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Today's News

  • 'Boy Lincoln' sculptors win Rosa Parks competition

    Eugene Daub and Rob Firmin, principals of Daub & Firmin Studios, have been selected as the artists to create the Rosa Parks sculpture for the National Statuary Hall in the United States Capitol.

    The firm designed the Boy Lincoln statue in Hodgenville for the Lincoln Bicentennial.

    A panel formed by the National Endowment for the Arts selected finalists from more than 100 artists nationwide, according to a press release. The winners were chosen from the finalist group by the Joint Committee on the Library of the United States Congress.

  • LCHS class visits the Windy City

    Nineteen students in Jennifer Keith’s Financial Literacy and Financial Services classes flew to Chicago, Ill., in November. They were accompanied by six chaperones.

    The LaRue County High School students financed the trip by selling about $3,000 worth of T-shirts and sweatshirts. Magnolia Bank, Lincoln National Bank and Citizens Union Bank contributed to the cause.

    It was the first trip in an airplane for many of the students. After checking into their hotel, they visited the Shedd Aquarium and explored downtown Chicago. They had dinner at The Pizzerio Uno.

  • Church calendar

    Hope Food Pantry

    The Hodgenville United Methodist Church Hope Food Pantry will be open 5-8 p.m. Dec. 16 in the fellowship hall. Program is designed to provide a three- to five-day supply of groceries to LaRue County residents in need. For more information, call 358-3028 or 358-9328.

    It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

  • Community calendar

    Public Retirees to meet

    Kentucky Public Retirees, Lincoln Trail Chapter, will meet Dec. 14 at Stone Hearth Restaurant, 1001 N. Mulberry St., Elizabethtown. The meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. with an express lunch. The Heartland Fillies will sing.

    Blood sugar testing

    A registered nurse will offer free blood sugar testing 8:30-9:30 a.m. Dec. 15 at Flaget Health Connection, 111 N. Third St., Bardstown. Entrance is at the rear of the building.

    Sewing classes

  • God can use humble humans

    Do you remember being 15 years old? Hormones are doing all sorts of weird things in your body, peer pressure is obvious and the need to be independent is important at 15.

    Scholars tell us this was about the age of Mary when the angel told her she was going to give birth to the son of God. How would you have responded? Mary’s reaction is found in Luke 1:46-55.

  • Plastics manufacturer building plant in E'town

    Landmark News Service

    A new manufacturing industry is headed to Elizabethtown.

    WL Plastics Corp. will open a pipe manufacturing facility next spring, which will create about 40 jobs in management and production, the company announced. The company plans to begin filling those positions in March, according to a news release.

    “It’s good news in a down economy,” said Rick Games, president and COO of the Elizabethtown-Hardin County Industrial Foundation.

  • Overflowing recycling bin taken to task by New Haven commissioners

    New Haven’s recycling trailer has been overflowing, residents say. The trailer, which sits behind City Hall, has become a bit of a sore spot for those who have to see its contents outside of the receptacle.

    “We need a clean system. We OK’d it as long as it’s clean,” said Mayor Tessie Cecil, adding that the city was up front from the beginning that it didn’t have the manpower to contribute to the upkeep of the receptacle.

  • Third time’s the charm for Magnolia mechanic

    For Magnolia mechanic Parker Meredith, third time was the charm as his application for a conditional use permit was granted last week. It was the third time he had appeared before the LaRue County Board of Adjustments since July, requesting a permit to work on cars at his home at 126 Old L&N Turnpike.

    Board chairman Jim Whitlow, who has been on the board 24 years, said he could not remember another instance where an individual tried for a permit three times.

  • Holidays can be a sad time

    “He is … acquainted with grief.” Isaiah 53:3

    Christmas can be a difficult time when you’ve lost a loved one. The sounds and sights that once brought joy just reinforce your sense of loss. There’s no magic formula; grief is a process you must walk through, and it takes time.

    Here are some ideas that might help:

    •Keep things in prospective. Christmas is just one day out of 365. You can do anything for 24 hours because God promised that “Your strength will equal your days.” Deuteronomy 33:25. 

  • Mat Hawks tops at Oldham Super Duals

    For the fourth year in a row, the LaRue County Mat Hawks won the Oldham County Super Duals tournament. The team cruised through the easy tournament, beating five teams in the process.

    “I am glad for the win,” said head coach Gary Canter. “But we identified some weaknesses we need to address this week. Our middleweights need some work. Our upper and lower weights looked good and did a great job for us.”

    The Mat Hawks middleweights went a combined 29-3 and the upper weights went a combined 17-4.