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  • Free help for dealing with diabetes

    By Robert Villamueva

    Landmark News Service

    While area residents are preparing to elect a president, area health representatives are telling them: “Elect to Take Care of Your Diabetes!”

    That sentiment is the theme for the Diabetes Expo being held from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown.. The event is sponsored by Lincoln Trail District Health Department, the Hardin and LaRue County Diabetes Coalition and Hardin Memorial Hospital and is free and open to the public.

  • Lincoln exhibit on display in Frankfort

    “Discovering Kentucky’s Abraham Lincoln,” a new Museums-to-Go exhibit developed by the Kentucky Historical Society, will be on display in selected state office buildings through the end of October.

  • BRAC visitors check out local attractions

    A busload of visitors from St. Louis looking for homes in the area were entertained Friday in Hodgenville.

    The gathering at the Lincoln Museum community room was one stop on a four-day, get-acquainted tour for employees of the Army’s Human Resources Command, which will relocate to Fort Knox as part of the military restructuring known as BRAC, which stands for Base Realignment and Closure. The guests are in various stages of deciding whether to follow their jobs to Kentucky in 2010 and where to live if they move.

  • Sale of Buffalo School approved by board

    The sale of Buffalo Elementary School to a Lexington company which renovates historic structures was approved Thursday at a special meeting of the LaRue County School Board.

    AU Development LLC was the sole bidder and offered $60,000, the minimum price listed in the district’s request for bids. The company plans to convert the structure into an elderly housing center.

    “It’s a lovely community and a beautiful school,” Holly Wiedemann of AU Development said in an interview Friday.

  • Fundraiser planned Saturday for new Upton Fire Department

    Upton Fire Department is in the process of constructing a new building.

    A fundraiser is being planned to provide new equipment for the building and the firefighters – and to benefit the Crusade for Children.

    Megan Nunn is organizing the event which begins at noon Saturday at the Upton Community Center, 377 College St. She is the wife of Upton firefighter Ray Nunn Jr.

    Part of the proceeds will purchase pagers, gear and office equipment, Nunn said.

  • Fundraiser planned Saturday for new Upton Fire Department

    Upton Fire Department is in the process of constructing a new building.

    A fundraiser is being planned to provide new equipment for the building and the firefighters – and to benefit the Crusade for Children.

    Megan Nunn is organizing the event which begins at noon Saturday at the Upton Community Center, 377 College St. She is the wife of Upton firefighter Ray Nunn Jr.

    Part of the proceeds will purchase pagers, gear and office equipment, Nunn said.

  • Fundraiser planned Saturday for new Upton Fire Department

    Upton Fire Department is in the process of constructing a new building.

    A fundraiser is being planned to provide new equipment for the building and the firefighters – and to benefit the Crusade for Children.

    Megan Nunn is organizing the event which begins at noon Saturday at the Upton Community Center, 377 College St. She is the wife of Upton firefighter Ray Nunn Jr.

    Part of the proceeds will purchase pagers, gear and office equipment, Nunn said.

  • Sonora Elementary to be sold

    Landmark News Service

    The Hardin County School Board voted Monday to sell Sonora Elementary School and its land, after the board and the Kentucky Department of Education decided it was surplus.

    The board will accept sealed bids for the land.

    Sonora Elementary closed in 2006 when Creekside Elementary opened in Sonora.

     

  • Band of Hawks compete at state level Saturday

    The LaRue County Band of Hawks competed in the KMEA AAA West Quarterfinal Competition Saturday at Warren East High School in Bowling Green. 

    The Band of Hawks earned third place out of 13 bands, behind Adair County and Muhlenberg North High School. The Band of Hawks outscored Russell County by four points and Taylor County by five points, who came in fourth and fifth place respectively. 

  • Property bills get new look

    LaRue County Judge-Executive Tommy Turner, at last week’s fiscal court meeting at the Hodgenville courthouse, reminded the county’s residents to expect a different look to their property tax bills this fall.

    “We’re used to a yellow copy of our tax bill coming in the mail in a business envelope,” said Turner, “but this year the bill will come as a post card.”

    He said the yellow card will have the sheriff’s logo in the upper left hand corner.

    The bills will be distributed starting Oct. 31.