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Community News

  • Calling all bears, shoppers and tree-lovers

    Hodgenville will provide an early kickoff to the holiday season this weekend. Local merchants will hold holiday open houses with specials and gifts and lovely décor.

  • Jamboree hosts gospel sing

    Joel Ray Sprowls’ Lincoln Jamboree hosted an evening of Gospel singing. Proceeds were donated to the Newspapers in Education, which provides newspapers to LaRue County classrooms. The groups performing were the Heartland Quartet and Redeemed.

  • West releases another book celebrating Kentucky attraction

    The “101 Must Places to Visit in Kentucky Before You Die!” contains information about points of interest across the state. It includes Abraham Lincoln’s birthplace near Hodgenville and the Zachary Taylor Cemetery in Louisville as well as natural wonders. West provides historic detail and stories that enhance a cross-state adventure or provide arm-chair entertainment.

  • PVA test to be offered in November

    The Department of Revenue will hold a statewide Property Valuation Administrator exam for anyone interested in running for PVA in 2010 in any county in the state.

    The test will be 9 a.m. Nov. 5 at Eagle Lake Convention Center, 1000 Eagle Lake Drive, Lawrenceburg. Individuals who pass this exam will be eligible to seek election in the 2010 primary and general elections.

  • Poetry contest deadline is Monday

    The Kentucky State Parks are celebrating their 85th anniversary this year and is offering a poetry contest for visitors who like to write about outdoor experiences.

    The contest has three age categories – 11 and younger, 12-18 and 19 and older. Any style may be used but poets are asked to use a theme that is some way related to the natural, cultural or historical aspects of the 52 state parks.

  • Hodgenville Main Street finalist for state award

    The Hodgenville Main Street Association was a finalist in a competition for beautification. The nomination, in the design category, was for all the work on Lincoln Square and the surrounding area.

  • Ancestral Trails enjoys Mather’s presentation

    Ancestral Trails Historical Society met earlier this month with Steve Mather presenting a program on grave dowsing. He illustrated how it was done by using a male and female to lie on the floor and let the dowsing rods indicate the sex of the person. The dowsing rods can determine the height of the person also. The society hopes to have him return next spring and illustrate the art of grave dowsing at a local cemetery.

    The next meeting will be Nov. 6 at the public library in Elizabethtown.

  • Rogers completes basic training

    Navy Seaman Phillip A. Rogers, son of Laurice D. and John L. Rogers of Hodgenville, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

    During the eight-week program, Rogers completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis also was placed on physical fitness.

  • Crawford Farms holds pumpkin contest

    Crawford Farms recently had a contest for local schools with the winning school receiving a giant pumpkin.

    Students were invited to visit the farm during the week of Oct. 5. Any sales during that week were credited to the student’s respective school.

    The school with the highest percentage of overall students who came to the farm during that week and purchased pumpkins would win the giant pumpkin.

  • Upcoming fall sewing classes

    Master Clothing Volunteer, Rosa Smith, will be offering a multi-week class schedule for beginning adult sewing through the rest of the fall. The classes will be held on Tuesday afternoons at the LaRue County Extension Service office on 807 Old Elizabethtown Road in Hodgenville.

    1-3 p.m. Oct. 27: Body Shape, Style and Pattern Size