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Today's News

  • Main Street volunteers plant, tidy up Lincoln Square

    If you are wondering how those flowering planters miraculously bloom on the square or how the pocket park between the Woman’s Club building and the Masonic building is maintained, here’s the answer. Main Street does it, partly through purchase of plants and rock and partly through volunteers planting and weeding efforts. Sometimes we are assisted by supervised inmates.

  • Co-worker has made an impression in her fight against ovarian cancer

    Relay for Life is almost here and every year we add more people to the list of those we know that have been affected by cancer.

  • Flood takes a toll on all manner of homes, lives

    Congratulations to our board members who have appeared in the Herald News recently: Michael Huff, named a Governor’s Scholar; Nina Cundiff, elected 2010-2012 Fourth District Vice-Governor for the Kentucky Federation of Women’s Clubs.  Also, great picture of Leah Carter with some of the Lincolns a couple of weeks back.

  • Track and Field: LaRue County All-Comers May 6

    TEAM SCORES

    Girls, 6 Teams

    3. LaRue County, 109

    Boys, 6 Teams

    3. LaRue County, 98.50

    Girls’ 100-Meter Dash

    3 Scroggins, Justine, 13.15

    12 Phillips, Tiana, 14.40

    Girls’ 200-Meter Dash

    8 Zajdel, Shana, 29.65

    12 Woods, Tanesha, 30.47

    Girls’ 400-Meter Dash

    6 Mouser, Shelby, 1:11.40

    7 Woods, Tanesha, 1:12.24

    9 Howell, Nancy, 1:14.53

    Girls’ 800-Meter Run

    2 Reed, Amarah, 2:42.53

  • Relay for Life: 7-year-old finds strength in family and friends

    The LaRue County Relay for Life is May 14 at Hodgenville Elementary School. This is the fifth and final in a series of cancer survivor stories to bring awareness to this cause.

    “Cancer is the one word no parent wants to hear and no one should have to go through,” said Linda Long. But when Todd and Linda heard the diagnosis last fall for their second-grade daughter Ashley, reality set in for the young family.

  • Lincoln Park named favorite historic site

    Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Park recently was voted the top historic landmark to visit in Kentucky.

    Kentucky Living magazine included the park in its “Best in Kentucky” April issue. The site dedicated to Lincoln’s Kentucky years draws about 200,000 visitors annually to the Sinking Spring and Knob Creek Farms both outside Hodgenville.

    The 16th President’s homestead beat out second-place Mammoth Cave National Park (two million visitors annually) and third-place My Old Kentucky Home in Bardstown (30,000 visitors annually).

  • Strawberry season is here again

    The LaRue County Farmers Market is open two afternoons a week until October in the Extension Office parking lot. The market is 2-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. You’ll find a variety of items now such as herbs or other bedding plants, flowers, honey, or early season fresh produce like asparagus. Local beef is also available and grilled hamburgers will be offered on many Fridays.

  • LaRue students gear up for summer learning activities

    Even though the last bell of the spring semester will soon sound, summer learning activities abound for LaRue County students.

    At Kids Crew, director Stephanie Ash has planned a variety of events and programs. An American Red Cross representative will conduct a swim safety course for school age children on June 3. Each Friday those children will board a bus to LaRue County swimming pool after lunch. 

  • Sports Shorts

    Softball Youth Fun Day

    LaRue County Youth Softball will have fun day beginning at 10 a.m. May 15 at the LaRue County Parks and Recreation. For more information call Regina Devers at 270-234-6217.

    Physicals for athletes

  • Zipp Duncan signs with Eagles

    Zipp Duncan, former Elizabethtown High School standout and Kentucky offensive lineman, signed a free agent contract with the Philadelphia Eagles.

    Among the 11 undrafted free agents the team announced it had signed, Duncan was one of only three offensive linemen and the only offensive guard.

    Duncan, who played tight end and defensive end at Elizabethtown, moved to the offensive line in his redshirt sophomore season at Kentucky. He started 39 straight games on the offensive line and was among the first Wildcat class to appear in four bowl games.