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Today's News

  • Fiscal Court receives $10,779.51

    Rob Brown with the Kentucky Association of Counties presented LaRue County Fiscal Court with a $10,779.51 check at its meeting April 13 at the courthouse in Hodgenville.

    “This is the first time we have been able to pay a dividend, and we are pleased to present this as LaRue County’s portion,” Brown said.

    Since its creation in 1974, KACo has been representing the needs of county government in legislative matters and offering a variety of services to promote the progress of county government.

  • Hosparus hosts L.O.S.S. in E’town and Campbellsville

    Hosparus – Hospice of Central Kentucky will host free L.O.S.S. (Loss of Someone Special) support groups in Elizabethtown and Campbellsville. The group is open to family members of former Hosparus patients and others in the community grieving the loss of a loved one.

    •Elizabethtown; 6-7:30 p.m.; first and third Mondays of each month; 105 Diecks Drive.

    •Campbellsville; 6-7:30 p.m.; second Monday of each month; Green River Plaza, Suite 5.

    For more information, contact Carlton Puryear at 270-789-4247 or 800-859-8782.

  • Smoke detectors dramatically increase home safety

    There should be at least one smoke detector outside of each sleeping area and on every floor of your home. For increased protection, it is recommended that a smoke detector be installed in each bedroom. All smoke detectors should be inspected and tested on a monthly basis. Properly installed and working smoke detectors will provide an early warning and nearly double the chance of surviving a fire.

    The National Fire Protection Association advises consumers to:

  • Community chips in to send foster children to concert

    Six local girls, ranging from 11 to 17 years of age, experienced what likely was the thrill of their young lives Friday as they enjoyed free tickets to country superstar Tim McGraw’s Lexington Southern Voice Tour concert.

    “I’m so excited for them,” said Kay Upton, Adoption Support for Kentucky liaison. Upton and others in the area were instrumental in arranging the trip for the girls, five of whom are in foster homes and one is seeking adoptive parents.

  • Community calendar

    Job Search Club

    LaRue County Adult Education, 208 College St., Hodgenville, is offering a “job search club” 9:30-11:30 a.m. April 26. Learn competitive job search skills such as resume writing and interviewing. For more information, e-mail Julita Nance at julita.nance@ky.gov or Connie Rakes at connies.rakes@ky.gov or call 1-502-348-2709.

    Relay for Life Meeting

  • Cidney Neagle named to All-State Chorus

    A fifth-grader from Hodgenville Elementary School was chosen for the prestigious All-State Children’s Chorus.

    Cidney Neagle, the 10-year-old daughter of Bradley and Dollie Neagle of Hodgenville, was among five HES students to achieve a perfect score while auditioning for the 4th District treble chorus.

    Neagle, along with Chasity Bryant, Zoie Webb, Sophe Pepper, and Allison Massie, practiced for several weeks in preparation for the All-State audition, said HES music instructor Patrick Walsh.

  • School Board hears neighbor complaint

    Hodgenville Postmaster Bob Hummer attended Monday night’s school board meeting to voice his concerns about the playground behind the Board of Education, which is adjacent to his home.

    Hummer said he recently called police because “some kids” were destroying property at the playground, and called it a “haven for people who shouldn’t be there at night.”

  • Free smoke detectors available to LaRue Countians

    Thanks to a Wal-Mart donation, 86 people in LaRue County will receive new smoke detectors for their homes.

    According to Chris Jackson with LaRue County’s Office of Emergency Management, the smoke detectors will be installed by the county’s fire departments. The volunteer firefighters will perform safety checks at the residence.

    Those who are interested and in need of a residential smoke detector can call Jackson at 358-9903 to set up an appointment to have one installed.

     

  • Fundraisier calendar

    Luminarias

    LaRue County Relay for Life is accepting donations for luminarias. Luminarias “in memory” or “in honor” can be purchased from Beverly Veirs at 358-3210, Amanda Bales at 358-4951 or any Relay team captain. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life LaRue County. Minimum luminaria donation is $5.  Luminarias will be displayed the night of Relay.

    Silent auction for Relay

  • 'Know the real joy of good living'

    “Know the real joy of good living.”

    A beer commercial stated that the way to discover real living was to drink their brand. There are many others who would disagree and say the way to real living is service to others. Jesus would agree with the last statement. He said while on earth, “In as much as you have done it unto one of the least of these, you have done it unto me” (Matthew 25:45). One of our hymns caught the meaning of this verse. It is titled simply, “Others.”