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  • Registration required for Lincoln Days Parade

    Anyone who wishes to participate in the Lincoln Days Parade must register before 12:30 p.m. Oct. 3.

    The parade starts at 2 p.m. Registrations received on the day of the parade will be added to the back of the parade.

    Registration forms may be obtained by visiting www.lincolndays.org or by stopping by the Lincoln Days office on Lincoln Square.

    For more information, call the Lincoln Days office at 358-8710.

  • Jim Sayre named grand marshal for parade

    Long-time Lincoln presenter Jim Sayre of Lawrenceburg is this year’s Lincoln Days Parade grand marshal.

    The once clean-shaven Sayre began growing a beard in the late 1970s after a stint in the Army. He was stationed in Ethiopia and required to “shave every day.”

    “I let the beard grow, sometimes mutton chops, and people kept remarking on the resemblance (to Lincoln),” he said.

  • Lincoln Days Entertainment

    Order of appearance Saturday

    Prior to parade at 2 p.m.

    Eddie Black will appear as a soloist to open the festival.

    Jeff Knopp

    Hardin County Fair Squares

    LaRue County Showcase (Glen Rice, Eddie Black, Camille Turner, Ronnie Benningfield)

    Main Street

    Post parade

    Ricky Whitlock 

    Brighter Day (Linda Grimes, Patty Chaudoin, Gene and Leon Grimes)

    Lincoln Cloggers

    Jeff Knopp

    Heartland Brass

    Salsa Rhythms

    Order of appearance Sunday

    Eddie Black

  • Attendance still good in LaRue schools

    LaRue County School District has, so far, managed to maintain high attendance despite widespread flu in the state. Director of Pupil Personnel Mike Brown said Tuesday that attendance is a little lower than this time last year, but is still about 95 percent.

    The schools continue preventive measures such as providing hand sanitizer and frequent cleaning to guard against flu outbreak, Brown said.

    Two neighboring school districts have canceled classes for the remainder of the week due to student illness.

  • NCLB scores show schools on track

    For the third straight year, the LaRue County School district has met all goals on the No Child Left Behind national assessment, according to Amanda Reed, instructional supervisor.

    Results were released today from the NCLB that assesses progress in math and reading among students in grades 3-8, sophomores and juniors. Under the NCLB, a school and district must make all of its goals in order to show adequate yearly progress.

  • Buffalo resident hurt in car crash

    A Buffalo woman was injured Tuesday, Sept. 22, in a head-on collision.

    About 10 a.m., John Jankowicz Jr., 30, of Oak Hill Road, was driving a 1999 Ford F250 eastbound on Parkers Grove Road, according to LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy. The truck crossed the centerline and struck a westbound 2000 Dodge Intrepid driven by Brenda Meers, 53, of Ferrill Hill Road.

    Meers complained of leg injuries and was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital by LaRue County EMS. Magnolia and Buffalo firefighters also responded.

  • Flu shot clinic continues today

    The final day of the seasonal flu shot clinic is Thursday, Oct. 1, at the LaRue County Extension Service office on Old E’town Road. The shots will be given from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.

    The vaccine costs $23 unless you have Medicare B, Medicaid or Humana State Insurance.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends seasonal flu vaccine for:

    • Annual vaccination of children age 6 months to 19 years;

    • Pregnant women;

    • People older than age 49;

  • Main Street presents awards at dinner

    Two awards were presented Saturday during the Hodgenville Main Street Renaissance Association’s annual dinner at the Hodgenville Civic Center.

    The late Carolyn Martinette was selected for the President’s Award for her life-long commitment to the community and encouragement. Her daughter, Lyndsay Saunders, accepted the honor on her behalf from Main Street President Larry Davis.

    Wally Sparks received the Service Award, which goes to the person who best epitomizes the spirit of volunteerism. Last year’s recipient, Phyllis Blakeman, made the presentation.

  • Two area school systems close for illness

    With the attendance rate down to 85 percent Monday, Taylor County School Superintendent Roger Cook said classes will be canceled for the remainder of the week.

    A number of students have been out sick, Cook said. With fall break set to begin Thursday, students will not return to class until Monday, Oct. 12.

    Cook said he hopes the long break will provide ample time for the illnesses to run their course.

    The Caverna Independent Schools announced a similar decision to dismiss for the remainder of this week leading up to fall break because of illness.

  • LaRue schools honor alumni

    The LaRue County Board of Education has announced the 2009 inductees to be named as LaRue County Distinguished Alumni.

    Four outstanding graduates will be recognized Oct. 2 at a luncheon in their honor at the LaRue County Extension Office. Distinguished Alumni for 2009 are Britt Brockman, A. Glenn Catlett, Mary Tim Cravens Griffith and Brent Wright.

    Brockman