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Today's News

  • LaRue makes valiant stands in first district appearance

    If you do not follow the LaRue County High School soccer teams, you missed two outstanding district games.

    After six years of practicing, three years as a junior varsity program and two years as an independent varsity program, both teams played in their first district tournament.

    On Monday, the boys were matched against Bardstown Tigers, a team LaRue County played to a 0-0 draw during the first week of the season.

  • Halloween train trips planned

    Kentucky Railway Museum in New Haven is having Halloween train excursions at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31. The 90-minute train ride through the Rolling Fork River Valley includes a visit from friendly Halloween characters with treats for the kids.

    The cost is $17.50 for adults and $12.50 for children ages 2 to 12. Admission to the museum and model train center is included in the cost. Reservations are suggested.

    For more information or to make reservations, call the Kentucky Railway Museum at 800-272-0152.

  • Trick-or-Treat includes Lincoln Square tour stops tonight

    With the cooler weather finally arriving, thoughts are turning once again to the annual Trick-or-Treat on Lincoln Square, scheduled this year for Halloween night, Saturday, Oct. 31. Child­ren in the community will be able to enjoy a safe and fun holiday by visiting the Tour Stops along Lincoln Square, sponsored by local businesses.

    City of Hodgenville will close the square to traffic at about 5:15 p.m.

  • Highway designation could drive tourism

    The Lincoln Heritage Highway was elevated as a National Scenic Byway designation by the Federal Highway Administration in a Hodgenville ceremony Friday.

    The Lincoln Heritage Highway follows a 71-mile stretch of U.S. 31E and U.S. 150, from Hodgenville to Danville. The corridor passes through New Haven, Bardstown, Springfield and Perryville.

    The Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home National Historic Park at Knob Creek is one of the historic attractions along the route.

  • Chili supper proceeds tonight's football game

    The LaRue County High School football team will be having a chili supper 5-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, in the high school cafeteria. The cost is $5 per person.

    The Hawks will play Butler County in varsity football action. Game time is 8 p.m. As the last regular-season home game, LaRue also plans to honor senior members of the team.

  • Hardin County reports H1N1 death

    The Kentucky Department for Public Health and the Lincoln Trail District Health Department are reporting the first H1N1 influenza-associated death in a Hardin County resident. The victim was a male in his 30s with no apparent underlying medical conditions.

    “We are truly saddened about the death of this young man and our thoughts and prayers go out to the family,” said Linda Sims, director of the Lincoln Trail District Health Department. “It is a tragedy to lose anyone to illness.”

  • LaRue alumni honored

    The 2009 LaRue County Schools Distinguished Alumni honorees were recognized at a luncheon in their honor Oct. 2. Those who attended were R. Brent Wright, M.D., A. Glenn Catlett, M.D., Mary Tim Cravens Griffith and Sue Brockman, representing recipient Britt Brockman, M.D.

  • Learning Tree recognized

    The Learning Tree Child Development Center has been recognized by the Kentucky Department of Education.

    The local business received an award of excellence Sept. 2 from the department’s Division of Nutrition and Health Services. Learning Tree participates in the state’s nutrition program.

    Stacy Griner and Linda Estes are co-owners of Learning Tree.

  • Newborn kittens find unlikely mom

    A litter of abandoned kittens found their way into Lenore Hoover’s home and into the heart of her Australian shepherd, Sheba.

    The dog attentively licks the rat-size kittens clean each time that Hoover, Liz Fary and her other helpers feed the brood from tiny bottles. It’s an essential job that momma cats normally perform to stimulate a bowel movement for the babies.

    Sheba also gives the six kittens a thorough tongue bath once a day, Hoover said.

    “She always wanted to be a mother but couldn’t,” Mrs. Hoover says of her dog.

  • Reunion calendar

    Buffalo Class of 1955

    The Buffalo High School Class of 1955 will have its 54th reunion at 6 pm. Nov. 14 at Paula’s Hot Biscuit Restaurant, 311 Water St., Hodgenville. For more information, call Lila Kirk at 358-8537, Gene Richards t 358-4759 or Mary Poteet at 358-4571.

    Class of 1985

    The LCHS Class of 1985 is planning its 25-year reunion. If you would like to help, call Susan Phipps Holt at 502-549-5226 or Paula McDowell-Wood at 270-735-3825.