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Today's News

  • Goats and sheep a growing industry in LaRue County

    According to the 2007 USDA Agricultural census, LaRue County ranks sixth in goat production and about 25th in sheep production in the state. While sheep numbers have declined for several years, goat production has done just the opposite – numbers have increased significantly.

    Much of the increase in goat numbers has been the introduction of meat type goats such as Boer goats from Africa and other foreign countries. This has generated an increased supply of higher quality goat meat for consumers.

  • Lincoln presenter will be honored at parade

    Long-time Lincoln presenter Jim Sayre of Lawrenceburg is this year’s Lincoln Days Parade grand marshal.

    Sayre began growing a beard in the late 1970s after a stint in the Army. He was stationed in Ethiopia and required to “shave every day.”

    “I let the beard grow, sometimes mutton chops, and people kept remarking on the resemblance (to Lincoln),” he said.

    Although the similarities to the former president were “completely unintentional” on Sayre’s part, he’s “not a bit sorry that it happened.”

  • 4-H fourth-graders file report

    Mrs. Smith’s and Mrs. Cline’s fourth-grade classes met for their 4-H meeting Sept. 16 at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School. 

    The meeting was held by Misty Wilmoth, 4-H Agent. 4-H membership forms were sent home by Mrs. Wilmoth for parents to fill out and return. Jada Montgomery led the 4-H pledge. Mrs. Wilmoth talked to everyone about what 4-H was.

  • Board holds property tax rates at ’08 level

    The LaRue County School Board voted Monday to keep the property tax rate at last year’s level.

    Superintendent Sam Sanders recommended the board not take the compensating rate which could be levied without a hearing or recall (KRS 160.470). The compensating rate, when applied to current year’s property assessment, produces an amount equal to that produced in the preceding year, Sanders said.

  • Lady Hawks defeat North Hardin

    Landmark News Service

    Lauren Patterson spelled doom for the North Hardin Lady Trojans Sept. 14.

    With the junior middle hitter behind the service line, the LaRue County Lady Hawks went on an 8-0 run in the first game and a 13-0 run in the second as they cruised to a 25-11, 25-10 victory over the homestanding Lady Trojans.

  • Lincoln Memorial Building to close temporarily

    The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace Memorial Building will be closed for repairs beginning Sept. 28.

    Interior work will include replacement of the HVAC system, restoration of plaster, rehabilitation of windows and bronze doors and renovation of the skylight, according to Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park Superintendent Keith Pruitt. Exterior work consists of roof replacement to prevent further leakage and damage to the building.

  • Main Street event is Sept. 26

    The Hodgenville Main Street/Renaissance Association will hold a dinner and concert event Sept. 26 at the Hodgenville Civic Center. Water’s Edge will appear in concert following the dinner.

    Water’s Edge “music ranges from gospel to jazz and even Elvis may make an appearance,” according to Main Street Director Celia McDonald.

    The performers are tenor Dan Blanchard; Stu Sollman, lead; Tim Shaner, baritone; and Tim Blanchard, bass and vocal percussionist as well as arranger/writer for the group. All are from Louisville.

  • FFA Chapter a national winner

    The LaRue County FFA Chapter was selected as a 3-Star winner in the National FFA Chapter Award program. The local organization was selected from a pool of more than 600 candidates nationwide.

    “It is very exciting to know that our chapter is recognized as one of the elite chapters, not only in Kentucky, but in the nation,” said FFA advisor and LaRue County High School agriculture teacher Misty Bivens. “Mr. (Tim) Quiggins and I know that our members are outstanding, but it’s good to know it is recognized by others also.”

  • Elementary students compete at JV level

    To say that this year’s Hawks’ junior varsity golf team, like its varsity counterpart, is young is quite an understatement.

    “Our youngest player is in second grade and our oldest is in the eighth grade,” said Jorge Venegas, jayvee coach and assistant varsity coach. “When we play other schools’ JV teams, their players are much older and have been playing longer.”

    Still, he says his youngsters are undaunted by the competition and continue to improve.

  • County offers $500 reward for information about stolen road signs

    LaRue Fiscal Court is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a person or persons who has been stealing or destroying road and stop signs in the county.

    Over the summer, several signs, costing hundreds of dollars to replace, were stolen throughout the county. Timmy Brown, county road supervisor, speaking to magistrates as the court met Tuesday in Hodgenville, said the latest incident occurred two weeks ago in the Roanoke area.