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  • Conservation: Changing LaRue's landscape

    The first part of this series we looked at the beginnings of conservation in LaRue County, what farming was like in the early 1940s and improvements that were made to farms, some of which are still in place today.

  • Kids Zone at the Fair

    Kids will be the focus at a Kids’ Zone at the LaRue County Fair from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday.

    The zone is sponsored by the LaRue County Public Library.

    “The Kids Zone will be in the air conditioned room off the stage in the Morrison building,” Crystal Packard said.

    The Kids’ Zone will feature play centers set up with blocks, cars, a play house, puppets, coloring center books and more, according to Packard.

  • Hodgenville news - June 7, 2017

    Thought for the week:  Little hugs can dry big tears. Little candles can light the darkness. Little memories can last for years. It’s the little things in life that bring the greatest happiness.

    I can’t believe that it is time for the LaRue County Fair already. I will be entering several items this year. You can bet that we will get rain sometime week of the fair. It never fails.

  • Bigfoot coming to LaRue

    The LaRue County Public Library will have a Bigfoot presentation at the Hodgenville Civic Center at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, June 23.

    The event is hosted by the LaRue County Public Library and will feature the renowned Charlie Raymond, who is the founder of the Kentucky Bigfoot Research Organization. Raymond has been featured on the History Channel, Animal Planet and the BBC.

    Library Director Dana Jolly said she got the idea from the Spencer County Public Library who told her they had a program with Raymond and it was well attended.

  • Barn revival coming to Magnolia

    Outdoor revivals used to be a fairly common event, however, they don’t happen as often as they once did. Dying out, perhaps, as air conditioning became popular and the need for an open air space was no longer a necessity to host the large crowds gathering for revival.

    For one week, a retired preacher will host one of these unique outdoor spiritual events in his 60 by 70 foot barn located at 3141 Sand Ridge Road in Magnolia.

  • House fire

    A home on McDowell Road that is owned by Mike Zahrndt, sustained major damage when it caught on fire May 31.

    According to LaRue County Fire Chief Jason Sadler, Zahrndt’s wife and oldest son were on the back porch of the home when the fire started in the bedroom. He said the oldest son was able to get his three-year-old brother out of the home.

    Zahrndt’s wife filled up a mixing bowl in the bathroom to attempt to put the fire out in the bedroom, but flames had already spread too much.

  • Ford case continued

    The sexual abuse case for the former head coach of the LaRue County High School and Middle School girls’ basketball teams has been continued.

  • City utility line work begins

    Hodgenville Mayor Kenny DeVore is asking for motorists to be cautious of crews working on the various utility line projects in city limits.

    DeVore said crews will be replacing water lines on South Lincoln Boulevard starting sometime this week or the beginning of next week, depending on the weather. He said a lot of heavy equipment will be using the nearby roadways as they work on the projects.

  • The art of showing at the fair

    What began as a favor to a friend in the early 1980s has resulted in two generations of Danny and Phyllis Gentry’s family showing beef cattle at county and state fairs.

    “A person who didn’t have children needed a young man to show cattle for him,” explained Phyllis Gentry whose Gentry Farms is located on Blanton Road just outside of New Haven. “Our son, John, who was about 10 or 11 at the time, agreed to show the man’s cattle.”

    The young boy liked showing so well that he soon asked his parents for his own show heifer.

  • LaRue Relay raises over $52,000

    The 2017 LaRue County Relay for Life was held on the square in downtown Hodgenville on Saturday, June 3.

    The annual event is the signature fundraising event for the American Cancer Society as it is held in more than 5,200 communities in 27 different countries.

    The LaRue County Relay for Life started out with a survivor ceremony lap, caregiver lap and team laps. The event also featured live concerts, cake auction, games and a luminary ceremony.