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Today's News

  • LINCOLN DAYS CALENDAR

    The Lincoln Days Celebration Festival will be Oct. 1-2. Applications are being taken for commercial booths only. To apply for a booth, visit www.lincolndays.org to get an application or visit the Lincoln Days office on Lincoln Square.

    Parade entries are limited, so apply to be in the parade as soon as possible. The theme is “Birthplace of Greatness.” There is no charge for any parade entry, but antique cars must be at least 25 years old.

  • BEHIND THE SCENES: Wildcat fan 'lives, breathes and bleeds blue'

    Hodgenville native Henry Miller may very well be the number one University of Kentucky basketball fan in the world. He lives, breathes and claims to bleed the color blue.
    According to Miller the idea to begin collecting U.K. things stemmed from his late mother. His mother told him one day in 1986 that he should begin a Wildcat room.

  • Bob Swope speaks to Rotary Club

    Bob Swope and Dr. Bill Handley of the Elizabethtown Noon Rotary club spoke about the Living Waters – Guatemalan Project to the Hodgenville Rotary Club. The Hodgenville Rotary club is a co-sponsor of this project. Pictured is Dewayne Murray, treasurer, presenting Bob Swope a check for $1,000 to help with the Living Waters – Guatemalan Project.

  • PHOTO: Nifty Needles help community - one stitch at a time

    A group of seamstresses who meet during the monthly Open Sew Day at the LaRue County Extension Office have given themselves the name “Nifty Needles.” The group made 50 fabric chair back covers with storage pockets for the students in preschool classes. This gave each classroom more storage space for each student. Front from left, Carrie Lee Kidd, Peggy Edwards, Rebekah Okeson. Others are Martha Childress, Mae Burden, Master Clothing Volunteer Rosa Smith, Judy Bridge, Phyllis Miles, Betty Downey and Rose Cottrell.

  • PHOTO: Lincoln Square gets new flagpole

    The flagpole on Lincoln Square, damaged when it was struck by a car earlier this year, was replaced Monday afternoon.

  • Employers, youth benefit from internship program

  • FISCAL COURT: Planning and Zoning request approved

    LaRue County Fiscal Court concurred with Planning and Zoning’s approval of six tracts of land during its regular meeting  at the courthouse in Hodgenville Aug. 23.

  • Indictments: Aug. 15, 2011

    Several people were indicted by a grand jury in LaRue Circuit Court in August. Arraignment for each is Sept. 6.
    Anthony T. Scherer (1970) of Hodgenville was indicted Aug. 15 on one count each of receiving stolen property, first-degree fleeing and evading police and first-degree persistent felony offender.
    He is accused of taking a 2006 Jeep, knowing that it was stolen or having reason to believe it was stolen, valued at $10,000 or more. The alleged offenses occurred June 8.

  • Extension Service sponsors Second Sunday Challenge

    The LaRue County Extension Service is sponsoring the “Second Sunday Challenge” to encourage LaRue Countians to get moving and stay moving on a path to a healthier life.
    The challenge, which was started three years ago, is a statewide campaign to “promote people to get physically active in the state,” said County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences, Theresa Howard.
    Experts recommend that adults get at least 30 minutes of physical activity several times a week and that children engage in 60 minutes of physical activity daily.

  • Poplar Grove congregation holding fundraiser for improvements

    The Reverend Mark Price, pastor of Poplar Grove Methodist Church, is a firm believer that a small congregation can do big things.
    The church, nestled in a hollow near where Taylor, Green and LaRue Counties join, has according to Price an average attendance of about 18 worshippers.
    “Jesus took 12 men and turned the world upside down,” said the pastor who also shepherds Taylor’s Chapel in Green County. “I tell my congregation, ‘Don’t call yourself small just because you’re few in number.’”