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Today's News

  • Hodgenville Rite-Aid to become Walgreens

    The Hodgenville Rite Aid completed a large step last week in the store’s transition to becoming a Walgreens.

    Jami Payton, Hodgenville Rite Aid Store Manager, said their Rite Aid Pharmacy made the complete transition into a Walgreens Pharmacy on Friday, January 19. Payton said their customers will need to check their insurance coverage for their prescriptions during the transition to make sure everything has transferred correctly and that they will be working with their customers and helping them throughout the process too.

  • It’s not a diet, it’s a lifestyle change

    One LaRue County woman has lost more than 100 pounds in under a year and she hasn’t done it through dieting, but by changing her lifestyle.

    Melanie Wells of Hodgenville has lost 101 pounds since April 2017. Wells said her weight loss journey started about a year prior to that with a doctor visit.

    “I was taking high blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes medications. My doctor told me that I should consider weight loss surgery and that I would be a good candidate for it,” Wells said.

  • Sandidge discusses photography at Hometown Teams exhibit

    Longtime LaRue County sports photographer Terry Sandidge kicked-off the roundtable sports talk discussions at the Hometown Teams exhibit in downtown Hodgenville on Sunday, January 21.

  • One of a kind

    On Sunday this past weekend, I went to see our very own Terry Sandidge speak at the Hometown Teams exhibit in downtown Hodgenville.

    For those of you who have been living under a rock the past couple of weeks, several of our community leaders and others worked hard to bring a traveling exhibit called “Hometown Teams” to LaRue County. The free exhibit showcases national sports displays, but it also showcases LaRue County sports displays as well. The exhibit includes newspaper articles, trophies, uniforms, photographs and other memorabilia.

  • Rebirth of the Buffalo Post Office

    A community meeting will be held next month to propose a new space for the reopening of the post office in Buffalo.

    According to a news release from the U.S. Postal Service, the community input meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, February 1 at the Buffalo Baptist Church. USPS Real Estate Specialist David M. Wolff will be at the meeting to take proposals for a new space for the Buffalo Post Office and also to discuss the current proposed plans of reopening the post office.

  • Few candidates for primary election

    As the filing deadline for the 2018 May Primary election draws near, only 18 people have filed with several incumbents unopposed.

    Only three races are contested and the most contested race is for LaRue County Jailer. Democrat incumbent Johnny Cottrill will face Democrat Anthony Bailey in the primary election. Republican jailer candidate Jamie Underwood has no opposition in the primary and will face the Democrat candidate that wins the primary election.

  • School board discusses budget woes

    The LaRue County School Board voted on a lot of routine items that they usually vote on this time of the year, but the main topics that took up the majority of the time at the meeting was the draft budget for the 2018-2019 school year and the contract with Heartland Communications Consultants.

  • LaRue County teachers earn National Board Certification

    LaRue County High School teacher Savannah Boone and LaRue County Middle School teacher Ashley Carter have been named National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) through a rigorous, performance-based, peer-review process, demonstrating their proven impact on student learning and achievement.

  • LaRue County Schools honored with ENERGY STAR

    The LaRue County Schools Board of Education celebrated the district’s recent ENERGY STAR awards for all its schools at the January 22 board meeting.

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) prestigious ENERGY STAR is the national symbol for protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency. This signifies that the buildings perform in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency.

  • Books and Beyond

    A book lover from an early age, Charlotte Zirkel said she had never contemplated working as a librarian until this year when her aunt told her about a position at the LaRue County Public Library.

    When the opening came up, I thought ‘That sounds like fun’ and so far I’ve really enjoyed it,” Zirkel said. “When I tell people I work at the library a lot of them say ‘That was my dream job; I wish I could work at the library!’ and I realized ‘Wow, I’m getting to do everybody else’s dream job.’”