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  • Community Calendar - September 27, 2017


    Chamber First Friday rescheduled

       The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce First Friday event has been rescheduled for Friday, September 29. The Chamber invites the community to join them on the square in downtown Hodgenville as vendors and local businesses will be available with the Candy Walk held from 6-8 p.m. followed by live music on the square until 10 p.m. featuring The Perfect Fit Band. Food vendors and Rachel’s Face Painting will also be available during the event. For more information call the Chamber office at 270-358-3411.

  • Nationwide Uniform employee of the month
  • Trumbo crowned Homecoming Queen

    Alexia Trumbo, a senior at LaRue County High School, was crowned the Homecoming Queen on Friday, September 22 during halftime of the Hawks football game. Pictured above is Maddie Royalty congratulating Alexia Trumbo as Kane Harris looks on. Trumbo is having a great year as she was also named the LaRue County Distinguished Young Woman in August. She is the daughter of Matt and Tamra Trumbo of Roanoke,

  • Lawsuit Filed

    Five former LaRue County High School students filed a lawsuit last week against the LaRue County School District and former LCHS Principal Kyle Goodlett.

    The lawsuit was not filed in a LaRue County Court; it was filed in U.S. District Court in Louisville. The five students are represented by Joseph H. Mattingly III with Mattingly & Nally-Martin and Jude A. Hagan, both out of Lebanon.

  • Crafting Community: Heritage Demonstrations returning to Lincoln Days

    Over the decades, Hodgenville has celebrated Abraham Lincoln in a variety of ways, striving to remember the man—not only for what he looked like, but also how he lived. Daily life looked very different in the 1800s; frontier families required skills such as sewing, weaving and woodcraft to survive. After a 20-year hiatus from the Lincoln Days schedule, heritage demonstrations are making a comeback.

  • A Different Kind of Quilting

    What do yo-yos, wedding rings, and Lincoln top hats have in common? If you answered “quilt patterns,” you are right and you know your quilts just as Connie Gardner does.

     “I remember going to church quilting bees with my grandmother Minnie Norris in Kansas,” said Gardner, who resides with her husband, J.D., off Gatton Road.

  • Uncovering History: Headstones discovered in public works project

    Eleven pieces of headstones dating from the 1800s were discovered this week in a Hodgenville neighborhood during a public works project.

    Hodgenville City workers were rerouting a pipe underneath a house near the intersection of Lincoln Boulevard and Forest Avenue on Wednesday, September 20, when they excavated stones embedded into a wall located near a storm drain.

  • Shoffner sentence postponed

    The sentencing for former LaRue County Sheriff Bobby Shoffner has been postponed. Shoffner was scheduled to be sentenced in federal court for embezzlement at 10 a.m. on Thursday, September 21. According to Stephanie Collins, Public Affairs Officer with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Shoffner is now scheduled to be formally sentenced at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 27 in the Gene Snyder U.S. Courthouse in Louisville.

  • Upcoming LaRue County bread baking class

    The LaRue County Homemaker organization is sponsoring a class on Baking and Breaking Bread Together at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 26 at the LaRue County Extension Office at 807 Old Elizabethtown Road in Hodgenville.

    No registration is required and the class is open to everyone. The instructor will be the Family and Consumer Sciences Agent from Breckinridge County and she will focus on the basics on bread making.

  • Wreck on Lincoln Parkway