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  • Lincoln Days: Sit-down dining available at Christian Church annex

    The Christian Women's Fellowship at Hodgenville Christian Church will have the church annex open for sit-down dining Saturday during Lincoln Days.
    Homemade soups, sandwiches, hot dogs, drinks and sweets available.

  • Boy Lincoln statue returns to square

    The “Lincoln as a Boy” statue returned to its original spot Thursday on Lincoln Square – just in time for the weekend’s Lincoln Days Celebration.
    The sculpture, a depiction of Abraham Lincoln at age 7 standing with his dog Honey, was knocked from its base by a car on April 10.
    It was dragged under the front end of the car across the traffic island, suffering scrapes, scratches and dents. Honey lost part of an ear.

  • Mesonet now functional

    After a three-year delay, a real-time weather station or “mesonet” has been installed at the LaRue County Environmental Education and Research Center.

  • Buffalo man dies in crash

    A Buffalo man died early Monday as a result of injuries he sustained in a single-vehicle crash in Hart County.
    Joshua Wyatt Gibson, 23, was driving a 2004 Pontiac GTO on U.S. 31-E near Hammonsville School Road just after 7 a.m. when he lost control of the vehicle, according to Kentucky State Trooper Joel Huff.
    The car went into a right spin as it exited the left side of the roadway and struck a mailbox. The car’s left side then struck a large tree causing the driver to be partially ejected out the right door.

  • FOUND: Willisburg boy located

    Details are sketchy, but a 7-year-old Willisburg boy who had been missing since Saturday, has been located.

    Randall Leon Chesser was last seen at his residence at 4482 Lawrenceburg road in Willisburg, Ky., at about 6 p.m. Kentucky State Police reports that he was found at 2:45 p.m. Monday by a ground search team from Mercer County next to a creek about three miles from his residence.

    He is being transported to a medical facility for observation.

  • HOMECOMING: Megan Smith crowned

    LaRue County High School senior Megan Smith was crowned Homecoming Queen Friday night. Smith is the White City correspondent for The LaRue County Herald News.

  • Lincoln Days kicks off with reception on square

    The Lincoln Days Festival had its official kickoff Sunday afternoon with a reception, baby contests and costume contests. The art show continues through Sunday. It's located in the Lincoln Museum Community Room.
    Saturday's festival begins with music on the square at 8 a.m.
    The ever-popular parade begins at 2 p.m.
    Sunday will be capped by a community-wide, nondenominational worship service and music that afternoon.

  • Greensburg man injured in crash

    A Greensburg man was injured Friday morning in a single vehicle crash at the intersection of Lincoln Farm Road and KY 61.

    Scottie Goldsmith, 18, of Frye Ridge Road, was driving a 2000 Daewleganza on KY 61 and failed to stop at the intersection with Lincoln Farm Road, according to LaRue Deputy Eric Williamson. The car continued across the road, struck a tree and caught fire.

    Goldsmith was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital by LaRue County EMS.

    Buffalo Fire Department was called to the scene. Deputy Matt Darst assisted with the investigation.

  • Slight injuries received in three-vehicle collision

    One person was slightly injured in a three-vehicle collision Thursday evening on Lincoln Parkway.

    Pamela Bowling, 52, of New Haven, was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer south on the Parkway and preparing to make a left turn onto Strange Road, according to LaRue Deputy Matt Darst.

    The Trailblazer was struck in the rear by a 2010 Toyota Prius driven by Julia A. Dallman, 45, of Clarksville, Tenn. was following Bowling’s vehicle and slowing as the other vehicle turned.

  • LINCOLN DAYS SCHEDULE

    SATURDAY

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

    8 a.m.  Music by Eddie Black, Jeff Knoop

    8:20 a.m. National Anthem by Eddie Black and wreath laying ceremony

    8:30 a.m.  Music by Frankly Scarlet

    9 a.m.  Play It - Sing It Round Robin with Charles Whitmer, Linda Grimes, Eddie Black, Jeff Knoop, Al Elliott and Doug Gary