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Today's News

  • Joel Ray's Restaurant reducing hours

    Joel Ray Sprowls, owner of the Lincoln Jamboree Restaurant, said the restaurant will be open on Saturdays only after this weekend.
    Sept. 28 will be the last day he will serve meals on Sundays.
    Sprowls, who celebrated his 60th year with the Jamboree earlier this month, has been running the restaurant for 55 years. He recently fell and injured his arm and legs. In addition, his restaurant manager, Mary Lois Morris, is taking some time off due to a medical issue.
    “Fifty-five years is enough,” said Sprowls.

  • School Calendar – Sept. 24, 2014

    ALL SCHOOLS
    Free GED practice test at adult education center
    Students can take the GED Ready practice test for free at their local adult education center from Sept. 22 to Oct. 3. Students can see whether they’re ready to pass the GED and get a personalized study plan to help focus their studying so they can score higher. Anyone, regardless of whether they are enrolled in the local program or not, is eligible. Call Sarah Hornback at LaRue County Adult Education at 270-358-8334 to make an appointment for the pre-test.

    Fall Break

  • Seedlings available through Division of Forestry

    With fall just around the corner, the Kentucky Division of Forestry is encouraging Kentuckians to plan their tree-planting activities now by ordering tree seedlings through the Kentucky Division of Forestry.  

  • Farm News - Sept. 24, 2014

    Fall Market Day
    The LaRue County Extension Service, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, will host a fall market day 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 25. Vendors are being solicited to promote and sell their products to the public. There is no set up fee. Food will be available, and a wide variety of seasonal items are expected, along with fun and educational activities. For more information, of if you would like to participate, call 270-358-3401.   
     
    Disaster assistance for livestock producers

  • Lincoln Days gets early start

    Lincoln Days will be held Oct. 4 and 5 – but there are several events being held next week, leading up to the festival.
    The Lincoln Museum, located on the square in Hodgenville, will host several unique events and activities including:
    ART SHOW RECEPTION
    The Lincoln Days Art Show opens with a reception 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28 in the Lincoln Museum’s Community Room on Lincoln Square. Refreshments will be served, courtesy of Crosstown Homemakers and LaRue County Fiscal Court.

  • Flu vaccine available

    Flu season is upon us, and it’s time once again to get vaccinated. According to a recent study by the Center for Disease Control, of the children who died of influenza last year, 90 percent were unvaccinated. And, as Diana Leathers, community educator for the LaRue County Health Department says, you don’t just get vaccinated to protect yourself; you do it to protect everyone else.

  • FISCAL COURT: Magistrates debate payment of $5,000 for Mesonet

    A $5,000 payment to Western Kentucky University for support of the operation of the Kentucky Mesonet created a topic of discussion among members of LaRue County Fiscal Court meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Sept. 9.
    As the magistrates were examining current county bills, Ricky Whitlock, second district, noted the payment for the weather reporting station located at the LaRue County Environmental and Research Center off Leafdale Road.

  • Population declines, workforce leaves home

    Eighty percent of LaRue County’s workforce travels outside the county for work. They are most likely to drive to Hardin, Jefferson and Nelson Counties. Their average travel time is 27 minutes – to and from work.
    Conversely, 52 percent of LaRue County’s jobs are filled by people outside the county – mostly from Hardin and Hart Counties.
    Those are a few of the many statistics Mike Burress, deputy director of the Lincoln Trail Development District, included in a presentation Wednesday at the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

  • Have you Herd? Local band reunites for Lincoln Days

    The Herd is back.
    After having not played together as a rock band for almost four decades until last fall, the Herd will play their third gig in a year Oct. 4 at Arrowhead Archery and BBQ in Hodgenville.
    Their fans, who followed the local rock band from the late 1960s through 1977, are also back in numbers, listening and dancing to classic rock songs. The fans’ enthusiastic response to the Herd and their music happily surprised the band members.

  • Brown, Cochran named to Southern States Board

     David Brown of Hodgenville and Bill Cochran of Rineyville were elected to the local board at the Southern States annual membership meeting of the Hardin Co-op.

    The meeting was held Sept. 24 in Elizabethtown with more than 73 stockholder-members and their families attending.

    Caleb Ragland of Magnolia was elected chairman/president of the board of directors. Paul Hayse was named vice chairman.

    Don Thomas, district manager, presented a report on major developments at the co-op.