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Today's News

  • Author's work a 'tremendous contribution'

    Congratulations to local author Steven L. Wright, who has added a fifth volume to his reference books on Kentucky and the Civil War. This is quite an achievement and represents an unimaginable amount of work, but Wright is a dedicated, focused researcher.

    The following is from the Kentucky Historical Society’s Kentucky Ancestors, Vol. 45, No. 2, “Book Notes.”

  • UK economists offer tax tips for farmers

    For farmers who have yet to file their 2009 tax returns, UK Extension economists have the following suggestions as you prepare your returns and meet with your tax advisor.

    Remember to report sales of breeding and market livestock separately. Animals used to produce milk, calves, pigs and market livestock are cull sales not subject to self-employment taxes.

    Depreciation is one of the confusing parts of federal taxes, but note these three things concerning depreciation:

  • 'Therefore comfort one another'

    Therefore comfort one another with these words. (I Thessalonians 4:15-18)

    This is one of the best-known passages about the Lord’s second coming, and it is also one of the most detailed. We are told that there will be a threefold announcement of his coming: a shout, the voice of an archangel and the trumpet of God, verse 16. In addition there is a three-fold promise to believers: the dead in Christ shall rise; we who are alive will be caught away with them; and we shall always be with the Lord v.16-17.

  • School calendar

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    Kindergarten testing

    Kindergarten testing is April 30 or May 18. Kindergarten Launch is 9 a.m.-noon July 29. For more information, ALES at 358-4112 or HES at 3506.

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    SBDM Council

    The site-based decision making council will meet 4:30 p.m. April 14 in the school library.

    Prom

    The LaRue County High School Prom is 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday at the LCHS gym. The event is open to the public for viewing 8-8:30 p.m.

    Senior trip

  • Lincoln presenters coming to town

    Look for a lot of tall men wearing stovepipe hats Saturday, April 17, in Hodgenville, for that is the date when more than 50 Abraham and Mary Lincoln presenters will be in town as the national Association of Lincoln Presenters come to Hardin and LaRue counties.

    Larry Elliott of Louisville, who has close ties with Hodgenville and is distantly related to the midwife who helped deliver the 16th President, is coordinating the event with his wife, Mary, and several others.

  • City Council notes

    At Monday’s meeting of Hodgenville City Council:

    •The council approved first reading of a zoning amendment that regulates businesses. A B2 district will now include all businesses that are permitted in B1.

    •The council approved a Planning and Zoning Ordinance amendment concerning plat sizes (minimum 11x17 inches, maximum 24x36 inches. All land divisions are required to be platted before conveyance.

  • Second season of free movies opens tonight

    For the second consecutive year, Hodgenville will host a Free Movie Night monthly series in the Civic Center auditorium.

    The selections range from a 60-year-old Jimmy Stewart classic to an Oscar-winning film released last year. The list also features a children's feature, romantic comedy and an Alfred Hitchcock production.

    Co-sponsored by the City of Hodgenville and The LaRue County Herald News, the free film presentations showcase the large movie screen and sound system in the Civic Center and offer an affordable Saturday night activity.

  • Open Up a success

    The Open Up fundraiser at the State Theater raised $210 for the American Red Cross Haiti Relief efforts.

    Thanks to the State Theater for donating the use of the facility, performers and other volunteers including Jeff Everman, Marlene Hall, Donna Auker, Alex Ross, Joe Wise, Jesse Perkins, Heather Miller, Sue Tipton, Bonnie Wheeler, Bob Hunt, Zach Graham, Emaileigh Board, Shania Sharper, Ann-Morgan Conway, Mary Kutter, Jessie Key, Erika Gaines, Kevin Whitlock, Kathy Moore, Josh Brown, Eddie Black, Matt and Joanna Black, Glen Rice, Junell Street and MamaKitty Southwood.

  • Pritchard Center hosting job fair

    Lincoln Trail Career Centers and the Elizabethtown-Hardin County Chamber of Commerce will host a job fair with area employers 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, April 15, at Pritchard Community Center, 404 S. Mulberry St., Elizabethtown.

  • Superintendent's evaluation should be open to public

    In a landmark decision of the Supreme Court of the United States, Justice William Brennan wrote this country has “a profound national commitment to the principle that debate on public issues should be uninhibited, robust, and wide-open, and that it may well include vehement, caustic, and sometimes unpleasantly sharp attacks on government and public officials.”

    Kentucky legislators failed to honor that principle when they voted to allow elected school board members to evaluate the performance of school superintendents in secret.