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Today's Features

  • An interpreter training workshop “Women in Lincoln’s Life” will be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 10 at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park.

    The workshop will focus on the role of women in Lincoln’s life, specifically focusing on Mary Lincoln, and will also touch on the role of women in general in the 19th century. The workshop will be conducted by Catherine Clinton, chair in American history at Queen’s University Belfast. Dr. Clinton has written or edited more than 25 books.

  • The Kentucky State Beekeepers Association in cooperation with Walter T. Kelley Co. will hold a Beekeeping Field Day this Saturday in Clarkson at its annual summer meeting.

    The Walter T. Kelley Co. will host the event on its factory grounds in Clarkson and will provide lunch. Hands-on classes will be held in the Kelley company’s apiary.

  • A group of Hodgenville Elementary School kindergarten students spent a day immersed in the 1950s.

    The students, along with Sunrise Manor Adult Daycare clients, were treated to concert by Glen Rice in the Hodgenville Civic Center. It was the finale of retiring teacher Martha Page’s Service Learning Grant project that partners students with an older mentor.

    Page’s classes have been involved in SLG projects for 10 years.

    The students have been visiting the day-care clients for six weeks and learning about music and life in general from 50 years ago.

  • Small seedlings bask in soothing warmth inside LaRue County High School’s greenhouse.

    “We start seeding the week we get back from Christmas break,” said Misty Bivens, in her eighth year as an agriculture teacher at LCHS. “We plant in germination flats and then transfer to the final containers.”

    She has 30 students gaining green thumbs in her Greenhouse Technology class, but many others who aren’t enrolled in that class help out.

  • City-owned McDougal Lake has a new look – and a new entrance.

    The lake’s access road on Ky. 470 was closed after residents began dumping storm debris on it earlier this year. Four-wheel drive vehicles churned up the dirt road, making it nearly impassable. Hanging limbs known as “widow makers” made the area unsafe.

    The new entrance on Stiles Ford Road (Ky. 916) is about a mile from the old entrance. The city has been working on the gravel road and a boat ramp to the 91-acre lake for about a month.

  • The LaRue County High School decade reunion for those graduating in the 1980s (1978-1990) will be 7 p.m.-1 a.m. July 11 at Paroquet Springs Conference Center, 395 Paroquet Springs Drive, Shepherdsville.

    The center is at Exit 117 on Interstate 65.

    Cost is $20 per person in advance; $25 per person at the door.

  • Nina Cook Hutchins, a longtime LaRue County educator, received a Distinguished Alumnus award April 25 during the 10th annual Senior Class and Alumni Celebration at Nelson County High School.

    Hutchins graduated from Old Kentucky Home High School in 1966, which later was consolidated into what is now NCHS.

  • A Fort Knox Federal Credit Union spokesman confirmed Monday that a branch office will be built in Hodgenville.

    Michael Bateman, vice president of marketing, said few construction details are available, but the land purchase closed last week. The branch will be located in the Cradle of Lincoln development across from Hodgenville Elementary School.

    The office probably will be similar to the most recent branch opened in Campbellsville in February. It will be the 13th member service operation for Fort Knox Federal.

  • The Kentucky Federation of Women’s Clubs held its 114th annual convention April 23-25 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Louisville.

    The Hodgenville Woman’s Club received many awards. The Public Affairs – Citizenship in Action was present to president Katie Cooper. This award is presented to the club that promoted civic pride in their community through club projects. The club also received a 100 percent club award, which means all state guidelines were followed. 

  • LaRue County Sheriff Bobby Shoffner and Deputy Russell McCoy attended the Law Enforcement Conference in Gatlinburg, Tenn., earlier this month.

    Topics included gangs, illegal immigrants, hate crimes, identity theft, drugs, missing children and terrorism.

    The conference was sponsored by the U.S. Attorney’s Office and Law Enforcement Coordinating Committees.