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Today's Features

  • Catlett Mather reunion

    The descendants of Edd and Cynthia Mather Catlett will have a reunion at noon July 17 at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown. A silent auction will be held for expenses of next year’s reunion. Bring anything you wish to donate. Bake-off contest for cakes, pies, cookies and candy. All relatives and friends are invited. For more information, call Lorena Catlett Russell at 358-3551.

  • A local mail carrier recently received national recognition and honors for his simple, yet unexpected, acts of kindness.

    According to Magnolia Postmaster Michael Baldwin, Harold Webb was always a hard-working mail carrier. But during the May flooding, Baldwin said Webb went above and beyond the call of duty.

  • Periods of heat stress call for cattle producers to be vigilant in making sure their animals are adequately prepared. One of the most important things producers can do is provide cool, clean drinking water. Providing an adequate source of drinking water helps to keep animals’ internal body temperatures within normal limits. Above-ground water lines need to be shaded so they do not act as solar water heaters and make the water too hot to drink.

  • Be aware of the following precautionary measures to prevent wildfires:

    • Outdoor burning is illegal between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. in or within 150 feet of any woodland or brushland during forest fire hazard seasons.

    • Debris burning should be avoided altogether during fire hazard seasons.

    • In addition to forest fire laws, outdoor burning laws include air pollution regulations and restrictions imposed by local ordinances. 

  • Fear is a word which means alarm and agitation caused by expectation or realization of danger. Some people live in fear and feel frightened about circumstances. 

  • Kentucky Joe to speak at Beef Cattle Association meeting

  • 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.

  • 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.

    Free training

  • 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.

  • Linda Ireland, editor of The LaRue County Herald News, was honored by her peers in the 2009 LCNI editorial contest.

    In the weekly category for newspapers, Ireland placed second in Best Photo Page Layout for her work during 2009 Lincoln Days, Relay for Life and the ice storm.

    The contest was judged by journalists from the Greensboro News & Record.