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Local News

  • Lincoln Park, Museum looking for volunteers

     The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park and the Lincoln Museum are looking for volunteers to assist with day-to-day operations. 

  • Federal benefits go to direct deposit March 1

     Federal benefits are going electronic on March 1. Anyone who receives federal benefit payments – Social Security, Veterans Affairs, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Railroad Retirement Board, Department of Labor (Black Lung) and Office of Personnel Management  – is required to switch to an electronic payment option by then.

  • Work begins on Devers Curve

     Preliminary work begins this week as Kentucky Transportation Cabinet contract crews realign curves and resurface a section of U.S. 31-E near the Lincoln Boyhood Home, according to Chris Jessie, spokesperson for the Cabinet. A contract was awarded to Salsman Brothers, Inc., of Bardstown for $2,194,656 worth of improvements, providing a safer and more efficient route through the corridor connecting Hodgenville and Bardstown. 

  • Barn destroyed in fire

      Three fire departments battled a barn fire Saturday afternoon on Carter Brothers Road.

    About 3 p.m., LaRue County Fire Department was dispatched to the fire. Buffalo and Valley Creek departments were sent as backup.

    Lindon Nevins said he was helping his son work on a car in the barn. Some gasoline made contact with a heater inside the building “and that’s all it took.”

    Nevins fought the fire before firefighters arrived, blistering his arm and singeing his hair.

  • Civililan furloughs could affect thousands at Fort Knox

    If government spending is slashed next Friday, thousands of Fort Knox workers could make cuts in their own spending, dampening the business climate in Hardin County.

    Planning for the potential trigger for sequestration, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said the Defense Department’s civilian workers could face furloughs, losing one day of work per week for up to 22 weeks.

  • Benningfield takes lead in 'The Marriage of Figaro'

     Brittany Benningfield will have the lead role in W.A. Mozart’s comic opera “The Marriage of Figaro,” which will be presented March 1-3 by the UK Opera Theatre at the Lexington Opera House.

    The daughter of Ron and Sheryl Benningfield of Hodgenville, Benningfield plays the Countess in the opera composed in 1786 which recounts a single "day of madness" in the palace of the Count Almaviva near Seville, Spain. 

  • Food Inspections
  • Protestors rally to save animal shelter

     In the cold wind, they lined the entrance to a place where they say animals are being mistreated.

    But their message is not that the place should close. They want it to stay open.

    “Save our animals, save our shelter,” they yelled.

    Raising homemade signs high to passersby, about 100 people gathered at the gates to the Taylor County Animal Shelter Feb. 19 week in protest.

  • Diorama presented at Lincoln Luncheon

     About 60 people turned out Feb. 12 for the annual Lincoln Luncheon sponsored by Lincoln Days Celebration, Inc.

  • PHOTO: Controlled burn

     Buffalo and LaRue County firefighters responded to a complaint of a field fire Friday afternoon at the intersection of Morningstar Road and Campbellsville Road. It turned out to be a controlled burn.