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Today's News

  • Bishop named acting superintendent at park

    Gail Bishop, Chief of Interpretation and Education at Gulf Islands National Seashore, began a 120-day detail as acting superintendent at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park on Feb. 28.
    Former Superintendent Keith Pruitt, who managed the park during the Lincoln Bicentennial, retired last month and relocated to Arizona.
    Acting Superintendent Bishop began her permanent career in the National Park Service at Ford’s Theater National Historic Site in Washington, D. C. which observes Lincoln’s assassination on April 15, 1865.

  • Friendship Baptist holding art auction

    Friendship Baptist Church is holding a children’s art auction Sunday, with all proceeds going to charities chosen by the young artists.
    Participating artists are Sarah Cooper, Kaleigh Graham, Tyler Foster, Patricia Keys, Catherine Spalding, Jake Skaggs, Hannah Boggs, Christian Veirs, Sally Polin and Peyton Foster.
    Artwork will be sold to the highest bidder and autographs of the artists will be available for $1 donation.
    Jimmie Lee is the auctioneer.

  • Katy Cecil named Speech Coach of the Year

    Katy Cecil, LaRue County High School English teacher and speech coach whose teams have won a trophy room full of tournaments, has been chosen as the 2011 Kentucky High School Speech League’s Coach of the Year.

  • 2010 Census: LaRue shows 6.1 percent growth

    LaRue County is growing, according to information released last week by the U.S. Census Bureau.
    LaRue grew by 6.1 percent or by 820 residents between 2000 and 2010.
    Total 2010 population: 14,193
    Total 2000 population: 13,373
    Racial breakdown:
    n 13,329 LaRue Countians are white, an increase of 3.94 percent from 2000
    n 444 LaRue Countians are black, a decrease of 6.53 percent from 2000
    n 401 LaRue Countians are Hispanic, an increase of 174.66 percent from 2000. In 2000, 146 people identified themselves as Hispanic.

  • Speech Team's phenomenal success has led to funding needs

    The LaRue County High School Speech and Debate Team spent the past weekend in Danville at the last in-state tournament of the season. Thirteen students competed in speech and debate events attempting to earn spots on the Kentucky entry to the National Forensic League National Championships to be held in Dallas this June. Kentucky sends the best two students in each event to the National Tournament and LCHS managed to snag five of the total 22 speech and debate entries going to the tournament.

  • Wiggington - Thurman to wed

    Lisa Wiggington of Boston, Ky. and John Thurman of Hodgenville announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride to be is the daughter of Alfred Wiggington of Boston, Ky. and the late Rebecca Wiggington.

    The groom is the son of Stella Thurman of Hodgenville and the late Donald L. Thurman.

    The wedding is 3 p.m. March 26, 2011 at Lane Lincoln CME Church in Hodgenville.

    All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

  • COLUMN: There is much good in prayer

    Jesus prayed three times while he hung on the cross. His first prayer was “Father forgive them for they do not know what they are doing” (Luke 23:34). He began his ministry in prayer and concluded his ministry in prayer.

    When Jesus’ hands could no longer reach out and touch the blind because they were nailed to a cross, he prayed. When his feet could no longer take him to the needy because they were nailed to the cross, he prayed. When Jesus could no longer gather his disciples and teach them because they had fled, he prayed.

  • Two injured in New Haven Road wreck

    Two people were injured in a car accident near M&M Get-and-Go Mini Mart near Balltown about 6:30 a.m. March 16.
    According to a police report, Ann M. Nalley, 29, Bardstown, pulled out of the Mini Mart into the path of the car of Fred Boone, 51, New Haven, who was traveling north on New Haven Road at 50-55 mph.
    Boone suffered multiple bodily injuries and Nalley suffered head injuries. Nelson County EMS confirmed Boone was transported to Flaget Memorial Hospital after first aid was administered at the scene.
    Both cars were towed.

  • Nolin RECC nominated for Freedom Award

    Nolin RECC was among 71 Kentucky businesses nominated for the Secretary of Defense’s 2011 Employer Support Freedom Award.

    The announcement Thursday from Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense agency, said Kentucky Guard and Reserve service members recommended their employers for honor. The Freedom Award is the Department of Defense’s highest recognition for employers showing exceptional support to their Guard and Reserve employees.

  • Poet Nikky Finney to speak at ECTC

    Nationally acclaimed poet Nikky Finney will read from her new book, "Head Off & Split," at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, Room 212, Regional Postsecondary Education Center, at 4:30 p.m. March 29. There will be a public reception for her prior to the event at 3:30 p.m. and a book signing after the reading. The event will be held in Room 212 of the Regional Postsecondary Education Center.