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Community News

  • Abraham Lincoln Birthplace:Park pavilion under construction

    Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park began construction of a new pavilion in the picnic area Tuesday.

    During construction, access to some parking areas and picnic tables will be restricted to ensure visitor safety.

    The construction is expected to be complete in May.

    “We appreciate the public’s patience as we work to improve this area,” said Superintendent Bill Justice. “The project will help to meet accessibility needs and provide an improved place for visitors to enjoy a picnic or a family reunion.”

  • Relay for Life Gearing Up for May Event

    With less than four weeks until the May 17 LaRue County Relay for Life, local teams are in the final countdown to the big event. Eleven teams are participating in this year’s Relay which is scheduled for a 6 p.m. survivor registration and 7 p.m. kickoff at Hodgenville Elementary School.

    To date, the teams have raised slightly more than $30,000 of the $57,000 county goal with more fundraising events slated in the upcoming weeks.

  • Legal Aid Clinics

    The Legal Aid Society, 416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville, will hold free legal clinics in April and May. Each session will be held at that location unless otherwise stated.
    A reservation for each clinic is required. Contact the Legal Aid Society at (502) 584-1254 to make your reservation.

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  • Teacher organizes Stop Hunger Now food drive

    Heather Blackwell, teacher at LaRue County High School, along with co-workers Marsha Duncan and Arlie Hamilton, is hosting a food-packaging event Saturday, April 27, with the Stop Hunger Now organization. This organization helps to provide food for the millions of chronically hungry people all over the world.
    Blackwell, in the process of obtaining her Rank 1 licensure, partnered with Stop Hunger Now as a way to involve the community, as a project for a class she is taking.  

  • Leadership Class takes on Ag Day

    Since 2005 the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce has sponsored the Leadership LaRue County program. Participants include employees and owners of local businesses and representatives of local agencies.

    The program begins with a two-day retreat in September and follows with monthly day sessions through May. One of the most prominent of these day sessions is the annual Agriculture Day, which includes visits to local farms and producers within the county.

  • Child Safety Event

    The Phoenix Club and Elizabethtown Community and Technical College are holding a free program April 18, “Keeping Children Safe Through Education and Awareness.” 
    The event will be geared to parents and their children interested in child safety. Face painting and other child friendly activities will be available. Bring a flashlight.
    The event will be held on ECTC’s at the Student Center.
    For more information, contact Susan Berry at 270-706-8436 or susan.berry@kctcs.edu.
     

  • ECTC sponsors exhibit, nature hike

    The Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission is hosting an exhibit and event to increase awareness of biodiversity in the Commonwealth.
    The exhibit, which will be on display in the college’s Morrison Gallery, includes cleverly designed aluminum images, primarily taken from The Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission book, Kentucky’s Natural Heritage: An Illustrated Guide to Biodiversity.

  • Free presentation: Prepare for Affordable Care Act

    The LaRue County Office for Economic Development will offer a free presentation to the public and local businesses concerning the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), according to Director Bob Sims.

  • New Haven tavern owner says farewell to friends

    The first thing Joe Thompson said to me when I walked into Bluegrass Tavern last week was “I’m starting a movement that could possibly change the world. Write this down.”
    For a man battling stomach cancer, sickly is not a word that would describe the 73-year-old bar owner, who’s been given a prognosis of any day now. He sat at a table surrounded by friends he calls family, and the moment I plopped down beside him I was considered the same.
    His movement, which he dubbed “Rebel With a Cause,” focuses on education.