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  • The Lincoln Museum holds 'A House Divided' exhibit

    Abraham Lincoln invoked the phrase “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” The phrase referred to his belief that the nation could not survive without A solution to the question of slavery. Yet the Kentucky-born Lincoln might just as well have been talking about his in-laws.

    His wife Mary Todd was born into a slave-holding household in Lexington. Of her 13 siblings, eight of them were Confederate sympathizers. The “A House Divided” exhibit explores how their family’s statements and actions affected the Lincolns throughout the Civil War.

  • Carpenter joins Herald News staff

    Candis Carpenter of Hodgenville has joined the staff of The LaRue County Herald News as an office assistant.

    Carpenter and her husband Shane have one child, Heaven Leigh, 2.

    She is enrolled in Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and expects to graduate in May 2011 with a degree in accounting.

    Her hobbies include spending time with her family and photography.

  • Kentucky Tourism will hold hospitality workshop July 15

    It’s time to let us know if you will be coming to the wonderful free program on how best to present your community, your organization and your business with topnotch hospitality and communication skills. It will be presented by Michelle Spencer-Allen of the Southern & Eastern Kentucky Tourism Development Association. STAR stands for Service, Training, Achievement, Recognition. Learn how to “Give ‘Em the Pickle” to create loyal customers. To register or for more information, e-mail mainstreethodgenville@windstream.net or call 358-5913.

  • KSP warns of fundraiser phone problem

    Citizens throughout the Commonwealth should be on guard for telephone solicitations requesting donations for the benefit of the Kentucky State Police.

    According to Lt. David Jude, commander of the KSP Media Relations Branch, the agency has received numerous reports from individuals throughout the state regarding efforts to raise funds for the families of fallen troopers or to purchase drug dogs for schools.

  • Enjoy peaches now and later with these freezing tips

    Summer peaches now are available at the LaRue County Farmers Market 2-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at the Extension Service office parking lot. You can enjoy this taste year-round by freezing some for later use.

    Peaches cut in half or in slices have better quality when packed in 40 percent syrup or with sugar, but a water pack will work if sweetening is not desired. Add a half-teaspoon of powdered ascorbic acid for each quart of syrup. The ascorbic acid helps prevent the fruit from turning dark, you can find commercial products like Fruit Fresh that has this ingredient.

  • Enjoy peaches now and later with these freezing tips

    Summer peaches now are available at the LaRue County Farmers Market 2-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at the Extension Service office parking lot. You can enjoy this taste year-round by freezing some for later use.

    Peaches cut in half or in slices have better quality when packed in 40 percent syrup or with sugar, but a water pack will work if sweetening is not desired. Add a half-teaspoon of powdered ascorbic acid for each quart of syrup. The ascorbic acid helps prevent the fruit from turning dark, you can find commercial products like Fruit Fresh that has this ingredient.

  • Enjoy peaches now and later with these freezing tips

    Summer peaches now are available at the LaRue County Farmers Market 2-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at the Extension Service office parking lot. You can enjoy this taste year-round by freezing some for later use.

    Peaches cut in half or in slices have better quality when packed in 40 percent syrup or with sugar, but a water pack will work if sweetening is not desired. Add a half-teaspoon of powdered ascorbic acid for each quart of syrup. The ascorbic acid helps prevent the fruit from turning dark, you can find commercial products like Fruit Fresh that has this ingredient.

  • CU-Hodgenville will hold open house June 29

    Campbellsville University’s Office of Regional and Professional Education will hold an open house/fall registration event at the Brockman Center, 813 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville 6-8 p.m. June 29.

    Registration will be conducted for fall classes, late summer/fall Technology Training Center courses and Kids College which is July 19-22.

  • Main Street Association elects new officers, board members

    The Hodgenville Main Street/Renaissance Association Inc. announces the following officers for the 2010-11 year: President Kenny Rambo; Vice President Anita Laha; Treasurer Paula Gearon; Secretary David Harrison; Past President Larry Davis. New board members voted in at last week’s annual meeting of the board of directors include Kenny Rambo, Curtis Jackson and Bill Gehr. Megan Smith joins the board as a youth member.

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  • Three Lincoln documents added at Frazier Museum

    Frazier International History Museum, Louisville, added three Lincoln documents to its collection last week.

    The museum paid $32,000 at auction for documents that show how Mary Todd Lincoln was found insane during a public trial (with an all-male jury) in 1875 and committed to a private asylum in Batavia, Ill.

    The trial was instigated by the former First Lady’s son, Robert Todd Lincoln, after she tried to purchase poison from pharmacists in Chicago.