Work and dream like a big dog.
Sound familiar? It's true – the wieners are returning to the pages of The LaRue County Herald News.
Beginning Sept. 17, we will publish a 10-week chapter series "Heads and Tails," the further adventures of Woody the Kentucky Wiener Dog and his sister Chloe. The newspaper ran a similar series two years ago.
Themes for “Heads and Tails” include money management, history and Hodgenville's most famous son, Abraham Lincoln – just in time for the Lincoln Bicentennial.
The story begins when Woody finds a 1909 penny – the first year Lincoln's face appeared on the coin – on a Ferris wheel. This leads to a time travel adventure and lessons about earning and saving money.
The series is penned by Kentucky author Leigh Anne Florence and illustrated by James Asher.
Scrapbooks are available for students who would like to compile the chapters in book form. Any teachers of public or home schools who would like scrapbooks should call the Herald News at 358-3118.
About 80 newspapers are publishing "Heads and Tails," which is sponsored by LG&E/KU and the Kentucky Press Association.
A podcast and other activities are available online at www.kypress.com.