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Today's News

  • Campbellsville students put skills to work

    From studying bat roosts to tagging turtles, a couple of Camp­bells­ville University students have spent their summer getting a firsthand look at the life of environmental workers.

    Recent CU graduate Andrea O’Bryan of New Hope and junior Amy Etherington of Ver­sail­les are taking part in CU’s Environmental Studies Internship Ex­perience this summer.

  • Lincoln Days Parade a success

    The 2009 Lincoln Days Parade was easily the largest since I have been working on the parade and perhaps the largest in Lincoln Days’ history, with an almost 50 percent increase in participation. With such growth, I was anxious that the volunteers might be overwhelmed. Instead, this parade was the best I have experienced as a worker anywhere.

  • Magnolia High Class of 1948-49 reunion

    The 1948 and 1949 graduating classes of Magnolia High School recently held their reunion at Paula’s Hot Biscuit Restaurant. Those who attended were Fred Marr, Margie Chaudoin Pickett, Iva Chaudoin Phelps, Donald Mather. Back: Kenneth Bell, Calvin Hawke, Howard Ragland, John Catlett, Bernice Fulkerson Catlett, Genrose Gardner Williams.

  • Insurance business dominated by a few

    When President Obama recently mentioned that one big insurer controlled 96 percent of the market in just one state, a collective (and very loud) gulp went down the throats of insurance industry executives. You see, this domination of the small group market, where small businesses are forced to buy insurance, drives costs up at an unsustainable rate.

  • A basket of thanks

    The basket committee of the Hodgenville Woman’s Club thank all club members who contributed and worked for the Club’s Lincoln Day project “Basket Full of LaRue County.”

    Thank you to the businesses and individuals listed for the donations to the basket and their continued support of Hodgenville Woman’s Club: Lincoln Days, James Ard, The LaRue County Herald News, Lincoln National Bank, LaRue County Extension Service, Lincoln Loft Books, Bault Oil Company, LaHa’s Red Castle and The Lincoln Museum.

  • Nicaraguans gain ideas to fight hunger

    Juan Maria Gea, a dairy farmer from Esquipulas, Nicaragua, and four other Nicaraguan residents visited Plowshares Farm Center for Education and Spirituality in LaRue County Sept. 28. The visitors from Esquipulas were in Louisville as part of a sister parish relationship with St. William Church in Louisville. St. William has been in relationship with this parish in Esquipulas for over 20 years. 

    According to Bob Ernst, founder of Plowshares, the group visited the farm “to explore our small farming effort and to share ideas about feeding the hungry.”

  • City Council passes 'clean up' ordinance

    In order to protect $225,000 in city revenue, Hodgenville City Council approved an annexation ordinance Mon­day night that cleans up some records on the books.

    City government is required to complete a valid map by Jan. 1, 2010, in order to comply with new regulations regarding the municipal insurance premium tax. The 9 percent tax that is added to property insurance provides almost a quarter-million dollars annually to Hodgenville’s budget.

  • Lincoln Days rolls out the memories once again

    The theme of Lincoln Days 2009 was “Lincoln, The Man.” But it may be remembered as “The Year of the Strollers.”

    Wherever you turned, you saw young mothers and fathers or grandparents maneuvering strollers through the crowd.

    Others carried toddlers on their shoulders or held the hands of older children as they lined the street for the parade.

  • LaRue finishes second in district volleyball tournament

    Top-seeded Green County won the 16th District volleyball championship Tuesday with 25-14 and 25-19 victories over LaRue County.

    As district runner-up, the Lady Hawks advance to region action next week. LaRue drew Marion County (23-16) when the pairings were set Thursday.

    LaRue County (24-13) rallied to tie Green County (25-11) at 8-8 in the first set and 18-all in the second, but Green County senior Becca Bush helped the Lady Dragons pull away both times.

  • Farm calendar

    Fall sewing classes

    Master Clothing Volunteer Rosa Smith will be offering beginning classes for adults on sewing and pattern fitting on Tuesday afternoons from Oct. 27 through Dec. 15. Classes will be held at the LaRue County Extension Service at 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville. Call 358-3401 for information and to register. Class sizes are limited.

    Poster entry deadline