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  • Registration looms for Lincoln Days Talent and Air Guitar Show

    It’s time to tune up vocal chords and perfect air guitar moves.

    The Lincoln Days Talent Search begins at 8 p.m. Oct. 3, offering local entertainers a chance to perform and earn cash prizes.

    The Saturday evening show, sponsored by WQXE 98.3 and WULF 94.3, has turned into a crowd pleaser with past contestants singing, playing instruments or dancing. It will be held on the Town Square Stage.

  • Band wins BOA Class A Regional Championship

    Last Saturday, the Band of Hawks traveled to Louisville to perform at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium and to compete in the Bands of America Regional Championship.  According to band director Jaime Smith, BOA events are known for being host to numerous large, high caliber band programs — all competing for the top prize.

  • Registration required for Lincoln Days Parade

    Anyone who wishes to participate in the Lincoln Days Parade must register before 12:30 p.m. Oct. 3.

    The parade starts at 2 p.m. Registrations received on the day of the parade will be added to the back of the parade.

    Registration forms may be obtained by visiting www.lincolndays.org or by stopping by the Lincoln Days office on Lincoln Square.

    For more information, call the Lincoln Days office at 358-8710.

  • Jim Sayre named grand marshal for parade

    Long-time Lincoln presenter Jim Sayre of Lawrenceburg is this year’s Lincoln Days Parade grand marshal.

    The once clean-shaven Sayre began growing a beard in the late 1970s after a stint in the Army. He was stationed in Ethiopia and required to “shave every day.”

    “I let the beard grow, sometimes mutton chops, and people kept remarking on the resemblance (to Lincoln),” he said.

  • Lincoln Days Entertainment

    Order of appearance Saturday

    Prior to parade at 2 p.m.

    Eddie Black will appear as a soloist to open the festival.

    Jeff Knopp

    Hardin County Fair Squares

    LaRue County Showcase (Glen Rice, Eddie Black, Camille Turner, Ronnie Benningfield)

    Main Street

    Post parade

    Ricky Whitlock 

    Brighter Day (Linda Grimes, Patty Chaudoin, Gene and Leon Grimes)

    Lincoln Cloggers

    Jeff Knopp

    Heartland Brass

    Salsa Rhythms

    Order of appearance Sunday

    Eddie Black

  • Attendance still good in LaRue schools

    LaRue County School District has, so far, managed to maintain high attendance despite widespread flu in the state. Director of Pupil Personnel Mike Brown said Tuesday that attendance is a little lower than this time last year, but is still about 95 percent.

    The schools continue preventive measures such as providing hand sanitizer and frequent cleaning to guard against flu outbreak, Brown said.

    Two neighboring school districts have canceled classes for the remainder of the week due to student illness.

  • NCLB scores show schools on track

    For the third straight year, the LaRue County School district has met all goals on the No Child Left Behind national assessment, according to Amanda Reed, instructional supervisor.

    Results were released today from the NCLB that assesses progress in math and reading among students in grades 3-8, sophomores and juniors. Under the NCLB, a school and district must make all of its goals in order to show adequate yearly progress.

  • Buffalo resident hurt in car crash

    A Buffalo woman was injured Tuesday, Sept. 22, in a head-on collision.

    About 10 a.m., John Jankowicz Jr., 30, of Oak Hill Road, was driving a 1999 Ford F250 eastbound on Parkers Grove Road, according to LaRue County Deputy Russell McCoy. The truck crossed the centerline and struck a westbound 2000 Dodge Intrepid driven by Brenda Meers, 53, of Ferrill Hill Road.

    Meers complained of leg injuries and was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital by LaRue County EMS. Magnolia and Buffalo firefighters also responded.

  • Flu shot clinic continues today

    The final day of the seasonal flu shot clinic is Thursday, Oct. 1, at the LaRue County Extension Service office on Old E’town Road. The shots will be given from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.

    The vaccine costs $23 unless you have Medicare B, Medicaid or Humana State Insurance.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends seasonal flu vaccine for:

    • Annual vaccination of children age 6 months to 19 years;

    • Pregnant women;

    • People older than age 49;

  • Main Street presents awards at dinner

    Two awards were presented Saturday during the Hodgenville Main Street Renaissance Association’s annual dinner at the Hodgenville Civic Center.

    The late Carolyn Martinette was selected for the President’s Award for her life-long commitment to the community and encouragement. Her daughter, Lyndsay Saunders, accepted the honor on her behalf from Main Street President Larry Davis.

    Wally Sparks received the Service Award, which goes to the person who best epitomizes the spirit of volunteerism. Last year’s recipient, Phyllis Blakeman, made the presentation.