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  • Reed appointed to School Safety Working Group

    Speaker Pro Tempore David Osborne recently appointed State Representative Brandon Reed to the newly-formed School Safety Working Group.

    Group members will meet periodically during the 2018 legislative interim period to discuss numerous aspects of school safety.

    The members from the House Majority Caucus will be John “Bam” Carney, R- Campbellsville; Brandon Reed, R-Hodgenville; John Blanton, R-Salyersville; Will Coursey, D-Symsonia; and George Brown Jr., D-Lexington.

  • Christmas Blessings in July

    Santa Claus is coming to town this summer. Nathan Wheeler, the volunteer director for the Christmas Blessings program (formerly known as the Santa’s Helpers/Santa Bus) wants to inform the community of their upcoming event, Christmas in July. The whole month of July, various churches around the community will be accepting donations of new or very gently used toys to give them a supply to start with for the program. This event will run for the entire month of July, and Wheeler stated they will probably do this event again in November.

  • Lincoln Parkway bridge to be named after Carl Brashear

    The Tonieville bridge on Lincoln Parkway will soon officially be named the “Master Chief Petty Officer Carl Maxie Brashear Memorial Bridge.”

    The bridge will be formally named at noon on Wednesday, July 25 at the LaRue County Courthouse.

    Brashear is a native son of LaRue County. He worked diligently to become the first African-American Master Diver in the United States Navy, as well as the first Navy Diver to be restored to full active duty as an amputee.

  • I won’t grow up

    Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in Hodgenville is participating in a project based on the “Never Grow Up” theme of Peter Pan that is meant to use visual and performing arts to enrich the lives of its residents.

    Signature Healthcare, which operates the nursing home located at 717 North Lincoln Boulevard, is partnering with TimeSlips, a group specializing in creative storytelling, to bring professional artists to Sunrise Manor.

  • Marking history in LaRue Co.

    Places of historic interest are bountiful in LaRue County as evidenced by 11 Kentucky Historical Society markers being placed within the county’s boundaries.

    County Judge/executive Tommy Turner, in cooperation with the Lincoln Museum, has plans for other LaRue County sites of historic significance to be placed, thanks to leftover funds provided to the county during the Lincoln Bicentennial year.

  • City alcohol process still brewing

    For those who are still waiting for the chance to purchase alcohol legally in the City of Hodgenville, they are still going to have to wait several more weeks or possibly months.

  • Ms. McGoo’s Canoes and Game Room

    Arcades are a staple of 80’s American culture. Nothing quite compares to the feeling of one hand on a joystick, the other in a bag of Big League Chew, and the wind flowing through your slicked-back mullet; all while you cruise the dunes of Excitebike as “Take on me” by the A-ha carries you to victory. The year is 1986. Life is good.

    Kay Inman, the owner of Ms. McGoo’s Canoes, Kayaks and Game Room of New Haven, had the vision to start an arcade and canoe/kayak rental when she observed kids wandering around downtown New Haven with nothing to do.

  • New tax policy and what that means for the future of Kentucky

    With the new tax reform that went into place on July 1, 2018, many are wondering why it went into effect in the first place.

  • Camp Invention was a hit

    Soon-to-be third grade students Sophia Carl and Brady Waddle became the proud owners of little puppies at Camp Invention last week that were different from any pups they had previously encountered.

    They were robotic animals that moved, hopped, and yelped like their real counterparts. But, more importantly, they helped their new owners learn many things about checking and maintaining the health of real animals.

    “This was a life lesson, teaching them in a fun way consumer medicine and science,” Tracy Murray, their instructor, said.

  • City answers Rock’s Lawsuit

    The City of Hodgenville answered a civil lawsuit filed against them by a local attorney and rental property owner stating that he is using coercion and extortion by filing the lawsuit.