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Community News

  • Lincoln Days activities

    Planning is underway for the Lincoln Days Celebration.  With the support of the Fiscal Court, the Crosstown -Homemakers will host a reception Sept. 25, during the opening ceremonies and art show, located in the Lincoln Museum Community Room.
    The baby contest, Little Abe and Sarah events, and the selection of the best-dressed Pioneer Family, are scheduled for the auditorium at the Civic Center.  
    The following weekend, Oct. 1-2, the remainder of activities will take place downtown and at Creekfront Park.

  • Community Calendar

    Book signing at Library
    Lincoln’s Loft Bookstore and the library will be having a book signing 1 p.m. May 7 at the LaRue County Library. Author Julie Kagawa, a fellow Kentuckian, will be present to sign books from her Iron Fae series.

    Kentucky Public Retirees
    Kentucky Public Retirees, Lincoln Trail Chapter, will meet 11:30 a.m. May 9 at Ryan’s Steakhouse in Elizabethtown. Kevin Hilton, director of volunteer services at Hardin Memorial Hospital, will be the guest speaker.

    Relay for Life

  • Farmers Market opens May 6

    This growing season, the LaRue County Farmers Market will be on Tuesday and Friday afternoons from 2- 5:30 p.m. The market is held at the Extension Service parking area at 807 Old Elizabethtown Road. Opening day is May 6. The market will continue through the summer until Labor Day weekend.

  • Farmers Market opens May 6

    This growing season, the LaRue County Farmers Market will be on Tuesday and Friday afternoons from 2- 5:30 p.m. The market is held at the Extension Service parking area at 807 Old Elizabethtown Road. Opening day is May 6. The market will continue through the summer until Labor Day weekend.

  • Relay for Life Fundraisers

    Yard sale
    Relay for Life yard sale 8 a.m.-3 p.m. April 30 in downtown New Haven. We have a tractor/trailer truck filled with everything. For more information Pam Rust, call (502) 549-5538. Rain cancels.

    Luminarias
    Luminarias are being sold as a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. To purchase a luminaria in memory or in honor of, contact any Relay team member or Beverly Veirs at 358-3210.

  • Community Calendar

    Board of Adjustments to meet
    The Land of Lincoln Board of Adjustments will meet May 16 at the courthouse. Applications must be received by April 28. For more information, call Planning and Zoning at 358-0830.

    Advocates for Autism Awarness
    Advocates for Autism Awarness will meet 7-9 p.m. April 28 at the Nelson County Public Library. The program provides support for families with autism. For more information, call (502) 349-0214.

    Wellness on Wheels

  • Diabetes Coalition

    The Hardin & LaRue Diabetes Coalition will meet 6 p.m. May 3 at the LaRue County Extension Service office. It is open to anyone with interest in early diagnosis, reduction of complications, prevention and elimination of diabetes.
    For more information or to register for classes, contact Melissa Conder at 769-1601, Ext. 1035.
    Managing meals

  • Veterans Outreach

    Robert F. Shorter, Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialist, will hold a veteran’s outreach program 1-4 p.m. Thursdays at the LaRue County Public Library, 201 S. Lincoln Blvd, Hodgenville. He may be reached at the library at 358-3851.
    The DVOP provides intensive services to assist disabled veterans overcome barriers to employment. Services are available on a walk-in basis. For more information, call 766-5115, Ext. 45818.
    Shorter’s main office is at the Lincoln Trail Career Center, Office of Employment and Training, 916 N. Mulberry St., Elizabethtown.

  • Veterans get extension to Oct. 21 for retroactive pay applications

    The deadline for eligible service members, veterans and their beneficiaries to apply for Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay has been extended to Oct. 21, allowing those eligible more time to apply for the benefits they’ve earned under the program guidelines.  
    The deadline extension is included in Continuing Resolution H.R. 1473, signed April 15 by President Obama, providing funding for federal government operations through Oct. 21.  

  • Choristers hold free concert Thursday night

    The Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Fine Arts Committee will present a free concert by the ECTC Concert Band and ECTC Choristers from 7 to 7:30 p.m. April 28 in the Morrison Gallery of the college.
    The band, directed by Kevin Shank, will perform marches and classics for a variety of instrumental combinations.