Community News

  • Long Lasting Auto Detail Shop opens

    Bill and Glenda Long opened their new business – Long Lasting Auto Detail Shop –  April 1. Since then, it has been nothing but blessings, according to the pair.

    Glenda, the daughter of Pauline and the late Buck Taylor of Magnolia, had moved away for about 25 years and had been longing to come home. Her husband Bill and she had lost their jobs in Charlotte, N.C., where they lived. Glenda’s grandmother, Mayme Clyde, passed away and while they were home visiting, they decided to call LaRue County home.

  • Campbellsville University to open satellite campus

    Campbellsville University plans to open a satellite campus in Hodgenville later this year.

    John Chowning, CU’s vice president for church and external relations, said representatives of the four-year Christian institution have “been in conversations with local leaders about offering post secondary classes” for several weeks.

    Classes will be held in the former Farm Service Agency building on Old E’town Road, which was donated to the college by Paul Hilpp, a general contractor from Lebanon.

  • Let’s talk trash - any time

    Congratulations LaRue County and City of Hodgenville residents.

    After completing our annual report required by the state of Kentucky, we have reduced our trash going to the landfill by 1,000 tons. That’s a lot of trash.

    How did this happen?

    1) Our recycling has increased “yippee” and more of us are becoming more responsible and looking at ways to reduce cost and increase recycling of nearly everything.

  • Photography workshop offered to LCHS teens

    Teen shutterbugs gathered in the LaRue County High School art room for a week of intense training and fun starting June 15.

    Teacher Monique Hanna provided photography and ceramics instruction.

  • Volunteers recognized by L.A.C.E. Council

    Local volunteers were recognized by the LaRue County Literacy Adult Community Education Council. Each year, the council awards individuals who have given generously to the community.

    Renee Skaggs received the Judy Cox Community Spirit Award. Skaggs is involved in the community and a volunteer at Hodgenville Elementary School.

    Jill Gray received the Community Education Service Award. Gray has worked countless hours with school groups and individuals on recycling projects.

  • McCubbins honored for academics

    Tyler McCubbins, a biology major from Magnolia, was awarded for outstanding academic achievement at the 2009 Lindsey Wilson College Honors Convocation.

    At Honors Convocation, the college recognized more than two dozen students for their academic accomplishments during the 2008-09 school year.

  • Wrighthouse graduates basic training

    Air Force Airman Jeffrey M. Wrighthouse graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas, according to a Hometown News release.

    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

    He is the son of Cecilia Semones of Magnolia.

  • South Fork Area Homemakers

    The South Fork Area Homemakers met May 19 at the LaRue County Extension Office with Mary Lou Owen presiding. 

    Treasurer’s report was given by Della Thomas and secretary’s report by Bowen.

    Officer election for the upcoming year was conducted. President will be Emogene Gardner; vice-president Billie Shalaya; secretary and treasurer Janice Bowen; inspirational leader Delores Bale; and recreation leaders Norma Jean McDonald and Ann E. Flanders.

  • Hutchins named distinguished alumnus in Nelson County

    Nina Cook Hutchins, a longtime LaRue County educator, received a Distinguished Alumnus award April 25 during the 10th annual Senior Class and Alumni Celebration at Nelson County High School.

    Hutchins graduated from Old Kentucky Home High School in 1966, which later was consolidated into what is now NCHS.

  • Fort Knox Federal Credit Union to build branch in Hodgenville

    A Fort Knox Federal Credit Union spokesman confirmed Monday that a branch office will be built in Hodgenville.

    Michael Bateman, vice president of marketing, said few construction details are available, but the land purchase closed last week. The branch will be located in the Cradle of Lincoln development across from Hodgenville Elementary School.

    The office probably will be similar to the most recent branch opened in Campbellsville in February. It will be the 13th member service operation for Fort Knox Federal.