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Today's News

  • Sports Shorts

    Parks and Recreation Board to meet

    The LaRue County Parks and Recreation Board will meet 7 p.m. Sept. 13 at the park. Please attend if you are interested in becoming part of the park board or want to help make improvements at the community park. Call Eric DeVary at 358-8386 for more information.

    Rotary fundraiser, punt, pass, kick

    The Hodgenville Rotary Club will host a punt, pass, kick fundraiser at home football games Sept. 10 and 24. Check with any Rotarian for more information.

    Upton Days 5K Run

  • Farm calendar

    Cost share funding

    The LaRue County Conservation District will accept requests through Sept. 30 for cost share funding under the Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share and Environmental Stewardship Program. Applications are ranked statewide and approved for funding based on available funds. For more information, stop by the conservation district office at 606-A N Lincoln Blvd., Hodgenville, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday or call 358-3132.

    Weather volunteers needed 

  • Protecting sources means protecting the public

    During the course of its investigation into the current Gulf of Mexico oil spill, The Associated Press was given information from the then-office of Mineral Management Services that was not making a lot of sense.

  • Additional tips for harvest safety

    Let’s look at some more harvest safety tips in this week’s column.

    Keep bystanders away from operating equipment. Also, be aware of people who may have come into the area. Harvesting areas and equipment are no place for children. Always check around equipment before starting or moving it.

  • Meredith, LaFollette win big at Bluegrass Speedway

    Two Hodgenville men won their racing events Saturday at the 10th annual Bluegrass Classic at Bluegrass Speedway in Bardstown.

    Shane Lafollette was tops in UMP Street Stocks and Billy Meredith won UMP Sportsman.

    LaFollette took the lead mid-point of the 12-lap UMP Street Stock main event and held off the charges of Scott Beeler to capture the feature event win in his #63 Ford Thunderbird.

  • At last! Lincoln Memorial Building opens

    After a long year of renovations, the Memorial Building at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park is again welcoming visitors.

    Officials made the decision to close the building to repair the skylight and correct mold problems – a process that was expected to take several months. The century-old building held enough structural surprises to delay the completion.

  • Red Cross lists classes

    The American Red Cross will conduct the following classes at the American Red Cross office, 405 W. Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown:

    For more information, call 270-765-4979. Active duty military discounts are available, but must be requested at time of payment. Registration for all CPR, First Aid, CNA and Disaster courses is always open.

    Sept. 8 – Blood services volunteer orientation and training, open to anyone interested in volunteering on site with blood services or mobile blood drives. Register by calling 765-4979.

  • School Calendar

    ALL SCHOOLS

    Early release Fridays

    Elementary school students will be released at 1:15 p.m. Fridays; middle and high school students will be released at 1:30 p.m. Fridays.

    Fall break

    Fall break is Oct. 4-8.

    ALES

    Wonderful Wednesday graduates needed for parade

  • Marijuana grow spotted by KSP

    A Hodgenville man faces drug-related charges after Kentucky State Police found marijuana growing on his Glendale Road property.

    Brian W. Patterson, 36, was charged with cultivation of marijuana, five or more plants; possession of marijuana; and use or possession of drug paraphernalia on Aug. 30. According to court documents, KSP aircraft observed six plants growing on the property.

    Patterson will be arraigned Oct. 20 in LaRue District Court.

  • Mather leaves legacy of medals, courage

    Donald Mather, 81, one of LaRue County’s most successful athletes, didn’t know the meaning of the word “quit.”

    Despite recent setbacks with his health, he continued to remain as active as possible.

    One of his neighbors, Robin Lee, said he loved to mow his own yard. It was an ongoing joke between the two of them – she would look out her door to check on him as he made rounds on the lawnmower and he’d wave his hand, signaling he was “OK.”