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Today's News

  • Smiles for life

    A program that is basically a dental hygienist on wheels has been started by the Lincoln Trail District Health Department. A grant-funded van, “the Smile Travelers,” will soon be making routine visits to area schools.

    According to Diana Leathers, LaRue County community health educator, the vehicle will travel almost every day of the school year. It will visit all schools in the district, which covers LaRue, Nelson, Hardin, Marion, Meade and Washington counties. Leathers said as soon as a school officially invites them, they are ready to begin operation.

  • Woman’s Club prepares for home tour

    The Hodgenville Woman’s Club is hosting its annual Holiday Home Tour and Tasting Party on Dec. 6. The pre-tour party at the clubhouse on Lincoln Square begins at 2 p.m., includes delicious holiday treats and beverages, and concludes at 3:30 p.m.

    The home tour begins at 2:30 p.m. The three Hodgenville homes on this year’s tour are Larry and Susie Skaggs, 4326 Tonieville Road; Paul and Sarah Hornback, 3650 Bardstown Road; and Don and Martha Costello and Nancy Conner, 223 South Greensburg Street.

  • Family donates heirloom spinning wheels to museum

    A pair of antique spinning wheels (used to weave thread) and a yarn spinner (used to store yarn for knitting) has been donated to The Lincoln Museum’s collection. Director Iris LaRue, said the donation is very special, due to the items’ history in LaRue County.

    Mae Bright, a 93-year-old native LaRue Countian, gifted the antiques because she didn’t want them to leave the county.

  • Property tax discount ends

    LaRue County residents who want to take advantage of a 2 percent discount on their property taxes must do so quickly.

    Payments must be made to the LaRue County Sheriff, located in the basement of the courthouse, no later than Nov. 30 to receive the discount. However, the upcoming weekend and Thanksgiving holiday might interfere with those plans.

    Sheriff Merle Edlin said his office will be open to accept payments 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 26, and 8 a.m. to noon on Friday, Nov. 28.

  • Check on school's progress with one click

    Just as parents examine their child’s report card to see how well he is doing, so, too, can anyone with Internet access look at each Kentucky public school’s or district’s report card to see how it is performing.

    Each year, School and District Report Cards are posted on the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE's) website. These Report Cards provide information including test performance, teacher qualifications, student safety, awards, parent involvement and much more.

  • Drug overdose is leading cause of death in state

    Most Kentucky adults don't know that drug overdose is the leading cause of death in the state, but those in the east do.

  • BUSINESS- Smith honored by Nationwide

    Carol Rae Smith has been selected as the November Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since September 1969 and is under the supervision of Nellie Gaskin in the trouser department. She will receive an award for her service.

  • ANNIVERSARY-Wathen

    Paul and Glenda Wathen of Hodgenville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 30, 2014, with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Hodgenville Woman’s Club.

  • BIRTH-Rowe

    Kevin and Kristy Rowe of Buffalo are proud to announce the birth of a son, Brent Daniel Rowe.

    Brent Daniel was born at 4:10 a.m. Oct. 14, 2014, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds 2 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.

    Grandparents are Bonnie Farmer of Buffalo, and the late Richard Underwood; and the late Georgia Rowe of Smith’s Grove.

    Brent Daniel was welcomed home by a brother, Dylan T. Rowe, 13.

  • ENGAGEMENTS

    Fields-Merry

    Rachel Fields of Buffalo, and Josh Merry of Rineyville announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.

    The bride to be is the daughter of Sharon Fields and the late Robert “Eddie” Fields.

    The prospective groom is the son of Lois and Roger Merry.

    The ceremony will be 4 p.m. Nov. 29, 2014, at Sportsman Lake in Hodgenville.

     

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