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  • Time changed at 2 a.m.

    Clocks returned to standard time today.

    The official "fall back" shift occurred at 2 a.m. Sunday with the end of daylight-saving time. In order to be on the appropriate time, turn your clocks back one hour as an hour of daylight shifts to the morning and the sun will set in late afternoon.

    Firefighters also remind the public to take this opportunity to check smoke detectors and put fresh batteries in the life-saving devices in your homes and businesses.

  • Band of Hawks takes second in Barren County event

    The LaRue County High School marching band won second in the Class AAA division at Barren County Invitational Saturday.

    They received a distinguished rating. The color guard received best guard. They placed fifth

    overall in finals and received another distinguished rating for the evening performance.

    They will compete in regionals competition on Saturday at Warren East High School.

  • Wet weather could bring weekend woes

    LaRue County is part of a special weather advisory and a hazardous weather outlook issued by the National Weather Service.

    Unseasonably moist air will interact with a slow-moving cold fronta nd create widespread soaking rains beginning today to most of Kentucky and southern Indiana. Lightning will be produced by the isolated thunderstorms that accompany the rainy system.

  • Halloween train trips planned

    Kentucky Railway Museum in New Haven is having Halloween train excursions at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31. The 90-minute train ride through the Rolling Fork River Valley includes a visit from friendly Halloween characters with treats for the kids.

    The cost is $17.50 for adults and $12.50 for children ages 2 to 12. Admission to the museum and model train center is included in the cost. Reservations are suggested.

    For more information or to make reservations, call the Kentucky Railway Museum at 800-272-0152.

  • Trick-or-Treat includes Lincoln Square tour stops tonight

    With the cooler weather finally arriving, thoughts are turning once again to the annual Trick-or-Treat on Lincoln Square, scheduled this year for Halloween night, Saturday, Oct. 31. Child­ren in the community will be able to enjoy a safe and fun holiday by visiting the Tour Stops along Lincoln Square, sponsored by local businesses.

    City of Hodgenville will close the square to traffic at about 5:15 p.m.

  • Highway designation could drive tourism

    The Lincoln Heritage Highway was elevated as a National Scenic Byway designation by the Federal Highway Administration in a Hodgenville ceremony Friday.

    The Lincoln Heritage Highway follows a 71-mile stretch of U.S. 31E and U.S. 150, from Hodgenville to Danville. The corridor passes through New Haven, Bardstown, Springfield and Perryville.

    The Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home National Historic Park at Knob Creek is one of the historic attractions along the route.

  • Hardin County reports H1N1 death

    The Kentucky Department for Public Health and the Lincoln Trail District Health Department are reporting the first H1N1 influenza-associated death in a Hardin County resident. The victim was a male in his 30s with no apparent underlying medical conditions.

    “We are truly saddened about the death of this young man and our thoughts and prayers go out to the family,” said Linda Sims, director of the Lincoln Trail District Health Department. “It is a tragedy to lose anyone to illness.”

  • High school graduation requirements could change

    LaRue County school officials are considering updates to high school graduation requirements, policies and procedures.  The proposed changes would require a senior project, in place of a writing portfolio. The proposed changes will benefit seniors, according to some. It will require seniors to create a resume and cover letter.

    It will also assess technology skills.

    The LaRue County School Board heard a first reading of the proposed changes Monday night and are expected to vote on the issue at a future date.

  • Man gets 16 years in child sex abuse case

    A LaRue Circuit Court judge Monday sentenced Christopher E. Miller to 16 years in prisons for sexually abusing a minor.

    The ruling, delivered by Judge Charles Simms, requires him to register as a lifetime sex offender.

    Miller, 35, pleaded guilty last month to 722 felony charges of sexual contact with a minor.

  • Local stretch of U.S. 31E is part of scenic byway

    Three of Kentucky's scenic highway routes - Lincoln Heritage Highway, Kentucky Great River Road and Woodlands Trace - have been elevated to National Scenic Byway designation by the Federal Highway Administration.

    “These highways showcase a part of Kentucky’s rich heritage,” Gov. Steve Beshear said Friday. “National designation will help put these routes that traverse historic treasures and the natural wonder of the Bluegrass State on a larger map.”