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  • LINCOLN DAYS CALENDAR

    The Lincoln Days Celebration Festival will be Oct. 1-2. Applications are being taken for commercial booths only. To apply for a booth, visit www.lincolndays.org to get an application or visit the Lincoln Days office on Lincoln Square.

    Parade entries are limited, so apply to be in the parade as soon as possible. The theme is “Birthplace of Greatness.” There is no charge for any parade entry, but antique cars must be at least 25 years old.

  • Bob Swope speaks to Rotary Club

    Bob Swope and Dr. Bill Handley of the Elizabethtown Noon Rotary club spoke about the Living Waters – Guatemalan Project to the Hodgenville Rotary Club. The Hodgenville Rotary club is a co-sponsor of this project. Pictured is Dewayne Murray, treasurer, presenting Bob Swope a check for $1,000 to help with the Living Waters – Guatemalan Project.

  • PHOTO: Nifty Needles help community - one stitch at a time

    A group of seamstresses who meet during the monthly Open Sew Day at the LaRue County Extension Office have given themselves the name “Nifty Needles.” The group made 50 fabric chair back covers with storage pockets for the students in preschool classes. This gave each classroom more storage space for each student. Front from left, Carrie Lee Kidd, Peggy Edwards, Rebekah Okeson. Others are Martha Childress, Mae Burden, Master Clothing Volunteer Rosa Smith, Judy Bridge, Phyllis Miles, Betty Downey and Rose Cottrell.

  • PHOTO: Looking Back on 1959 LCHS dedication

    The LaRue County High School gym was dedicated in 1959. Superintendent Sam Sanders shared these photos of the dedication ceremony and other views of the school. He received the photos from Mickey Miller, son of former School Board Chairman Lee Miller.
     

  • Bill Justice named superintendent at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park

    Bill Justice has been named superintendent of Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park.

    He takes over for Keith Pruitt, who retired several months ago.

    Justice began his duties in mid-August.

  • BIRTH: Merrimans welcome Ryleigh Ann

    Travis and Tiffany Merriman of Memphis, Ind., announce the birth of their daughter, Ryleigh Ann Merriman.

    Ryleigh was born at 3:52 p.m. Aug. 17, 2011, at Norton Suburban Hospital. She weighed 8 pounds 1 ounce and was 19.5 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Sheriff Bobby Shoffner and Tammy Shoffner of Hodgenville.

    Paternal grandparents are Mike and Becky Merriman of Mooresville, Ind.

  • BIRTH: Jamie and Danette welcome Audra Reese

    Jamie and Danette Aubrey Skaggs of Summersville announce the birth of their daughter, Audra Reese Skaggs.

    Audra Reese was born at 6:57 p.m. July 5, 2011, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. She weighted 7 pounds 14 ounces and was 18.5 inches long.

    Grandparents are Will and Diana Aubrey of Summersville. Great-grandmother is Audra Walker of Summersville.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Kristen Dawn Pullin and James Edgar Brothers III

    Mr. and Mrs. Daryl Pullin of Hodgenville wish to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter Kristen Dawn Pullin to James “Jim” Edgar Brothers III of Bardstown.

    The prospective groom is the son of Steve and Sandy Fenley of Bardstown and the late James Edgar Brothers Jr.

    A fall wedding is planned. Formal invitations have been sent.

  • Hospice Thrift Shop needs donations

    The Hosparus Thrift Shoppe recently hosted a Back to School Fashion Show at its Helmwood Plaza location. A dozen models ranging in age from 6 to 17 sported the latest styles. With name brands like Tommy Hilfiger and Guess, these threads were cool enough for the most discerning young wardrobe.  
    Moira Taylor, Thrift Shoppe manager, says the Fashion Show boosted sales to more than $700 for the day.
    “We were thrilled with the turnout, donations and sales that day. Our models had a great time as well.”

  • Meats 101: Is it done yet?

     Would you like more help in understanding how to select different cuts of meat? Or learn the best ways to prepare meat depending to the type of cut it is? Come to the Meats 101 class at the Extension Office 11 a.m. Aug. 31 at 807 Old Elizabethtown Road.