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Today's Features

  • The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board approved $4,463,420 in 28 agricultural diversification projects across the state.

    The LaRue County Beef Cattle Association Inc. was awarded $130,000.

    Extension agent David Harrison said the beef producers will act as the administrator for the funds. Individuals and groups can apply for funds in 11 different areas. An informational meeting will be held later this year.

  • Prime Time Band to play

    The Prime Time Band will play at Hodgenville Senior Center 7 p.m. Aug.  21. Free admission and snacks. For more information, call Jim Walters at 737-5655.

    Senior Citizens music

    The Senior Citizens Center in Hodgenville has music every Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Musicians and singers are welcome. For more information, call 358-4311 or e-mail viola47@windstream.net.

  • One of the fondest memories of my childhood is that of my entire family sitting down almost every evening for a nice meal together. It was a great opportunity for us to talk about the day’s events and stay connected with each other. For most families these days it is hard to make time for family meals for many reasons. But the benefits of sharing a meal together are tremendous for both parents and kids.

  • Linda Ireland, editor of The LaRue County Herald News, took third place in the National Newspaper Association’s 2009 Better Newspaper Contest and 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.

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

    Ireland will be recognized at a reception at the National Newspaper Association’s 123rd annual Convention and Trade Show in September.

  • Campbellsville University, by offering free tuition in the ACCEL Program, is stepping forward and helping those who recently have lost their jobs.

    The university will provide free tuition and related fees, not covered by state and federal financial, or other publicly funded programs, for up to two three-hour classes for any dislocated or recently unemployed adult who enrolls in the Adult College Choice for Evening Learners ACCEL Program, according to Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of the university.

  • National Trust for Historic Preservation says: Take a picture of a place that matters to you; win a digital camera and fame for your special place.

    Here’s an unusual offer. Most people have a place or places that are special to them. Maybe they are very old or have been in their family for many years. Maybe they have historic significance or there is some other factor of great interest.

    Too often places that matter to us can be lost in a heartbeat. The best way to save a place that matters is to call attention to it. 

  • Volunteers for Warm Blessings soup kitchen continue with renovation at the former Party Plus store, 609 E. Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown.

    “The process has been slow but now that the first phase of plumbing has been completed, concrete set, and stud walls up, work is moving forward at a fast pace,” board chairwoman Linda Funk said.

    Electrician Brad Langford has begun the process of removing old wiring from the 50-year-old building, which has been used for a variety of businesses.

  • Volunteers for Warm Blessings soup kitchen continue with renovation at the former Party Plus store, 609 E. Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown.

    “The process has been slow but now that the first phase of plumbing has been completed, concrete set, and stud walls up, work is moving forward at a fast pace,” board chairwoman Linda Funk said.

    Electrician Brad Langford has begun the process of removing old wiring from the 50-year-old building, which has been used for a variety of businesses.

  • The expanded historic district for Hodgenville is moving toward the end of the process. This includes properties just outside the area where buildings have already received National Register designation. The portions of streets included are roughly Walters Avenue, Main Street, Lincoln Boulevard, Water Street and Greensburg Street.

    Owners of properties being considered at this time should have received letters from the Kentucky Heritage Council. They are invited to come to a meeting to learn more about the National Register process. The meeting is open to the public as well.

  • The expanded historic district for Hodgenville is moving toward the end of the process. This includes properties just outside the area where buildings have already received National Register designation. The portions of streets included are roughly Walters Avenue, Main Street, Lincoln Boulevard, Water Street and Greensburg Street.

    Owners of properties being considered at this time should have received letters from the Kentucky Heritage Council. They are invited to come to a meeting to learn more about the National Register process. The meeting is open to the public as well.