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Local News

  • Lincoln Memorial Building to close temporarily

    The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace Memorial Building will be closed for repairs beginning Sept. 28.

    Interior work will include replacement of the HVAC system, restoration of plaster, rehabilitation of windows and bronze doors and renovation of the skylight, according to Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park Superintendent Keith Pruitt. Exterior work consists of roof replacement to prevent further leakage and damage to the building.

  • County offers $500 reward for information about stolen road signs

    LaRue Fiscal Court is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a person or persons who has been stealing or destroying road and stop signs in the county.

    Over the summer, several signs, costing hundreds of dollars to replace, were stolen throughout the county. Timmy Brown, county road supervisor, speaking to magistrates as the court met Tuesday in Hodgenville, said the latest incident occurred two weeks ago in the Roanoke area.

  • Hodgenville man recovering after motorcycle crash

    A Hodgenville man is recovering from a motorcycle crash at home after spending several days in a Louisville hospital.

    About noon Tuesday, Sept. 15, Donald Marshall, 47, of Kerrick Lane, was driving a 1998 Harley Davidson motorcycle on North Lincoln Boulevard near Lincoln Village Apartments. According to Police Chief John Cottrill, Marshall’s motorcycle rear-ended a 2005 Mercury passenger car driven by James R. Daughtery, 69, of Bardstown Road.

    “Witnesses said speed was a factor,” Cottrill said.

  • WKU’s enrollment breaks record

    In today’s college world, learning happens where the students are. That might be a traditional campus like Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green or a satellite locations and even the home computer.

    Ron Stephens, associate dean of WKU’s Division of Extended Learning and Outreach, described the college’s long-term commitment, recent expansions and extended local instruction during the September luncheon meeting of the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Visitor center previews national parks documentary today

    A special preview of the upcoming Ken Burns television documentary “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea” will be shown Saturday, Sept. 26, in the visitor center at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park. This presentation, lasting about 45 minutes, will be shown at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

  • Police called when trapped raccoon panics

    Hodgenville City Police took a young raccoon into custody early Tuesday after reports that the animal was “tearing up an apartment and everyone in it.”

    Officer Donald Jewell said he was called to Morningside Apartments about 1 a.m. A resident there had brought the raccoon into the apartment after it had been hit by a car, he said. The animal was not pleased with the new habitat and someone in the apartment called dispatch for assistance.

  • Cruisers ask downtown businesses to extend hours

    By Ben Sheroan

    General Manager

    Antique auto enthusiasts are asking downtown businesses to consider extending hours during monthly car shows on Lincoln Square.

    The Goodtime Cruisers Car Club is coming off its largest cruise-in in the local organization’s eight-year history. The August event attracted 126 vintage vehicles, said Scott Gardner, club president. Shopping opportunities or other activities around the square would enhance the free exhibition and the event delivers potential customers.

  • Cruisers ask downtown businesses to extend hours

    By Ben Sheroan

    General Manager

    Antique auto enthusiasts are asking downtown businesses to consider extending hours during monthly car shows on Lincoln Square.

    The Goodtime Cruisers Car Club is coming off its largest cruise-in in the local organization’s eight-year history. The August event attracted 126 vintage vehicles, said Scott Gardner, club president. Shopping opportunities or other activities around the square would enhance the free exhibition and the event delivers potential customers.

  • Cruisers ask downtown businesses to extend hours

    By Ben Sheroan

    General Manager

    Antique auto enthusiasts are asking downtown businesses to consider extending hours during monthly car shows on Lincoln Square.

    The Goodtime Cruisers Car Club is coming off its largest cruise-in in the local organization’s eight-year history. The August event attracted 126 vintage vehicles, said Scott Gardner, club president. Shopping opportunities or other activities around the square would enhance the free exhibition and the event delivers potential customers.

  • Upton holds annual celebrations

    A large crowd turned out to watch the Upton Days parade Saturday.