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  • Lincoln the athlete

    On Sunday, February 4, the Lincoln Museum opened a special, temporary exhibit focusing on Abraham Lincoln’s life as an athlete as part of the Hometown Teams Exhibit on display now in the Community Room in downtown Hodgenville.

    “Lincoln: The Athlete” featured materials from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the Library of Congress, the Lincoln Days Art Collection, the Lincoln Museum library, and research gathered from Lincoln scholars across the nation.

  • Spinning History

    Sandi Coy of New Haven fell in love with the art of spinning when she was a teenager and never stopped. One of the newest volunteers at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, Coy shares her love of history and fiber arts with guests at the Visitor Center. The LaRue County Herald News recently caught up with Sandi to ask about pioneer skills, socks and what it takes to just keep spinning.

    LCHN: How long have you been volunteering at the park and what made you decide you wanted to do this?

  • 2018 Homecoming Court
  • Wreathed in tradition: remembering Lincoln’s birthday

    It may be 209 years after his birthday, but Hodgenville still throws a party for its hometown President.

    Part of a longstanding LaRue County tradition, this Monday, February 12, the city will hold two wreath-laying ceremonies on Lincoln’s birthday, starting with an 8:30 a.m. observance at Statue Plaza on the square in downtown Hodgenville as well as a 10 a.m. program at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park.

    On the Square

  • Inmate work program returns to Recycling Center

    Things are returning to normal at the Renaissance Recycling Center in Hodgenville as the state inmate work release program has been reinstated.

    Jill Gray, LaRue County Solid Waste Coordinator and operator of Renaissance Recycling, said the staff at the recycling center completed a required training program last month from the Kentucky Department of Corrections so that the work release program could be reinstated. The program utilizes state inmates that are housed at the LaRue County Detention Center to assist in processing recycled items.

  • Running in the family

    According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, remains the leading global cause of death with more than 17.9 million deaths each year. That number is expected to rise to more than 23.6 million by 2030.

    About 2,300 Americans die of cardiovascular disease each day, an average of one death every 38 seconds, and AHA is hoping to continue to raise awareness about it through American Heart Month in February.

  • Ballot set for May Primary

    The ballots have been set for the 2018 Primary Election on Tuesday, May 22.

    The filing deadline ended on Tuesday, January 30 and 27 candidates have filed with several incumbents unopposed.

    Incumbent LaRue County Judge/Executive Tommy Turner (D) will face former LaRue County Judge/Executive Joe Pearman. Pearman served as county judge/executive for eight years and lost a bid for re-election to Turner in 1985. Turner has held the title office ever since.

  • Fine lines: HES club promotes handwriting

    When asked what is the secret to writing in cursive, fourth grade student Kaylee Morrow didn’t hesitate. “Be smart and always use swirls!” 

    As the role of handwriting evolves in the increasingly electronic 21st century, a recent club at Hodgenville Elementary School has been giving students a chance to learn their letters. This fall, HES’s after-school cursive club offered 3-5th graders instruction and practice in penmanship in a fun setting.

  • Primary election - candidate filing update

    These are the new filings after our print deadline.

     

    LaRue County Judge/Executive

     

    Former LaRue County Judge/Executive Joe Pearman will face incumbent LaRue County Judge/Executive Tommy Turner in the 2018 Primary Election in May. Both of the candidates are democrats and no republicans filed to run for the seat.

     

    Magistrate District #4

     

  • EMS at Chamber luncheon