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  • 8th birthday shared with fundraiser Date changed to Feb. 7

    Elyssa Hawkins will celebrate her eighth birthday Saturday with friends, cake and games.

    But she won’t receive a single gift.

    Instead, the second-grader is asking that any amount that would have been spent on a video game or doll be donated to the Alex’s Lemonade Stand project, a fundraiser for childhood cancer research.

  • Bicentennial events planned for Feb. 10-12

    The Lincoln Bicentennial – the 200th observance of Abraham Lincoln’s birth – will be celebrated with an unveiling of the new Lincoln penny by the U.S. Mint on Feb. 12.

    There will be other activities on Feb. 10 and 11 to honor Hodgenville’s most famous son.

  • Lincoln National earns superior rating

    The Lincoln National Bank has earned Bauerfinancial, Inc.’s highest 5-Star superior rating for financial strength and stability. Bauerfinancial has been analyzing the nation’s banks for more than 25 years, so to garner its highest 5-Star rating is a time-honored badge of distinction.

  • Newspaper delayed by storm

    Snapped power lines and downed trees delayed production of The LaRue County Herald News. The newspaper is printed in Elizabethtown and the presses were without power for more than 18 hours.

    The newspaper will be completed and delivered as soon as conditions allow.

    Papers were delivered to most rack locations and stores with power Wednesday evening. Carriers will be running routes and delivering where possible Thursday morning. Customers who received the paper by mail can expect a one-day deliver delay as well.

  • LaRue County deals with storm aftermath, power outages

    LaRue County remains under a state of emergency because of extensive power outages. Judge-Executive Tommy Turner issued the declaration Tuesday morning.

    Power is on throughout most of the Hodgenville business district although Pamida remained dark Wednesday evening. All of Magnolia, Upton, Sonora and much of Buffalo also are without power.

  • School Board approves extension for Buffalo School sale

    The LaRue County School Board extending the deed closure date for the Buffalo Elementary School property as AU Associates works out its funding.

    Johan Graham of AU Associates told the board that the property had been put on the National Register of Historic Places and that there are two types of funds the Lexington-based company is seeking.

  • Trafficking charges filed against Hodgenville man

    A Hodgenville man, just released from jail after serving a year for first-degree possession of controlled substance, has been indicted by a LaRue County grand jury on trafficking charges.

  • Girl Scout cookies are safe

    Little Brownie Bakers, which is based in Louisville and supplies Girl Scout Cookies to Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana, said on its Web site, “The peanut butter used in all Little Brownie Bakers Girl Scout cookie products is not sourced from the supplier involved in the current peanut butter recall … PCA (Peanut Corporation of America) does not supply peanut butter used in the company’s Tagalongs or Do-si-dos branded Girl Scout cookies.”

  • Hodgenville City Council notes

    At the Jan.12 Hodgenville City Council meeting:

    •Mayor Terry Cruse said the ordinances governing hunting at the two city-owned lakes had been located. Hunting is allowed at McDougal Lake, but is limited to archery, shotgun and black powder. There is no hunting allowed at Salem Lake.

    •Cruse announced a camera will be used to search for breaks in a clay sewer pipe on South Walters Avenue.

  • Clayton Homes announces lay offs in Tennessee

    Clayton Homes in Giles County, Tenn., is laying off 135 workers, according to the Nashville Business Journal.

    Clayton Homes, the nation’s largest maker and financer of prefab and mobile homes, began layoffs Dec. 5.

    Last fall Clayton Homes announced layoffs at the company’s headquarters in Maryville, Tenn., and the idling of plants in Hodgenville and Milton, Pa., with a total of 370 employees affected.

    Clayton Homes, a subsidiary of Nebraska-based Berkshire Hathaway Inc., had employed more than 14,000 people at 43 plants.