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  • Buffalo gym for sale

    A piece of Buffalo history is going to be up for bid in a couple weeks. The old Buffalo Elementary Gym along with approximately 1.8 acres and some personal property will be auctioned off by Re/Max Group Auctioneers on Friday, September 16 at 5 p.m.

    The building has served as a gym for the East Lynn College and the Buffalo School from 1936 to 2001 when the elementary school merged with Magnolia to make Abraham Lincoln Elementary. The building later became a youth center for Buffalo Baptist church.

  • School taxes increase 4%

    The LaRue County School Board approved a four percent property tax rate increase for the 2016-2017 school year at a special called meeting on August 24.

    A tax hearing was held before the special called meeting and several people attended the hearing. However, no one from the crowd discussed the issue or had questions about it.

    The board discussed their choices of picking the four percent increase or the compensating rate, which is the tax rate that is applied to the property assessment of the current year.

  • Preserving slave graves

    Several people in the community are showing interest in preserving African-American and slave gravesites in LaRue County that date back to the 18th and 19th centuries.

    Gary Gardner of Hodgenville said that he and several people who attend Lane Lincoln Memorial CME Church in Hodgenville are organizing an effort to clean and preserve the gravesites.

  • On the Journey

    Life is full of surprises, some are wonderful and bring joy, and other surprises stop you in your tracks and change everything you ever knew.

  • Celebrating 100 years with President Wilson

    Celebrating 100 Years continues at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park on August 27-28 when President Woodrow Wilson will relive his 1916 visit to Hodgenville.

    President Wilson came to the Park on September 4, 1916, to accept the birthplace property deed on behalf of the American people.   2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Park and the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.

  • E.Coli found in city water sample

    A boil water advisory was issued for all Hodgenville Water Works customers last Friday after city officials determined a random sample indicated some bacterial growth at a residence that had not been occupied for quite some time.

    After chlorinating and flushing the system last Saturday, Hodgenville Mayor Kenny DeVore said retesting came back clean and that the water is now safe to drink.

  • Prickly keepsakes

    When most people travel, it isn’t uncommon to come home with trinkets and souvenirs that remind them of the places they’ve visited.

    Bringing home a piece of the places traveled for those people means a glass or a t-shirt, spoons or shot glasses with the names of the city, state or landmark etched or printed on. Kathleen Chelf, however, has a different idea of bringing home bits of the places she’s traveled.

  • Shooting in Mount Sherman

    A physical confrontation ended up with a woman getting shot in the hand in Mount Sherman last Tuesday night, August 16.

    According to the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office, officers responded to Bird Road in Mount Sherman after receiving a 911 call about a woman being shot in the hand and that the shooter was currently pinned to the ground by the caller.

  • Cottrell is a national finalist

    When Turner Cottrell, a 2015 graduate of LaRue County High School, learned that he was one of the national finalists for an FFA Agriculture Proficiency Award, it came as a complete surprise.

    LaRue County FFA advisor Misty Bivens said that this was Cottrell’s final year to do a proficiency for FFA.

  • Reed retires after 16 years

    As Lauralene “Luke” Reed prepares to retire after 16 years as LaRue County treasurer, her daughter-in-law Olivia Reed is ready to assume the responsibilities of the office.

    “I think God has always prepared me for the jobs I’ve held during my career,” said Luke who lives with her husband of 40 years, Willie, on their farm on Walter Reed Road. “It seemed each job I had gave me the skills I needed for the next one.”