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Today's Features

  • Magnolia Cumberland revival

    Magnolia Cumberland Presbyterian Church is holding a revival each evening at 7 through Sept. 2.

    Gospel concert

  • LaRue County is home to the Hawks. This fall it will also be home to the Tigers, as Campbellsville University will hold post secondary classes in Hodgenville for the first time.

  • Niki Carter, the new director of the LaRue County Public Library, sees the place as a community center where “people are encouraged to benefit themselves and the community.”

    “Our popular collections will always be here for the people, but we’re a source that focuses on the people’s needs; that’s where libraries have their staying power,” said Carter, who finished her master’s in library science from the University of Kentucky this semester. 

  • Two staff members of The LaRue County Herald News  were honored in a national contest last month.

    Editor Linda Ireland took third place in the National Newspaper Association’s 2009 Better Newspaper Contest.

    Ireland entered the “serious column” category. She has won or placed in the top three the last three years in the national contest. Her other wins were in the humorous column category.

    A total of 1,713 entries from newspapers across the country were entered in the editorial contest.

  • Auditions for Campbellsville University Theater’s fall production of “Mr. A’s Amazing Maze Plays” by Alan Ayckbourn will be 4-6:30 p.m. Aug. 26 and 4-5 p.m. Aug. 27.

    Auditions are closed and are set up in 15-minute windows. Auditions will be in the University Theater/Alumni building.

    Anyone wanting to audition can call 270-789-5266 or e-mail theater@campbellsville.edu to set up a time to audition.

  • Army Pvt. Corey L. Hines has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

    During the nine weeks of training, Hines studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field training exercises.

  • Chlamydia is the most frequently reported bacterial sexually transmitted disease in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control. An estimated 2,291,000 U.S. civilians ages 14-39 are infected with Chlamydia based on the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, and women are frequently re-infected if their sex partners are not treated.

  • The Hardin & LaRue Diabetes Coalition is open to anyone with interest in improving the lives of people that are affected by diabetes through promotion of early diagnosis, reduction of complications, prevention, and elimination of diabetes.

    The group meets 6 p.m. Sept. 1 at Lincoln Trail District Health Department.

    A class “Managing Your Meals” will be 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 28 with a follow-up 7-8 p.m. at the LaRue County Health Department.

    For more information or to register for the class, call Melissa Conder at 769-1601, Ext. 1035.

  • James LaRue Jr. was the guest speaker of the Hodgenville Rotary Club last week.

    LaRue gave a presentation on those present at the time of Abraham Lincoln’s birth and referenced 50 years of his personal research from various affidavits and writings.

    The Rotarians welcomed a new member last week: Denise Brooks with State Farm Insurance.

  • By late August, U.S. 31E from Hodgenville to Bardstown, then U.S. 150 from Bardstown to Danville, could be designated an All-American Road. The designation is the highest in the National Scenic Byways Program, a part of the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration. There are just 25 All-American Roads in the United States.