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Today's News

  • Folks should pause for patriotic pride

    Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day and was originally set as a U.S. legal holiday to honor the end of World War I. In 1954, the name Armistice was replaced with the word Veterans. Over the years politicians argued as to when it should be held until finally in 1968, President Gerald R. Ford singed a law to return the annual observance of Veterans Day to the original date of Nov. 11 beginning in 1978.

    If you have never had any military ties, it’s probably hard for you to understand the importance of honoring these men and women.

  • Children's author holds book signing Saturday

    Michael A. Crain will be at Lincolns Loft 1-3 p.m. Nov. 21 for a book signing.

    Crain’s book “Babbott and Babboo,” is about two fun-loving monkeys and their adventures.

    Crain, the son of Agnes Crain and the late George H. Crain Sr., resides in Glasgow, but grew up on a farm in Buffalo with 10 siblings. He is an Army veteran of the Persian Gulf, Desert Shield/Desert Storm with the 101st Airborne Division.

  • Fundraiser calendar

    Sunrise Manor Volunteers bake sale

    Sunrise Manor Volunteers will hold a bake sale beginning at noon Nov. 20 at Hometown IGA.

    Christmas Bazaar

    Family Worship Center on Tanner Road will have a Christmas bazaar 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 20-21.

    South Fork breakfast

    South Fork Baptist Church will have a country breakfast 7-10 a.m. Nov. 21 and a variety sale 7 a.m.-2 p.m. in the fellowship hall behind the church. Donations benefit the Africa mission team 2010.

    Bethlehem fundraiser

  • Fourth bicentennial penny released in Washington

    The United States Mint launched the fourth 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial One-Cent Coin Nov. 12 in a ceremony held at the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial in front of the U.S. Capitol Building.

    About 40 LaRue Countians attended the ceremony, arriving by tour bus.

    The coin, bearing a reverse (tails side) design emblematic of Abraham Lincoln’s presidency in Washington, D.C., is the final coin in the 2009 Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial One-Cent Program. 

  • Christmas on the Square is today

    A community-wide Christmas celebration will be held Saturday on Lincoln Square – complete with a visit from Santa.

    Events begin at 4 p.m. with storytelling in The Lincoln Museum, free horse and carriage rides provided by Tom Smith and dulcimer music by Alice Burton in the Community Room.

  • LCHS speech team starts season with a bang

    Six members of the LaRue County High School’s Speech Team spent Oct. 1-5 at Yale University competing in the Yale Invitational.

    The members included Timmy Gibson and Ian Mather competing in prose/poetry, Mac Blair in dramatic interpretation, Angelia Whitlock and Cody Thompson in humorous interpretation, and Chelsea Blair in oratory. 

    Gibson placed tenth overall and advanced to semi-finals and Mather placed 29th overall and reached to quarter-finals in prose/poetry out of a field of  more than120 competitors from 60 schools across 12 states.

  • ALES students participate in Fourth District Choir

    Twelve students from Abraham Lincoln Elementary School represented the school in the recent 4th District Treble Chorus sponsored by the Kentucky Music Educators Association at Meade County High School. Those attending were Sara Estes, Kaylee Gum, Erika Halbach, Chloe Price, Mary Gearon, Marisa Cecil, Autumn Riggs, Madison Eads, Breea Kirkpatrick, and Kalli Flanders. The students were accompanied by their music teacher, Penny Akers.

  • Volunteers key in community events

    LaRue County High School has a group of young people who are the backbone of many school and community events although they are never the headliners.

    The students, 70 strong, are members of the Youth Service Center’s Community Volunteer Service Club.

    Marsha Duncan, YSC coordinator who has advised the club all of its 13-year existence, knows the value these students are to school and community.

    “We are fortunate to have kids who have a strong commitment to our community and who are willing to help out,” Duncan stated.

  • Checking credit report is simple process

    The three credit bureaus have a central Web site and phone number from which you can order your report. One free report from each company can be ordered annually. You may order your reports from the three nationwide consumer reporting companies at the same time, or you can order them separately to have a free report every four months. To order, visit www.annualcreditreport.com or call toll free 1-877-322-8228.

  • LaRue Little Leaguers learn the ins and outs of competitive speech

    The Little League speech organization called Speak Out, hosted its first speech competition Oct. 15 at Hodgenville Elementary School. Twenty-four students from Hodgenville Elementary and Abraham Lincoln Elementary competed to earn top spots in three events: storytelling, poetry and solo acting.

    The top three students in each event earned trophies and an overall Sweepstakes trophy was awarded to the school that earned the most points based on how well the students performed throughout the tournament.