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  • Cooking Corner

    1– 3.4 oz. box instant banana pudding

    1– 20 oz. can crushed pineapple with juice

    1- 8 oz container of Cool Whip

    1 cup mini marshmallows

    ½ cup finely chopped walnuts

    ½ cup mini chocolate chips

    2 ripe bananas, sliced

    1 – 10 oz. jar maraschino cherries, halved

    Directions: Stir together the pudding mix and pineapple until dissolved and thickened. Fold in the Cool Whip. Gently stir in the marshmallows, nuts, chocolate chips, bananas, and cherries.

  • Community News

    Our deepest sympathy goes to the family of Vivian Handley Mills Noe who passed away last Thursday at Hardin Memorial Hospital. The funeral was Monday, December 18 at First Baptist Hodgenville with Reverend Billy Curle and Elder Jerry Wilkinson officiating.

    Carlos Cox is now at HealthSouth Rehab in Elizabethtown. Carrie Lee Dixon is a patient at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home for rehab.

    First Baptist- This Wednesday at 6 p.m. will be choir rehearsal. Sunday morning services will begin at 10:00 a.m.

  • Cattlemen’s Christmas Awards
  • Lions Club Christmas
  • Bingo coming to LaRue

    In 2018, there will be a new game in town. Starting on January 11, LaRue County Parks and Recreation is bringing bingo to Hodgenville to raise money for a new community park project. Organized by the Park and Recreation Board, bingo games will be held weekly on Thursdays at the Park and Recreation building with doors opening open at 6 p.m.

    According to Park and Recreation board member Jason Detre, the idea for a new park originated in October 2016. After months of board meetings and brainstorming, he said fundraising research led them to bingo.

  • Alcohol vote to happen

    Registered voters in the City of Hodgenville are one step closer to being able to go to the polls for a special election next year to determine if alcohol should be sold in the city limits.

    After having a petition circulating around businesses in Hodgenville since August, 2017 to determine if alcohol could be sold in the city limits, the petition has been filed to bring it to the polls in a special election.

  • Sports park in LaRue

    The LaRue County Parks and Recreation Board is hoping to build a sports and community park complex on approximately 60 to 80 acres in the next few years.

  • Work release program could return to recycling center

    The Renaissance Recycling Center in Hodgenville is on schedule to possibly have their state inmate program reinstated in January 2018.

    Katherine Williams, Public Information Officer with the Kentucky Department of Corrections, said the state DOC has agreed to hold a training for staff at the recycling center. However, she said they have put staff on notice that if issues continue to occur they would consider pulling the inmate workers indefinitely. 

  • LCSO adds K-9 to force

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s Office recently added a new four-legged officer to their force.

    Ace, an almost two-year-old German shepherd, spent his first day patrolling the streets as a certified K-9 on Friday, December 15. Ace’s handler is LaRue County Deputy Sheriff Kevin Bennett.

    “I always dreamed of becoming a police officer and I also had a dream to be a K-9 officer,” Bennett said. “I worked with Russell (LaRue County Sheriff) and we made it happen. Ace will be a huge asset to our department and the community.”

  • 2017 Santa Run Schedule

    The schedule and drop-off times for Santa’s Helpers

    Rudolph the Santa Bus will make its rounds on Saturday, December 23.

    The following is a list of the locations and times of the stops. 

    Magnolia Fire Department at 9:30 a.m.

    Buffalo Fire Department at 11 a.m.

    Hodgenville Senior Citizens Center at 1:30 p.m.

    Smith Plaza in Hodgenville at 2:45 p.m.

    Lincoln Plaza in Hodgenville at 3:30 p.m.