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  • Hawkins kids operate benefit

    For the third summer, 8-year-old Elyssa Hawkins will sell lemonade to benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand,  a foundation that raises funds for childhood cancer research.

    The stand will be set up 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 25 and noon-4 p.m. July 26 at IGA at Lincoln Plaza.

    Elyssa’s brother Ethan will assist her with the stand.

    They are the children of Bill and Becky Hawkins.

    For more information about the project, see www.alexslemonade.org.

  • Sewer trouble seeps to surface

    City workers endured a smelly task early Saturday after a sewer line backed up on Lincoln Boulevard near the intersection with Tanner Road.

    Lt. Steve Johnson of Hodgenville City Police said he discovered the problem while on patrol. He drove his cruiser through the sludge about 11:30 p.m. Friday.

    Mayor Terry Cruse said the sewer line had “apparently been backing up for some time with solids.”

  • Stephen Foster musical in jeopardy

    Landmark News Service

    Now in its 51st season, “Stephen Foster — The Musical” has been part of the community so long, many residents consider it a staple, Bardstown Mayor Dick Heaton said. But its continuation is not guaranteed, and if it closes, city businesses could suffer.

    “I think they are at this point very much at risk of having to close after this season,” Heaton said.

  • Governors Cup goes to Tennessean

    Maddie Denton of Murfreesboro, Tenn., won the Governors Cup as the state championship fiddler at the Official Kentucky State Championship Old Time Fiddlers Contest last weekend. She also won backup musician and junior fiddler, beating Doug Fleener and Adam French, both of Leitchfield.

    Joel Whittinghill of Bowling Green won second place in the championship and Leonard Lawson of Vine Grove took third. The 35th annual event attracted competitors from several states, including Indiana, Tennessee, Georgia and Colorado, to Rough River Dam State Resort Park.

     

  • Lincoln Days Celebration makes changes

    Several changes will be made to this year’s Lincoln Days Festival held Oct. 3 and 4.

    Art Show: Due to size of Art Show it is being relocated to the Lincoln Museum Community Room on Lincoln Square from Lincoln National Bank. The art show will be held Sept. 27. A reception will be held in conjunction with the art show. This is catered by Cross Town Homemakers and sponsored by LaRue County Fiscal Court.

    Baby Contest and Little Abe and Sarah Look-A-Like contest also will be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Civic Center.

  • My Old Kentucky Home celebrates park system's anniversary today

    Landmark News Service

    Kentucky State Park supporters can hobnob with the commonwealth’s first lady, Jane Beshear, from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at My Old Kentucky Home State Park in Bardstown. The garden party will mark the 85th anniversary of the Kentucky State Park system.

    “This will be a great opportunity to celebrate the legacy of the Kentucky State Parks as they mark 85 years of creating family memories,” Beshear said. “We appreciate the support of the foundation and all contributors to help our great park system.” 

  • My Old Kentucky Home celebrates park system's anniversary today

    Landmark News Service

    Kentucky State Park supporters can hobnob with the commonwealth’s first lady, Jane Beshear, from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at My Old Kentucky Home State Park in Bardstown. The garden party will mark the 85th anniversary of the Kentucky State Park system.

    “This will be a great opportunity to celebrate the legacy of the Kentucky State Parks as they mark 85 years of creating family memories,” Beshear said. “We appreciate the support of the foundation and all contributors to help our great park system.” 

  • My Old Kentucky Home celebrates park system's anniversary today

    Landmark News Service

    Kentucky State Park supporters can hobnob with the commonwealth’s first lady, Jane Beshear, from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at My Old Kentucky Home State Park in Bardstown. The garden party will mark the 85th anniversary of the Kentucky State Park system.

    “This will be a great opportunity to celebrate the legacy of the Kentucky State Parks as they mark 85 years of creating family memories,” Beshear said. “We appreciate the support of the foundation and all contributors to help our great park system.” 

  • Fort Knox welcomes Brooks & Dunn

    The 2009 Army Concert Tour headlined by Brooks & Dunn begins at 6 p.m. Saturday at Godman Army Airfield at Fort Knox. The Fort Knox Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation is staging the country concert. It also includes performances by Lee Ann Womack  and the opening act is Joey + Rory from the Country Music Television series “Can You Duet.”

  • Photo contest winners named

    Local photographic talent is on display in a special section included with this week's print edition of The LaRue County Herald News.

    Focus on LaRue County carries 12 pages of first-quality photos shared by residents in the Best of LaRue County contest conducted by the newspaper.

    Winners were selected in four categories and several honorable mention selections are included in the publication, which is being delivered today to local stores and to all Herald News subscribers.