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Community News

  • Spring break: Free admission to Lincoln Museum

     The Lincoln Museum will kick off its 25th anniversary events with LaRue County Week during spring break, April 1-7. Admission is free to any LaRue County resident. 

    Children and adults can follow Lincoln’s footsteps and participate in a scavenger hunt during their visit. Every 25th visitor will receive a small gift.  Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

    The Lincoln Museum is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30-4:30 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, call 270-358-3163.

  • Prepare for those spring storms

     Now that we are into spring, storms are a good likelihood and Kentucky Utilities Company and Louisville Gas and Electric Company provide simple ways for customers to plan for severe weather. KU takes steps year-round to prepare for the effects of inclement weather and offer customers the following tips and suggestions to plan ahead and also prepare, so they can be safe during storm events:

  • American Idols join Rice on stage

     Glen Rice, Family and Friends Musical Concert Series continues a new season at 7 p.m. Friday, April 19 at the Hardin County Performing Arts Center.

    The concert features Kentucky’s Hollywood American Idols – Kenzi Lewis of LaRue County, Brandy Neelly, Kelly Casey and Jenny Beth Willis; and Clinton Spaulding of Louisville.

    The event will be held at John Hardin High School, 384 W.A. Jenkins Road, Elizabethtown.

  • Longstanding Meetings - March 20, 2013

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  • T-shirt fundraiser planned to assist HES student

     A few months ago, 11-year-old Ashley Long designed a T-shirt for a cancer awareness campaign.

  • Fundrai$ers - March 20, 2013

     RELAY FOR LIFE: Bake sale

    The Circle of Friends team will have a bake sale beginning at 9 a.m. March 20 at IGA.

     

    Amish dinner benefits twins’ family

    D&D Grocery will host an Amish dinner 6 p.m. March 22 at Pritchard Community Center. Proceeds will benefit an Amish family who had twin boys with a three-month hospital stay. For more information, call 270-737-2300 or 528-1333.

     

    Bluegrass Festival in Upton

  • Community Calendar - March 20, 2013

     Free books at library

    The LaRue County Public Library has a wall of free books and VHS tapes. All items are free but a donation is appreciated. Bring a box or bags to carry items.

     

    Guthrie announces office hours in LaRue

    Congressman Brett Guthrie's staff will hold office hours 10-11 a.m. March 20 at the LaRue County Courthouse in the small courtroom, 209 West High St., Hodgenville. Guthrie’s staff will be available for all questions – policy or constituent services.

  • Class of 1983 plans reunion

     The LaRue County High School Class of 1983 is planning a 30-year class reunion. If you graduated from LCHS in 1983, contact Dawn Williams Conner at conner7@windstream.net or 270-358-8057. A date for the reunion will be announced soon.

  • COLUMN: Start small to save big

     Many households experienced a 2 percent decline in take-home pay in January as the employee portion of Social Security taxes returned to 2010 levels. Combined with fluctuating prices for different goods and services, this reduction in take-home pay might have you feeling more stretched at the end of the month than usual. Spending plans are a key tool to help families balance their income and expenses on a monthly basis.

  • Free tax clinic offered for veterans

     The Legal Aid Society will offer a free tax clinic for veterans at 10 a.m. March 28 at the Legal Aid offices, 416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., 3rd Floor, Louisville.

    Attorneys and trained volunteers will be on hand to help veterans and their families prepare current and past year tax returns. Clients who are determined to owe past year taxes will also have the opportunity to speak to an attorney about resolving their delinquent taxes and may qualify for representation in obtaining a resolution.