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Today's Features

  • Set-up for the fifth annual Festival of Trees is 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 11 in the Lincoln Museum Community Room. Participating organizations may decorate a holiday tree, wreath, garland or banner or similar item and enter it on display for silent auction. The silent auction ends 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20. Proceeds from the sale go to the sponsoring not-for-profit group. Individuals and businesses may also participate if proceeds from the sale are given directly to a specified charity. For more information or to register an entry, contact Celia McDonald, Hodgenville Main Street, 358-5913.

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  • More than 1,000 people filed into LaRue County High School’s gymnasium Saturday morning where students received their laptop computers as part of the initiative to place one into the hands of each of the 700-plus high school students there.

    In a brief ceremony at 10 a.m., district school Superintendent Sam Sanders, speaking to an audience of parents and students that also included several local dignitaries, noted that the laptop initiative “provides tools for LCHS students to have a competitive edge.”

  • The LaRue County High School Band of Hawks competed in the Kentucky Music Educators Association Regional Quarterfinals last weekend. The band earned a Distinguished Rating and the right to move on to State Competition next Saturday.  

    The band takes the field in KMEA Semifinals at 12:45 p.m. at Meade County High School. The week will be filled with preparations for the band’s State Championship appearance.

  • The LaRue County High School Band of Hawks competed in the Kentucky Music Educators Association Regional Quarterfinals last weekend. The band earned a Distinguished Rating and the right to move on to State Competition next Saturday.  

    The band takes the field in KMEA Semifinals at 12:45 p.m. at Meade County High School. The week will be filled with preparations for the band’s State Championship appearance.

  • The LaRue County High School Band of Hawks competed in the Kentucky Music Educators Association Regional Quarterfinals last weekend. The band earned a Distinguished Rating and the right to move on to State Competition next Saturday.  

    The band takes the field in KMEA Semifinals at 12:45 p.m. at Meade County High School. The week will be filled with preparations for the band’s State Championship appearance.

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  • The LaRue County High School Band of Hawks traveled to St. Louis last weekend to compete in the Bands of America Super Regional.

    LaRue County was the only representative from Kentucky and it is the first time in the school’s history that the band competed in a Super Regional. 

    Forty-eight bands, from across the country, competed over two days. LaRue County delivered their best performance of the season to earn second place in their class.

  • Aaron Thomas Shawler Wheeler of the LaRue County FFA Chapter received a national award during the National FFA Convention, which was held Oct. 20-23 in Indianapolis.

    Wheeler received a plaque and a check for $500 as a national finalist and an additional $500 and plaque after being named national winner of the Wildlife Production and Management — Entre-preneurship/Placement award during a special ceremony at the national FFA convention.

    Since the age of 14, Wheeler has worked for a farm/hunt operation raising quail, pheasants and chucker birds.

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    Twenty-five civilian employees were honored by the Kentucky State Police at a ceremony held Wednesday at Holiday Inn Hurstbourne Lane in Louisville.