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Today's News

  • Campbellsville's Clay Hill Forest to sell plants

    In celebration of Earth Day, Campbellsville University's Clay Hill Memorial Forest will have a native plant sale 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. April 22.

    All proceeds from the sale will be used to support student research at Clay Hill Memorial Forest.

    A list of available plants can be viewed on the Clay Hill website at www.clayhillforest.org.

    Clay Hill Memorial Forest is located about eight miles from Campbellsville at 7426 Old Lebanon Road, about one mile north of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

  • Local students compete at SkillsUSA competition

    Fifteen Elizabethtown Community and Technical College students won 16 gold medals at the SkillsUSA State Championships in Louisville in April. They will represent the college and the Commonwealth of Kentucky at the National SkillsUSA Championship in late June in Kansas City, Missouri.  In addition, eight students won silver medals. The college also received the Gold Medal School Award for the largest collegiate membership for two consecutive years.

  • ALES wrestlers win tournament

    For the second consecutive year the Abraham Lincoln Elementary School wrestling team secured the elementary division trophy in the local wrestling tournament held at Hodgenville Elementary School. Several members have distinguished themselves by qualifying for middle school level events as well.

    Pictured are Dalton Bell, J.T. Holcomb, Dylan Derosha, Brady Sheldon, Tristin Brown, Clay Perry, Tharon Blair, Parker Anderson, Braden Sferro, Carter Sheldon, Preston Carter, Dylan Dicus, Caleb Hack and Gabe Fortier.

  • Woodrich named state conservationist

    Karen Woodrich has been named Kentucky's USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service State Conservationist.

    Woodrich comes to Kentucky from Champaign, Ill., where she served as the Assistant State Conservationist for Operations.

    She has also served as acting state conservationist in Vermont, and an area conservationist covering 23 counties in Iowa.

  • BIRTH: Routts welcome Hayden Reece

    Brooke and Heath Routt of New Haven announce the birth of a son, Hayden Reece Routt.

    Hayden Reece was born 8:12 p.m. Jan. 18, 2011 at Hardin Memorial Hospital. He weighed 9 pounds 8 ounces and was 21-inches long.

    Grandparents are Charles and Mary Seward of New Haven and Ray and Carol Routt of Hodgenville.

  • Safety concerns prompt bridge closure near Howardstown

    Erosion due to recent rains and flooding prompted the Department of Highways to close the 176-foot bridge at Mile Point 0.2 on KY 84 in Nelson County near Howardstown. On Thursday, divers and sonar imagery confirmed scouring of one of the bridge piers.

    The bridge was re-opened at noon Tuesday with a three-ton weight limit. Advanced warning signs will be visible and detour signs posted well in advance of each bridge approach.

  • The Lincoln Museum offers scholarship

    The Lincoln Museum is offering a scholarship to LaRue County students who will graduate from high school this year. Applications are due by 4 p.m. April 26. Forms are available from LaRue County High School or The Lincoln Museum in downtown Hodgenville.
    The Lincoln Museum has been providing scholarships to local graduates since 1995.
    For more information, call 270-358-3163 or email abe@lincolnmuseum-ky.org.

  • Mother of deceased inmate files federal suit against jail

    The mother of a former LaRue County Detention Center inmate who died while in custody has filed a federal lawsuit against the Detention Center, individual county employees and the nurse who was treating her daughter.
    Named in the suit are Southern Health Partners, the company responsible for providing medical care to inmates; LaRue County; LaRue County Detention Center; former jailer Ralph “Mac” Trumbo; Brandi Howson, a licensed practical nurse; John Adams II, M.D., a doctor who treated inmates; and deputy jailer Marie Flewwellin.

  • COLUMN: April is Child Abuse Awareness Month

    Childhood is supposed to be an age of innocence, but for too many in the Commonwealth it’s a time of suffering. In 2009 a report revealed that Kentucky led the nation in the number of children who die as a result of abuse and neglect. Statistics show that every minute in Kentucky, two children are victims of abuse and neglect that can leave emotional and physical scars that last a lifetime. No doubt there are countless more cases that go unreported.

  • WorkNow program successful in putting people to work

    WorkNow Kentucky, an employment program launched last summer, helped job seekers in the Lincoln Trail area find permanent positions. WorkNow Kentucky was a collaborative effort of the state’s workforce and human services agencies that helped nearly one in five Kentuckians find a permanent position. The program was administered through local Workforce Investment Boards, including the Lincoln Trail WIB.