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Today's News

  • Better Business Bureau warns of Do Not Call scam

     Scammers have been making phone calls posing as representatives of the National Do Not Call Registry. The calls claim to provide an opportunity to sign up for the registry or ask consumers to verify their information. Of course, the callers are really trying to solicit personal information, which opens victims up to identity fraud.

    How the Scam Works:

  • Local students are part of Campbellsville play

     “Much Ado about Nothing,” a comedy by William Shakespeare, will be performed by the Campbellsville University Theater department 7 p.m. Feb. 21-23 and 3 p.m. Feb. 24 in the Russ Mobley Theater of the Alumni Building, 114 University Drive, Campbellsville.

    Taylor Campbell and Sarah Mortensen, both freshmen from Hodgenville, are part of the production. Campbell is an actress. Mortensen works on set construction.

  • Georgetown School was pivotal part of many lives

    The house with blue siding sits along Tanner Road, looking much like many other homes in the region.

    However, its history is vastly different from similar structures: For many years it was the Georgetown Colored School.

    It has been remodeled and updated, and no longer looks as it did in pictures from the 1940s through the 1960s, but its importance in the community is clear as former students share their memories of their school.

  • Finding family

    February is “I Love My Library” and “Library Lovers’ Month.” The Herald News will be featuring different staff and services available at the library each week this month.

     

    Genealogical research is becoming a favorite pastime. Some people are casual searchers, treating the effort as a pleasant hobby; others are full-force investigators, devoting many hours a day to finding their ancestral roots.

  • School calendar

    ALL SCHOOLS

    Make-up day

    School will be in session Monday, Feb. 18, as a make-up day.

     

    ALES

    FRC Advisory Council Meeting

    The Abraham Lincoln Elementary Family Resource Center Advisory Council will meet 11 a.m. Feb. 13 in the conference room at ALES. For information, call Machelle Durham at 358-4112. 

     

  • RoboHawks tops in mechanical design
  • Reporting for duty

    Beginning Feb. 18, LaRue County High School will hold a six-session ACT Boot Camp to help juniors brush up on their academic skills as they prepare for the statewide ACT assessment March 5.

    “This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to get some additional help on what is the most important test they have taken in school,” said LCHS principal Paul Mullins.  

  • City takes steps toward wastewater project

     Hodgenville City Council voted Monday to accept a pair of bids for wastewater system rehabilitation and storm sewer improvement.

  • PHOTO: Memorial for Officer Taulbee

     A memorial honoring fallen City Officer Mark Taulbee has been placed in the hallway of the Hodgenville City Police station. Taulbee, 43, died Sept. 16, 2012, of injuries sustained when he crashed his cruiser while in pursuit of a suspect.

  • Abe and agriculture

    Native son Abraham Lincoln’s 204th birthday is celebrated this week. Born on a farm here in LaRue County, Lincoln had a significant impact on LaRue County and American agriculture. 

    Raised on farms in Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois, young Lincoln obviously did the farm chores of feeding livestock, planting seeds and weeding that all pioneer farm boys did. Even his famous rail-splitting abilities were related to clearing the land for farming.