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  • Food inspections - April 19, 2017

    Food Inspections

    The following food sanitation inspections were conducted by the LaRue County Health Center. The rating of the establishment is determined by subtracting weighted point totals of noted violations from 100. Unannounced inspections observe the overall operation including food source and protection, personnel, food equipment and utensil, maintenance of water and sewage systems, garbage and refuse disposal, insect, rodent and animal control, and storage of toxic items among others.

  • Two uninjured in gruesome accident
  • Buying back lots discussed at Red Hill Cemetery

    The Red Hill Cemetery Commission discussed buying back lots from customers and adding new preparation and burial rights transfer fees at their quarterly meeting on Monday, April 10.

    Hodgenville Mayor Kenny DeVore said he has received requests from people interested in selling back their lots to the Red Hill Cemetery Commission. He said the lots were purchased several years ago by individuals and that their family members now want to be buried somewhere else.

  • 4H Livestock Club

    The LaRue County 4-H Livestock Club met recently for their monthly meeting.  Special thanks to Southern States for providing the meal and to Dwayne for speaking to the club about the Club Master program available to youth who show livestock.  The program is now open to rabbit and poultry 4-H participants as well.  Information is available at Southern States as well as from the Extension Office.

  • School board discusses athletic insurance

    Several items were discussed and approved by the LaRue County School Board during the regular meeting on Monday, April 17. The hot topic item was the approval of student accident/athletic insurance.

    The Kentucky High School Athletic Association eligibility rules state that participating schools must have medical insurance in place with coverage limits meeting their requirements and it’s the responsibility of each member school to ensure and certify that each student has insurance coverage throughout the year.

  • Regional job and career fair set for April 20

    The Kentucky Career Center – Lincoln Trail, the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce, the Elizabethtown chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (ESHRM) and KYJOBS.net will host the 17th Annual Regional Job and Career Fair Expo on April 20. The fair is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown.

  • LaRue FFA students recognized for T-shirt design
  • And there was “no Lynn” - Hodgenville 200

    From The Mather Papers, written by O.M. Mather published with permission of the Mather heirs.

    One of the first persons to make a careful exploration of the upper Nolynn Valley was John Cowan, an early settler at Harrodsburg. In a deposition given by him in 1798 “at the forks of Nolin (mouth of South Fork Creek) about 300 yards above Mr. Hodgen’s Mill” he says that he was at the very place in April, 1780, in company with a certain Joseph Farly; and that “they went to the head of this creek and saw other forks, but none so large as this.”

  • Relay survivor dinner held

    The Sixth Annual Relay for Life Survivor Dinner was held Tuesday, April 11 at First Baptist Church with approximately 100 survivors and their guests in attendance.

    The group represented nearly 500 total years of survivorship with several attendees surviving more than one type of cancer. Joey Wood of Magnolia was the newest member of the group with a survivorship of just 4 days on the date of the banquet and Rick Roach of Hodgenville was recognized for 33 years.

  • Jaggers named head coach

    Josh Jaggers has been rehired as the new LaRue County Hawks varsity football head coach.

    Jaggers was announced as the new head coach on Tuesday, April 18 at the LaRue County High School auditorium in front of current players, school staff and others.