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Today's News

  • Local stretch of U.S. 31E is part of scenic byway

    Three of Kentucky's scenic highway routes - Lincoln Heritage Highway, Kentucky Great River Road and Woodlands Trace - have been elevated to National Scenic Byway designation by the Federal Highway Administration.

    “These highways showcase a part of Kentucky’s rich heritage,” Gov. Steve Beshear said Friday. “National designation will help put these routes that traverse historic treasures and the natural wonder of the Bluegrass State on a larger map.”

  • Farewell farmers market

    The Farmers Market season closed last Thursday with Pat Durham of Durham Beef grilling locally raised beef. Durham set up three times over the course of the summer at the roadside stand adjacent to the LaRue County Extension Service. Ten vendors paid the season-long $15 fee to set up fresh produce and other locally produced farm products throughout the season. Others paid $10 for each single set up.  The Extension Service reinvests all the fees into the Farmers Market in the form of advertising, signage and related expenses.

  • Performance in the park is Sunday

    A performance of period music is planned from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 25 in the auditorium of the Visitors Center at Abraham Lincoln National Historic Park.

    The performers are Anne Milligan, Cortney Gilbert and Adrienne Gilbert. They will offer a series of 15-minute sets between showing of the park’s documentary film.

    The entertainment is free.

  • Others may not notice, but God does

    “If … you give even a cup of cold water to a little child, you will surely be rewarded.” Matthew 10:42

    Two simple words, but oh how much they mean; “Thank you.” Has it been a long time since you heard them? You do so much for others now you just want a little appreciation in return. But there doesn’t seem to be any coming.

  • Fast facts on women, cholesterol and heart disease

    Did you know that women over age 55 tend to have higher cholesterol levels than men? Elevated blood cholesterol is one of three major risk factors for coronary heart disease. Cigarette smoking and high blood pressure are the other two. All women older than 20 should have their cholesterol checked by their doctor.   

  • Traffic through Twitter

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet now offers 511 traffic information through Twitter. This feature provides the latest road closures, delays, construction areas and vehicle crashes. Sign up through Twitter to follow “KYTC511” and receive the latest updates through e-mail and cell phones. Visit http://twitter.com and sign up for a free account.

  • Bardstown plans Junior Tennis Classic

    Bardstown is hosting the inaugural Bardstown Junior Tennis Classic Oct. 24-25, with play contested in nine different divisions.

    Cost is $15 per player for singles, and $10 per player for doubles. To register or if you have questions, e-mail pagejane@bellsouth.net.

    Entry fee covers T-shirts for all players, as well as trophies for the winners and runners-up in each division. Registration deadline is 6 p.m. Oct. 20.

    Fees are due upon check-in at Nelson County High School courts with play conducted at courts throughout Bardstown.

  • Farm calendar

    Fall sewing classes

    Master Clothing Volunteer Rosa Smith will be offering beginning classes for adults on sewing and pattern fitting on Tuesday afternoons from Oct. 27 through Dec. 15. Classes will be held at the LaRue County Extension Service at 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville. Call 358-3401 for more information and to register. Class sizes are limited.

    Poster entry deadline

  • Wrestling instruction available at college

    Campbellsville University will hold a wrestling camp Oct. 24 in the Gosser Wrestling Gym. Check-in is at 9 a.m. with varsity ranking matches at 3 p.m.

    Entry fee of $50 includes T-shirt or sport bottle, lunch, two technique sessions and admission to ranking matches.

    For more information, call 270-789-5148 or e-mail fljames@campbellsville.edu.

  • Governor launches new education initiative

    In a move to re-energize the support of public schools that nearly 20 years ago sparked Kentucky to implement the nation’s most comprehensive school reform, Gov. Steve Beshear launched his new education initiative on Oct. 19, Transforming Education in Kentucky. The goal is to create a unified vision of what schools in the Commonwealth need to offer in order to better serve students today and tomorrow.