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Today's News

  • Youth ranch offers hope, healing

    There have been many theories throughout the course of history that have suggested animals can heal human hurts.

    Animal therapy has become a well-used practice in working with troubled adults and children alike, using cats and dogs as intervention “therapists.”

    However, Jeff Grams and Harold Beismer of Second Chance Youth Ranch outside Magnolia, utilize much larger animals – horses.

  • ‘Privates by Choice’ to perform at Park

    Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park will host the band “Privates by Choice” Saturday, Sept. 7, as they perform original music scores from the Civil War era.

    The free concert will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the visitor’s center patio.

    To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the war, the group will perform a unique selection of newly composed acoustic and folk songs.

    Instruments featured will be guitar, mandolin, violin, hammered dulcimer, cello, mountain dulcimer, bass and some light percussion in various combinations.

  • Reunions - September 4, 2013

    Lyons School
    The Lyons School reunion begins with a potluck at 1 p.m. Sept. 8 at New Haven Optimist Ball Park, 529 Maxie Court, New Haven. Bring friends and family and a covered dish. Meat, plates, cups and silverware will be furnished. For more information, call 502-549-3052 or 502-827-4724.

  • Fundraisers - September 4, 2013

    Indoor yard sale at Ovesen Heights
    Ovesen Heights Baptist Church will have an indoor yard sale 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 6-7. Funds go to the ministry center debt retirement.

    Yard sale at Senior Citizens Center

    The LaRue County Senior Citizens Center, 112 N. Walters Ave, Hodgenville, will have a fundraiser yard sale 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 6.

    FBC: Car show and car wash

  • Chamber: Thankful for volunteers at Pride of the Counties

    The State Fair is over and wow, what a fun time. This annual event gives us the perfect opportunity to showcase to fellow Kentuckians and other visitors the importance of Hodgenville and LaRue County. Where else can you visit two national parks (Lincoln’s Birthplace and Boyhood Home), and Kentucky’s Official Lincoln Museum? Only here!  

  • Board of Adjustments greenlights two bed and breakfast inns

    Two LaRue County couples received approval last week to open their houses as bed and breakfast inns.

    The LaRue County Board of Adjustments, headed by chair Paul Lassanske, voted to issue conditional use permits to Michael and Kaye Smith, and James and Kay Curle.

    The Smiths are planning a “farm stay” at their home on Tanner Road.

    Located in an out-of-the way area, it will give guests a hands-on experience of rural life.

  • City installing basketball court at Creek Front

    For the last two years during budget talks, Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse has mentioned adding a basketball court at Creekfront Park.

    Last week, construction began on a 50x70-foot court in front of the small log cabin in the lower area of the park. Hodgenville City Clerk MaDonna Hornback said two goals and benches would be added.

  • I-65 crash creates traffic snarl on 31-E

    A crash on Interstate 65 on Aug. 26 sent an unprecedented number of vehicles onto Lincoln Parkway and U.S. 31-E.

    LaRue County Chief Deputy Russell McCoy estimated more than 500 semi trucks ended up on 31-E about the time local schools let out, creating a snarl that backed up traffic for miles.

  • Fiscal Court: Research Center has ‘improved’

    Second district magistrate Ricky Whitlock told fellow magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Aug. 27 that he has seen improvement in the appearance of the Environmental Education and Research Center located about three miles from Hodgenville off Leafdale Road.

  • Senior Center Menu September 4 - 13, 2013

    All meals served with 8 ounces skim milk.

    Sept. 4 –Boneless baked chicken breast with mustard sauce, baby lima beans, wild rice, strawberry and banana dessert, whole wheat bread

    Sept. 5 –Hot turkey sandwich with gravy, pasta salad, corn, mandarin oranges, whole wheat bread

    Sept. 6 –Meatloaf, roasted potatoes, spinach, cantaloupe and peach slices, whole wheat bread

    Sept. 9 –Baked ham, baked sweet potato, black-eyed peas, mandarin oranges, cornbread