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Community News

  • Bluegrass Pipeline awards grant to Park and Rec

     LaRue County Park and Recreation is one of 21 groups awarded a grant from Bluegrass Pipeline.

    The money will be used for a restroom project.

    More than $160,000 has been given to 43 organizations in Kentucky and Ohio to fund projects in counties traversed by the pipeline project. These grants are in addition to those awarded earlier this year. 

  • Fundrai$ers - April 2, 2014

    New Hope fish fry

    New Hope Fire Department will have a fish fry 4-8 p.m. April 4 and 11 at New Hope Ball Park. Cost is $7 plate or $3 for sandwich. Carry out or dine in.

     

    Emma Wells benefit

  • Community Calendar – April 2, 2014

    Nutty Scientist at library
    The Nutty Scientist will bring a science program to the LaRue County Public Library at 1 p.m. April 2. This spring break program is a preview of the summer reading program. For more information, call 270-358-3851.

    How to be a foster parent

  • Mather to appear in 'Charlotte's Web,' directing second project

    Ian Mather, a 2010 graduate of LaRue County High School and current senior at Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia, has accepted a position with the McLeod Summer Playhouse at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill.  Mather will play the starring role of Wilbur in the playhouse’s production of Charlotte’s Web, and will also have roles in Oklahoma and Spamalot. 

  • Lincoln Days, Paula's are "Best of"

    Several LaRue County businesses and organizations were highlighted in the “Best in Kentucky” section of the April issue of Kentucky Living magazine.

    The Lincoln Days Celebration was the winner of the annual festival (nonmusic category), besting the Casey County Apple Festival in second place, and the Kentucky Bourbon Festival in third place.

    Paula’s Hot Biscuit in Hodgenville was the nonfranchise restaurant winner.

    Lincolns Loft in Hodgenville took third place in the local bookstore category.

  • PHOTO: Relay for Life Survivor dinner
  • National Public Health Week, April 7-13

    What does your local health department do for you?

    Even before the days of plague in Europe and disease epidemics that devastated entire populations, we, as human beings, have searched for ways to make the world a healthier and safer place to live, while at the same time increasing our lifespan. 

  • Bardstown's Live at the Park lineup announced

     Coming this year to the J. Dan Talbott Amphitheatre in Bardstown are a few familiar faces, as well as some new ones.

    The Stephen Foster Drama Association announced the lineup for the 2014 Budweiser Live at the Park Concert Series at a kickoff luncheon Thursday.

    The lineup includes a recent winner of NBC’s “The Voice,” a band that is returning for the second straight year and a group whose performance in last year’s concert series was cut short because of rain.

  • COLUMN: Books aid in selection of career, future

     * How to Grow a Hundred Dollars by Elizabeth James and Carol Barkin

    * How to Turn Lemons into Money by Louise Armstrong

    * Alex and the Amazing Lemonade Stand by Liz and Jay Scott (a true story about a child who raised money for a hospital)

    * From Rags to Riches by Nathan Aaseng

    * The Story of Microsoft by Nell Musolf

    * Other books in “The Story of…” series include Coca-Cola, Ford, Nike, Starbucks

  • COLUMN: Sunrise elders enjoy trip to Graceland

    What started out as a conversation about places you would like to go, turned into a reality for Joyce Williams.

    Joyce, 81, is an elder at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home who attends some activities, but not outings. One day she mentioned to me, “I’d really like to go to Graceland,” and I responded, “OK, we can go in the spring.”