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Today's News

  • Shine on Abe: It’s your weekend!

    The Lincoln Days Festival has showcased the best of LaRue County since its beginning.

    The first weekend in October is dedicated to the best entertainment, crafts, quilts, food, parade and pioneer games and contests. And no one – absolutely no one – has a finer Lincoln Lookalike contest.

    Earlier this year, it became official when the readers of Kentucky Living magazine voted Lincoln Days as the Best Non-Music Festival in the state.

  • McConnell, Grimes spar over policy

    After he’s spent 30 years in Washington, U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes no longer believes Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is the best candidate for Kentucky’s farmers.

      “Never has a senator been paid so much for doing so little for the people in Kentucky,” Grimes said at Kentucky Farm Bureau’s “Measure the Candidates” forum, held at its headquarters in Louisville on Wednesday. 

  • Drug overdose is leading cause of death in state

    Most Kentucky adults don't know that drug overdose is the leading cause of death in the state, but those in the east do.

  • COLUMN: Airsoft gun incident unacceptable, but will be a valuable lesson

     The only sounds that Kentucky football’s Class of 2014 was supposed to cause were Air Raid sirens and cheering on Saturday afternoons.

    Now, after Sunday night, four of them (Dorian Baker, Stanley Boom Williams, Drew Barker and Tymere Dubose) will instead be known for the sound of three airsoft guns being shot into the air in the middle of South Campus, and the subsequent pinging of 30,000 students’ cell phones alerting them to a campus-wide lockdown.

  • GOLF: Dawson finishes strong to win Region

    LaRue County sophomore Cameron Dawson’s day at the Boys’ 5th Region Golf Tournament didn’t get off to a good start, but he couldn’t have envisioned a better ending.

    Dawson rebounded from a bogey on his first hole to fire an even-par 72 to win the tournament Sept. 30 at Elizabethtown Country Club. He became the first LaRue County golfer to win the region since Chad Hines in 1997.

  • Aguilar honored by Nationwide Uniform

     Veronica Aguilar has been selected as the September Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since September 2013 and is under the supervision of Charie Glenn in the trouser department.

    She will receive a special award for her dedication and service.

  • Cobb named Employee of the Month

     Shirley Cobb has been selected as the October Employee of the Month for Nationwide Uniform.

    She began employment in November 1980 and has been most recently been under the supervision of Debra Coursey in the trouser department.

  • Sports Shorts - Oct. 1, 2014

     Sports passes available

    LaRue County High School sports passes are available. $50 for students; $100 for adults. All-sport family passes (for K-12 students and immediate family) are $150. Passes are available at games or contact David Dawson at 270-358-2210.

     

    Lincoln Days Railsplitter Run

  • School Calendar – Oct. 1, 2014

     ALL SCHOOLS

    Free GED practice test at adult education center

    Students can take the GED Ready practice test for free at their local adult education center through Oct. 3. Students can see whether they're ready to pass the GED and get a personalized study plan to help focus their studying so they can score higher. Anyone, regardless of whether they are enrolled in the local program or not, is eligible. Call Sarah Hornback at LaRue County Adult Education at 270-358-8334 to make an appointment for the pre-test.

  • Church Calendar - Oct. 1, 2014

      Lincoln Days Nondenominational Community Service

    Gary Hendrickson will speak at Lincoln Days’ nondenominational service 11 a.m. Oct. 5 on Lincoln Square.