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Community News

  • Red Hill Cemetery opens new section

    A newly opened section of Red Hill Cemetery has been set aside for infant and cremations interment.

    The decision to “open an infant section” in the city-owned graveyard will allow land that was unsuitable for adult burials to be utilized, Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse said.

    The Red Hill Cemetery Commission met Dec. 30 to discuss the project and finances of the cemetery. The commission is formed by members of Hodgenville City Council; the original commission was disbanded by the council in March 2008.

  • Wrolen Pin Cafe opens for carry-out meals

    Ruth Astor of Buffalo had a dream of opening a restaurant in honor of her grandmother, Lora Wrolen, who not only loved to cook, but was extremely talented in her cooking.

    That dream came true on Feb. 6 when Astor opened her new carry-out restaurant, Wrolen Pin Cafe, located at 2533 Lincoln Farm Road, next door to Lincoln Jamboree.

    Astor’s mother, Brenda Miller from Lincoln Place, Ill., her daughters, Sarah Beth and Rebekah and a friend, Ernest Baker, are helping with the grand opening.

  • Doctor leaving Hodgenville practice

    When Dr. Khue Tran leaves his Hodgenville medical practice Jan. 30, he hopes to find a little more time for himself and family outside the office.

    After being accustomed to 12- to 16-hour workdays year after year, the 60-year-old physician who lives in Elizabethtown, feels the time has come to reduce his workload.

    “When I was younger, I could be awakened in the middle of the night and be able to go right back to sleep, but each year that gets a little harder,” he said. He intends to carry a slimmer schedule while practicing at Fort Knox.

  • Telephone scams hit area

    A pair of telephone scams that appear to target the elderly are being investigated by the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office.

    The sheriff’s office received a complaint from the daughter of an elderly woman who resides in a nursing home last week, according to Deputy Russell McCoy.

    A person claiming to be associated with a lending agency requested checking account information for the mother. The caller knew a small amount of personal information already. The originating number was either blocked or showed “unknown” on the daughter’s caller ID.

  • National Historic Site goes high-def

    "Abraham Lincoln: The Kentucky Years" will premier in honor of the 2009 bicentennial celebration. This new orientation film, produced in high definition, will be shown in the Visitor Center of Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site beginning in early February, the National Park Service announced in a news release.

  • National Historic Site goes high-def

    "Abraham Lincoln: The Kentucky Years" will premier in honor of the 2009 bicentennial celebration. This new orientation film, produced in high definition, will be shown in the Visitor Center of Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site beginning in early February, the National Park Service announced in a news release.

  • National Historic Site goes high-def

    "Abraham Lincoln: The Kentucky Years" will premier in honor of the 2009 bicentennial celebration. This new orientation film, produced in high definition, will be shown in the Visitor Center of Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site beginning in early February, the National Park Service announced in a news release.

  • Bicentennial events planned for Feb. 11-12

    Abraham Lincoln was born Feb. 12, 1809, just outside Hodgenville.

    The national kickoff for a two-year celebration of the 200th anniversary of his birth was to be held in LaRue County on Feb. 12. Several dignitaries, including first lady Laura Bush and actor Sam Waterston, were slated to speak.

  • Hosparus offers free volunteer training

    Hosparus-Hospice of Central Kentucky needs volunteers in LaRue County and will provide free on-site training. 

    “Patient care volunteers provide respite care and are an integral part of the patient’s care plan,” said Lisa Sanford, director of development and community relations at Hosparus. “We want to make it as easy as possible for people to volunteer. On-site training is one way that we can reach out to the community and make it more convenient for individuals  and groups interested in volunteering.”

  • Visitation to Lincoln sites increased by 18.1 percent

    State agencies have spent several hundred thousand dollars promoting Kentucky as the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln during the 200th celebration of his birth.

    The funds spent on Lincoln Bicentennial Web sites, refurbished historical landmarks, advertising and visitor brochures seem to be paying off in terms of increased tourism and greater awareness of Lincoln’s life and contributions.