Today's Features

  • In 1935, Washington County residents gathered at Lincoln Homestead State Park to celebrate the wedding anniversary of Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks.

    They also gathered to celebrate the legacy of Hanks by dedicating a memorial to her just a few feet from the cabin where she grew up.

  • The 4-H Photography Club will begin a new photo contest this month.

  • State agencies have spent several hundred thousand dollars promoting Kentucky as the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln during the 200th celebration of his birth.

    The funds spent on Lincoln Bicentennial Web sites, refurbished historical landmarks, advertising and visitor brochures seem to be paying off in terms of increased tourism and greater awareness of Lincoln’s life and contributions.

  • Elizabethtown Community and Technical College has a program that makes it easy to take high-quality, noncredit online courses. ECTC has partnered with ed2go, an online instruction center, to offer hundreds of online, instructor-facilitated courses and announces the launch of “Making Age an Asset in Your Job Search.”

    Based on research and programs developed by AARP, this course is a guide for people over 50 who want to make a career change, find employment opportunities, or learn the strategies that will give them the best chance of getting hired.

  • “The righteous will flourish like a palm tree.” Psalm 92:12

    If you need some encouragement today, take another look at the palm tree. You can cut it but you can’t kill it. The nutrients that most trees need to survive can be found just below the bark, so when you cut them, they die. But not the palm tree; its life comes from its heart so it thrives even under attack. Don’t let surface issues derail you and don’t give into short-term thinking. Stay focused on what God promised you.

  • Meadowlarks sing at Friendship

    The Wesley Meadowlarks will sing at Friendship Baptist Church at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 25.

    Murphy to speak at Nolynn

    Bro. Gerald Murphy will speak at Nolynn Baptist Church again on Jan. 25. 

    Free gospel musical

  • LaRue County Attorney Dale M. Morris was honored by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services as being one of the state’s top-performing child support contracting officials.

    Morris’ office was the 10th top performer in the state, according to a press release.

    Assisting Morris are:

    Lori Kinkead, assistant county attorney. Kinkead assists with representing cases to establish child support obligations and enforce payment on cases judicially.

    Machelle McDowell is a case manager for paternity and child support establishment.

  • On Feb. 10, 2007, Illinois senator and former civil rights lawyer Barack Obama declared his candidacy for the U.S. presidency.

    How fitting that Obama – now the first black president-elect –  made the announcement while standing in front of the same building Abraham Lincoln made his famous “House Divided” speech against slavery 150 years ago.

    Like Lincoln, Obama asked his country for unity.

  • Hosparus tea tickets available now

    Hosparus – Hospice of Central Kentucky will host a tea and auction, “World UniTea,” 2-4 p.m. Jan. 31 at Pritchard Community Center, 404 S. Mulberry St., Elizabethtown. Tickets are $25. No reservations will be accepted without payment. For more information, call Lisa Sanford at 737-6300 or 1-800-686-9577. Tickets may be purchased at Hosparus’ Elizabethtown office at 105 Diecks Drive. Tea proceeds benefit Hospice of Central Kentucky patients and families.

    Fundraiser for childhood cancer

  • The Hodgenville Woman’s Club’s sixth annual Holiday Home Tour and Tasting Party will be Dec. 6.

    The pre-tour tasting party starts at 2 p.m. at the clubhouse at 19 Lincoln Square and lasts until 3:30 p.m. Appetizers and desserts are prepared by the Woman’s Club members.

    Four local homes will be featured on the tour, 2:30-5:30 p.m.

    Harry home