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  • A closer look at the Lincoln Memorial Building

    First-time visitors to the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site are sometimes surprised to see what appears to be a gleaming Greek temple situated on a small wooded hillside. It’s a stark contrast to the rural landscape they’ve seen since leaving Interstate 65.

  • While working horse-car crash, deputy witnesses second collision

    Law enforcement from three counties and Kentucky State Police searched the Ball Hollow area of LaRue County for several hours Thursday night, looking for a person involved in a wreck.
    Ira Bloyd Jr., part-time deputy and LaRue County constable, received a call about a vehicle vs. horse crash on Campbellsville Road about eight miles from Hodgenville near the intersection with Skaggs Road.

  • Relay rally focuses on survival

    I am tired and I am weak
    Sometimes I ask why me
    But I have faith and I believe
    That I am strong
    From “I am Strong” by The Grascals

    LaRue County’s Relay for Life — the fundraiser that benefits the American Cancer Society — is entering its 15th year.

  • Centennial celebration mimics Memorial's original dedication

    One hundred years ago, 3,000 people attended the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial Building at what is now Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park. They turned out in droves – with many dignitaries arriving on trains from other states, according to news accounts.

  • Veteran Robert Vance selected for Honor Flight

    Nolin Rural Electric Cooperative and 15 other Kentucky electric co-ops joined with the Bluegrass Chapter of the Honor Flight Network to take 29 veterans, free of charge, to visit the World War II Memorial and other war monuments.

    Nolin RECC spokesperson, Patsy Whitehead, said the co-op offered the trip opportunity to its members who served in World War II.

  • Taft presenter to offer historic speech

    It’s not unusual to see a Lincoln presenter or impersonator visiting LaRue County. Those tall, lanky, melancholy men with their topcoats and stovepipe hats are a fixture during Lincoln Days, the annual festival honoring native son Abraham Lincoln.
    The upcoming celebration of the 100th anniversary of the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial Building will feature a visit from a very different presenter: President William Howard Taft.

  • Lincoln Memorial turns 100

    One hundred years ago, LaRue County became the proud owner of the first memorial building to honor the 16th President, Abraham Lincoln.
    The granite and marble shrine was intended to protect what was thought to be the birthplace cabin (now called the symbolic cabin).
    Three thousand people attended its opening on the birthplace farm. The occasion was capped by a visit and speech by President William Howard Taft on Nov. 9, 1911.
    The National Park Service is planning a centennial celebration for the memorial building at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14.

  • One Knox to work with community members on soldier transition

    One Knox is working to prepare the Hardin County area for the largest number of veterans to return home from combat since World War II.

    One Knox is hosting a community event titled "Returning from Combat ... Building an Understanding Community" from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Fort Knox Leaders' Club  to prepare workers in public service industries and organizations for the more than 3,500 soldiers returning home with the 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division.

  • Bardstown man injured when tractor overturns

    A Bardstown man calls himself a “fortunate man” after escaping serious injury when a tractor overturned on him Oct. 25.
    Charlie Estes, 69, and his friend Thomas Downs of Howardstown were working in the woods near Flats Road, off KY 84 south of Howardstown. Estes, who has a hunting cabin in the area, was driving a tractor attempting to drag treetops (laps) and limbs out of the woods when the Massey-Ferguson Super 90 overturned.

  • State cleaning up mountain of old tires

    A mountain of waste tires is visible from a secluded spot on Wonderland Road near Upton.
    An old logging lane leads to a large depression in a wooded area where as many as 30,000 old tires have been buried over the years, according to Timothy E. Hubbard, assistant director of the Kentucky Division of Waste Management.
    They’re now being excavated, thanks to money from the state’s Waste Tire Amnesty Fund. Nunn Excavating from Green County is removing the tires from the woods and placing them in large mounds so the state can dispose of them.