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Today's News

  • Seymour, Abell win USTA state championships

     Two LaRue County athletes won state championships last weekend in the USTA Kentucky State Jr. Team Tennis Finals. 

    Michelle Seymour, a recent LaRue County High School graduate, went undefeated in doubles play for the Elizabethtown Thunder as they dominated the 18 Intermediate Division. 

    Ryan Abell, LCHS senior, was also undefeated in doubles play for the Novak team which won the 18 Advanced Division.

    Advanced and intermediate divisions are based on ranking.

  • Nelson County Indictments

     The following people have been indicted by a Nelson County grand jury.

  • PHOTO: Donation to Kentucky State Police

  • 'Promote Your School' scholarship to award $500

     A junior at one of Kentucky’s public or private high schools will win a $500 scholarship and a photo shoot at his or her school through the “Promote Your School” scholarship contest, sponsored by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority.

  • Websites provide information about nursing homes, hospitals

     Two websites that help Americans make informed choices about hospitals and nursing homes have been redesigned and will make more information available to the public, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

    The two sites – Hospital Compare http://www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov/  and Nursing Home Compare http://www.medicare.gov/nhcompare/home.asp  – have been enhanced to make navigation easier by users, and have added important new comparison tools like findings from nursing home inspections.

  • Powers named to CU's President's List

     Amanda Beth Powers of Mount Sherman was recently added to Campbellsville University’s President’s Honors List for the spring semester.

    The academic honors’ list recognizes students who achieve a grade point average of 3.50 or above for the semester with a course load of at least 12 hours. Students achieving a 4.0 grade point average are named to the President’s Honors List.

  • Park walking trails closed

    Tuesday, the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park announced trail closures for the picnic area.
    The walking trails will be closed Wednesday, July 25 to Saturday, July 28 to remove hazardous trees.
    “We know these trails are popular, and we regret inconveniences caused by these trail closures,” Superintendent Bill Justice said. “Our highest priority is the safety of our visitors and employees. For their safety we ask that people respect these closures.”
    The picnic area itself remains open.

  • Lincoln Park pavilion closed for repairs

     The picnic area at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park is a popular spot for weekend reunions and birthday parties. During the week, it’s filled with children on school trips and the many residents who enjoy eating lunch at the peaceful site. 

  • PHOTO: Giant cabbages

    Jimmy Engle, left, and Ann “Snookie” Morrison showed off the cabbages they’ve grown this summer. The one Jimmy is holding weighs 35 pounds. Ann’s weighs 25 pounds.

  • Field fire endangered Hodgenville home

    Wanda Locke calls July 10 “the scariest day” of her life.
    The Hodgenville resident still has nightmares about a field fire that nearly reached her home of more than 25 years. It was a very close call.
    Locke, who lives on Vaughn Avenue, had just gotten home from work where she works night shift. She had fallen asleep when she received a call from her neighbor across the street telling her of a large wall of flames and smoke behind her house.