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Community News

  • Hodgenville News

    Thought for the week:

    Someone once asked me how I hold my head up so high after all I’ve been through, I said, it’s because no matter what, I am a survivor not a victim. 

    This will be hardest column I have had to write in the 20 plus years I have been writing for the paper. 

  • Community Play Helps Local Charity

    The LCHS Speech and Drama program is once again teaming up with the Kelly Dean Sanders Fund to present Dinner and a Show to raise funds for both programs. On December 9 community members will get an opportunity to have a great meal and see the LCHS Production of Christmas Belles for a $20 donation. All the profits will be split between the two programs.

  • Why Not Serve Me?

    “Do you love me? Why not serve me?” The well-known gospel lyrics of one of LaRue County’s own, Eddie Black. These are lyrics that Black lives by both in his music and his daily life.

    Black is one of LaRue Counties only historical preservationists. Black takes old historical buildings, and refurbishes them to their former glory. Black has a keen eye for detail, which makes him an excellent candidate for any job that comes his way. And the desire for his craft is apparent by his three-year wait-list.

  • IU Southeast Team Stranded

    If you are wondering if the Christmas Spirit still lives in LaRue County, just ask any member of Indiana University Southeast men’s basketball team.

    The Grenadiers were traveling on Highway 210 from their school in New Albany to play a game at Lindsey Wilson College on a cold, blustery November 13 when a fatal wreck closed that road and caused them to detour onto Highway 1192.

    On that narrow, winding road their bus slipped off the roadway and when it stopped, it was leaning precariously and threatening to careen on its side at any moment.

  • 120 Counties Book Signing
  • Turkey Giveaway Winners
  • Rotary Club
  • Cleanup... Cleanup, Everyone Cleanup

    A community wide cleanup effort will take place this Saturday, November 17 beginning at 8 a.m. at Creekfront Park in Hodgenville. Due to the recent flooding in the area, the park is in need a little extra help this holiday season.

    City workers have been hard at work removing limbs and tons of debris from the park and around the playground area, but the public is being asked to join together to remove the debris from the walking paths, around poles and benches throughout the park.

  • Arlie Gardner Day

    While some may find it difficult to imagine reporting to work at the age of 90, Arlie Gardner remains focused on a job well done.

    On Monday, November 12, on his 90th birthday, Gardner walked into a conference room at the LaRue County Schools Board of Education with a step ladder on his shoulder and a roll of duct tape in his hand. Led to the room under the guise of a maintenance project, Gardner was met by coworkers and friends gathered to celebrate the longtime LaRue County Schools employee.

  • DAR at Vietnam Memorial

    DAR Chapters Ambrose Meador, Captain Jacob Van Meter, Cox’s Station, Grayson Springs, John Fitch, and Salt River met Saturday, November 3, 2018 at the Vietnam War Veteran Memorial Wall in Elizabethtown.

    Seventy Kentuckians from the nine counties the chapters represent were honored for their service, valor, and ultimate sacrifice. Each name was read, and a rose with a label containing the name, branch of service, and hometown, was placed at the Wall. The ceremony concluded with the sounding of the taps and prayer.