The LaRue County Herald News received 12 editorial awards from the Kentucky Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest. The prizes were awarded Jan. 23 in Louisville at the conclusion of the annual convention.
Editor Linda Ireland took first place honors for best on-going or extended coverage of a story for her entry about the Lincoln Bicentennial.
What if you were a bit chilled and needed a blanket or shawl tucked around you? What if you needed help cutting up your food or maybe feeding yourself? What if you wanted some water or ice? What if you needed your chin wiped? What if you needed someone to take you to the church services or various events? What if you would like someone to just sit and talk with you? What if you would like to have the Bible read to you? What if you wished for someone to just hold your hand, give you a hug or perhaps pray with or for you?
Abraham Lincoln appears on more than 50 U.S. postage stamps – more than any other person. Four more will be added to his tally in 2009, in celebration of his 200th birthday.
The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission joined the U.S. Postal Service in Hodgenville, and Springfield, Ill., on Oct. 30 to unveil the designs of the four commemorative stamps honoring Abraham Lincoln’s bicentennial. The cities will host the official first day of issue ceremony for the stamps Feb. 9 and they will be available throughout the week at the post office in Hodgenville.
A newly opened section of Red Hill Cemetery has been set aside for infant and cremations interment.
The decision to “open an infant section” in the city-owned graveyard will allow land that was unsuitable for adult burials to be utilized, Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse said.
The Red Hill Cemetery Commission met Dec. 30 to discuss the project and finances of the cemetery. The commission is formed by members of Hodgenville City Council; the original commission was disbanded by the council in March 2008.
When Dr. Khue Tran leaves his Hodgenville medical practice Jan. 30, he hopes to find a little more time for himself and family outside the office.
After being accustomed to 12- to 16-hour workdays year after year, the 60-year-old physician who lives in Elizabethtown, feels the time has come to reduce his workload.
“When I was younger, I could be awakened in the middle of the night and be able to go right back to sleep, but each year that gets a little harder,” he said. He intends to carry a slimmer schedule while practicing at Fort Knox.
A pair of telephone scams that appear to target the elderly are being investigated by the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office.
The sheriff’s office received a complaint from the daughter of an elderly woman who resides in a nursing home last week, according to Deputy Russell McCoy.
A person claiming to be associated with a lending agency requested checking account information for the mother. The caller knew a small amount of personal information already. The originating number was either blocked or showed “unknown” on the daughter’s caller ID.
"Abraham Lincoln: The Kentucky Years" will premier in honor of the 2009 bicentennial celebration. This new orientation film, produced in high definition, will be shown in the Visitor Center of Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site beginning in early February, the National Park Service announced in a news release.