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  • Changed, but not forsaken

    Change. The world changes, circumstances change, we change, but God and His Word does not change.  Malachi 3:6 says, “For I, the Lord, do not change.”  The psalmist says, “But Thou art the same.” (102:27).

  • LaRue Co. Relay for Life is Saturday

    The annual Relay for Life event in LaRue County is a time of remembrance, compassion, and fighting for a cure. The 21st Relay for Life event will be held this Saturday, June 16, at CreekFront Park in Hodgenville.

    The Event will take place at Creekfront Park at 250 Tonieville Rd. Events will begin at 2 p.m. and continue until midnight. Tonieville Road will be closed on Saturday, to give room for parking, activities, and more.

  • LaRue FFA succeeds at state

    The LaRue County High School FFA Chapter racked up the awards at the 89th annual Kentucky FFA Convention on June 5-7 in Lexington.

    LCHS FFA had four first place finishes along with several other top finishes in different categories. As a chapter, LCHS FFA received a State Gold rating and was recognized as one of the top 15 chapters in the state.

  • Quarles announces $30,000 award from The Dairy Alliance to God’s Pantry for milk coolers

    According to Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles, thousands of Kentuckians who struggle to buy nutritious foods for their families now have greater access to fresh Kentucky-produced milk thanks to a $30,000 grant from The Dairy Alliance to God’s Pantry Food Bank.

    God’s Pantry used the grant to acquire seven milk coolers for its Winchester and Lexington-Fayette County food pantries. The grant was awarded in conjunction with The Dairy Alliance’s Milk 2 My Plate initiative and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s (KDA) Hunger Initiative.

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  • LaRue dairies nearing the end of the road

    Things are looking dim for the last two remaining dairies in LaRue County as Dean Foods will no longer be accepting milk from them.

    Dean Foods, a Dallas Texas based food company and the nation’s largest fluid milk producer, sent a letter in March 2018 to around 100 dairy producers across eight states that stated they would no longer buy their milk as of May 31. Two of the dairy farmers receiving letters were Gary Rock and Mike Zahrndt, operators of the last two remaining dairies in LaRue County.

  • Mother to a Community

    Mattie Puyear was awarded 2018’s Mother of the Year at the LaRue County Fair on Monday, June 4.

    Friends and family, who were proud of her and her life long accomplishments, surrounded Puyear to congratulate her for receiving the award.

    Though most of the chairs were full that night, it was not even all of the family in attendance.

  • Hodgenville passes alcohol ordinance

    The Hodgenville City Council made their next large step toward alcohol being sold within city limits as they passed the second reading of their alcohol ordinance during a special called meeting on Tuesday, May 29.

    Council member Bonni Clark did not attend the meeting. Council members Jim Phelps, Steve Johnson, Larry Davis and Lisa Reidner all voted in favor of the ordinance. However, council member Sharon Hornback voted against it.

    Hornback gave several reasons to why she voted against it.

  • Allergic to spring?

    This year’s pollen count is once again the worst in history, and many LaRue County residents are feeling the impacts.

    “From 5 a.m. until about 10 a.m. those who suffer from allergies will really feel the side effects of the pollen count this year,” said Danny Gill, LaRue County’s Public Information Officer from the Lincoln Trail District Health Department.

  • Community Action Welcomes New Director

    Lynne B. Robey is wrapping up an impressive 24 years with the Central Kentucky Community Action Council, and five years as Executive Director, and is ready to hand the reins over to a new director.