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  • Concession stands must buy permits

    As the Lincoln Days Festival approaches, many groups are planning to set up concession booths.

    According to the LaRue County Environmental Office, all temporary food booths are required to get a permit if they are planning on serving at the event.

    Temporary food permits are $25 for a two- to three-day event.

    Temporary food booths are not limited on what they can serve, as long as they do it safely. The basic sanitation requirements for a temporary food booth are the same as restaurants.

  • Former Wonderful Wednesday students invited to walk in Lincoln Days parade

    The Wonderful Wednesday program at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School has been selected as grand marshal for the Lincoln Days parade.

    Wonderful Wednesday began as a Commonwealth Institute for Teachers project with Karen Brooks Wells and Kathy Ross in the mid 1980s. The two teachers were working at Magnolia Elementary School and Buffalo Elementary School.

  • Lincoln Days continues Sunday

    Several events will be held Sunday as the Lincoln Days festival winds down.


    SUNDAY, OCT. 3

    8 a.m.  Flag raising; gospel music, Eddie Black

    9 a.m.  Gospel music, Jeff Knoop, Heartland Songwriters

    9 a.m.  Lincoln Days Car Show at Creekfront Park

    10 a.m.  Vendor booths open

    10:30 a.m.  Music by Doug Gary and Jim Walters

    11 a.m.  Non-denominational Church Service   

    Noon  Brighter Day Concert

  • Lincoln Days: Prepare for the memories

    Lincoln Days

    2010 Theme

    Made in Kentucky

       Entertainment will be staged on Lincoln Square on the Lincoln Days Stage and the Bluegrass Cellular Stage.


     6 a.m. – Street closing

    7-9:30 a.m. – Woman’s Club Breakfast               

    8 a.m. – Flag raising, wreath laying, music by Eddie Black

    8:30 a.m. – Music by Jeff Knoop (vocal, guitar)

  • Fiscal Court hears jail and road reports

    Joey Stanton was appointed chief administrative officer for the LaRue County Jail in June.

    Since then, nearly the entire staff of the jail has been replaced.

    At last week’s meeting of LaRue Fiscal Court, Stanton said many of the new hires are LaRue County residents.

    “When I came on … 48 percent of our employees were residents of LaRue County,” he said. “Currently, 71 percent of them (25 total employees including part time) reside in LaRue County.”

  • Old city hall fetches $60,000

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  • Shepherd joins Herald News staff

    Allison Shepherd has been named general manager/advertising manager of The LaRue County Herald News in Hodgenville.

    Shepherd will be responsible for the operational oversight, coaching and leadership of the newspaper’s staff to improve the news product and grow paid circulation. Her duties also include direct advertising sales for the weekly newspaper.

    Shepherd, 45, has an extensive sales and operational management background in a broad range of industries including agri-business, maintenance supply, automotive, trucking and media.

  • Rineyville soldier falls in Afghanistan

    A soldier from Rineyville died Saturday in Kandahar province in Afghanistan.

    First Lt. Eric D. Yates, 26, a 2003 graduate of John Hardin High School, died from wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. Yates along with Staff Sgt. Jaime C. Newman, 27, of Richmond, Va., were killed in the attack.

  • 10 charged in drug syndicate

    A year-long investigation into the growing problem of methamphetamine has resulted in the Sept. 15 arrest of 10 people in Green County. Troopers from Post 15 along with units from the Greensburg and Campbellsville City Police and Green County Constable Brad Hall executed the indictment warrants – and more arrests may be pending.

    All 10 were charged with engaging in organized crime – criminal syndicate.

    Other charges are:

  • Jail employees become certified in CPR

    Several employees at the LaRue County Detention Center were certified or re-certified last week in CPR and first aid.

    Joey Stanton, chief administrative officer at the jail, first set up the class last year with Southern Health Partners. Employees are required by the Department of Corrections to stay up to date on the four-hour course. Stanton said that before last year the course hadn’t taken place in three or four years.