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  • Senior Calendar - October 4, 2017

    Memory Cafe

    The Memory Café is a monthly social group for people with memory loss and their loved ones. The next meeting will take place October 10 from 2p.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Hodgenville United Methodist Church. Registration requested, call 1-800-272-3900 or sign up online at communityresourcefinder.org.

    Sunrise Manor Revival

    Sunrise Manor Nursing Home will host a revival on October 11-13 at 7 p.m. nightly. The speakers will be David Miller, Steve Priddy and Billy Curle.

    Senior Citizens music

  • Community Calendar - October 4, 2017


    Monthly knitting class

    There will be a Monthly Knitting Class at the LaRue County Extension Office at 807 Old Elizabethtown Road in Hodgenville on the first Mondays from 1 to 3 p.m. Instructor is Master Clothing Volunteer- Judy Greenwell. Open to adults and teens, no registration required. First class is October 2. For more information call 270-358-3401.


    Library Closings

  • Lincoln Days Dinner

    The LaRue County GOP held their annual Lincoln Dinner at Decades Restaurant in Magnolia on Saturday, September 30. Kentucky State Senator Steve Meredith, State Representative Brandon Reed, 2nd District Republican Party of Kentucky Chair Laura LaRue and Senator Mitch McConnell’s Field Representative Will Clark spoke of matters concerning the State of Kentucky, both locally and nationally.  

  • Kentucky Knitwits
  • Preparing for Lincoln Days

    Newly-cleaned statues on the square; a new quilt block in the park; hundreds of crayon-colored Abe Lincolns in downtown storefront windows. If you haven’t noticed, Lincoln Days is right around the corner. As Hodgenville prepares for its annual Fall festival, old traditions return as the town prepares for new memories in the making.

    Going into the weekend, here are a few things to know to help visitors prepare for the 2017 Lincoln Days festival.


  • Fall forest fire hazard season

    The Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF) is preparing for an active wildfire season. Each year, there are nearly 1,500 wildfires in the state of Kentucky, based on a 10-year average.

    Last fall, the division responded to 520 fires that burned 52,216 acres with a timber value loss of $20,642,663. The majority of the fires occurred in November.

    Wildfires in Kentucky cause damage to homes, private property, trees and landscapes. More importantly, lives are placed at risk. Not only the lives of people where the wildfires occur but also the lives of the firefighters.

  • Hodgenville Bicentennial book cover to be released

    The cover to a book that will chronicle the 200 year history of the City of Hodgenville will be released during the Lincoln Days festival on October 7-8.

  • 2017 Lincoln Days schedule

    Saturday, October 7, 2017

    7–9:30 a.m.

    Traditional Country Breakfast –

    Hodgenville Woman’s Club

    8 a.m.

    National Anthem,

    My Old Kentucky Home

    9 a.m.–1 p.m

    Antique Tractor Show – CreekFront Park

    10 a.m.

    Quilt Show – Christian Church

    Art Show – Community Room

    10:30 a.m.

    Pioneer Games – CreekFront Park

    Little Abe & Sarah Contests – Main Stage

  • Fiscal court discusses after-hours payment

    A question over whether or not to deny payment to a county employee for work done on a county van after working hours at his home resulted in a split vote by magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville September 26.

    The discussion involved county mechanic Wilburn Creason, Jr., charging $650 for repairing the transmission on a county-owned jail van at his home in Mt. Sherman.

    “Why would you pay a county employee extra after hours to fix a jail van?” Ricky Whitlock, second district magistrate, asked.

  • Ag Awareness Day at LCHS

    “How many of you ride four wheelers?” A roomful of hands went up when speaker Todd Bivens asked the question. “How many have ridden on the roads?” In an auditorium filled with middle school students, a few hands remained raised. According to Bivens, between 2002 and 2004, the number of ATV-related deaths grew faster in the state of KY than in any other state—which is why talks like his and school safety awareness events are important.