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Today's News

  • U.S. Rep. Guthrie to hold town hall in Hodgenville

    Congressman Brett Guthrie will host a town hall meeting 4:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Lincoln Museum Community Room, 60 Lincoln Square, Hodgenville.

    “It is an honor to represent Kentucky’s Second District and I look forward to hearing what’s on the mind of my fellow Kentuckians,” said Congressman Guthrie.

    “There are so many issues in the news today and I think it’s important to provide an opportunity to discuss them.”

  • Thomas Lincoln to be honored

    Thomas Lincoln, the father of the 16th President, will be recognized for military service at a ceremony in Illinois later this month, according to the Associated Press.

    Thomas Lincoln, was a military officer on the Kentucky frontier. He was buried in what was called the “Gordon Graveyard” at the time in 1851. His wife, Sarah Bush Lincoln, was buried next to him in 1869.

    The marker will be put into place Aug. 31. Descendants of the Hall and Hanks families, cousins to Abraham Lincoln, will lay a memorial wreath.

  • Reunions -August 14, 2013

    Saint Catherine alumni reunion
    Saint Catherine Alumni Association of New Haven will hold a reunion 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 18 for all students who attended elementary or high school at Saint Catherine. An “old style Sunday dinner” will be served at 1 p.m. in the school gym. Tickets are $25 per person in advance and $30 per person at the door.  Advance reservations are recommended. Make check payable to Saint Catherine Alumni Association, Inc., PO Box 4, New Haven, KY 40051.

    Salsman reunion

  • Community Calendar -August 14, 2013

    Shingles vaccine offered
    The LaRue County Health Department offers shingle vaccines for $10 for ages 60-64 who do not have health insurance or if insurance plan does not cover the vaccine. Call 358-3844 for more information.

    Classic car cruise-in
    The Goodtime Cruisers will hold a classic car cruise-in 4-8 p.m. Aug. 17 on Lincoln Square. For more information, visit www.goodtimecruisers.com.

    Book signing

  • Bookmobile Schedule -August 14, 2013

    Aug. 14 - Kingdom Kids, Senior Citizens Center, Taylor Mills Apartments, LaRue Trace Apartments, Morningside Apartments
    Aug. 15 - Kids Crew, Nationwide Uniform
    Aug. 19 - Bullfrogs & Butterflies, Learning Tree, Hodgenville Elementary School
    Aug. 20 - Countrylane Road, Ford Road, Greensburg Road
    Aug. 21 – LaRue County Middle School, Ferrill Hill Road, Alvin Brooks Road, Buffalo School Apartments, Carter Brothers Road, Tonieville Road
    Aug. 22 – Williams Street

  • Lincoln Park’s People’s Garden is in full bloom for 2013 harvest

    Local volunteers planted the People’s Garden – located next to the picnic area of the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park – on May 31.

    Steve Meredith, who came up with the idea, said he has a personal interest in the garden as he grew up near the area and is a long time fan of Lincoln.

    “I had a conversation with the Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, about the project at the National FFA Convention a couple of years ago and started working on getting the garden together,” said Meredith.

  • iPad winner
  • Fundraisers -August 14, 2013

    Spaghettioke fundraiser for bleachers
    Awesome Events and the LaRue County Fairgrounds will have a spaghetti dinner and karaoke 4-9 p.m. Aug. 15. Dinner will include spaghetti with meat sauce, salad and garlic bread for $5.99. Watch for $1 off coupons in businesses in Hodgenville. Karaoke is 6-9 p.m. Proceeds will go toward repair of the bleachers (grandstand). For more information, call Marie at 270-325-3041.

    Horse show for historic horse barn

  • First Baptist Hodgenville celebrates 133 years

    First Baptist Hodgenville celebrated its 133rd anniversary and 80th annual homecoming last weekend.

    There were several events in conjunction with the celebration including the Hubbard Cemetery program at First Baptist Hodgenville, the Georgetown school reunion and the annual Cobb family reunion.

    After Sunday school, the crowd began to gather in the vestibule and church grounds to be sure to get a seat for the morning service. The crowd assembled inside, and in less than 30 minutes, the church was packed and more chairs were added to seat the overflow crowd.

  • Church Calendar -August 14, 2013

    Pikeview Baptist
    Bro. Seth Buckner will preach 6:30 p.m. CDT Aug 13 at Pikeview Baptist Church. The Buckner family will perform special music. For more information, call Bro. Buckner at 270-991-9887.

    Evening of praise at Church of Christ
    LaRue County Church of Christ, Old E’town Road, Hodgenville, will host a “summer evening of praise” 8 p.m. Aug. 16 with guest speaker Andy Baker and congregational singing. For more information, call 358-9812.