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Today's News

  • 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.”

  • Church calendar

    Union Band has homecoming, gospel singing

    Union Band Baptist Church near Howardstown will have homecoming 11 a.m. Sept. 12. Gospel singing by Brighter Day, Messengers Three and Melvin Mortenson. Bring a dish.

    Pleasant Grove will host singer

    Gospel singer Graham West will perform 6:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in White City.

    Magnolia Baptist has revival, fall fling

  • Lady Hawks defeat Green County

    The LaRue County Lady Hawks volleyball team played two matches last week, losing to Central Hardin and then defeating long-time rival Green County, improving their record to 10-3.

    Central sinks LaRue

    The Lady Hawks lost to a very tough Central Hardin Lady Bruins team that has suffered one loss all season – to Lafayette High School. After losing the first set 25-14, the Lady Hawks fought back in the second set losing 25-22. 

  • Pride of the Counties a success

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce thanks everyone who contributed to our booth at the Kentucky State Fair “Pride of the Counties.” Volunteers donated many hours to tell about LaRue County and our many amenities.

    Others are placing photos on the Chambers Facebook of children with his or her cabin constructed of Lincoln Logs. The Lincoln Logs were a great success and even adults enjoyed the activity.

    We thank Iris LaRue and The Lincoln Museum for lending special items for our display case.