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  • Seeing Stars: Night Sky Program returns to Knob Creek Boyhood Home

    For the second year, the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park will host a Night Sky program on Friday, October 13 at the Knob Creek Boyhood Home. Providing hot cider and telescopes, the event gives the public an opportunity to experience the local night sky with minimal light pollution in a relaxed, educational setting.

  • Lincoln Days in the past

    Visitors to Lincoln Days can expect, except for the occasional exception such as this past weekend, dry weather and mild temperatures to welcome them to the event held each year in October.

    The weather was much colder, however, with raw winds and occasional snow squalls when the festivities were held for the first several years in February, Abraham Lincoln’s birth month.

    “It was cold as ice,” recalled Iris LaRue, Lincoln Museum director and past Lincoln Days, Inc., president. “Most of the time, we were in the deep freeze.”

  • Wheeling for a cause

    A Wisconsin man came through LaRue County last weekend to promote his cause of raising awareness and giving back to those who have impacted his life.

  • Fairground Frights: Haunted Barn returns to LaRue County

    Walking into the old barn at the fairgrounds, red lights flash against the walls. Feet step timidly through fog machines into a maze of livestock stalls filled with spooky creature such as zombies werewolves and clowns. Bang! Boo! Rar! It’s not hard to find your way through the haunted barn—just follow the screams.

    Returning to the LaRue County fairgrounds for its second year, the Haunted Barn brings bigger fun and more frights to the community for a good cause.

  • Piecing together history at Lincoln Days

    Rainy weather might have put a damper on Lincoln Days, but it didn’t stop the celebration of the annual festival that had a theme centered around piecing history together.

    Booths throughout the streets of downtown Hodgenville and floats in the parade had quilts hanging to represent the theme of “Pieces of history. Lasting legacies: The threads of tradition.”

  • Closer to God

    With October being National Breast Cancer awareness month, a LaRue County resident shared how her battle with breast cancer brought her closer to God and her family.

    Sally Lewis of Hodgenville said she first discovered a lump on her breast on April 1, 2012.

  • Hunting Ginseng

    Like most hunters, when Mark Skaggs enters the woods, he’s continually looking for the big one to bring home.

    But, unlike the majority of sportsmen, his weapon is neither a rifle nor a crossbow. It, instead, is an automobile tire tool, for with it he can get to the root of his prey—ginseng root, that is.

    Skaggs, who lives on Pleasant Ridge Church Road near Mt. Sherman, has hunted ginseng for 42 of his 54 years.

  • 'Not my dumpster'

    A large audience packed the Hodgenville City Council meeting on Monday, October 9 as several city business owners/operators attended the meeting to express their concerns about a proposed ordinance regulating the use of dumpsters within city limits.

    After hearing the first reading of the proposed dumpster ordinance at their monthly meeting in September, the council was scheduled to vote on a second reading of the dumpster ordinance at Monday’s October meeting.

  • Fundraising Calndar - October 4, 2017

    Cheerleading BBQ dinner

    The LCHS Cheerleaders will be hosting their annual BBQ Chicken dinner Sunday October 22. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased from any cheerleader, parent or coach. For more info please contact Danielle VanderMolen 270-307-4342 or Angela Miller 270-268-3163

  • Reunion Calendar - October 4, 2017

    Gibson-Miller Family Reunion

       The Gibson-Milby Family Reunion will be held on Saturday, October 14 in the fellowship hall at Mt. Moriah Church in Mt. Sherman. The reunion will begin at 11 a.m. with a potluck meal at noon. For more information call 270-324-3186.

    Class of 1968 Reunion

    LCHS Class of 1968 will have a planning meeting at 5 p.m. on November 6 at Hardee’s Restaurant in Hodgenville. Please come to help with our reunion. For questions call Lynn (McCubbin) Claycomb 270-268-0075 or Judy (Groves) Greenwell at 502-262-7967.