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Today's News

  • Phelps files for mayor

    The deadline for candidates to file for nonpartisan races is only days away. All paperwork must be filed by 4 p.m. Aug. 12 in the LaRue County Clerk’s office.

    All six seats on Hodgenville City Council are up for grabs, as are two seats on the LaRue County School Board (District 3 – Lincoln Farm and Buffalo; and District 5 – Hodgenville, Otter, Atilla and Mount Sherman).

    City Council members serve two-year terms; school board members serve four years.

    One person, Jim Phelps Jr., has filed for mayor. The term is for four years.

  • Dollar Tree buys Family Dollar as local store opens

    “The battle for America’s poorest consumers intensified Monday with Dollar Tree’s agreement to buy rival Family Dollar Stores for about $8.5 billion,” Paul Ziobro and Shelly Banjo report for The Wall Street Journal. “The chains thrived during the recession as the number of working Americans living in poverty increased by nearly 40 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.” The two chains operate more than 13,000 stores nationwide.

  • Soccer camp
  • Getting young preschoolers to go to bed

    A recent study of 14 healthy 2-and-3-year-olds and their parents has learned more about why some young children have a hard time settling into sleep at night. Many parents know all too well the frustration of careful preparation of their young ones for bedtime, only to be met with requests to stay up later or crying out for water after being put down.

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  • Blood donors needed, local drive is Aug. 12

     The American Red Cross is facing a looming blood shortage, leading to an urgent need for donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give. 

    Donations through the Red Cross are down about 8 percent over the last 11 weeks, resulting in about 80,000 fewer donations than expected. The number of donors continues to decline, and the shortfall is significant enough that the Red Cross could experience an emergency situation in the coming weeks. 

  • 95th celebration for Allean Skaggs
  • Welcome, teachers, to LaRue County Schools

    As the 2014-15 school year begins, several new teachers will greet students in LaRue County Schools.

    Abraham Lincoln Elementary School

    Nancy Lane, a reading intervention/reading recovery teacher who grew up in New Haven resides in Buffalo.

    One interesting fact about her is, “I love to be crafty.” She is looking forward to “working closely with the students and staff to meet the needs in the area of early literacy instruction.”

  • Staying cool at the pool
  • Skeleton in a Jeep