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  • Lincoln Days Celebration – Oct. 6 and 7

     Lincoln Days 2012

    THEME: ‘Leadership on Parade’

    SATURDAY, OCT. 6

    6 a.m. Streets Closed

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

    8:30 a.m. National Anthem

    9 a.m. Music by Jeremy Bell – Al Elliott – Jeff Knoop

    9 a.m. Lincoln Oratory Contest in Lincoln Museum Community Room

    9 a.m. Tractor Show at Creekfront Park

    10 a.m. Little Abe & Sarah Contest

    10 a.m.-5 p.m. Quilt Show in Christian Church

  • Animal shelter almost complete

     It’s barking room only at the Taylor County Animal Shelter. But that will soon change.

    In three to four weeks, the shelter’s new building will officially open and give staff members many more cages to house animals in need of new homes.

    The new building, built just up the hill from the current shelter, will have a reception area, an office, a kitchen and laundry area, rooms to house animals and inside and outside large animal cages.

  • 'Hairspray' coming to Hodgenville

     Hairspray the musical is to be presented by Campbellsville University’s theater department for Homecoming at Campbellsville University in the Russ Mobley Theater in the Alumni Building, located at 114 University Drive, Campbellsville.

    Admission is $5 and it can be seen Thursday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 12 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 13 at 3 p.m.

    The Department of Theater is also presenting the play at Hodgenville Civic Center, 200 S. Lincoln Blvd., at 7 p.m. Oct. 26 and 27; and at 3 p.m. Oct. 28.

  • O'Dell completes final leg of 235-mile walk

     In April, 72-year-old Curtis O’Dell of Hodgenville drove to Andersonville, Tenn., and caught a ride to his old hometown of Knoxville.

  • Slain teen's concern for others leads to Christmas fundraiser

     Terrence “Trey” Zwicker III’s life ended May 11, 2011.

  • Carnival worker improving after being electrocuted at fair

     A Campbellsville man who was injured during set-up of a carnival is improving, according to Ann “Snookie” Morrison.

  • Missing man found in pond

     A body found Thursday morning in a pond off South Lincoln Boulevard near the LaRue County Maintenance Garage was identified as James Everett Martin, 43, of Hodgenville.

  • Lincoln Park picnic area to be renovated

     The picnic area at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park is undergoing some renovations.

    The aging pavilion, which was closed in July, has been demolished. The corner posts were rotting and it was considered unsafe. A new one will be constructed, according to Park Superintendent William Justice.

    Other improvements are accessible picnic tables and grills, animal-proof accessible trash and recycling containers. A loop trail will connect the existing picnic area pads to allow for easier access between them for people with mobility impairments.

  • Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission offers hike in Hardin County

     The Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission will host a fall hike through the Vernon-Douglas State Nature Preserve in Hardin County at 1 p.m. Oct. 6.

    KSNPC Ecologist Martina Hines will lead the hike along a 3.5 mile trail that is rated moderate to strenuous with some steep sections. Wear hiking boots or sturdy shoes and bring portable water. Participants will meet in the parking lot of the preserve prior to the hike.

    Registration is required by contacting the commission at 502-573-2886. There is no cost for this event.

  • Body found in pond identified

     A body found Thursday morning in a pond off Lincoln Boulevard near the LaRue County Maintenance Garage has been identified.

    According to Kentucky State Police, family members have identified the body as James Everett Martin, 43, of Hodgenville.

    He was reported missing by a family member on Sept. 22, according to Trooper Norman Chaffins.

    The family said Martin was planning to go to a dance Saturday evening at the LaRue County Senior Center on the date of his disappearance.