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  • The heart of a queen

    Hundreds are expected to march in the annual Kentuckiana Heart Walk this Saturday and one local girl will be leading the pack.

    Charlotte Richey, 5, of Hodgenville has been named the queen of the Heart Walk and she will walk with the king, Luke Landry, 9, of Shepherdsville. The Heart Walk is the signature fundraising event for the American Heart Association as it promotes physical activity and heart healthy living in a family environment. The Heart Walk will take place at Waterfront Park in Louisville at 9 a.m.

  • City property taxes discussed

    The Hodgenville City Council passed the first reading of a tax ordinance that will keep the 2016 property tax rate the same.

    The ordinance called for the proposed rate to mirror last year’s rate of .133 per $100 assessed value on real property and tangible personal property. Hodgenville Mayor Kenny DeVore said that the compensating rate would be .136 and that the four percent increase would be .141.

  • A look into New Haven's past

    If you have traveled in New Haven lately you may have noticed some new blue framed signs posted around town.

    The signs are part of the New Haven Community Development Committee’s latest project called New Haven Historical Perspective.

    Eleven signs feature historical photos placed through out New Haven on the side of streets and in front of places where a building or landmark had once existed. The photos are placed in a way that allows the viewer to compare the past with the present and see what ways the city has evolved through the years.

  • Fiscal Court increases conservation budget

    LaRue County Fiscal Court authorized an $8,000 increase to this year’s LaRue Soil Conservation District budget request to pay for up front costs for bale wrapping equipment.

    “I think it’s commendable that the district, in purchasing the equipment to rent out, not only helps our local farmers but also provides some income to help it pay its way,” said Tommy Turner, LaRue County Judge Executive, noting that the district also rents no-till planting drills.

  • Recalling an old tradition

    Though active sorghum mills are few in LaRue County now, Asa Whitlock and his wife Margaret remember how the couple helped his dad and mom make the sweet, amber colored syrup on his father’s (Hubert’s) farm in Whitlock Hollow, about nines southeast of Hodgenville off Highway 210.

  • Rolling Fork Iron Horse festival is Saturday

    The 26th annual Rolling Fork Iron Horse Festival is Saturday, September 10 in downtown New Haven with a festival theme of “Let The Good Times Roll!”.

    The event will feature arts and crafts booths, food, car show, concerts, games, inflatables and more. The inflatables will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the carnival games will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A car show will be held throughout the event and a silent auction will take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Lost in LaRue - September 7, 2016

    Rainy days are for reflections. Literally. I love reflection in photography. After a rainstorm I find myself looking at puddles to see what the view is looking at the world backwards and upside down. A while back I saw a photograph on the cover of an album that really caught my attention. Granted it was much edgier than mine because the guy was wearing jeans and boots, not fancy duck flats and Capri pants. But nonetheless, I’ve wanted to try to take a reflective photo and when I spotted a rather large puddle on Brooks Road I figured I’d give it a try.

  • Man arrested for cultivating marijuana

    A Hodgenville man was arrested last Tuesday, August 30, for cultivating and trafficking marijuana after police found an indoor marijuana growing operation inside a residence on Earl Jones Road in Hodgenville.

  • Raising awareness of overdose

    A local overdose awareness event was held last Wednesday to help raise awareness about the drug epidemic and rising number of overdoses.

    The event was held by Hodgenville Police Sergeant James Richardson and Vickie Dawley, who lost her daughter, Shalayna Skaggs, to an overdose on November 1, 2014. The local event was held Wednesday, August 31, which was also National Overdose Awareness Day throughout the country.

  • Piece of Buffalo history for sale

    There are many places that have seen the passing of time and have served a multitude of purposes, and become the center, even heart of the community they belong to. Buffalo School Gym is no different. From it’s days as the gym for East Lynn College to the excitement of a community coming together to cheer on their boys at a basketball game the Buffalo gym has been just that, the heart of its’ community.