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Today's News

  • Village Post Office opens in Buffalo

    Representatives from the U.S. Postal Service held a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday, Aug. 27, for the Buffalo Village Post Office.

    The VPO is located at Y Not Stop, 2202 Greensburg Road.

    Todd Morris, owner of the convenience store, agreed to place the post office boxes at Y Not Stop after Buffalo Post Office was closed on July 5 due to a brown recluse spider infestation.

    The VPO will continue to operate even after the regular post office re-opens, said Roland Moore, VPO coordinator for the Kentuckiana district.

  • Artist takes skill from large canvas to small

    As a body repair man, Tommy Gardner mixes various textures and colors of paint every day in his shop about a couple of miles out of Hodgenville off U.S. 31-E.

    He also works with paint in a very different way, however, when he applies his skills to canvas instead of autos.

    “For me, painting cars is a job; painting on canvas is a passion,” said Gardner. “While working on cars, I find myself duplicating and replicating, but I can be as creative as my imagination will allow when I get my oils out.”

  • Rock recovering from farming accident

    A LaRue County farmer is recovering from serious injuries sustained in a silage chopper.

    Gary Rock was working in a field on Slack Road in Roanoke about 7 p.m. Thursday. He was using a self-propelled chopper to cut corn stalks when the equipment apparently jammed.

    The machine uses a belt to pull the corn stalks into the cutter. The stalks are cut into small pieces so they can be stored in a silo.

    Rock apparently kicked or pushed the clog with his foot, according to his son-in-law, Chris Loyall. He was pulled into the cutter.

  • Woman drowns in Rolling Fork

    A Lyons Station woman died late Saturday when she was swept away in a flash flood.

    Valerie Jean Holt, 28, and some other people were at a cabin in the Ginseng area of LaRue County off Wayne Ennis Road, said Emergency Management Director Dennis Wells.

    Several inches of rain fell and created a flash flood in the low-lying area.

    The group attempted to leave on four-wheelers, said Wells.

  • Youth Pony Club being formed in Campbellsville

    Meadowbrook Equestrian Center is looking for interested children and adults to start a chapter of the U. S. Pony Club.

    Curriculum planned to be offered: Youth Pony Club for children ages 8-25, Western Track for Western Riders, and the Masters Program for adults ages 25 and over.

    An all-weather outdoor arena, cross country course and hunter jump course with clinicians for all disciplines will be available.

    Interested candidates will meet at 2 p.m. Oct. 5 at Meadowbrook, 2775 Elkhorn Road, Campbellsville.

  • Youth ranch offers hope, healing

    There have been many theories throughout the course of history that have suggested animals can heal human hurts.

    Animal therapy has become a well-used practice in working with troubled adults and children alike, using cats and dogs as intervention “therapists.”

    However, Jeff Grams and Harold Beismer of Second Chance Youth Ranch outside Magnolia, utilize much larger animals – horses.

  • ‘Privates by Choice’ to perform at Park

    Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park will host the band “Privates by Choice” Saturday, Sept. 7, as they perform original music scores from the Civil War era.

    The free concert will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the visitor’s center patio.

    To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the war, the group will perform a unique selection of newly composed acoustic and folk songs.

    Instruments featured will be guitar, mandolin, violin, hammered dulcimer, cello, mountain dulcimer, bass and some light percussion in various combinations.

  • Reunions - September 4, 2013

    Lyons School
    The Lyons School reunion begins with a potluck at 1 p.m. Sept. 8 at New Haven Optimist Ball Park, 529 Maxie Court, New Haven. Bring friends and family and a covered dish. Meat, plates, cups and silverware will be furnished. For more information, call 502-549-3052 or 502-827-4724.

  • Fundraisers - September 4, 2013

    Indoor yard sale at Ovesen Heights
    Ovesen Heights Baptist Church will have an indoor yard sale 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 6-7. Funds go to the ministry center debt retirement.

    Yard sale at Senior Citizens Center

    The LaRue County Senior Citizens Center, 112 N. Walters Ave, Hodgenville, will have a fundraiser yard sale 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 6.

    FBC: Car show and car wash

  • Chamber: Thankful for volunteers at Pride of the Counties

    The State Fair is over and wow, what a fun time. This annual event gives us the perfect opportunity to showcase to fellow Kentuckians and other visitors the importance of Hodgenville and LaRue County. Where else can you visit two national parks (Lincoln’s Birthplace and Boyhood Home), and Kentucky’s Official Lincoln Museum? Only here!