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Today's News

  • Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning Schedule 2013

     Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning Commission

    2013 Schedule

    Applications must be submitted by deadline (in parenthesis) before the meeting:

     

    Meeting

    Jan. 10 (Dec. 20)

    Feb. 14 (Jan. 24)

    March 14 (Feb. 21)

    April 11 (March 21)

    May 9 (April 18)

    June 13 (May 23)

    July 11 (June 20)

    Aug. 8 (July 18)

    Sept. 12 (Aug. 22)

    Oct. 10 (Sept. 19)

    Nov. 14 (Oct. 24)

    Dec. 12 (Nov. 21)

  • KHS artifact used in Spielburg's 'Lincoln'

     A pocket watch that once belonged to Abraham Lincoln and is now in the  Kentucky Historical Society collections is featured in Steven Spielberg’s newest film. “Lincoln” opens nationwide Friday, Nov. 16.

    KHS was contacted in May by Ben Burtt, an Academy Award-winning sound designer working on the film. The sound team was dedicated to incorporating as many historically accurate sounds as possible that Lincoln would have actually heard in his lifetime – including the ticking of his pocket watch.

  • PHOTO: Students enjoy outing at Hinton's Orchard

     Hodgenville Elementary Kindergarten students and parents enjoyed a field trip to Hinton’s Orchard. The children learned about growing pumpkins and apples. They were able to understand how pumpkins and apples go from seed to market. Pictured enjoying a hayride to the pumpkin patch are Natalie Dixon, Brayden Williams, Connor Gibson, Garrett Dohn and Glenda Dohn.

  • COLUMN: Be a lamb, not a pig

     The born-again man or woman is not motivated by this world-system.

    Think of being on the farm. It is a very hot summer day. Nearby in the barn lot there is a big mud wallow. 

    Here comes a pig. He grunts with contentment as he wades into the slime. You say, "Mr. Hog, why do you want to wallow and submerge in that filth? Why do you not seek a cleaner environment?" 

    That pig has not the slightest interest in your ideas for his betterment. He loves the mud.

  • JUST ASK: A vote for Roseanne Barr didn't count

     I voted for write-in candidate Roseanne Barr for President in the Nov. 6 election. Why wasn’t this reported in the newspaper?

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    Before a write-in vote can be counted on Election Day, the candidate must have filed to run in the state of Kentucky. The deadline to file as a write-in candidate in the Nov. 6 election was Oct. 26, according to the Secretary of State’s website.

  • Slick roadway may have contributed to wrecks

     A rain-slicked road likely contributed to a pair of motor vehicle crashes that occurred within minutes of each other on Wednesday, Nov. 7.

    Just after noon, LaRue County’s 911 Center received a call about a single vehicle wreck that occurred in front of the Boyhood Home at Knob Creek in the 7000 block of Bardstown Road.

  • Teen elected to New Haven board

     Nine votes made the difference between who would serve as the new face on New Haven City Commission Tuesday, Nov. 6.

    Christopher Cecil, 19, is the newest addition to the commission. Incumbents Donald Cecil, Frederick DeWitt and Jeff Rogers stayed in place.

    Candidate Michael Morris wasn’t elected to the commission.

    Christopher said he was happy to see that he was elected and wants to thank the citizens of New Haven for allowing him to be their new commissioner.

  • COLUMN: It's time to put aside our differences and show civility

     In 1865, Abraham Lincoln said, “With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds.”

    In 1906, Evelyn Beatrice Hall wrote in a biography of Voltaire, “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”

  • Cottrell, Stillwell named Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth

     Ashley Cottrell and Austin Stillwell were chosen to represent the Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth for LaRue County.

    They competed against contestants from other counties at the District 3 Kentucky Farm Bureau Meeting on Nov. 1.

    This contest is open to any 15 to 19 year olds whose parent or guardian is a member of Kentucky Farm Bureau. The two areas of competition were a personal interview and a two-minute speech related to agriculture or Farm Bureau.

  • Locals perform in 'The Magic Flute'

     Campbellsville University's Opera Workshop will present “The Magic Flute” Nov. 17-19 in The Gheens Recital Hall at 210 University Drive, Campbellsville, Ky.

    Blake Whitlock, a senior from Hodgenville, will play Sarastro, the High Priest; Raena Hubbel, also of Hodgenville, will play a lady and spirit.

    Performances are at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 and Monday, Nov. 19 with a Sunday, Nov. 18 matinee at 3 p.m.

    Everyone is invited to the free performances. Seating is first come-first serve.