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Today's News

  • Saturday night tradition marks 55th anniversary

    It began in 1954 in a rented theater on Lincoln Square. A radio disc jockey with a house band introduced acts and sprinkled in occasional quips and jokes.

    Every Saturday night for the past 55 years, Joel Ray Sprowls' Lincoln Jamboree has entertained audiences in Hodgenville. Despite fires, an airplane crash and a stroke, the host and the show have gone on.

  • Farley Brashear's workout helps students 'feel the burn'

    Several fitness enthusiasts, rivulets of sweat flowing down their faces, “felt the burn” last week as they worked out to Farley-cise. 

    Farley Brashear, certified fitness trainer, put the group through the first part of his program composed of four areas – strength training, cardio workout, proper nutrition, and rest.

  • Reunion calendar

    Laha-Harbin

    The Laha-Harbin reunion will be held Sept. 20 in the No. 2 pavilion at LaRue Sportsman Lake. Lunch about 2 p.m.

    Slayton

    The Slayton family reunion will be Sept. 20 at the Senior Citizen Center in Hodgenville. Potluck served at 1 p.m. Bring dish and serving utensils. For more information, call Geneva Milby at 324-3543 or Paul Trayner at 324-4833.

    Carter-Cundiff

  • Drew Simpson nominated for Camp Unite’s Youth Leader of the Week

    Drew Simpson of Hodgenville was nominated by his fellow tribe leaders as “Youth Leader of the Week” for demonstrating leadership beyond expectations at the third annual Camp UNITE July 28-31 on the University of the Cumberlands campus in Williamsburg.

  • ACT scores fall in district, state

    Statewide ACT composite scores are down slightly, and LaRue County students followed the trend.

    State results from the March 2009 administration of the ACT to Kentucky’s public school juniors show a small improvement in mathematics, but minor drops or flat scores in other subjects, forming a statewide composite of 18.2. The 2008 composite was 18.3.

    LaRue County’s composite score was 18.4, down from 18.8 a year ago.

  • 4-H calendar

    Rabbit Club

    The 4-H Rabbit Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Extension Service office.  New members are welcome to attend.

  • Time spent with grandchildren is precious

    I asked my granddaughter Autumn if she knew about our latest holiday. She said no and asked what it was called.

    I said it’s Labor Day.

    She asked if that was the day we were all going to have babies. I said no, that’s a different kind of labor.

    There’s another holiday coming up Sunday, but most people are not aware of its existence. It’s called Grandparents Day. Maybe no one notices this holiday because there’s no day off from work involved.

  • Newton honored by WHAS

    Peggy Newton was honored by WHAS-11 and Eon US at the annual ExCELebration ceremony in Louisville. This black-tie gala is held each year to honor the recipients from 13 Kentuckiana school districts. 

    Newton is a first-grade teacher at Hodgenville Elementary School where she is in her 31st  year of teaching.

  • Leadership LaRue alumni organize association

    The Leadership LaRue County alumni meeting is 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Lincoln Museum Community Room. The group will discuss bylaws and officers.

    Meat, bread and drinks will be furnished. Bring a vegetable, salad or dessert to serve about 20 people.

    For more information, contact Rita T. Williams, executive director of the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce, at 358-3411 or info@laruecountychamber.org.

  • Church calendar

    Faithful Citizenship luncheon

    Healthcare Reform: Principles, Policy and Politics will be the topic for the Faithful Citizenship Luncheon noon-1 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral Flaget Hall Maloney Room in Bardstown. The event is sponsored by Catholic Charities Parish Social Ministry. Participants are asked to bring a sandwich; drinks will be provided. To register, call the Catholic Charities Nazareth Office at 502-331-4545 or e-mail schmuckrsm@scnazarethky.org.

    Union Christian holds revival