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Today's News

  • Recycling Center puts glass pulverizer to use

    More than 40 billion glass bottles are made every year and about 75 percent of these same bottles end up in landfills. One hundred percent of glass containers can be made into new glass bottles and jars, so we shouldn’t throw them in the trash.
    While recycling old glass into new glass is always the preferred way to use up this recyclable commodity, sometimes there is not a glass company close enough to make the cost of transportation feasible.  

  • Planning and Zoning: August 2011

    Information provided from Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning

    John Stinson, Mount Sherman Road, storage
    Zolon Helm, L&N Turnpike, Buffalo, residence
    Jeff Nash, Bird Road, Magnolia, residence
    Union Christian Church, Union Church Road, plat
    Clifton Allen, Lyons Station Road, New Haven, plat
    Timmy Creason, Mount Tabor Road, Buffalo, plat
    James Q. Shaw Jr., Tanner Road, Hodgenville, addition
    Kenneth Sandfer, New Jackson Highway, use permit
    John Bange, Orrender School Road, Magnolia, residence

  • Guthrie: Burdensome regulations stifle economy

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Bowling Green, visited LaRue County Thursday, taking time to speak with local government officials and members of the Hodgenville Rotary Club. He returned Saturday for the Lincoln Days Parade.
    Guthrie, who represents the second district and has a small business, manufacturing background, voiced his thoughts about the national economy, tax reform and job building.
    The House Representatives have been working to “slow down” the administration issuing burdensome regulations that are anti-business, Guthrie said.

  • Local Lincoln sites named to Civil War Trail

    As the nation observes the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, a new state program to link Civil War sites throughout Kentucky will help visitors and residents understand how the conflict shaped a state torn by the war.
    The Kentucky Civil War Heritage Trails program was unveiled last weekend at the 149th anniversary of the Battle of Perryville. Besides battlefields and other war sites, the program includes a new website, www.kentuckycivilwartrails.org, which features maps, a monthly listing of commemorative events and a blog providing interpretive information.

  • BEHIND THE SCENES: Nifty Needles stitch heartfelt gifts

    The sewing group “Nifty Needles” meets monthly at the LaRue County Extension Office – giving back to the community one stitch at a time.
    Headed by Master Clothing Volunteer Rosa Smith, the group completes a variety of service projects for those in need, including cancer patients, senior citizens and preschoolers.
    Smith completed a two-year program offered by the University of Kentucky Extension Office to become a Master Clothing Volunteer and teach others the art of needlework.

  • COLUMN: Lincoln Days - cold or hot - warms the heart

    The 36th annual Lincoln Days Festival was deceptively chilly on Saturday: blue skies and sunshine with a tendency to turn cold and windy. It made for a slight crowd Saturday morning, but as expected, hundreds of people poured into town just before the parade.
    It warmed up on Sunday afternoon – and the crowds turned out in force again.
    As always, the entertainment was top notch and there were plenty of activities for the family. And, it’s good to see old friends and catch up on news – the birth of new grandchildren, retirements and job changes.

  • KCCT results: Schools improve in some areas

    Results released Sept. 27 from the Kentucky Core Content Test, an achievement assessment taken by all public schools in the state last spring, showed LaRue County Middle School improving in all areas over the previous year’s results.
    Both Abraham Lincoln and Hodgenville elementary schools had significant gains in social studies and writing. HES improved in reading as well.
    LaRue County High School’s reading scores improved 12.5 points. Math, science and writing all increased as well.

  • ALES students prove 'we can care'

    Students at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School collected more than 1,000 canned goods last month to be donated to a local food pantry. About 500 cans were collected during the last week of the month.
    Staff and volunteers who had the job of counting and sorting the items were a bit overwhelmed. The front hallway at ALES was lined with cans: cans of asparagus, whole kernel corn, peas, soup, cranberry sauce and something called mini-o’s. There were brand name products and store brands.

  • Linwood Days is Saturday

    Linwood Days is Oct. 8 with a parade at 11 a.m. Other events include free flea market setups, silent auction, cornhole and basketball tournaments, backseat driver contest, bounce houses for children, cake walk and bingo.
    For more information, call Danny or Marlene Pippin at 270-528-3017 or Stephanie Elmore at 270-528-7495.
     

  • Sunrise Manor residents move to new facility

    “Here’s your new room.”
    That statement was made at least 122 times last Wednesday as Sunrise Manor Nursing Home residents moved into brand new living quarters.
    The transition from the 1967-era building to the spacious “big house on the hill,” as some staff members refer to it, was completed in a matter of hours.