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Today's News

  • Local woman dies in swimming pool

    A Hodgenville woman died Saturday of an apparent accidental drowning.

    Deborah K. Pendleton Dever, 45, was found unconscious in an outdoor swimming pool about 4 p.m., according to LaRue County Deputy Coroner Wesley Warren.

    Dever was home alone at the residence off Campbellsville Road, Warren said. Her husband of almost 25 years, Jimmy, found her in the pool when he got home from work.

    LaRue County Ambulance Service and Buffalo Fire and Rescue were dispatched to the scene, according to E-911 records.

  • Farm calendar

    FSA loans

    Farmers in 90 counties, including LaRue County, are eligible for Federal disaster assistance including low interest emergency loans from USDA’s Farm Service Agency provided eligibility requirements are met.

    On May 28, President Obama declared LaRue County a disaster area due to damages by severe storms and flooding that occurred May 1.

  • Problems come to each of us

    Problems come to everyone. The Apostle Peter said, “Don’t be surprised when you have problems.” Jesus said, “In this world you will have tribulation.” We don’t know when they may come. For example, you don’t plan a flat tire. Trials come in all shapes and sizes.

  • Don't let mosquitoes take the joy out of summer

    Along with the joys of summertime outdoor activities comes the not-so-joyful likelihood of encountering mosquitoes. While we can’t control the entire outdoors, there are control measures that help eliminate potential breeding sites that provide the quiet, non-flowing water these bothersome pests need to develop.

  • Buffalo School Apartments project under way

    Buffalo Elementary School closed its doors in 2007 as part of its merger with Magnolia Elementary.

    Three years after the last student walked out of the Depression Era building, the school will see new life as 19 affordable residential apartments for senior citizens.

    Last week, representatives from AU Associates of Lexington, the developer of the property, signed the final paperwork accepting transfer of the school from the LaRue County School District to Buffalo Apartments LLLP.

  • Paramedic scholarships available

    The Brian Jennemann Memorial Scholarship Fund awards four scholarship grants annually of up to $1,500 each to the most qualified applicants who demonstrate a desire and commitment to being a paramedic. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and accepted into a certified paramedic training program. Selections will be based on the applicant’s passion for paramedic training and commitment to serving the public.

  • LaRue educators honored for Excellence in Teaching

    Campbellsville University awarded Excellence in Teaching Awards to 169 educators from across Kentucky during the 24th annual awards program May 15 on the Campbellsville University campus.

    “Teaching is the profession that creates all others,” Dr. Brenda A. Priddy, dean of the School of Education, said was printed on a wall in the School of Education building.

    “You are the very best teachers in the Commonwealth,” she told the award recipients. “Teachers, you have shaped the lives of those who serve others.”

  • Railway Museum receives $75,000

    Landmark News Service

    As the New Haven community continues to recover from the damage wrought by the flood in early May, Nelson Fiscal Court approved an advancement of $75,000 to the Kentucky Railway Museum last week.

  • Preservation trust donates 54 acres to the state

    At a land transfer ceremony June 1, the Civil War Preservation Trust, the nation’s largest nonprofit battlefield preservation organization, formally donated 54 acres of hallowed ground associated with the October 1862 Battle of Perryville to the Commonwealth of Kentucky for integration into the Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site.

  • South Fork Area Homemakers

    The South Fork Area Homemakers met May 18 at the LaRue County Extension Office with Emogene Gardner presiding. Hostess for the meeting was Billie Shahayda.

    Present were Virginia Allen, Delores Bale, Ann Flanders, Gardner, Amanda Gatewood, Louise Graber, Mary Lois Hornback, Norma Jean McDonald, Mary Lou Owen, Clovis Johnson, Shahayda and Della Thomas

    The secretary and treasurer’s reports were read and approved as presented. 

    The club will cater the LCHS Class of 1960 reunion July 10 at Buffalo Baptist Church.