Community News

  • Historic Confederate pension applications available online

     The complete collection of Confederate Pension Application files is now available in a digital format on the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives website. The applications are searchable by name, unit and county and provide invaluable information to genealogists, local historians and anyone interested in Civil War history.

    The applications and other supporting documents are online in the e-Archives section at http://kdla.ky.gov/records/e-archives/Pages/default.aspx.

  • Diabetes Awareness groups meet in March

     Hardin & LaRue Diabetes Coalition to meet

    The Hardin & LaRue Diabetes Coalition will meet 6 p.m. March 6 at the Lincoln Trail District Health Department, 108 New Glendale Road, Elizabethtown. It is open to anyone with interest in early diagnosis, reduction of complications, prevention and elimination of diabetes.

    The group will not meet if schools are closed due to weather. For more information or to register for classes, contact Melissa Conder at 769-1601, Ext. 1035.


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  • The Jamey Aebersold Quartet to perform at ECTC

    The Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Fine Arts Series will present a performance by the Jamey Aebersold Quartet: Jamey Aebersold, sax, Steve Crews, piano, Tyrone Wheeler, bass, and Jonathan Higgins, drums.

    The program will be in the Morrison Gallery of the College's James Owen Administration Building 3 p.m. Sunday, March 4. The Fine Arts Committee is sponsoring the performance, and there will be no admission charge. The public is invited.

  • Library announces new books, DVDs

     The LaRue County Public Library has added several items to its shelves.

  • Lane Lincoln CME celebrates Black History Month

     The Black History Community Service was held Sunday morning at Lane Lincoln CME Church.  

  • Goodin recalls days with Troop 251

     Stanley Goodin Sr. of Hodgenville stopped by The LaRue County Herald News’ office last week to share memorabilia of Boy Scout Troop 251.

  • Tourists spend more than $6 million in area

     Visitors to Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park spent over $6 million in local gateway communities in 2010 according to a study released by the National Park Service. The study estimates that this spending resulted in 97 jobs.

  • PHOTO: Visitors to Kentucky HistoryMobile

     The Kentucky Historical Society’s HistoryMobile visited Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park Feb. 12 in observance of Lincoln’s 203rd birthday.

  • New website helps Kentuckians save

     Kentucky Saves Week is Feb. 19-26. As a way to encourage Kentuckians to improve their personal savings rates and take control of their financial situation, the UK Cooperative Extension Service has the Kentucky Saves website. Kentucky Saves promotes a week in February to focus on helping people learn how to save money and build personal wealth. 

  • Winnie Read wins gift basket

     Winnie Read was the winner of a random drawing for the Money Matters special section that appears in the Feb. 22 edition of The LaRue County Herald News.

    Several readers turned in money-saving and money-making ideas in honor of Kentucky Saves Week.

    Winnie’s tip was to use one-half of a dryer sheet in the clothes dryer as it is just as effective as a full sheet.