador and the Leadership LaRue County programs.  
    The Ambassador Program was formed during the Lincoln Bicentennial year, but hasn’t been operating since 2009. The Chamber is looking to revamp that program this year in an effort to get people more involved in the community.  

  • LOOKING BACK: 1811 quake recalled by survivors

     At about 2 a.m. on Dec. 16, 1811, the ground began to shake uncontrollably. Large trees throughout Missouri, Kentucky, Arkansas, Tennessee, Illinois and other states swayed, then snapped. Steep bluffs tumbled into the Mississippi River, which overflowed its banks and appeared to flow backward in places. Cracks in the ground appeared, some of them miles long and wide enough to swallow livestock. Black rocks as heavy as 30 pounds shot into the air through holes that instantaneously developed in the ground.

  • PHOTO: Water tank grows in Attilla

     An elevated water tank is being built on Attilla Road. It’s part of a $1.5 million waterworks improvement project proposed by LaRue County Water District No. 1 and approved by the Public Service Commission. The tank will increase water supply and improve water pressure.         

  • Family hosts Thunder Over Dangerfield Road

     Willard and Portia Price are hosting a community-wide celebration for Independence Day: Thunder Over Dangerfield Road.

  • Recycling Center re-opens following accident

    LaRue County’s Renaissance Recycling center is fully operational again after a forklift accident last month demolished the structure’s aluminum garage door. The center, at 290 E. Water St., temporarily relied on an off-site drop-off box, while the door was being repaired. A new door was replaced at the center June 14.
    LaRue County Solid Waste Coordinator Jill Gray said the accident didn’t greatly disrupt services.
    Insurance covered the costs of the new door, said Gray, who could not immediately estimate total damages.

  • Goodtime Cruiser's Cruise-In, June 16

     The June 16 classic car cruise-in, sponsored by the Goodtime Cruisers on Lincoln Square, was well-attended, despite the intermittent rain. The cruise-ins will continue on the third Saturday of each month through October.

  • Teacher's 'Warrior Dash' inspired by local children

    Three children were the motivation for 42-year-old Jamie Hardin to compete in the first-ever Warrior Dash held in Kentucky.  
    The Warrior Dash, a 3.5-mile race with 13 different obstacles, is an effort to raise money for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and was held in Lebanon on Saturday. Hardin was inspired to compete in the event because of three kids she knows who are currently dealing with cancer.

  • Dinky Gowen entertains children at library program

    Dinky Gowen, Master of Illusion, made a white dove appear from nowhere Friday at the LaRue County Public library during the summer reading program. The magician performed for a crowd of more than 30 children and their parents.

  • Boil water advisory; Fairview Lane

    The City of Hodgenville Tuesday issued a boil water advisory for residents on Fairview Drive.

    The advisory was issued after a waterline break in the Fairview Drive area. No other areas were affected, according to reports from the city.

    Residents are advised to boil all water used for drinking and cooking until further notice.

    For more information contact City Hall at 270-358-3832 or the Hodgenville Water Plant at 270-358-8717.  

  • PHOTO: Swimming Tuggles

     Tuggles, a Jack Russell terrier, retrieved a ball Friday from the LaRue County Park and Recreation swimming pool.