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  • Fall recycling day is Saturday

     The annual fall cleanup and recycling event is 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 19 at the LaRue County Maintenance Garage across from LaRue County High School.

    Almost any item that is too large to be picked up by weekly trash service will be accepted, including appliances, scrap metal, old cars, car parts, bulky items, computers and monitors, fax machines, cell phones and other e-scrap. Vehicle, equipment and appliance batteries will also be accepted at no charge.

  • Lincoln Days not affected by Park closure

     Lincoln Days 2013 could have been a complete wash, save for the planning of the festival’s organizers.

  • Pioneer Games' participants donate winnings to Rock

     Participants in Saturday’s Lincoln Days’ Pioneer Games and Railsplitting Contest donated their winnings to Gary Rock, who lost both legs in August in a farming accident.

  • House burns
  • Sarah Stults named Homecoming Queen

     Sarah Stults, the daughter of Charles and Mechel Stults, was named Homecoming Queen at the football game Friday. She is senior at LaRue County High School and active in FFA.

  • Hardin County woman joins anti-smoking campaign

    A 38-year-old Elizabethtown mother was featured in The New York Times and on Fox News last month after sharing her response to a federally funded anti-smoking advertising campaign.

    Lisha Hancock, who lives near the LaRue/Hardin County lines, developed a plan to stop smoking in February after nearly two decades of using cigarettes.

    The catalyst, Hancock said, was a television commercial demonstrating the morning routine of former smoker Terrie Hall — a North Carolina woman who was diagnosed with throat and oral cancers at age 40.

  • LINCOLN DAYS: Sunday events moved to City Hall

    Rain shook up the Lincoln Days events.

    The professional and amateur railsplitting was held Saturday after the parade. The participants continued to compete despite a downpour.

    Tonight's musical performances, tonight's talent show, and Sunday's nondenominational worship service are being held at Hodgenville City Hall/Civic Center, 200 S. Lincoln Blvd, - across from the LaRue County Public Library.

  • Yes, we will have Lincoln Days

     It’s not yet clear what effect the government shutdown will have on the local economy. It most certainly will affect tourism dollars as Abraham Lincoln National Historic Park was closed last week, along with 400 other National Parks across the country.

    When Congress didn’t pass a spending bill by midnight Sept. 30, any government functions considered “nonessential” were shut down.

    Twenty-one of the Park’s employees were furloughed, according to Superintendent Bill Justice. Three concessions employees are similarly affected.

  • Greensburg Street house burns

    Hodgenville, LaRue and Buffalo firefighters battled a house fire early Tuesday.

    About 3 a.m. Oct. 2, a fire broke out at 230 S. Greensburg St. Firefighters had it under control in about 30 minutes. The single-story frame house, owned by Brandon Marshall, was a complete loss.

    Hodgenville Fire Chief Wally Sparks said the house was rental property and attempts were being made to contact Red Cross to assist the family. LaRue County EMS also responded to the scene.

  • Lincoln Days begins Saturday

    Lincoln Days 2013 is this weekend.

    The 16th President is always the star at his hometown’s festival but his popularity skyrocketed in the last couple of years after several big name movies were released.

    So don’t be surprised if you see a few Lincoln Look-Alikes sporting West Coast sunglasses and attitude Saturday in downtown Hodgenville in honor of this year’s theme: Lincoln Goes Hollywood.