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  • Museum directors looking for bicentennial replacement

    The local celebration of Abraham Lincoln’s bicentennial birthday already has been planned.

    However, a recent cancellation has left The Lincoln Museum directors scrambling to find a Lincoln-themed program to replace the play “With Malice Toward None.”

  • UK winter wheat meeting coming

    After a boom year for grain prices and a surge in nitrogen costs, farmers might be wondering what 2009 has in store for them. The University of Kentucky Wheat Science Group is prepared to address those types of questions and more at their annual winter meeting in Bowling Green.

    The conference, which has sessions that should interest both new and long-time wheat producers, will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. CST Tuesday at the Bowling Green Technical College’s Transpark Center, 221 Commonwealth Blvd.

  • Guthrie sworn into Congress

    Brett Guthrie of Bowling Green was sworn into Congress on Tuesday to serve Kentucky’s 2nd District, which includes LaRue County.

    Guthrie — who resigned as state senator just after noon — was one of 56 freshmen who took the oath to join the 111th Congress. The Republican replaces 14-year GOP incumbent Ron Lewis of Hardin County, who is a former pastor of Friendship No. 2 Baptist Church in LaRue County.

    During a conference call with reporters Tuesday afternoon, Guthrie said he is humbled and proud to serve the 2nd District.

  • State audit recommends changes for LaRue County Adult and Family Education

    State auditors recommended that LaRue County Adult and Family Education maintain better documentation in its participant files.

    This was the fourth year the state auditor’s office was requested to audit the Council on Postsecondary Education’s grant recipients. LaRue County was one of 31 adult education programs reviewed by State Auditor Crit Luallen’s office for the previous fiscal year.

    LCAFE served almost 300 students during the audited year, July 1, 2006, to June 30, 2007, program director Sarah Hornback said.

  • Additional funds available for families struggling to stay warm

    Because of the colder weather which translates into greater energy usage, E.ON U.S./KU will make additional funds available to customers in need who struggle to pay their winter heating bills.

    E.ON U.S. is increasing its customer match for the heating assistance program WinterCare and Winterhelp, from 25 cents to $1. The increased match will be retroactive, beginning Nov. 1 and continuing through April 30, 2009.

  • Additional funds available for families struggling to stay warm

    Because of the colder weather which translates into greater energy usage, E.ON U.S./KU will make additional funds available to customers in need who struggle to pay their winter heating bills.

    E.ON U.S. is increasing its customer match for the heating assistance program WinterCare and Winterhelp, from 25 cents to $1. The increased match will be retroactive, beginning Nov. 1 and continuing through April 30, 2009.

  • Additional funds available for families struggling to stay warm

    Because of the colder weather which translates into greater energy usage, E.ON U.S./KU will make additional funds available to customers in need who struggle to pay their winter heating bills.

    E.ON U.S. is increasing its customer match for the heating assistance program WinterCare and Winterhelp, from 25 cents to $1. The increased match will be retroactive, beginning Nov. 1 and continuing through April 30, 2009.

  • Hodgenville woman may avoid jail time

    A Hodgenville woman, accused of assaulting a rival last April, will not be required to spend additional time in jail.

    Tonya D. Bell, 34, got into an argument with another woman over a man in a parking lot in Ovesen Heights, according to police reports. 

    Officers said Bell drove her car into the side of the victim’s car and also struck the victim with the car.

    Bell fled the scene and allegedly forced another vehicle off the road.

    Bell was indicted by a grand jury on charges of assault, second-degree criminal mischief and wanton endangerment.

  • Perkins Brothers will perform in E’town

    The Perkins Brothers of Hodgenville will perform at 7  p.m. Saturday at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.

    The show is a tribute to 15 music legends –  Elvis Presley, Dean Martin, Meat Loaf, Roy Orbison, Garth Brooks, Neil Diamond, Toby Keith, John Lennon, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams Jr. and Sr., George Jones, Rod Stewart and Buddy Holly.

    For more information, visit www.elvisandmeatloaf.com. Tickets are available by calling 234-8258.

  • Couple injured in Hardin crash

    Two Mount Sherman residents were injured about 7:30 p.m. Saturday in a traffic collision in Hardin County.

    Noah Milby, 73, was driving east on KY 84 and came to a stop at the intersection of U.S. 31W, according to Kentucky State Police. Milby’s vehicle proceeded into the intersection and was struck broadside by a vehicle driven by Amos Clemons, 26, of Elizabethtown.

    Milby’s car came to rest in a ditch on the north side of the roadway. Clemons’ car came to rest in the north lane of U.S. 31W.