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  • Walk through Lincoln’s life

    Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park hosted an event for elementary school children that brought the life and times of Abraham Lincoln to life for students who came.

    The event started about ten years ago to attract local school kids.

  • Memories from Lincoln Days

    Memories are the focus of this year’s Lincoln Days theme.

    “100 Years of Memories” pays homage to the centennial celebration of the National Park Service and to Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, established in 1916.

    Additionally, thousands of LaRue Countians and people from throughout the state, nation, and world have made myriads of memories at the Lincoln Days celebrations since the event was chartered in 1975.

  • Faith key to longevity of local company

    LaRue County is known for many things, Abraham Lincoln being the most obvious.

    But there’s one company who has put LaRue County on the map in an almost unexpected industry through their hard work, dedication and faith.

    Cumberland Products began in December of 1991 when Wayne Moore was inspired to start up his own business.

  • Hemp harvested in LaRue

    The first harvest of industrial hemp in LaRue County since WWII has been a learning experience for farmers involved. The hemp grown in LaRue was grown for grain to be sold in an organic market. With there being little known about growing hemp for grain in Kentucky, LaRue County hemp growers all agree they were on quite the learning curve this year.

  • The heart of a queen

    Hundreds are expected to march in the annual Kentuckiana Heart Walk this Saturday and one local girl will be leading the pack.

    Charlotte Richey, 5, of Hodgenville has been named the queen of the Heart Walk and she will walk with the king, Luke Landry, 9, of Shepherdsville. The Heart Walk is the signature fundraising event for the American Heart Association as it promotes physical activity and heart healthy living in a family environment. The Heart Walk will take place at Waterfront Park in Louisville at 9 a.m.

  • City property taxes discussed

    The Hodgenville City Council passed the first reading of a tax ordinance that will keep the 2016 property tax rate the same.

    The ordinance called for the proposed rate to mirror last year’s rate of .133 per $100 assessed value on real property and tangible personal property. Hodgenville Mayor Kenny DeVore said that the compensating rate would be .136 and that the four percent increase would be .141.

  • A look into New Haven's past

    If you have traveled in New Haven lately you may have noticed some new blue framed signs posted around town.

    The signs are part of the New Haven Community Development Committee’s latest project called New Haven Historical Perspective.

    Eleven signs feature historical photos placed through out New Haven on the side of streets and in front of places where a building or landmark had once existed. The photos are placed in a way that allows the viewer to compare the past with the present and see what ways the city has evolved through the years.

  • Fiscal Court increases conservation budget

    LaRue County Fiscal Court authorized an $8,000 increase to this year’s LaRue Soil Conservation District budget request to pay for up front costs for bale wrapping equipment.

    “I think it’s commendable that the district, in purchasing the equipment to rent out, not only helps our local farmers but also provides some income to help it pay its way,” said Tommy Turner, LaRue County Judge Executive, noting that the district also rents no-till planting drills.

  • Recalling an old tradition

    Though active sorghum mills are few in LaRue County now, Asa Whitlock and his wife Margaret remember how the couple helped his dad and mom make the sweet, amber colored syrup on his father’s (Hubert’s) farm in Whitlock Hollow, about nines southeast of Hodgenville off Highway 210.

  • Rolling Fork Iron Horse festival is Saturday

    The 26th annual Rolling Fork Iron Horse Festival is Saturday, September 10 in downtown New Haven with a festival theme of “Let The Good Times Roll!”.

    The event will feature arts and crafts booths, food, car show, concerts, games, inflatables and more. The inflatables will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the carnival games will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A car show will be held throughout the event and a silent auction will take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.