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  • Building on the PAST,Building for the FUTURE

    In 1919, twenty-eight local men and women came together investing $15,000 to charter a banking institution in the southern part of LaRue County. In its first location, this bank would open in a new 500 square foot building in the center of a town called Magnolia, Kentucky. This enterprising location was home to what was seen as a location of new prosperity, nestled alongside a post office, grocery store, flour mill, and a new high school. Bank of Magnolia opened for business September 29, 1919.

  • Enjoy Apples this Fall

    With the coming fall season, you will find more apple choices at local agribusinesses or at the grocery store. Not only does fall bring corn mazes, winter squash and pumpkins, it is also a perfect time to visit area orchards to find the freshest apples.

    A medium size apple—about 2 to 2.5 inches in diameter—contains approximately 75 calories and provides bulk in the diet, helping the body digest food. Apples are low in sodium and high in potassium, making them a great natural snack.

  • Fiscal court discusses soil conservation, pension issues

    LaRue County magistrates approved a joint work program between LaRue and Hardin counties and the state soil conservation division as fiscal court met at the courthouse in Hodgenville September 12.

    “The program will provide a full time worker to be shared between Hardin and LaRue County and the cost for LaRue will be $7500 annually,” explained Tommy Turner, LaRue County Judge-executive. “With the ever increasing work load and tasks placed on the conservation district, this will be a great help in staying up with the needs.”

  • Decades at the state fair

    To say that Kay Bennett loves to attend the Kentucky State Fair would be the mother of all understatements.

    While another state fair has already come and gone, the 2017 fair in Louisville marked the 60th straight year that the Elizabethtown resident who grew up in LaRue County has attended.

    What keeps her going back, year after year, including three days this year?

    “I like looking at the farm animals, especially the cattle,” said Bennett, whose favorites are Shorthorns.

  • Lincoln Days deadlines approaching

    It’s almost time for the annual Lincoln Days Celebration and the deadlines for the event are fast approaching.

    The event features a lot of notable contests that happen at Lincoln Days each year such as the Art Show, Little Abe and Sarah contests, Mary Todd and Abraham Lincoln look-alike contests and more. The following are the deadlines for each event:

    Art show:

  • Praying on the square

    Reverend Rodney Troutman not only believes in the power of prayer, but also of putting that belief into action.

    For the past few months, Troutman, who pastors Steadfast Baptist Church in Hodgenville, has welcomed whoever will join him to spend a few minutes in prayer at noon each Thursday on the square in Hodgenville.

    There, in the company of statues of Abraham Lincoln, the hometown president who set apart a national day of prayer and fasting, Troutman prays for God to keep LaRue County dry with no sales of alcohol.

  • CreekFront trail ribbon cutting Sept. 14

    The Livin’ Well LaRue coalition will have a ribbon cutting for the Born Learning Trail at CreekFront Park in Hodgenville from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 14.

    The free event will feature food, prizes and more. It will be rescheduled if it is raining or there is other inclement weather.

    The trail was funded through a $2,000 donation from United Way of Central Kentucky and it’s a series of ten stations set up along the path at CreekFront Park, near the pavilion and playground.

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