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Today's News

  • Lady Hawks defeat John Hardin, 13-6

    The homestanding LaRue County Lady Hawks exploded for 12 runs in the first three innings and finished with 14 hits en route to a 13-6 win over John Hardin April 18.
    “They’ve come a long way since the start of the season,” said LaRue County coach Aaron Howell. “They’ve been working hard in practices and before games. They’ve been real focused here lately. The bats came alive tonight.”
    That much was evident early.

  • March Food Service Inspections

  • School lunch prices will rise with new law

    LaRue County Schools seem better prepared than many other districts to implement the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s proposed nutrition changes intended to combat childhood obesity and malnutrition.
    The first rewrite of school-meal rules in 15 years, the proposed standards aim to cut sodium, boost the amount and types of fruits and vegetables students are offered, cut saturated fat, increase whole grains, and limit calories.

  • Relay for Life Fundraisers

    Yard sale
    Relay for Life yard sale 8 a.m.-3 p.m. April 30 in downtown New Haven. We have a tractor/trailer truck filled with everything. For more information Pam Rust, call (502) 549-5538. Rain cancels.

    Luminarias
    Luminarias are being sold as a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. To purchase a luminaria in memory or in honor of, contact any Relay team member or Beverly Veirs at 358-3210.

  • State program puts people to work

    WorkNow Kentucky, an employment program launched last summer, helped job seekers in the Lincoln Trail area find permanent positions. WorkNow Kentucky was a collaborative effort of the state’s workforce and human services agencies that helped nearly one in five Kentuckians find a permanent position. The program was administered through local Workforce Investment Boards, including the Lincoln Trail WIB.

  • The 40 gallon challenge

    Across the southern United States individuals are being encouraged to take the “40 Gallon Challenge.” This is a regional campaign that challenges residents to conserve at least 40 gallons of water per day.
    On average Kentuckians use anywhere between 100 to 150 gallons of water per person per day. You can try simple no-cost ideas, such as shortening your shower by two minutes, to tips, which require more effort and money, such as replacing an old, non-efficient toilet with new low-flush toilet.

  • Community Calendar

    Board of Adjustments to meet
    The Land of Lincoln Board of Adjustments will meet May 16 at the courthouse. Applications must be received by April 28. For more information, call Planning and Zoning at 358-0830.

    Advocates for Autism Awarness
    Advocates for Autism Awarness will meet 7-9 p.m. April 28 at the Nelson County Public Library. The program provides support for families with autism. For more information, call (502) 349-0214.

    Wellness on Wheels

  • Diabetes Coalition

    The Hardin & LaRue Diabetes Coalition will meet 6 p.m. May 3 at the LaRue County Extension Service office. It is open to anyone with interest in early diagnosis, reduction of complications, prevention and elimination of diabetes.
    For more information or to register for classes, contact Melissa Conder at 769-1601, Ext. 1035.
    Managing meals

  • Veterans Outreach

    Robert F. Shorter, Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialist, will hold a veteran’s outreach program 1-4 p.m. Thursdays at the LaRue County Public Library, 201 S. Lincoln Blvd, Hodgenville. He may be reached at the library at 358-3851.
    The DVOP provides intensive services to assist disabled veterans overcome barriers to employment. Services are available on a walk-in basis. For more information, call 766-5115, Ext. 45818.
    Shorter’s main office is at the Lincoln Trail Career Center, Office of Employment and Training, 916 N. Mulberry St., Elizabethtown.

  • Fiscal Court hears storm damage reports, discusses mesonet

    Strong winds early Tuesday morning toppled four trees onto county roads, according to Clyde Veirs, LaRue County road supervisor.
    Veirs told LaRue County Fiscal Court magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Tuesday that crews cleared two trees off Hawkins Road, one on Goodin-Williams, and another on Dan Dunn Road.
    He said his department has been busy throughout the county cleaning out leaves and brush that have washed into tiles because of the recent heavy rains.