Community News

  • ‘Dig into Reading’ at the library’s summer program

    The LaRue County Public Library will begin its Summer Reading Program this year on June 10.

    Registration for the program began on May 22. With your registration your child will receive a gift bag with items for this year’s theme, “Dig Into Reading” as well as coupons for the Louisville Zoo, the Corvette Museum, Adventure Water Park and more.

  • Summer Reading Program Calendar for "Dig Into Reading"

    Teddy Bear’s Picnic
    The Teddy Bear’s Picnic is noon-2 p.m. June 6 at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park

    Day Themes – June 10-14
    Dinner served 5-6 p.m. with a program 6-7 p.m.
    “Dig” into the Garden – Dinner by Paula’s Hot Biscuit
    “Digging” a Construction Site – Dinner by Crosstown Homemakers

  • Work progresses on Enlows Curve
  • Fundrai$ers – May 22

    Hosparus Thrift Shoppe Fashion Show
    The Thrift Shoppe will host a fashion show fundraiser 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. June 6 in the Family Life Center at Grace Heartland Church, 801 Pear Orchard Road, Elizabethtown. The $10 admission includes lunch and door prize giveaways. Call 270-737-6300 to RSVP by May 31. Proceeds will benefit local Hosparus patients and their families. For information, contact Moira Taylor, Thrift Shoppe coordinator, at 270-769-0569 or mtaylor@hosparus.org.
    Breakfast at Upton Masonic Lodge # 749

  • Garden Club hosting tour and tea

    The Garden Club of Elizabethtown will host its annual Garden Tour & Tea 1-5 p.m. June 9.
    Several gardens will be toured and an old-fashioned tea will be held in the ballroom of the historic Brown Pusey House at the corner of Main and Poplar Streets in Elizabethtown.
    A display of horticulture specimens is set up in the tearoom, with a member available to answer questions. New to this year’s event will be a fairy garden display. With admission to the tea, a map is provided to the individual gardens on tour.

  • Local police participate in 'Click It or Ticket' campaign

    Motorists who refuse to wear their seat belts – beware. The national Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization kicked off May 20.

    “Too many drivers and passengers on the road at night are not wearing their seat belts, and it all too often ends in tragedy,” said Hodgenville Police Chief Steven Johnson. “Our goal is to save more lives, so Hodgenville Police Department will be out enforcing seat belt laws – day and night.”

  • Old photos identified

    Two family members have identified some of the old photos published in the May 8 edition of The LaRue County Herald News. The photos were found in a house now owned by Greg and Bonnie Ballard.
    Bobby Glenn’s daughter, Lindsey Burgess Perkins, and another relative, Josh French said the “gentleman sitting in a chair” is Robert Lee Rogers (1898-1969), the father of Bobby Glenn.
    The “lady on the porch” is Bobby Glenn Rogers’ mother, Sue Bloyd Rogers (1902-1982).

  • Library to host Teddy Bear Picnic

    The LaRue County Public Library will kick off this year’s Summer Reading Program with a Teddy Bear Picnic from noon to 2 p.m.  Thursday, June 6, at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park.
    There will be live music for families to enjoy and Smokey Bear will be there for the kids. The event is free of charge and open to all ages. You are asked to bring a blanket and a sack lunch.
    During the event, there will be guest readers and tours given by park rangers.

  • ‘Trouble with the Curve’ shows Saturday

    The next installment of Free Movie Night is the sports drama “Trouble with the Curve.”
    The movie plays at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at the Hodgenville Civic Center. There is no charge to attend and free popcorn is included.
    The 2012 movie stars Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams and John Goodman. Eastwood portrays Gus Lobel, a baseball scout, who is slowing down due to age and failing eyesight. His daughter tags along as he checks out the final prospect of his career.
    The movie is rated PG-13 for language and sexual references; and lasts 111 minutes.

  • HES students compete in Special Olympics

    Six students from Hodgenville Elementary School competed in Special Olympics Kentucky Area 4 Spring Regional Events in Louisville on May 11.
    More than 200 athletes competed in track and field events. Participants competed against other athletes of the same gender, age and ability.
    Each HES student competed in the 50 meter dash and the softball throw.
    Emma Grace Pepper took first place in the 50-meter dash and third place in the softball throw.
    Makayla Pearman took fifth place in the 50-meter dash and fifth place in the softball throw.