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Local News

  • Extension Board not raising taxes

    The District Extension Board met Sept. 9 to discuss the tax rate for the 2014-15 year. Any institution which receives federal monies must vote to either raise the tax rate, keep the same rate, or take a compensating rate which would alter the rate enough to keep the same amount of yearly revenue for the institution.

  • Bethel Church Cemetery in need of funds

    For Gary Bell, closing the doors of his home church for the final time was a lot like losing a member of his family.

    Bethel Baptist Church, in many ways, was a second family to him. The Bell family had attended that church in the Levelwoods section of LaRue County for generations. He joined the church at the age of 9, and attended faithfully.

    “I can remember our averaging about 50 people at Sunday morning service,” the 57-year-old said. “We had Sunday School and preaching, Sunday night and Wednesday night services.”

  • Kudos to the orchestra

    Kudos: The Louisville Civic Orchestra performed Saturday for an audience of about 600 at First Baptist Church. There was no charge to attend – and we appreciate the efforts of the planning committee, sponsors and patrons as they worked many months to bring quality entertainment to LaRue County. Thank you for a job well done. 

  • PHOTO: Farewell, Captain Grider
  • Lincoln Days gets early start

    Lincoln Days will be held Oct. 4 and 5 – but there are several events being held next week, leading up to the festival.
    The Lincoln Museum, located on the square in Hodgenville, will host several unique events and activities including:
    ART SHOW RECEPTION
    The Lincoln Days Art Show opens with a reception 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28 in the Lincoln Museum’s Community Room on Lincoln Square. Refreshments will be served, courtesy of Crosstown Homemakers and LaRue County Fiscal Court.

  • Flu vaccine available

    Flu season is upon us, and it’s time once again to get vaccinated. According to a recent study by the Center for Disease Control, of the children who died of influenza last year, 90 percent were unvaccinated. And, as Diana Leathers, community educator for the LaRue County Health Department says, you don’t just get vaccinated to protect yourself; you do it to protect everyone else.

  • Have you Herd? Local band reunites for Lincoln Days

    The Herd is back.
    After having not played together as a rock band for almost four decades until last fall, the Herd will play their third gig in a year Oct. 4 at Arrowhead Archery and BBQ in Hodgenville.
    Their fans, who followed the local rock band from the late 1960s through 1977, are also back in numbers, listening and dancing to classic rock songs. The fans’ enthusiastic response to the Herd and their music happily surprised the band members.

  • Break in pavement closes I-65 northbound

    Northbound lanes of Interstate 65 are closed north of Elizabethtown because of a break in pavement at mile marker 97 about three miles north of the U.S. 62 exit.

    Interstate traffic being diverted around the closure will increase traffic today in Elizabethtown.

  • Work continues on I-65, expect delays

    Motorists traveling along Interstate 65 south of Elizabethtown (Mile Point 82) will experience short southbound delays for the next several nights as construction crews reduce the interstate to one lane and begin setting temporary barrier wall in preparation for widening. As barrier wall is set along the inside lane, crews will be paving the outside shoulder. When complete, traffic will be pushed to the outer lane and shoulder for the next several months as median work takes place.

  • September is Preparedness Month

    In conjunction with National Preparedness Month, Gov. Steve Beshear has proclaimed September as Preparedness Month in Kentucky.

    Kentucky’s Office of Homeland Security and LaRue County Emergency Management urge Kentuckians to “Be Aware – Be Prepared – Have a Plan.”