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Today's News

  • Lincoln Days Festival attracts thousands to downtown

    “A perfect fall day.”

    That’s the way several of the Lincoln Days organizers described Saturday as thousands descended on the town for the 38th annual festival.

    “The weather is great – a lot better than usual,” Jimmy Rogers, emcee for the Lincoln Lookalike Contest, told the crowd.

    The morning was cool – a boon for the participants of the Fun Run and Railsplitter Run and the competitors in the Lookalike Contests. By noon, visitors had started peeling off jackets and rolling up shirt sleeves.

  • City sets tax rate and Trick-or-Treat times

    Citing a poor economy and stagnant property assessments, Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse recommended taking the compensating rate for property taxes. Basically, residents will see little or no increase in the city’s tax bill.

    Hodgenville City Council voted Monday to accept the recommendation which will bring in $166 more in revenue than last year’s rate.

    “Normally, we’ve taken the 4 percent (allowed tax rate) but with the economy the way it is …I feel if we take the compensating rate, that will keep us from going backward,” Cruse said.

  • Look ahead to flu season

    It’s hard to believe, but flu season is just around the corner. The best way to prevent or lessen the severity of the flu is to get vaccinated every fall. Flu vaccination usually begins in September, or as soon as vaccine becomes available. Last year, a new and different flu virus (called 2009 H1N1) spread worldwide causing the first flu pandemic in over 40 years.

  • LaRue outrushes Central but loses 52-21

    The LaRue County Hawks fell to the Central Hardin Bruins 52-21 Friday.

    The undefeated Bruins scored on their first play from scrimmage and built a 38-0 halftime lead.

    LaRue County (3-3) was playing without junior fullback Drew Newberry for the first time since he tore his meniscus and ACL against Elizabethtown last week. The Hawks amassed 224 yards on the ground, but fumbled three times.

  • School calendar

    ALL SCHOOLS

    Fall break

    Fall break ends Oct. 8.

    ALES

    Oct. 11 – Fish and Game Club at 1 p.m. for fifth grade; 2 p.m. for fourth grade

    Oct 12 – Stay After and Read, 2:45-4 p.m.; Kentucky Children’s Chorus auditions, 2:45-4 p.m.; Open Library, 4-6 p.m.; McDonald’s Night, 5-8; PTO, 6:30 p.m.

    Oct. 13 – Third grade tryouts for Jumping Hawks, 3 p.m.; percussion ensemble rehearsal, 2:45-4:30 p.m.

    Oct. 18 – Parent/teacher conferences

  • School calendar

    ALL SCHOOLS

    Fall break

    Fall break ends Oct. 8.

    ALES

    Oct. 11 – Fish and Game Club at 1 p.m. for fifth grade; 2 p.m. for fourth grade

    Oct 12 – Stay After and Read, 2:45-4 p.m.; Kentucky Children’s Chorus auditions, 2:45-4 p.m.; Open Library, 4-6 p.m.; McDonald’s Night, 5-8; PTO, 6:30 p.m.

    Oct. 13 – Third grade tryouts for Jumping Hawks, 3 p.m.; percussion ensemble rehearsal, 2:45-4:30 p.m.

    Oct. 18 – Parent/teacher conferences

  • Church calendar

    Revival at Mount Tabor

    Mount Tabor Baptist Church will have revival 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7-9 with different speakers and singers. Childcare available. For more information, call 325-3512 or visit http://mttaborbaptistchurch.publishpath.com.

    Performance at Christian Academy

    God Meant It For Good, the story of Joseph and his Brothers in Egypt, will be performed 7 p.m. Oct. 8 at Elizabethtown Christian Academy sanctuary, 401 W. Poplar St., Elizabethtown. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door.

  • Even Job asked ‘why me’

    As we study the book of Job, we find he is a man singled out by God himself as blameless and upright.

    God allowed Satan to attack Job. In one day, Job lost his family and his wealth. Then Satan afflicted Job with agonizing open sores, but Job remained faithful.

    When three of his friends came to visit, Job told them he wished he had died at birth. They tried to convince him he was being punished because of some hidden sin, but Job was clear there was no hidden sin.

  • An effective prayer reaches God's ears

    God answers prayer, but James says effective praying meets certain conditions.The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and wonderful results. (James 5:16 NLT)

    The first condition of an effective prayer is a righteous life. Prayer is the privilege of every Christian, but James suggests that there is a correlation between the condition of our lives and the effectiveness of our prayers. We are instructed to pray in Jesus’ name (John 14:13), which means to have an obedient life and a clean heart. 

  • Sports Shorts

    Lady Hawks Golf Scramble

    The LaRue County High School softball team will have a golf scramble 1 p.m. Oct. 30 at LaRue County Country Club. Registration begins at noon. Long drive and closest-to-the-pin prizes will be awarded. For more information or to pre-register your team, contact Coach Aaron Howell at 735-1134.

          

    Sport schedules online

    LaRue County High School schedules are available on the sports Web page. Go to www.larue.kyschools.us and click on athletics.