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  • Lisa Shaheen is becoming known among fellow residents at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in Hodgenville as a rising, talented artist.

  • In partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and the American Association of Diabetes Educators, Flaget Memorial Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, will host a free pre-diabetes education program beginning Jan. 14.

  • A Navy veteran and avid outdoorsman, Campbellsville resident Rob Harris says there isn’t much he’s afraid of – unless there’s a snake around, and that’s when Harris says it’s time to go.

  • W.D. Burden knew something was wrong two years ago when he started feeling exhausted and sluggish for no particular reason.

  •  The Alzheimer’s Association estimates 5.2 million Americans of all ages have Alzheimer’s disease – a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. 

  • Sarah Hornback said her husband has forgotten more calculus than most people ever learn.

    The grim joke describes how the Hodgenville residents realized Paul Hornback had early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.

    Paul suffered a mini stroke in 2007.

    He told doctors as they tried to determine why the mini stroke had occurred he had been having trouble remembering names and other details.

  •  Since the late 1950s, a small building in a remote area of LaRue County has played a role in keeping millions of people safe.

  • As a mother of three daughters and a teacher at Magnolia Elementary, in December 1999 life was going fairly well for this LaRue County lady.

    My oldest daughter had recently married, my other two daughters were successfully midway through their senior and sophomore high school years, and I recently had begun dating a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel. My class was moving along at the expected pace and the Christmas Crazies had not really hit the classroom just yet.

  • That’s right. You saw what you saw.

    Today’s edition of The LaRue County Herald News is printed on pink paper.

    We hope to make a point with the pink paper about Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It is a terrible disease that thousands of people suffer from in this country. Chances are, every reader of this issue has been touched by the disease in some way, whether they or a family member suffer from it, or they know someone who has.

    Inside are stories about breast cancer — who can get it and how steps you can take to reduce your risk.

  • Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women, second only to lung cancer. One in eight women is expected to develop breast cancer in her lifetime, and a recent survey by the Society for Women’s Health Research found that 22 percent of women named breast cancer as the disease they fear most. The specter of breast cancer makes it no surprise that women are eager to seek various ways to reduce their risks of developing this potentially deadly disease.

  • At the age of 12 to 15, many young women are experiencing the body and life changes that accompany adolescence. It can be difficult to imagine that breasts that are just beginning to develop may contain cancer. But such is the reality for some girls.

  • Last week’s story about the Maxine store contained an inaccuracy.

    Kathy Ross, a granddaughter of Albert Hazle, who built the store, provided the correct information.

    Albert Hazle was born in 1901.

    He and his wife Ora opened the store in the early 1920s. It was located about a quarter mile from the Ky. 357 and 1517 crossroads.

    Ross’ father, Charles “Red” Hazle, was born in Maxine.

  • Tucked away near Tucker Creek lies Tucker Cemetery.

    Established in the 1850s, the cemetery is located on the west side of highway 357 between Maxine and Tanner; however, it is no longer visible from the road due to surrounding foliage.

    The cemetery, although unknown to passers by, contains the graves of a one-time prominent family of LaRue County – the Tuckers.

    Anderson Tucker and Nancy Hawkins Tucker married in 1820 in Stokes County, N.C., before making the trek to Kentucky in 1842.

  • Oak Hill School was picture perfect with its white painted clapboards, a large post with an iron bell and pull chord out front, and a magnificent cedar tree reaching its branches just behind it.

    Only a few decades ago the one-room schoolhouse stood behind Oak Hill Baptist Church, the first church established in the Maxine area. The school and church were built in the 1850s.

    The family of Anderson and Nancy Tucker were the original owners of the land the school was built on.

  • Oak Hill Baptist Church rests in a bend on Oak Hill Road, surrounded by oak trees –which is how the church received its name.

    A little more than 157 years ago, on April 30, 1856, 35 former members of Three Forks Bacon Creek Baptist Church signed a petition to separate to form Oak Hill Baptist Church.

  • Nancy McCubbin, once a Pennington, grew up in Maxine and watched as the small community changed over the years.

    “It was quite different from today,” said McCubbin.

    “I remember Maxine – Maggard’s store. It was there for years and was more of a general store. They sold a small amount of things that you could get at Wal-Mart today.”

    McCubbin said she grew up living next to the store on Oak Hill Road.

  • Maxine’s name, although a mystery, was thought to have received its name from the Maxine Store, the long-standing main establishment in the quaint community.

    The store was first opened by Albert and Millie Hazle in the late 1800s, and was then sold to Mattie and Harvey Ward, who ran the store for several years.

    John Edward “Ed” and Halcye Wheeler ran the store from the 1920s to the 1960s.  

  • Maxine, a small community located in LaRue County close to the Hart County Line, was once considered to be a sub section or hamlet of Hammonville.

    Hammonville also spelled as Hammonsville or Hammondville is 3.5 miles south of Maxine, in Hart County.

    According to the Geographic Names Information System Maxine is considered to be an unincorporated, populated place located in LaRue County with a geographic pinpoint location of latitude 37.465 and longitude -85.796. It’s at 253 feet above sea level.

  • In its heyday, White City was the home of several stores and was once considered to be a main stop on the way between Hodgenville and other towns such as Elizabethtown or New Haven.

    According to Richard Taylor, a former long-time resident of White City, there were once four stores and a supermarket located in the area.

    The first store to come to town was Anderson’s, run by William “Bill” Anderson, the same Anderson that was visited by Mr. Morrison, credited with coming up with the hamlet’s name.