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Community News

  • Lincolnee^Memorial Building repairs still under way

    The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace Memorial Building faces repairs that will further postpone its reopening.

    The building was first closed in September of last year due to problems with mold and moisture. Workers have since found other areas that need repair.

    The Lincoln Memorial Building houses the traditional birthplace cabin. Planned repairs include a new roof and skylight and a new heating and air system. However, upon inspection, workers discovered that problems with the plaster and skylight were worse than they had anticipated.

  • Carter accepted to leadership institute

    Niki Carter, director of the LaRue County Public Library, has been accepted as a member of the first Library Leadership Institute for public library directors. The yearlong institute features four sessions of two days each and is being offered through the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives.

  • Sweet Repeats offers inexpensive options in children's clothing

    Sweet Repeats Children’s Consignment Store just completed its first month of business in Hodgenville.

    Owned by Sherry Polly, Sweet Repeats opened on April 24. Polly said that she heard that the building space on Lincoln Boulevard was becoming available because the consignment store that previously occupied it was closing and she jumped at the opportunity.

  • Decades of research prove child restraints save lives

    One of the most important jobs you have as a parent is keeping your child safe when riding in a vehicle. Each year thousands of young children are killed or injured in car crashes. Child safety seats and booster seats are the best defense young passengers have against death or injury in the event of a crash. More than 30 years of research and real world experience has shown unequivocally that child restraints save lives and reduce injuries.

  • Legal Aid Clinics

    The Legal Aid Society, 416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville, will hold free legal clinics in May and June.

    A reservation for each clinic is required. Contact the Legal Aid Society at (502) 584-1254 to make your reservation. 

    •Bankruptcy Seminar – 2 p.m. June 24. An attorney from the private bar will be present to answer questions about bankruptcy.

  • Ten tips for retail business success

    I just returned from a brief regional meeting of Main Street managers in this part of the state. We were given some great feedback from the National Main Street Meeting held recently in Oklahoma City, which not all of us were able to attend. I am passing along to you some of the information for retailers that came from that meeting.

  • Diabetes Coalition plans meetings

    The Hardin and LaRue Diabetes Coalition will meet 6 p.m. June 8 at the Lincoln Trail District Health Department, 108 New Glendale Road, Elizabethtown. For more information, contact Melissa Conder at 769-1601, Ext. 1035.

    Managing meals

    The program “Managing Your Meals” will be 9-10 a.m. June 21 at the Lincoln Museum Community Room. The initial class will go over how to follow a meal plan, and gather necessary information to develop a meal plan for each individual.

  • Library announces extended hours

    The LaRue County Public Library is extending its hours on a trial basis.

    For  three months, the library will stay open longer "to explore the benefit of changing our hours long term," Director Niki Carter said.

    The library is now pen from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.

  • Mark these Main Street dates on your calendar

    We have set the following dates for Main Street events. We hope you will make note of them, too. June 15 is our annual board meeting; July 15 we will sponsor a STAR workshop; Aug. 7 will be Family Fun Day; Sept. 11 is the date for the annual Main Street dinner/concert/auction; Lincoln Days is Oct. 2-3; Nov. 15-17, will be setup time for Festival of Trees; Nov. 18-20 the festival is open; Nov. 20 is Christmas on the Square. Another workshop is not yet scheduled but will teach participants how to preserve photos, documents and scrapbooks for the family and community history.

  • Campaign signs will be removed from state right of way

    As the political campaign season heats up, Kentucky Department of Highways crews face an increasing number of campaign signs on the state highway right of way – signs that must be removed for safety purposes.

    Acting State Highway Engineer Steve Waddle said state highway workers are required to remove and discard hundreds of signs during each election cycle. The signs can pose hazards for drivers and for maintenance crews.